The smell of Christmas is in the air and the stockings are all set to be filled with gifts from loved ones. One item that many turn to, is a fragrance. While I would personally love for the scent of freshly baked cookies all year round, it would be a shame to pass up an opportunity to own a limited edition “Eau de Soir” by Sisley.
The famous scent is set to twinkle under those magical fairy lights, with its uniquely designed bottle. The black petals give us just a preview of the floral accord that sits at the heart of the fragrance. The linear patterns on the bottle stand out thanks to the glossy white lacquer bottle.
Our favourite element of the bottle, is the cap, that happens to be a work of art on its own. The gold adds to the grandeur of the limited edition Eau du Soir for 2016. The floral chypre scent is limited to 14,000 units worldwide so you may want to grab it before its too late.
Lily-Rose Depp is not just Hollywood royalty — she is the daughter of actor Johnny Depp and French singer Vanessa Paradis for those who are unfamiliar. The model and budding actress is also the youngest face of Chanel. For the upcoming holiday season, the brand has introduced a new N.5 L’Eau fragrance. With the younger Depp starring in the Chanel N.5 L’Eau film “You know me, and you don’t”, we get to learn more about the fragrance and what is store for the senses.
To watch the video, head to L’Officiel Singapore.
This must be what the Gods of Olympus smell like — at least according to Mathilde Laurent and French luxury powerhouse Cartier. The in-house perfumer for Cartier has come up with the brand’s first men’s cologne, L’Envol de Cartier, in eight years and it is set to take everyone to greater heights. To create the scent is to bring to life an idea so that everyone can share it, according to Laurent. She shares that the fragrance was inspired by the exploration of self, where one has to overcome fears and have courage.
The main ingredient for the fragrance stems from ambrosia, a food that was consumed by the Greek gods conferring them with immortality and longevity. Of course, ambrosia doesn’t exist so Laurent had her work cut out for her. With accents of honey, wood, patchouli and musk, the eau de parfum is said to be strong yet not overpowering. In a nutshell, the fragrance is perfect for those who like to smell good without making a statement, as if that is their natural scent.
Cartier could have gone all out to seal the honey-colored scent in a complicated and artistic bottle. Instead, the firm chose one that was unique yet not over-the-top, much like the fragrance. Stored in a glass capsule, the fragrance is covered by a detachable dome that helps to capture and reflect light as it shines through the bottle. The idea behind the bottle, comes from having to protect something precious The refillable bottle also features the brand’s signature guilloche motif on the metal filligreed top. The result of the thought and care that goes into creating l’Envol de Cartier is a fragrance that is fuss-free and invigorating for anyone who wears it.
The British fashion house Burberry is bringing its iconic black Heritage Trench to a sleek bottle with the new fragrance called My Burberry Black. Capturing not only elements of the trench but also the aroma of a London garden in the rain, the fragrance stars in its own campaign alongside British actress Lily James. Shot by none other than Mario Testino, the campaign is sensual and mysterious like the fragrance.
To find out more about the My Burberry Black fragrance and to watch the full campaign, visit L’Officiel Singapore.
You might know Louis Vuitton for its timeless leather accessories and sturdy travel trunks, but now, the French luxury brand is also delving into the world of fragrances. As the first series in almost a century, it’s safe to say that the Maison is going all out in achieving the perfect scents for the collection, entitled Les Parfums Louis Vuitton.
The seven scents – Rose des Vents, Turbulences, Dans la Peau, Apogee, Contre Moi, Matiere Noire and Mille Feux – were exclusively designed by master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud using special extraction techniques, so you can expect the purest of floral and leather – no surprises there – accents within.
The fragrances are set to be released in 100- and 200-ml sizes, and cost $240 and $350 respectively.
Find out more about Les Parfums Louis Vuitton at L’Officiel.com now.
Hermès is a leading luxury retailer and a dominant name in the world of fashion — a far cry from its roots as a saddle manufacturer. Paying homage to this, the luxury French brand has launched a new fragrance named “Galop” that also marks a new chapter in its history.
Two years after being appointed the in-house perfumer of Hermès, Christine Nagel is unveiling her first major creation for Hermès Parfums. To craft the scent, Nagel drew from two sources of inspiration. The first being the equestrian roots of the brand and the second a celebration of the modern woman. With a love for raw materials and skill for combining ingredients that typically clash, Nagel has earned a name for herself in the fragrance industry.
An example of this skill is seen in “Galop” where two unexpected ingredients play a key role in capturing the envisioned scent. Doblis calfskin — more frequently used in men’s scents — brings an animal side to the scent, whereas feminine and refined rose lifts the fragrance with a more sensual side. These two aromas are blended with notes of quince and saffron.
