From Italy with Love: 6 Best Miniature Fragrance Sets
Fragrance miniatures are enjoying a renaissance. Not since the heady 1980s have the tiny scent bottles been so popular with fragrance enthusiasts and collectors alike. During the global challenges and changes of the past year, sales of these adorable bottles has been growing by leaps and bounds. A new generation of consumer has discovered the joy of collecting these detailed mini perfume bottles – which make beautiful home décor displays in bathrooms and on bedroom dressers.
Fragrance bottle expert Barbara Moskowitz says that collecting miniatures can bring joy at all ages. She says to start with bottles that instantly appeal to you. If you are collecting seriously, be sure to keep them in their boxes as those retain the greatest value in years to come. Vintage bottles are abundantly available online and through online auctions. You can find websites that offer the estimated value of each. Typcially, the more intricate the design and detailing, the greater value of the bottle.
When starting a miniature fragrance collection, research the design online if you have the time. You’ll be amazed at some of the stories and inspirations behind each flacon. Some bottles take years to perfect and often come long before the fragrances are created to go in them.
The holiday season is when you’ll find the greatest number of miniature fragrance sets offered. These are created to make ideal stocking stuffers and hostess gifts. And best of all, they are quite affordable. Here are six of our favourites from Italy!
4 x 5 ml EDT/EDP deluxe minis
Fresh Couture EDT, Fresh Gold EDT, Toy 2 EDP, Toy Boy EDP
If you are looking for some fun and joy this season, Moschino offers it in spades with this whimsical collector set. Creative director Jeremy Scott approaches each of his creations like a Pop Artist with a sly wink and laugh. His fragrances are packed with Italian citrus to uplift and soothe. Each of these scents has a unique personality with a kick of spice and a waft of floral notes. Think of them as a daily fashion accessory you can enjoy at home.
Versace Miniatures for Her
Versace Miniatures for Her 5 x 5ml EDT/EPD Pour Femme, $56
Crystal Noir EDT, Bright Crystal EDT, Yellow Diamond EDT, Bright Crystal Absolu EDP and Yellow Diamond Intense EDT
Explore the world of Versace fragrance in this women’s miniature set. Each fragrance conveys Italian style with notes and ingredients beloved in the country. These five scents for her sum up Donatella Versace’s joyful approach to style and life.
Bvlgari Goldea and Omnia For Her Mini Set 5 x 5ml, $49
Contains Omni Crystalline EDT, Omnia Pink Sapphire EDT, Omnia Amethyste EDT, Rose Goldea EDP and Goldea Blossom Delight EDP
Roman jeweller Bvlgari is known for its expertise in pairing vibrant gemstones in unexpected ways that surprise and delight. The brand’s fragrances offer the same result. In this collector set, you get three lighter Omnia scents that are perfect for daytime wear. Then, you discover Rose Goldea and Rose Goldea Blossom Delight with rich rose absolute notes and a deeper character.
Moschino Toy 2 & Toy Boy To-Go Set,
This cute set contains 10 ml sprays of Toy 2 and Toy Boy – with Moschino’s iconic teddy bear head caps. Toy 2 is an uplifting citrus-floral scent for her with notes of mandarin, Granny Smith Apple, magnolia, jasmine and a hint of musk. Toy Boy is a playful fragrance with a kick of spice with notes of Italian bergamot, green pear, pink pepper, nutmeg, rose absolute, sandalwood and vetiver. It smells beautiful on both men and women.
Versace Miniatures for Him 4 x 5 ml, $49
Versace Man Eau Fraiche EDT, Dylan Blue EDT, Versace Eros EDT, Eros Flame EDT
When it comes to men’s fashion, Italy reigns supreme. No other country boasts the same flare and craftsmanship. These tailors and designers understand how to cut the most flattering silhouette, weave ultra-lightweight wool fabrics and stitch eye-popping sportswear. You get a sense of this expertise in Versace’s miniature fragrance set for him with four global bestselling scents. Eau Fraiche is a fresh, light citrus-woody scent inspired by the Mediterranean. Dylan Blue is youthful and clean. Eros is an iconic fresh woody scent and Eros Flame adds a spicy twist to a classic mens’ cologne.
World of Bvlgari Men’s Coffret
Bvlgari Aqva, Man & Blv for Him mini kit, 5 x 5ml, $49
Aqva Pour Homme Atlantique EDT, Aqva Pour Homme, BLV Pour Homme EDT, Bvlgari MAN Wood Essence EDT and Man in Black EDP
Spritzing a Bvlgari men’s scent is like slipping on a tuxedo. Each is expertly crafted using the finest ingredients blended by the world’s foremost perfumers. There is nothing trendy about these scents. All five are perfectly balanced and will be loved for years to come.
These Versace, Bvlgari and Moschino miniatures sets are arriving at shoppersdrugmart.ca, sephora.ca and thebay.com in the coming week.