Stella McCartney’s STELLA Solid Perfume Necklace — A Rose Unlike Any Other
Many have tried to capture the intrinsic olfactory beauty of the rose blossom, but few have been as successful as Stella McCartney, who struck gold with her STELLA Eau de Parfum. Over the years, McCartney has tinkered with the formula to produce several limited-edition scents, among them the 2006 and 2008 editions of Stella Sheer, both more lightweight, whimsical iterations of that original perfume. This month, the beloved British designer released a new treat for STELLA devotees: a silver-toned necklace with a round locket bearing the company logo and, tucked inside it, a concentration of solid perfume.
When I first saw the necklace, it reminded me of a cross between an amulet and an old-school subway token, which only fascinated me more. The necklace is extremely easy to open — if you just press your thumb along the top disc and slide it to either side, it’ll reveal the concentrated white solid perfume. Unlike other solid perfumes, which have a thick, deodorant-like texture, the STELLA solid perfume glides onto your fingertip as easily as a creamy lip balm or ointment.
And, if you’re a STELLA purist, no need to worry — the solid perfume version stays true to the original fragrance notes: the top notes of rose essence, mandarin essence, and peony; the rose absolute heart; and the amber base note. If you prefer wearing your fragrance in a more subtle manner, concentrating on pulse points, this is the way to go — besides, you’ll have a chic piece of jewelry to add to your wardrobe.
STELLA Solid Perfume Necklace, $49. Visit Sephora.com