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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.

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.

givenchy cocktail

Givenchy Perfume Cocktails to Debut at London Hotel

givenchy cocktail

Hotel Cafe Royal has teamed up with Parfums Givenchy to create an edible, drinkable form of L’Atelier de Givenchy, a collection of seven haute couture-inspired perfumes, reports The Spirits Business.

To recreate the notes of white pepper, white musk and leather in Cuir Blanc, hotel bar mixologist Tiziano Tasso uses Siberian pine needle extract in a Martini-style cocktail to lend the beverage a woody taste.

LONDON BAR THE ARTESIAN NAMED BEST IN THE WORLD

Oud Flamboyant, pitched as ‘strong and mysterious’ with scents of leather, oud and labdanum, is recreated in drinkable form with Japanese whisky and mandarin juice for a bold, magnetic, smoky wood flavor.

Drinks are priced at £13 ($20). The special cocktail collection will launch February 1 until March 31 at the hotel’s Green Bar.

Fragrances bar

Last year, The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Berlin also launched an interactive cocktail and perfume experience.

Si Eau de Toilette by Giorgio Armani

A light and floral take on Giorgio Armani Si

Si Eau de Toilette by Giorgio Armani

In preparation for spring,  is transforming one of its newest women’s fragrances into a fresh eau de toilette.

Launched in September 2013 as an eau de parfum, Si by Giorgio Armani will take on a new, lighter incarnation in 2015. Si Eau de Toilette is a floral chypre that plays upon contrasting notes.

DON’T MISS: GIORGIO ARMANI LAUNCHING ‘SI’ GIFT SET

The heart of the fragrance is an alliance of fresh ingredients (neo jungle blackcurrant essence, green pear, mandarin and neroli essence), softened by a bouquet of freesia and May rose. Hints of musk, amber wood and patchouli round out the eau de toilette’s olfactory pyramid.

Cate Blanchett for Giorgio armani

Cate Blanchett, the spokesmodel for the original perfume, is expected to pose once again for this new variation.

Si Eau de Toilette by Giorgio Armani will go on sale February 23 at select perfume counters and department stores. The 30ml flacon is priced at $59.

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.

WATCH: VINCENT CASSEL IN YSL’S LA NUIT DE L’HOMME AD

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.

SEE ALSO: BENJAMIN MILLEPIED FOR YSL L’HOMME LIBRE

Olivier Martinez for YSL

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

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.

SEE ASO: MOSCHINO’S NEW SCENT: PINK BOUQUET

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.

Harrods Salon de Parfums

Harrods launches Salon de Parfums

Harrods Salon de Parfums

London department store  has opened a new fragrance haven featuring some bespoke treats for perfume fans.

The Salon de Parfums opened this month on the store’s sixth floor and the space contains eleven brand boutiques showing off the ranges of some of the world’s finest fragrance labels: Kilian, Chanel, Clive Christian, Creed, Dior, Ex Nihilo, Guerlain, Henry Jacques, Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie, Tom Ford and Xerjoff.

SEE ALSO: HARRODS OPENS ‘SHOE HEAVEN’

There’s a fragrance gallery including world exclusive brands like Thomas Kosmala, Liquides Imaginaires and Dead of Night, as well as further special perfumes from Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab and Bond No.9.

The boom in fine and niche fragrances (which this week saw Estée Lauder purchase Le Labo) drove the concept behind the space: “a growing appreciation for fine fragrance and a greater interest in individuality inspired us to develop a unique perfumery concept,” explained Mia Collins, head of beauty at Harrods.

SEE ALSO: PRADASPHERE OPENS AT HARRODS

The Salon de Parfums is also the exclusive stockist of the ‘No1 Passant Guardant’ fragrance by perfumer Clive Christian; it retails at £143,000 (approx $230,000), making it the world’s most expensive scent.

Bottega Veneta Knot scent

Bottega Veneta releases Knot fragrance

Bottega Veneta Knot scent

At the end of July, Bottega Veneta celebrated its famous clutch bag, The Knot, with a pop-up exhibition in Saint Tropez, and now it has unveiled a new fragrance in honor of the bag.

The scent, also named Knot, was inspired by the Italian Riviera as well as the expensive red carpet accessory.

DON’T MISS: BOTTEGA VENETA FALL/WINTER 2014 CAMPAIGN

Presented in a minimalist clear gold glass flacon with a metal knot detail on the top, the fragrance was mixed by Daniela Andrier, who also created last year’s Pour Homme scent for the brand with Antoine Maisondieu.

It opens with mandarin, orange blossom and neroli, over a floral heart of rose and peony. The drydown arrives with pairing of musk and tonka bean.

SEE ALSO: BOTTEGA VENETA HOME COLLECTION 2014

The campaign features Australian model and regular Christian Dior muse Julia Nobis and was shot by American photographer David Armstrong.

