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Edie Campbell Black Opium campaign

YSL’s Black Opium now in an eau de toilette

Edie Campbell Black Opium campaign

Nearly a year after the release of Black Opium, the luxury brand is reimagining its most addictive fragrance as an eau de toilette.

For this new blend, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has selected a blend of tart blackcurrant and pear to join notes of citrus and green mandarin peel. Jasmine-scented tea and orange blossom then take over before giving way to the olfactory signature of the fragrance: coffee.

The coffee grains in this varation mix with creamy white musk and a blend of white woods, turning the floral coffee of the original Black Opium into a green coffee for the eau de toilette.

The overall design of the bottle remains unchanged, with the exception of pink gold reflections, recalling the nuance of the fragrance’s essence.

Black Opium Eau de Toilette will be available for purchase in France as of August 24, starting at €49 for a 30ml bottle.

YSL Black Opium

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Mark Webber is new face of Porsche Design Fragrances

mark webber

Australian racing driver Mark Webber is to lend his face to the 2015-16 campaign for Porsche Design Fragrances, the brand announced on Friday.

Webber will feature in the campaign for Porsche Design Titan, a fragrance defined by notes of grapefruit and cedar wood in a purist high-tech flacon.

The former Formula One driver will this weekend contest the 24-Hour race of Le Mans along with fellow drivers Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley in a Porsche 919 hybrid.

The luxury brand Porsche Design was founded in 1972. Products are sold in the brand’s own shops, as well as in franchises, concessions, high-end department stores and specialist retailers, and at porsche-design.com.

Jimmy Choo Illicit

Sky Ferreira is the face of new Jimmy Choo fragrance

Jimmy Choo Illicit

Singer, model and actress Sky Ferreira is the new face of Jimmy Choo’s new women’s fragrance Illicit, which will debut in the U.S. this fall.

The scent was created by perfumer Anne Flipo, who said of the fragrance: ‘I imagined a remarkable yet audacious fragrance, with a tempting signature. That’s why I decided to lay down a fizzy start and floral heart on a unique honey-amber structure. Built around sensuality and addiction, it offers radiance and timeless elegance.’

 

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Perfumes

New Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Fragrances for Summer

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Perfumes

The Italian luxury brand has added new scents to its Light Blue line, drawing inspiration from the earthly and marine treasures of the Aeolian Islands. Two new sunny bottles to discover come July.

DOLCE & GABBANA LIGHT BLUE TV COMMERCIAL

Just like last year, Dolce & Gabbana is taking us on a voyage to the Aeolian Islands this summer with the two new limited editions in its “Blue Light” line: “Sunset in Salina” for women and “Swimming in Lipari” for men.

These two new fragrances are directly inspired by the nature of these two islands located north of Sicily. The first is associated to the land, while the second plunges us into the Mediterranean.

Between floral and aquatic notes

The feminine “Sunset in Salina” has a fresh, floral scent. It opens with fresh vine and violet leaves, and cedes to yellow freesia, jasmine and orange blossom. The base notes are amber, cedar and white musk.

“Swimming in Lipari,” on the other hand, is an invigorating aquatic scent that opens with accords of sea salt enhanced by the freshness of grapefruit. The heart combines mandarin and cool, aromatic rosemary while ambergris, dry woods and musky notes end the composition.

Bianca Balti, mistress of ceremonies

To represent these two scents, Dolce & Gabbana called on two of its main ambassadors: the Italian Bianca Balti, and British model David Gandy. Famous fashion photographer Mario Testino shot the campaign in Capri.

The two perfumes will be available come July starting at €39 (25ml) for “Sunset in Salina” and €38 (40ml) for “Swimming in Lipari.”

Spicebomb Extreme

Spicebomb Extreme by Viktor & Rolf

Spicebomb Extreme

As summer approaches, the Dutch fashion house is turning up the heat with the launch of Spicebomb Extreme, a sultry new version of the original men’s fragrance.

Three years after launching Spicebomb, Viktor & Rolf has unveiled a new, more explosive version with even more character.

Called Spicebomb Extreme, the new men’s eau de parfum opens with a hint of pink grapefruit, spiced by a pimento and black pepper accord. Cinnamon, cumin and saffron notes follow, complemented by tobacco, amber, black vanilla and cistus.

The flacon retains the signature hand grenade shape of the original fragrance, only in black glass accented by a bronzed ring. Pulling the “pin” releases the perfume.

The new eau de parfum goes on sale at select retail outlets from May 18 in 50ml and 90ml flacons.

Olympéa

Paco Rabanne introduces Olympéa

Paco Rabanne is expanding its fragrance range with Olympéa, an olfactory ode to a strong and irresistible woman.