The fragrance is housed in a distinctive bottle that also pays homage to the brand’s heritage. Shaped like a stirrup and completed with a leather lace, it will certainly be difficult to forget the connection that the brand has with its history.
To find out more about “Galop”, visit Hermès.
They may be known for their love of serpents — hence the Serpenti collection — but that has not stopped Bulgari from delving into the aromatic world of fragrances. With Egypt’s famous Cleopatra as a source of inspiration, the luxury brand brings us the Rose Goldea. To be precise, Bulgari drew from Cleopatra’s love life, to produce a fragrance that is feminine and sensual. If the tales of the Egyptian Queen’s love for snakes is true (and suicide by snakebite) then this pairing is one that was meant to be.
With the help of master perfumer Alberto Morillas, the Italian brand has created a fragrance that not only brings to mind the love rituals of Egyptian women but also fabled passion of ancient times. Having helped create several iconic fragrances such as Calvin Klein’s CK One and Lancôme’s Miracle, you can be rest assured that this creation is one that was created by a knowledgable nose.
Moral las explained his creative process: “The creation of Rose Goldea was an extraordinary adventure because we wanted to interpret the emotional dimension of a delicate flower: the highly prestigious Damas rose. The fraction that I used does not have the same scent as a classic rose: with this new fragrance, I wanted to illustrate the flower’s true natural freshness, youth and luminosity with the most translucent notes of musk.”
The fragrance reportedly opens with sparkling top notes of rose petal extract, pomegranate heart and musk, combined with Damas rose and jasmine grandiflorum. The base consists of notes of sensual musks, creamy sandalwood and incense. In a gold and pink bottle, the shiny surface is a nod to the Serpenti design by Bulgari.
To learn more about the Rose Goldea eau de parfum, visit Bulgari.
Egypt has long been known for its use of scents (think frankincense) and now Penhaligon’s is capturing the essence of Egypt in two new fragrances joining the brand’s Trade Routes Collection. The additions are the perfumer, Christian Provenzano’s way of paying tribute to Britain’s trade route from the 19th century that helped bring precious ingredients from faraway lands to Britain. Following on from the Persian Gulf, India, the Caribbean, the Turkish village of Halfeti and the Moroccan coastal city of Essaouira, Egypt is the latest source of inspiration for the collection, resulting in not one but two new fragrances.
The first of the two fragrances, Oud de Nil takes us on a journey of the Nile, where Egypt’s natural resources inspire the scent. From the initial hints of bergamont and grapefruit to the jasmine, rose, geranium and orange flower at the heart of the scent, it is easy to imagine the famous trade route. The base of the perfume is one that is dry and created by plants and precious woods such as oud, papyrus, amber, resin and Guaiac wood.
The second of the fragrances is Alizarin that highlights the red dye that is indigenous to Egypt since antiquity. A perfect match for those who prefer a more intense scent, the mysterious perfume is a combination of mandarin, narcisse, tuberose, mimosa and iris. Oud, leather, vetiver and olibanum form the base notes of the fragrance. The two fragrances that will be launched in August, join other scents such as Empressa, Levantium, Lothair, Halfeti and As Sawira in the Trade roués collection.
Oh, to be a 19-year-old in tinseltown these days. As the new generation starts their inevitable reign in Hollywood, we hear more brands courting the rising stars for campaigns. The latest to join the list is Coach with its appointment of Chloë Grace Moretz as the face of its new women’s fragrance.
Due to be unveiled in September, “Coach the Fragrance” will see the young actress star in a campaign shot by American fashion photographer Steven Meisel. The fragrance is inspired by the energy of New York City, and features top notes of raspberry leaves, pink pepper and pear. It also includes middle notes of Authentic Turkish Accord and is finished with a base note of Suede Musk Accord and hints of sandlewood.
Moretz is no stranger to the campaign, having worked with the brand since January 2015. Her modern all-American girl look, free-spirited attitude, authenticity and natural beauty are the perfect fit for the all American fragrance.
“Live Irrésistible” – Givenchy’s latest fragrance is as uplifting and audacious as its name suggests. A flirtatious mix of floral, fruity and spicy, this Eau de Toilette opens with a juicy burst of pear and juicy raspberry for a refreshing zing. In the heart, romantic rose notes add sensuality, before a base of Jamaican allspice, blonde wood and musk creates a mesmerizing dry down.
In various shades of candy pink, the slender, textured bottle encapsulates the scent’s uplifting joie de vivre. Amanda Seyfried lends her face to the “Live Irrésistible” campaign once again, sporting her charming personality in a TV ad filmed by Matthew Frost and a magazine ad by Matt Irwin.
