So, this is the last of my Estee Lauder posts – I’ve finally worked my way through the whole collection. I have so much enjoyed going through them one by one, giving each one a polish and some proper attention before they go back into the cabinet.
I think my mum and dad bought me this one – Precious Dragonfly. It’s the only one that’s not in my bible – The Estee Lauder Solid Perfume Compact Collection by Roselyn Gerson because it’s from 2003 – and the book stops cataloguing at 2001.
The fragrance inside is Pleasures and it’s still going strong! There’s no hint of that fusty kind of note that indicates that something is on its way out – this is still fresh (relatively) and floral. I’ve seen this on resale sites for around the $145 mark but no idea of the price in 2003.
Honestly, how sweet is this? Back in 2000, Gingerbread House cost $150 and it’s full of sparkles – those little ‘rubies’ are all over the roof as well as acting as buttons on the gingerbread man. It too contains the Pleasures fragrance.
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In 2000, the compact cost $150 and I’ve seen it on resale sites for around about £130.
I’m really quite fond of this one which is called Lady Liberty. She’s rather resplendent with a red lipstick in her hand. and a base full of sparkles. While I was browsing the resale sites, it’s the only one that I’ve ever come across a prototype for – it’s long since sold but I really would have loved to get my hands on it. Amazingly enough, although it was $150 at the time, twenty years ago, it would only set you back around $50 now. I find it fascinating which have accrued some value and which ones haven’t. Lady Liberty is also filled with Pleasures!
So, that’s it – all done and a signal, I hope, of things returning a little bit more to usual if not normal. I have a few more Dior and Chanel bits and pieces and a really great Versace item to show you so I’ll get those posted throughout the week.
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