A Fine-Tuned Fragrance
The clock is ticking and the weeklong countdown to Christmas has officially begun. If you’re still on the hunt for a gift guaranteed to impress the woman that has everything (like, say, Rihanna, whose designer cache required a closet expansion), look no further than Lancôme’s La Vie Est Belle Féerie de Noël. The beauty brand teamed up with Reuge (a Swiss music-box maker) and Baccarat (a French crystal company) to create a unique combination of sound, scent, and sparkle.
Taking more than 120 hours to complete, each music box features the iconic La Vie Est Belle fragrance housed inside two glass bell jars—a miniature Baccarat chandelier (composed of 133 crystal drops and forty-eight tubes) dangling above it. The luxe scene is set to “Beautiful Days” by Venus, the same tune that plays in the eau’s ad campaign. With only fifteen in existence—and at $35,000 each—this sophisticated sound machine is certainly a chart topper in more ways than one. Plus it’s guaranteed to never be out of tune. Beat that, Beyoncé.—Amber Kallor
Photo: Courtesy of Lancôme