Like its Eau de Parfum predecessor, this Eau de Toilette version was developed by famed perfumer Dominique Ropion – the nose behind Lancôme’s “La Vie est Belle”, Paco Rabanne’s “Invictus”, Dior’s “Pure Poison” and Givenchy’s “Amarige” – and will be available in 40ml and 75ml options.
Shot by talented young photographer and director Jacob Sutton, the new Chanel Allure Homme Sport campaign highlights the adventurous and sporty side of men.
The new men’s fragrance campaign features three talented young men – Hugo Parisi, Adam Crigler and Luke Grimes – that showcase the spirit of Allure Homme Sport.
Find out more about the new campaign and watch the campaign videos at Men’s Folio Malaysia.
Although we may not all be able to experience the vast cultural heritage and lush landscapes of Italy, except probably as a vacation now and then, Italian fashion label Bottega Veneta says it has bottled the experience into the Parco Palladiano fragrance collection. Bottega Veneta aims to convey the pure sense and spirit of the Veneto region in Italy, and especially the scents from the garden of its famed Palladian villas, with its new unisex fragrance collection.
“Palladio is a source of endless inspiration for me in many ways,” says Tomas Maier, who conceived and oversaw the collection. “My father was an architect who studied the work of Palladio, so his teachings have always been part of my life even before I started as creative director at Bottega Veneta. Palladio was an artisan as well as an architect who sought balance and harmony in everything. The Palladian gardens that inspire this ‘Parco Palladiano’ collection represent a perfection on earth and an agricultural utopia.”
Priced at $296 for a 100ml bottle, the whole collection will come in the form of six scents, each with different ingredient or aroma for the region. These include magnolia, cypress leaves, sun-ripened pear, azalea flowers, aromatic herbs (laurel, rosemary, sage), and, the queen of flowers, rose. These scents were developed from two years of testing and concocting various experiences and moments from the gardens. Maier called on three perfumers for this: Michel Almairac and Daniela Andrier, who have already worked with Bottega Veneta, and Alexis Dadier, who works with the brand for the first time.
With the release of these scents, Bottega Veneta has done well to honor the region that they’ve been a part of since the brand was founded in 1966. The six bottles in the collection will be sold exclusively in Bottega Veneta boutiques.
Lily-Rose Depp was famous from birth and the adoring public wanted her to be destined for greater things. At the tender age of 16, the teenager has already walked the runway for Karl Lagerfeld, modeled Chanel’s Pearl eyewear and is now the new face of Chanel No 5 L’Eau. Oh, if you don’t know who Depp is, just think hard on her last name…
Her appointment is appropriate seeing as the new fragrance is presented as a youthful makeover to the classic Chanel No 5 scent. Created by Olivier Polge, the campaign for the fragrance will be shot by Swedish director Johan Renck and will released later this year.
The budding actress, who will be appearing in three summer releases this year, joins the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Nicole Kidman and Gisele Bündchen in becoming a Chanel fragrance ambassador. Her long history with the brand can even be traced back to her mother (we hope you have figured this out by now), who has been a Chanel ambassador since the ‘90s. Needless to say, this is one teenager to look out for.
Find out more about the new fragrance at L’Officiel Malaysia.
There is a first for everything. In the case of Margot Robbie, she will soon star in her very first fragrance campaign. Set to debut in fall, the fragrance in question is Deep Euphoria by Calvin Klein.
The third fragrance to be released in the Euphoria range will see the Suicide Squad starlet appear in Calvin Klein’s global print and television advertising campaign. The Australian is already a fan of the brand’s design house it seems, having worn a white silk Calvin Klein gown to the Met Gala earlier this week. Being the face of its fragrance campaign seems only fitting.
Calvin Klein released the original Euphoria perfume back in 2005 and picked Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova for the campaign. Nearly a decade later, model Vanessa Axente fronted the Endless Euphoria campaign. The new fragrance is said to be the “more modern, empowered sister” to the existing two fragrances.
The satellite that revolves around the earth and helps lost travellers navigate their way to safety at night has inspired the perfume brand Kilian to launch a fragrance called ‘Moonlight in Heaven’. The perfume is available at the Kilian store in Paris as well as the brand’s website.
With the help of perfumer Calice Becker, who has created perfumes for the brand before, the new fragrance brings one on a journey to the forbidden paradise. With a mix of ingredients such as lemon and grapefruit as well as a hint of pink pepper, rice milk, coconut and mango, this scent combines the exotic with romance.
In traditional Kilian fashion, the bottle is an accessory in its own right. Taking to form of a black clutch, the case is decorated with an authentic pearl to remind us of the reflections of the moon. Within the clutch rests the bottle itself that holds the deep, dark blue perfume.