Olympéa

After launching the men’s fragrance Invictus, Paco Rabanne returns to the theme of antiquity with an equivalent for women.

Like its masculine counterpart, Olympéa is meant to embody strength, dynamism and athletic conquests, only this time with a sensual feminine side represented by a modern Cleopatra.

A sultry vanilla accord

To develop the new scent, Paco Rabanne enlisted the help of Loc Dong, Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion. The three noses built their fragrance around a contrast between the sensuality of an original salted vanilla accord and the freshness of floral and marine scents.

Opening notes of green mandarin, ginger flower and water jasmine give way to the vanilla accord at the perfume’s heart, which is followed by base notes of sandalwood and ambergris.

Created by designer Marc Ange, the flacon for Olympéa combines a modern esthetic with symbols borrowed from antiquity, including wings and laurel leaves.

Luma Grothe as the modern Cleopatra

Luma Grothe

To embody its new fragrance, Paco Rabanne chose Brazilian supermodel and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson Luma Grothe. The wide-eyed young woman is the face of Olympéa in a short advertising film, the fourth directed by Alexandre Courtès for Paco Rabanne.

Olympéa arrives in stores from August 17. Price: €48 for 30ml, €68 For 50ml, €88 for 80ml.

Stacy Martin for Miu Miu

Stacy Martin signed for Miu Miu fragrance campaign

Stacy Martin for Miu Miu

Actress Stacy Martin is joining forces with Prada fashion label Miu Miu to help launch its first fragrance this September.

After appearing as part of the ensemble cast in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” the Anglo-French actress booked roles in a clutch of 2015 films including J. G. Ballard adaptation “High Rise,” the fairy-tale inspired “Tale of Tales,” Jean Paul Sartre-based mystery “The Childhood of a Leader,” feature film debut “Winter” from music video director Heidi Greensmith, and French drama “Taj Mahal.”

Beauty product manufacturer Coty, Inc., which supplies fragrances for Calvin Klein, Chloé, Davidoff, Marc Jacobs, and its own brand Philosophy, was announced as Miu Miu’s partner in 2013.

Dree Hemingway for Chloe Signature

Dree Hemingway to represent Chloé Signature fragrance

Dree Hemingway for Chloe Signature

On Tuesday, May 5, French fragrance and beauty brand Coty announced Dree Hemingway as the new face of the Chloé Signature fragrance.

Ernest Hemingway’s great-granddaughter is a talented actress, but lately it’s her modeling career that is truly taking off.

Her success is confirmed by the news that she will embody the perfume Chloé Signature in a new campaign to be unveiled this September.

“I am very honored to be the new face of Chloé,” says the model in a release from Coty. “It is a brand that has been a part of my life for a long time; it brings up a lot of memories for me. I am looking forward to continuing my story with Chloé into the world of fragrance.”

Dree Hemingway will follow in the footsteps of Anja Rubik, Suvi Koponen, Clémence Poésy and Chloë Sevigny.

Eau de Lacoste Jaune

Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L. 12. 12 Jaune

 has added a new reference to its L.12.12 men’s fragrance collection, named for the signature cotton piqué polo shirt.

Due to arrive at perfume counters from March 23, the new essence comes in a yellow version of the classic square bottle.

Eau de Lacoste Jaune

Color and optimism

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Jaune has a decidedly summery look, decked out in vibrant yellow. The shade was previously missing from the crocodile brand’s men’s fragrance collection, which already includes flacons in white, blue, red and black.

Like the other scents in the line (Bleu – powerful, Rouge – Energetic, Noir, etc.), this new essence is associated with an adjective, optimistic, which informed its olfactory composition.

Eau de Lacoste

Jaune opens with grapefruit and pink pepper notes, complemented by a hint of juicy green apple. Coriander, cypress, vetiver and amber notes bring depth to the essence.

Of course, the flacon echoes those of the other references in the collection, in opaque glass with an embroidered crocodile calling to mind the famous polo designed by René Lacoste in 1920.

The new fragrance will go on sale at perfume stores from March 23, with prices starting at €54 (around $58) for the 50ml eau de toilette.

nina ricci extase

Nina Ricci releases new film for ‘L’Extase’ fragrance

Nina Ricci has released the film campaign for its sensual new fragrance L’Extase. The campaign features the tagline #LiberateYourFantasies.

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Starring French actress Laetitia Casta, the hedonistic clip shows the wanton prowess of the new scent, created for the house by master nose Francis Kurkdjian.

