As furiously sexy as creative director Olivier Rousteing’s collections, Balmain presents its new fragrance… Extatic. From the notes to the design, via the muse, Extatic is undeniably Balmain. Evocative of the house’s signature jackets and strong shoulders, the black and gold bottle also features a stiletto heel-styled diver. The fragrance itself is composed of ultra-exotic flowers, including night jasmine mixed with the Sharry Baby orchid and accents of chocolate, not to mention a hint of leather, a central ingredient to the Balmain look. Even the muse, modelAnna Selezneva is an Olivier Rousteing favorite who walks in all of the label’s shows, making Extatic every inch a fashion fragrance. A must-have for your olfactory wardrobe.
The latest version of Thierry Mugler’s famous Angel fragrance, Eau Sucrée is so tantalizing that Fauchon has distilled it into a sweet treat.
The scents of caramelized meringue and vanilla that make Angel Eau Sucrée an olfactory treat, have led Thierry Mugler to collaborate withFauchon, transporting the jus into a limited edition éclair. The Angel Éclairis stamped with stars – a reference to the fragrance’s famous bottle – and contains the mouthwatering caramel, vanilla and almond praline notes of the scent itself. A sweet treat that will seduce your taste buds
Five years after its first interpretation of the rose, Chloé opens a new olfactory chapter with a fresh new scent based on the house’s preferred floral.
The ultimate floral classic, the rose refuses to go out of fashion and five years after their first hit fragrance, Chloé has reinterpreted the bloom in a new jus. This latest olfactory riff is more ethereal than before, blending notes of bergamot and magnolia with white musk accents to leave a subtle trail of scent. This is romance concentrated, the fragrance equivalent of the label’s beautiful young things in full bloom: the Chloé girl.
Individually passionate about beauty and design, the creators of By Kohl combine the codes from the two worlds to make the wonderfully offbeat candles, in Maison By Khol.
The key inspiration behind Maison By Khol was to “create a visual, olfactory and tangible emotion through the Object, as if rediscovering a simple, primitive instinct”. Secondly they consciously choose “to work solely with French manufacturers of the highest quality”, creating theKartomancie line featuring five racy reinterpretations of iconic Tarot cards.Le Diable is scented with black incense, agarwood and Espelette pepper, whilst L’Amoureux infuses notes of Bulgarian rose and oakmoss with whisky and L’Etoile combines benzoin star jasmine with nymphaea lotus.Each candle was created with the expertise of Shyamala Maisondieu, who worked on Dover Street Market by Comme des Garçons and Bois Morocain in the Private Blend collection by Tom Ford, amongst others. Don’t miss the incredible attention to detail from the glossy Limonges porcelain, the milky wax and the soft cotton wick.. A beautiful product.
Fresh from bringing a dose of spring cheer to the streets of New York,London and Berlin by handing out stems of daisies, Marc Jacobs is now offering up a fun new brand experience for its ever-faithful fragrance fans. According to the new concept, the only method of payment inside this latest pop-up will be via photo tweet, meaning that while shopping, clients will be invited to share artistic snapshots of the space along with the hashtag #MJDAISYCHAIN. Also noteworthy is the fact that the most creative tweeters who also share their snap on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, could also earn themselves a luxury garment from Marc Jacobs.
Two classic Jo Malone fragrances, Blackberry & Bay and Orange Blossom are being re-released in limited edition by artist Michael Angove. Decorated with wild mulberry branches, the Blackberry & Bay scent is available as a candle, perfumed sachets and a soap, whilst the Orange Blossom fragrance recalls a Victorian orangery and can be purchased as a diffuser or a soap. Needless to say, the first hint of these earthy scents transport us to the great English countryside. There is nothing not to love.
36 years after the launch of the cult Anaïs Anaïs, Cacharel is unveiling a new variation, Premier Délice.
In 1978, photographer Sarah Moon was indispensable in the creation of the Anaïs Anaïs myth, a beloved fragrance for the flower children of the era. Today, Cacharel is entrusting the image of the new Anaïs Anaïs Premier Délice to another visionary photographer , Olivia Bee, who at barely 19 years old already boasts an impressive portfolio of work. She brings romanticism to 2014 with her images for this new feminine fragrance, which is delicate yet bold, a mix of orange and pear caramelized by sweet cocoa and vanilla.
The beauty news broke today that international music star Pharrell and Comme des Garçons are working together to create a unisex fragrance, to be revealed in September.
