Cle de Peau Beaute La Crème
The Pricetag: $13,213/P608,000
Created to celebrate the Japanese luxury skincare label’s 30th anniversary in 2012, this limited edition La Crème may just be the priciest anti-aging moisturizer ever launched. La Crème is the brand’s signature cream known for exceptional overnight effects of youthful and radiant skin. Only three crystal jars—adorned with three platinum rings and featuring 30 crystal layers handcrafted by French glassmaker Crystal Saint-Louis—were made and sold.
A worthy substitute:
If you could care less about the jar, you can always get La Crème in the “more affordable” and traditional packaging for about P38,000 at Nordstrom or Barneys.
Guerlain KissKiss Gold and Diamond Lipstick
The Price Tag: $62,000/P2.85 million, available at Rustan’s Makati and Power Plant Mall
Every lady (or husband) who’s bought this phenomenal case encrusted with 199 diamonds (2.2 carats in weight) and made from 110 grams of 18-karat gold has been enjoying free refills of their favorite KissKiss shade as a bonus. The gold tube can also be engraved with a name or a message. Or an inspiring quote to help you come to terms with your ultra-splurge… like “‘Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.’ –Karl Lagerfeld”
A worthy substitute: The original KissKiss.
Kre-At Beauty Gold and Diamond Eyelashes
The Price Tag: $1,350/P62,000
Your eyes aren’t just the windows to your soul, but your deep pockets too. These .2-carat diamond studded and 18-karat white gold corner wing eyelashes are available in-store only at Barneys in New York. They’re reusable—as they should be!
A worthy substitute: Shu Uemura's Mini Black Swarovski False Eyelashes
La Mer Crème De La Mer
The Price Tag: $465/P21,400, available at Rustan’s Makati
This legendary moisturizing cream is a staple on many a woman’s top shelf; in fact in the Philippines alone, loyal customers opt for the 500mL containers (around P95,000), or keep more than two regular jars in their beauty supply. As with most of its products, this moisturizing cream is infused with the label’s Miracle Broth, which contains nutrient-rich sea kelp to deeply nourish and restore the skin.
A worthy substitute: This one's hard to beat.
Jean Patou Joy Baccarat Perfume
The Price Tag: $1,800/P83,000, available at Art of Scent, Shangri-La East Wing Mall
Only 50 monogrammed bottles of this perfume are made every year. What makes it special? It requires 10,600 flowers to make a full bottle. One of it is a flower that only blooms for two weeks of the whole year. Its scent? A mix of tuberose, grasse jasmine, ylang-ylang, and Bulgarian rose.
A worthy substitute: Unicorn tears.
This story orginally appeared on Stylebible.ph.
*Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.