Thirty-six-year-old Casta is also known for her work as a L’Oréal Paris spokesmodel, and has previously been the face of several Dolce & Gabbana fragrances.

nina ricci extase

Chanel Misia

Misia: the first Chanel fragrance by Olivier Polge

Chanel Misia

When designing his first fragrance for the French luxury brand, the nose Olivier Polge was inspired by a turning point in the life of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. This defining moment can be summed up in a name of the Chanel founder’s close friend: Misia Sert.

Whether in the realm of fashion, couture, jewelry or fragrances, heritage and transmission often emerge as key themes at Chanel.

This was certainly the case in September 2013, when Olivier Polge joined the Chanel perfume laboratory, following in the footsteps of his father Jacques Polge, a nose at the brand since 1978.

For his first composition for the brand, Olivier Polge drew inspiration from the life of Coco Chanel and from the story of her dear friend Misia Sert, who left a lasting impact on the designer’s personal life and career.

“My inspiration for this perfume was not Misia herself, as a person, but the turning point she represents in the life of Gabrielle Chanel,” explains the perfume artist.

Perfumer Olivier Polge

Misia: the friend, the muse, the discovery

A muse and patron to several artists during the 1920s and 1930s, Misia Sert played a crucial role in the life of Gabrielle Chanel.

As Mademoiselle Coco was grieving the death of her one true love, Arthur Capel, in a car accident, Misia introduced her to Venice and its distinctive architecture, which would later influence jewelry collections and other lines at Chanel. It was during the same period that Misia introduced the designer to Diaghilev and the dancers of his Ballets Russes, among other influential figures in creative circles.

It is this vital role that Polge sought to convey in scent with his first perfume for Chanel. The composition pays homage to this period in Gabrielle Chanel’s life in part through powder notes, which are inspired by the stage makeup worn by the dancers of the Ballets Russes.

A powdery floral

The latest addition to the Chanel Les Exclusifs range of high-end perfumes, the new eau de toilette opens with notes of violet and powder, which are combined with precious ingredients such as Grasse rose, Turkish rose and iris. The base is a combination of tonka bean and Laotian benzoin.

Chanel Misia will go on sale from February 28 at select stores. Price: €133 (around $151) for 75ml and €255 (around $290) for 200ml.

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Her Floral

Burberry expands Brit Rhythm line with new fragrances

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Her Floral

Burberry is adding two eaux de toilette to its catalog this spring: Burberry Brit Rhythm for Her Floral and Burberry Brit Rhythm for Him Intense.

Like the rest of the Brit Rhythm line, these new fragrances are inspired by the British rock scene and are represented by British actress Suki Waterhouse and musician George Barnett respectively. Shot backstage at a concert, the campaign embodies the rebellious spirit of the rock movement.

A more powerful version of the original Brit Rhythm for Him, the new Intense formula combines notes of wormwood, caraway seeds and pepper oil with extracts of amber, leather, patchouli, cashmeran, guaiac wood and tonka bean.

As indicated by the name, the new feminine fragrance is based on floral notes including Egyptian jasmine, lotus and lily.

This bouquet is enhanced by fruity citrus notes of Sicilian lemon and orange, along with a heart of amber, woody notes and musk.

The rectangular Brit Rhythm flacon remains unchanged and is available in two formats: 50ml for €62 and €67 respectively or 90ml for €86 and €92.

Pour Homme Extrême

Bottega Veneta presents Pour Homme Extrême

 Pour Homme Extrême

 has opened a new chapter in its olfactory history with the launch of Pour Homme Extrême. The new men’s fragrance combines leather and luxury, two hallmarks of the Bottega Veneta house.

Master noses Antoine Maisondieu and Daniela Andrier collaborated to create this exquisite essence, which is composed of rare ingredients.

Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extrême centers on a blend of labdanum and pepper, enriched with an aromatic woody accord. This base is accented by leather extracts, which give the fragrance its intense quality.

As the face of the new scent, the luxury brand chose Zak Steiner, who already represents the original Pour Homme perfume. The campaign for Pour Homme Extrême was shot by Axel Lindahl in New York.

Pour Homme Extrême will go on sale in January. Price: from €65 for 50ml.

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lanvin marry me

“Marry Me Confettis” Perfume by Lanvin

lanvin marry me

French fashion house  will enter the year by launching Marry Me Confettis, a new limited edition of one of its most beloved perfumes.

After several other temporary versions of Marry Me — including the Love Edition, À la Folie and Love Balloons — Lanvin is celebrating a festive declaration of love with Confettis, a fruity, musky floral that is lighter and brighter than its predecessors.

Noses Shyamala and Antoine Maisondieu combined their talents to create this romantic new perfume, which combines mouth-watering red fruit notes with a heart of white peach and jasmine absolute. Extracts of blonde woods and musk soften the combination.