In an interview, Pharrell described Comme des Garçonsas one of his favorite brands, “the top of the top, the best of the best!”, and so this exciting collaboration with the Japanese brand comes as only a slight surprise. CEO ofComme des Garçons Adrian Joffe said that the singer had a clear vision of the fragrance, as “He knew exactly what he wanted the perfume to smell like, right from the beginning”. Needless to say, there is much anticipation to find out what scents will compose the fragrance, but we’ll have to wait a few months, as the perfume named afterPharell’s newly released album G I R L, will be unveiled in the Fall.
Nina Ricci and Ladurée have come together to create an enticing fragrance to start the year…
How do you combine fragrance with macaroons? That was the challenge for perfumer Olivier Cresp, fragrance director at Nina Ricci, and Vincent Lemains, head of pastry design for Ladurée, when they decided to bring their noses together. The result is a fragrance with notes of lemon, rose, almond and raspberry, decanted into Nina Ricci‘s iconic apple-shaped bottle. The glass fruit has been given a mouthwatering pink and gold update for the occasion, referencing the colors of Paris’ favorite macaroons. A pure sensory delight, a marriage of decadent food and fine fragrance.
Just like Dior’s most celebrated gowns, this latest Miss Dior fragrance blooms with floral beauty.
Like a fragrant echo of Raf Simon’s recent Dior haute couture gowns, this new light-as-linen perfume combines fresh spring notes to create a truly blooming bouquet. The focus of this new floral treat? The elegant peony, whose elusive fragrance is impossible to extract but which has been faithfully recreated thanks to a careful blend of mandarin, rose and apricot essences.
Calvin Klein presents Reveal, a warm and sensual fragrance for a Summer evening.
With warm notes of ambregris and rich sandalwood, Calvin Klein‘s latest fragrance recalls hazy Summer sunsets and as the evening begins to cool, a touch of Cashmeran evokes the delicate warmth of a cashmere shawl upon the shoulders. British actor Charlie Hunnan and model Doutzen Kroes smolder in the ultra sensual campaign, in a Summer call to la dolce vita.
Perfurmer Francis Kurkdjian has created Spring’s chicest travel fragrance.
Regular jet setter Francis Kurkdjian, who traveled the equivalent of three times around the world by plane last year, has designed the ideal travel accessory: a faceted travel fragrance bottle with a beautiful weathered-effect design, refillable with a choice of 13 different scents. It’s an item that you won’t want to leave your bag, even after vacation.
The latest from Dior, is fragranced oils to dab onto skin under your everyday perfume. The chicest of ways to layer scents.
The newest addition to the Collection Privée Christian Dior family is eight fragranced oils, especially designed to be dropped onto your skin before a spritz of perfume. Based around rose, amber, oud and musk, the new luxury scents will bring another dimension to your everydayfragrance, with the freedom to layer exactly how you wish. Become the master of your olfactory signature, creating a scent just for you in just two squeezes of the pipette.
Seven of Byredo’s best-known fragrances are now available as roll-on oils.
Byredo addicts will rejoice with the news that Bal d’Afrique, Blanche, Bullion, Gypsy Water, La Tulipe, Oud Immortel and Rose Noir have just been made available in easy-to-carry, easy-to-apply oil versios. Awaken your senses with just one roll of the miniature vial, available in seven iconic fragrances.
Meet Atelier Givenchy, a luxe line of scents inspired by the most iconic couture pieces in the label’s history.
Givenchy has added seven new jus to its fragrance line, the highly desirable Chypre Caresse, Néroli Originel, Ylang Austral, Cuir Blanc, Bois Martial, Ambre Tigré and Oud Flamboyant. Each luxury scent references a moment or symbol in the history of the French brand. For example, Ambre Tigré pays tribute to the animal print scattered throughout the house’s history, while Oud Flamboyant recalls the embroidery and gold silk of its evening dresses and Ylang Austral mirrors the exotic inspiration often tinting Givenchy‘s runway shows. Decadence, bottled.
With five colorful fragrances, Alexander Vreeland pays bold homage to his grandmother, editor-in-chief of US Vogue in the 1960s and a woman who changed the face of fashion.
“Each scent unveils a vibrant top note, echoing Madame Vreeland’s distinct style” revealed her grandson Alexander Vreeland, while the names of the fragrances derive from qualities attributed to the fashion expert. For the packaging, the brief was clear: “bottles representing aspects of her personality”. The color block glass embodies Vreeland’s love for color with the large stopper symbolizing her taste for extravagance and the oversized, tied together in an iconic Twenties-style bottle manufactured with all the finesse of traditional French craftsmanship. The five perfumes will be launched ahead of New York Fashion Week this September, accompanied by three scented candles and a body lotion, available exclusively at colettein Paris.