What Does a $500,000 Fragrance Smell Like?
It wasn't too long ago that Victoria's Secret moved diamonds from the ring finger to lingerie. And this year, Victoria's Secret commissioned a heavily bejeweled perfume bottle to match. Naturally, they were inspired by the "a dreamy fantasy garden filled with vibrant colored flowers and heavenly angels."
Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio is slated to wear this year’s aptly named Floral Fantasy Bra (valued at $2.5 million), designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by London Jewelers. It's handset in 18 karat rose and yellow gold with over 5,200 white, pink and yellow diamonds, amethysts, sapphires, tsavorite and rubies. (Just curious: Do flat-chested models get a discount?) The bra, which comes with a matching belt, has two removable diamond flower pins, in case Alessandra is feeling generous. And the drop centerpiece features a whopping 12.5 carat and 20 carat white diamond.
You can now spray on a $500,000 scent, Bombshell Fantasy Fragrance. The bling-encrusted bottle, which houses the brand’s passion fruit, peony and vanilla orchid Bombshell scent, is comprised of white, pink and yellow diamonds, sapphires, tsavorite, rubies plus a 10 carat white diamond and a hand-carved tourmaline butterfly.
Alessandra will wear the bra on the runway in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airing December 4th on CBS (10/9C). The bra and fragrance will be featured in the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Christmas Dreams & Fantasies Catalogue and in the Victoria’s Secret Holiday iPad App.