Coming Soon: Amalfi Flowers from Creed

Since Creed's Spring Flowers is one of my all-time favorite fragrances, whenever I hear about new launches from this brand I get giddy. If only they weren't quite so expensive I think I'd own them all! The latest release from this privately held luxury fragrance company is called Amalfi Flowers. And talk about buzz: If you don't reserve a bottle ASAP, you just might be out of luck. It is being released exclusively to nineteen select Saks stores nationwide this October in limited-edition quantities.

The company has decided to sell only 375 bottles, which will be wrapped in Italian Amalfi-colored terra cotta and will be numbered and signed by Olivier Creed himself. The available size selections and prices are $270 for a 1.7 ounce bottle of Eau de Parfum and $450 for an 8.4 ounce bottle. (Whoa, that's almost as scary as taking an actual drive along the Amalfi Coast!)

As you would imagine, the scent was inspired by a memorable walk that Olivier Creed and his son Erwin took together in the gardens of the Villa Rudulfo, located on a perch above the Amalfi coast in Italy. The sunrise was so exquisite that they decided to commemorate the moment with a new fragrance that captures the essence of the gardens.

In the perfume you'll find a blend of lemon, rose, bougainvillea, mandarin, basil, bergamot, black currant, ginger, patchouli, iris, ambergris, violet, sandalwood and leather. (Notice the fall leather trend rearing its head again.) The packaging is also worth mentioning since it is crafted from shatterproof glass, so you can take it wherever you may go.

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