Kilian’s Mini Carafe
In addition to launching this new fragrance, Kilian is also unveiling a brand new bottle inspired by a cognac carafe, made in the time-honored glass-making tradition. The bottle is decorated with geometric details and topped with a glass and metal stopper.
“Moonlight in Heaven” will be sold exclusively at the Kilian store in Paris and the brand’s website at €110 per 50ml refill, €225 per refillable 50ml bottle in a box, and €440 per 250ml mini-carafe bottle.
Unlike Jo Malone’s existing fragrances, which are often a combination of scents and ingredients, the range will include six single scent perfumes — silver needle, darjeeling, oolong, jade leaf, midnight black and golden needle teas — to maintain the purity of the aroma.
Each perfume has been made with handpicked tea leaves sourced from countries famous for their tea, including Japan, China and India. The scents were then created with an infusion method similar to actual tea brewing.
The six scents will come encased in a newly-designed bottle created especially for the range, the first time Jo Malone has created a new bottle for a fragrance in 25 years.
The collection will launch in stores on April 1 retailing at 240 pounds ($346) for a 175-ml. bottle.
Gabrielle Chanel was never one to stick to stick with convention. She made her name in an industry dominated by men and challenged the norms set by society. It is only fitting then, that Chanel joins the ranks of Houses challenging gender stereotypes by introducing its latest fragrance, Boy Chanel.
The 17th fragrance for Chanel’s Les Exclusifs line is also the second creation by the Maisons new fragrance creator Olivier Polge, who’s took over his father’s role three years ago. His inspiration for the scent, that infuses feminine elements into a masculine fragrance, is none other than Chanel’s lover and muse Arthur Capel.
The fragrance is said to have a blend of lavender, rose geranium, coumarin, moss, lemon, orange blossom, snadalwood and vanilla. While the fragrance was launched at Paris’s Chanel store in the Marais neighbourhood, 240 of Chanel’s stores will be carrying it by June.
The Boy Chanel fragrance will retail at €175 ($195.39) for 75ml and €200 ($223.30) for 200ml.
Stella McCartney unveiled a new fragrance last week, a tuberose and sandalwood scent named Pop according to published press reports.
Inspired by the next generation of women, McCartney created the floral and woody fragrance to give them both “a voice and a fragrance”, and describes the new scent as being for young women who are “popping, and ready for the next phase”. Popular fashion news site WWD broke the story and wire services (including this one) picked it up.
The fragrance will also be accompanied by an advertising campaign featuring the singer Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes. Three models are also still to be announced in the coming weeks on the brand’s social media channels.
As well as a fragrance the range will also include a body lotion, a shower gel and a 7.4-ml. rollerball fragrance dispenser. To be sold alongside it, McCartney has created a special capsule collection of products including new colorways of her Falabella bag, a keychain, T-shirt, sunglasses, a version of her lace-up platforms shoes, and lip-shaped iPhone cases.
Pop will launch in the U.S. later in March 2016 at Sephora, Stella McCartney stores and online.
The fifth fragrance to get its very own code name is here. Taking inspiration from the Osmanthus flower and polka dots, the Comme des Garçons DOT is one of a kind. The scent promises to transport you to the aromatic parks of Japan with just one whiff.
Learn more about the fragrance Comme des Garçons DOT on L’Officiel Singpaore.
Spring is (almost) upon us and with it comes the first fragrant blooms. Inspired by the start of the season and the tradition of afternoon tea, British perfume house Penhaligon’s has introduced a new scent for spring 2016.
Available from March, “Equinox Bloom” is a unique scent crafted by master perfumer Olivier Cresp. His is the exquisite nose behind fragrances such as “Nina” for Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne’s “Black XS” as well as Yves Saint Laurent’s “Black Opium”. The name of course is a reference to the start of spring (the vernal equinox marks the start of the season, officially).
“During one of my recent visits to London, I enjoyed an incredible brunch in a smart, refined place, where the magnificent atmosphere of the rooms, furnished with opulent floral compositions, ensnared my senses almost at once. While admiring the floral scenery, my brunch included delightful toasts topped with honey and marmalade and these gourmand facets inspired me to bring to Equinox Bloom a trendy, modern inflexion to the generous floral bouquet,” said the master perfumer.
A whiff of the scent, and one can pick up notes of neroli bigarde essence and violet leaf absolute and a touch of Chantilly cream. The heart notes are slightly fruity with frangipani, orange blossom absolute and jasmine sambac absolute while the base notes are that of ambrox, Siam benzoin absolute and brown sugar.
The magical spring time scent is sealed in a signature Penhaligon’s bottle, topped with a powder pink bow around the neck.
“Equinox Bloom” Eau de Parfum will be available from March in Penhaligon’s stores and online, priced €118 for 50 ml or €149 for 100 ml.