"Christmas comes only once a year", as Pierce Brosnan once remarked, but on Bond Lifestyle it is always time to celebrate and give that special gift to your loved one! Bond Lifestyle lists some popular Bond items. There's a present for each budget!
#1 - Tom Ford Marko FT0144
One of the most popular items is the Tom Ford Marko FT0144, the sunglasses worn by James Bond (Daniel Craig) in the movie SkyFall (2012) in the Shaghai airport scene, and in the Death City scene. Although Craig wore the glasses on the set in Turkey as well, the glasses can't be seen in the film in those scenes.
The glasses seen in the film have a silver (rhodium) frame and blue lenses, the Marko "18V".
Get Tom Ford Marko sunglasses here:
Amazon.ca (CDN$224.00 - 329.46)
#2 - John Smedley Bobby v-neck pullover
Keep warm this winter with this stylish black John Smedley Bobby v-neck pullover, worn by Bond in SkyFall, in the Shanghai scenes. The sweater can be seen in the Shanghai bar and is part of the Shanghai driver outfit.
Bobby is a classic v-neck pullover, made from 30 gauge extra-fine New Zealand Merino wool, also available in many other warm colors.
#3 - OPI nailpolish SkyFall collection
The perfect gift for your Bond girl: the OPI nailpolish range inspired by the Bond films and SkyFall in particular. The promotional ads and displays for the OPI SkyFall collection feature Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe (Severine in SkyFall).
Most of the colors are nice and dark, but don't seem to have much to do with the movie they were 'inpsired' by. The most original product is the OPI The Man With The Golden Gun version, which contains real flecks of 18kt gold and it comes in collectible gold container.
The OPI Skyfall / James Bond Winter 2012 Collection nail polish colors consists of the following products:
OPI Casino Royale
OPI Die Another Day
OPI The World Is Not Enough
OPI Tomorrow Never Dies
OPI The Living Daylights
OPI The Spy Who Loved Me
OPI The Man with the Golden Gun 18k Top Coat
OPI Live and Let Die
OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
OPI You Only Live Twice
OPI James Bond Bond-ettes Mini Set (Golden Eye, The Spy Who Loved Me, The World Is Not Enough, Live and Let Die)
#4 - Sunspel Navy Blue Polo Shirt
This Sunspel Riviera polo shirt was especially designed for Daniel Craig in the 2006 Bond movie Casino Royale. Based on a classic 1950s Sunspel design made for the Italian Riviera, this polo shirt is 100% cotton and warp knitted on old lace machines.
The Sunspel Riviera polo is now also available in a light blue "Sky" version, which is inspired by the blue shirt worn by Bond in the early movies and Sunspel's work with Bond costume designer Lindy Hemming for the Barbican Bond exhibition.
Sunspel Riviera Crew Neck Grey Shirt
During the filming of the Venice scenes of Casino Royale, Daniel Craig wears a grey Sunspel shirt. This grey t-shirt was also designed especially for Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale, with a more fitted shape and shorter sleeves than the standard Sunspel shirts. Unlike the classic tee, it also has an overlocked neck which is flatter and more discreet than a bound neck. This grey melange t-shirt is made from fine gauge two fold long staple Egyptian cotton for an exceptional, luxuriously feel.
Sunspel White V-Neck Shirt
Designed for Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale, this v-neck t-shirt has a refined, fitted shape and shorter sleeves than the standard Sunspel tees, memorably worn by Bond on the yacht sailing into Venice at the end of Casino Royale. This beautiful pure white t-shirt is made from fine gauge two fold long staple Egyptian cotton for an exceptional, luxuriously feel.
#5 - James Bond 007 Fragrance
The James Bond 007 Fragrance, designed by Eon Productions in association with Procter & Gamble has been released in 4 collectible fragrances.
The first edition, released in October 2012, in the black bottle, features notes of apple, cardamom, sandalwood, vetiver, lavender, moss and coumarin that will give you a retro feel.
Bill Brace, vice president of fashion brands for P&G Prestige said: “The aromatic feugere fragrance family came to prominence in the 1960s – it was unmistakably masculine – mossy and ferny. But that was a while ago, so we wanted to move it on and give it a much more modern and sophisticated shell, which is why there’s fresh apple, cardamom, sandalwood and vetiver.”
The 007 logo is embossed on the front of the bottle of the eau de toilette. The 'diamond shaped' pattern on the bottle and packaging looks similar to the pattern of the ST Dupont Diamond Head cufflinks worn by Bond in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
Gold Limited Edition
The 50 year golden anniversary of James Bond films in 2012 was marked with the introduction of a limited edition deluxe golden bottle of 75ml, available at Harrods.
- Limited Edition Gold Bottle 75ml (£36)
In November 2013, another Limited Edition was released, featuring a golden British flag on the box (see image on the left).