Just as festive as the fragrance itself, the flacon is outfitted in a cheery pink shade and adorned by a fuchsia ribbon.

“Marry Me Confettis” will arrive starting in January at select perfume counters, including Galeries Lafayette in Paris, where it costs €42 for 50ml.

Andrew Cooper Dunhill Icon

Dunhill Launches “Icon” Fragrance

Andrew Cooper Dunhill Icon

In the first quarter of next year,  will launch “Icon”, its first fragrance created under the creative direction of John Ray.

A woody aromatic, Icon was developed by Carlos Benaim, the nose behind Pure Poison by Dior and Very Irresistible by Givenchy.

The masculine perfume combines notes of bergamot and neroli absolute with extracts of black pepper, cardamom absolute, lavender, smoked oud and oak moss.

“Icon is the perfect expression of natural refinement, a translation of the luxurious and classic heritage of the Dunhill house, with, what’s more, a touch of modernity…. The man who will wear Icon is a masculine and sophisticated gentleman,” stated Carlos Benaim.

For the campaign, the British brand enlisted noted American photographer Annie Leibovitz, who shot the perfume’s spokesmodel Andrew Cooper.

Icon will be sold in early 2015 in two formats: 50ml (€69/around $86) and 100ml (€89/around $111).

Olivier Martinez

Olivier Martinez poses for L’Homme by YSL

Olivier Martinez, who has represented the Yves Saint Laurent men’s fragrance since its launch, appears in a new ad campaign for L’Homme.

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Olivier Martinez

Directed by Romain Gavras, the French filmmaker behind “Our Day Will Come,” the campaign is an ode to virile sensuality, a quality embodied by Olivier Martinez. The actor plays a sophisticated man who, confident in his seductive appeal, becomes the object of one beautiful woman’s desire.

Olivier Martinez YSL campaign

Launched in 2006, L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent features notes of citrus, violet leaf, vetiver and tonka bean. The fragrance is created by the noses Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion.

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Olivier Martinez for YSL

Filmed in black and white, the TV campaign is being launched worldwide.

Hermes candles

Hermès launches first home fragrances collection

Céline Ellena and Guillaume Bardet

French luxury house  has released its debut collection of scents designed for the home by Céline Ellena and presented in a stunning selection of objets d’art by Guillaume Bardet.

The new Hermès home fragrance collection comprises five perfumes, with each fragrance bearing its own story and five colors: Des Pas sur la Neige (taupe), Temps de Pluie (celadon), Fenêtre Ouverte (lagoon), Champ Libre (sulphur) and A Cheval ! (pumpkin).

There are three families of perfumed objects designed by Bardet that carry the scents: a paper origami horse, a ceramic pebble and a candle bowl.

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Le Parfum de la Maison Reverie Collection

The collection was mixed by Céline Ellena, daughter of Jean-Claude Ellena, the head of fragrance at Hermès.

Born in Rouen, Bardet trained at the École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs and has worked with some of the biggest names in design.

Hermes candles

His latest project, entitled ‘L’Usage des jours,’ comprises 365 ceramic objects created in the course of one year.

The collection will be available in Hermès boutiques as well as in selected sales outlets from December 2014. Prices range from €62 for a set of four horses to €350 for a 1,100g candle.

Moschino Toy fragrance

Moschino launching new unisex fragrance Toy

Moschino Toy fragrance

 has unveiled a fun unisex scent, named Moschino Toy, that is available exclusively in-store at Harrods and online via Moschino.

Unveiled on the brand’s Instagram account, the fragrance is presented in a bottle hidden inside a teddy bear, which is in turn wearing a slogan t-shirt saying “This is not a Moschino Toy.”

So far so meta, but it gets cooler: the spray is located by removing the bear’s head, and the whole shebang is packaged in a classic plastic-fronted toy box à la Barbie replete with ‘try-me’ and ‘touch-me’ logos.

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Moschino TOY campaign

The scent has also appeared for sale on the Moschino site priced at €98 for a 50ml bottle/bear, and Jeremy Scott will be in London this Thursday at the famous Brompton Road store to celebrate the launch.

There’s also a campaign (pictured above and below) starring Isabeli Fontana and shot by Steven Meisel.

Moschino TOY ad campaign

Dior Homme Genesis

WATCH: Dior Homme Genesis, The art of creation

Dior Homme Genesis

Genesis: this is the title of the latest video by Maison Dior that tells about the creative process behind the iconic .

Described by Dior as “a black and white voyage of hypnotic beauty,” and with a sumptuous soundtrack by Son Lux, this short fragrance film is an almost synesthetic treat for the eyes and ears.