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A bouquet of roses is well and good, but for anyone who's ever wished her $60-a-dozen purchase would last a little longer, we've got good news: L'Olivier's long-lasting floral spheres.

Renowned flower artist Olivier Giugni's sleek Manhattan shops--on 14th Street and the Upper East Side--specialize in the kind of arrangements that go way beyond your average bunched blossoms, earning the company big-name buyers like Louis Vuitton and The Carlyle.

But Giugni's just-launched preserved flowers ($360) are like nothing the shops have ever offered: a vibrant bushel of real roses (in red, white, pink, orange and a surprisingly lovely black) that look and feel totally fresh, but remain forever in bloom via a secret freezing process.

We love the dramatic elegance they bring to a room (rumor has it hotels across the city are scrambling to order), not to mention the no-hassle approach to plant-ownership. Seriously, all you have to do is dust them.

While you can place orders by phone, we recommend a store visit, which will also give you the chance to behold L'Olivier's other gorgeous (and Mother's Day-ready) offerings.

L'Olivier Floral Atelier, 213 West 14th St. (between Seventh and Eighth aves.); 19 East 76th St. (between Fifth and Madison aves.); 212-255-2828 or

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