In March 2013, a new fragrance called Ocean Royale (blue bottle) was released. Ocean Royale features lime, anise, bergamot, sea breeze accord, iris, teak, tonka bean, coffee, cedar, sandalwood and guaiac wood. It is available as 30, 50 and 75 ml and 125 ml Eau de Toilette with aftershave lotion, shower gel and two types of deodorants.
- Ocean Royale 75ml (£32 at Harrods)
- Ocean Royale 125ml (£42 at Harrods)
In August 2013, another eau de toilette was released, called Quantum (silver bottle). Top notes: juniper berries and bergamot, heart notes: sandalwood and base notes: leather and violet leaf.
- Quantum 75ml - 125ml (UK)
- Quantum 75ml - 125ml (USA)
Shower gel, Deodorant, Gift sets
Amazon.co.uk (UK) and Amazon.de in Germany offer the complete range of James Bond Fragrance, shower gel and deodorant. Retailer Kohl's is the exclusive store to sell 007 Fragrance and related products in the USA, starting from October 17th 2012.
#6 - Floris
Floris is mentioned by Ian Fleming in the novels Moonraker ("Floris provides the soaps and lotions in the lavatories and bedrooms"), Diamonds Are Forever ("He would have to send a cable to May to get things fixed. Let’s see - flowers, bath essence from Floris, air the sheets...") and Dr. No ("There was everything in the bathroom - Floris Lime bath essence for men and Guerlain bathcubes for women."). Floris No.89 fragrance was a personal favourite of Ian Fleming himself.
Floris No.89 fragrance and Lime bath Essence (or "Limes" as it is currently called), are still available at Floris London. For the best experience, visit the Floris flagship store on Jermyn Street in London, nr. 89. This original store is the home of Floris since 1730. Find contact info and stockists on the Floris London website.
Also available online at the following stores:
Floris Lime Bath Essence
Buy Floris Lime at official Floris website
#7 - On the tracks of 007
All James Bond film locations in one unique travel guide! Dutch 007 connoisseur Martijn Mulder has written a unique field guide to the exotic James Bond filming locations around the world.
Four time Bond director Guy Hamilton contributed a foreword for the book, which is published by DMD Digital. Filled with historical background information, travel directions and location photographs, 'On the tracks of 007' brings you as close to the filming locations as you can get, enabling you to relive your favourite James Bond scenes AND travel the world within the turn of a page.
Together with his co-author, the late Dirk Kloosterboer from Germany, Mulder spent many family holidays researching, finding, mapping out and photographing all the locations ever used in the James Bond films. These - often spectacular - findings were turned into 30 detailed travel stories and for many years formed the heart of one of the longest running Bond related websites on the Net, onthetracksof007.com.
The 288-page book lists all used locations from Dr. No (1962) to Casino Royale (2006) and includes information on the 2008 Bond film Quantum Of Solace.
Additionally, a full listing is included of all hotels ever used in the Bond films.
#9 - Bond 50 on Blu-Ray
For the first time available: the Blu-Ray set of 50 years of Bond - all 22 Bond films on Blu-ray neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set, 122 hours of bonus material and even an empty space where you add the SkyFall Blu-Ray disc.
BOND 50 marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray.
The BOND 50 collection also provides two all-new pieces that spotlight the history of 007. “The World of Bond” takes a look at the style and attitude that is signature to Bond; pulling together the cars, the women, the villains and the music that have been a staple of these films for the past 50 years. “Being Bond” profiles the six distinguished actors that have had the honor of portraying 007.
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#10 - Mink Glove
A Mink Glove is used by Sean Connery in the movie Thunderball.
After making love to Patricia Fearing (Molly Peters) in the steam room at 'Shrublands', he tries to relax her on the bed, massaging her with the Mink Glove, explaining: Bond: "Mink. It reduces the tensions." Fearing: "Not mine."
Black Mink Gloves, inspired by the James Bond movie, are available at Minkglove.com.
- CBS/FOX video version omits the scene immediately after Bond traps Lippe in the sauna, where Bond is massaging Pat with the mink glove.
- A scene where Bond receives a massage from Fearing was shot but not used in the film, and replaced by the scene where Bond gives the massage.
More gift ideas
Royal Doulton SkyFall Bulldog
Orlebar Brown Setter Sky
Swim in style with the blue Orlebar Brown Setter swimming shorts. Available on the Orlebar Brown website for $240 (USA), £130 (UK) or €165 (Germany/EU). Get 20% OFF your order and free shipping if you enter the unique discount code BONDLIFE20 on the Orlebar Brown website (valid until 15 December).
Wild & Wolf Q-Mug
Toy State James Bond toy cars
Toy State created a wide range of remote controlled and animated toy cars from the Aston Martin DB5, Lotus Esprit, Ford Mustang, Aston Martin DBS. The cars are available in several sizes and prices. View all models and variations here.