Estée Lauder’s Holiday Roar
We promised you holiday baubles, and holiday baubles you shall have. Estée Lauder puts together one of the better lineups of limited-edition festive trinkets this time of year, producing a collection of solid perfume and powder compacts in a range of shapes, sizes, and bejeweled Swarovski crystals. At first, we were drawn to the Glimmering Takeout compact, a gilded miniature Chinese food delivery box from the Opulence of Asia range that houses a pan of Estée Lauder Pleasures perfume, but we ultimately gravitated toward the Year of the Tiger model, which holds the brand’s Beautiful fragrance in solid form. It’s likely the closest we’ll ever get to owning anything remotely resembling Cartier’s diamond-encrusted panther collection. Something is better than nothing, we like to tell ourselves.