Last week there was a very big controversy in Spain. Dolce & Gabbana released one of the ads from their current promotion (the ad you can see in the picture).Few hours later there were many phone calls, and public demonstrations from associations of women, feminists, and other women-oriented groups that protested and complained, claiming that the ad was humiliating from a women's point of view, and accused Dolce & Gabbana of promoting violence and abuse against women.
Early this week, Dolce & Gabbana pulled the ad out of their Spanish promotion campaign and acused the Spanish society of being old fashioned and out of style... they have also threatened that their next campaign will be even more provocative.
I don't want to give my opinion in this controversy...just look at the picture and judge yourself... hasn't fashion always known to be challenging and provocative?...
This must be one of the most expensive cognacs in the world. At the same time, the bottle itself is a masterpiece, in my opinion. The bottle is made of crystal with a polished hematite finishing look. The fleur-de-lys designs in the outside of the bottle are made of platinum, giving a more luxurious look to the bottle.
The inside of the bottle is the candy of the whole piece: the spirit inside the bottle has been created from 1,200 eaux-de-vie wine aged 40 – 100 years... so imagine the price of this cognac that could easily be shown in a museum as a piece of the most delicate art.
The price of this luxurious cognac is around $1,500 each bottle, of a numbered series of 786 bottles. The exact number of 786 bottles comes from the number of decanters (bottles) that can be filled from one tiercon, the type of oak barrel used by Rémy Martin to age Louis XIII. Now you can have an idea about why is this Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac so unique, so exquisite and so expensive...