The scent was released September 1 and will be available in Bottega Veneta fragrance locations. The eau de parfum spray comes in three sizes — 30ml for €65, 50ml for €92 and 75ml for €110.

Karlie Kloss Coco Noir

Karlie Kloss fronts campaign for Coco Noir by Chanel

Karlie Kloss Coco Noir

Karlie Kloss has just joined Chanel as the latest spokesmodel for the Coco Noir fragrance. In a photograph taken by Sølve Sundsbø, the supermodel’s face is silhouetted against a dark backdrop next to the Coco Noir flacon.

SEE ALSO: COCO NOIR, THE NEW FRAGRANCE FROM CHANEL

Karlie Kloss for Coco Noir

This is the first time that Kloss has fronted a Chanel campaign, although she has walked the runway for the brand in the past.

Daisy Marc Jacobs pop-up store

Buy Marc Jacobs with a simple Tweet

Daisy Marc Jacobs pop-up store

Next weekend, shoppers in the British capital will be able to purchase the ‘ fragrance products without paying a single penny!

Located in Covent Garden, the Daisy Marc Jacobs Beauty Tweet Shop is a pop-up store that will only be open from August 15 to 17.

And while pop-up stores are nothing new, this one stands out for its unique business model. No money will change hands, as customers will pay only in “social currency,” meaning tweets with the hashtag #MJDaisyChain.

Moreover, for each day the store is open, the brand will award a Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag to the Twitter user who posts the most original tweet with the hashtag.

DON’T MISS: MARC JACOBS WANTS TWEETS INSTEAD OF MONEY

To make the experience even more unforgettable, the brand is going all out with the store, where you can find beverages, a nail bar and a photo booth.

This is not the first time Marc Jacobs has tried out the concept. The designer opened a pop-up store based on the same business model in New York in February during fashion week.

Boss Ma Vie

Gwyneth Paltrow fronts new campaign for Boss Ma Vie

Following on from Boss Nuit and Boss Jour fragrances, Jason Wu, Artistic Director for BOSS Womenswear, has unveiled the latest Hugo Boss women’s scent, Boss Ma Vie, with a new campaign fronted by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Wu dressed Paltrow in slick tailoring for the campaign shots and film.

“The BOSS woman is about success and powerful femininity and those are the qualities that I see very much in Gwyneth Paltrow,” he explained.

SEE ALSO: GWYNETH PALTROW FOR BOSS NUIT POUR FEMME

The fragrance, mixed by Will Andrews at P&G Prestige, opens with cactus blossom for a shot of fresh green energy.

Boss Ma Vie

The heart blends pink freesia and jasmine petals with delicate rose bud, before it rounds out with a cedarwood drydown. The bottle comes in a pink shade chosen by Wu, with a precision cut crystal lid and a gold band.

The Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme Eau de Parfum is available in 30ml (€46), 50ml (€66), and 75ml (€86) sizes, with a 200ml Shower Gel (€29), 200ml Body Lotion (€32) and a 150ml Deodorant (€29) also on sale.

Stella by Stella McCartney

Lara Stone fronts sensual Stella campaign

Stella by Stella McCartney

Dutch supermodel Lara Stone is the face of Stella in this very sensual campaign, shot by the fashion photography duo Mert and Marcus.

First launched in 2003, the first fragrance from Stella McCartney is getting a facelift. The iconic purple flacon now comes in a new polka dot box.

“Stella is a celebration of women, and Lara is the perfect representation,” said  of the perfume’s new spokesmodel.

Lara Stone Stella

“She brings the ideas of the fragrance alive, in an honest way, she is a modern woman who is approachable and sensual at the same time.”

Stella Eau de Parfum is available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml flacons.

Chloe Love Story Ad

Clémence Poésy embodies Chloé’s Love Story

Chloe Love Story Ad

Clémence Poésy is once again the face of a  fragrance. The brand has revealed more details about its newest scent, Love Story, including a campaign image.

Having been announced as the face of Love Story back in March, Clémence Poésy helped launch the fragrance at a rooftop party in Paris this week.

Chloe Paris rooftop party

The Love Story bottle is inspired by the “love locks” that line Paris’s Pont des Arts, while the fragrance mixes notes of neroli, orange blossom, jasmin stephanotis and cedar.

Chloe Love Story

Love Story eau de parfum will roll out starting on August 25. Prices: €56 for 30ml, €82 for 50ml and €99 for 75ml.

Jimmy Choo Man

Jimmy Choo announces first fragrance for men

Jimmy Choo Man

Jimmy Choo has unveiled the first details of its debut men’s fragrance, Man, coming in August.

Jimmy Choo’s men’s shoe collection first launched in 2011 and has grown into a plethora of leather goods and other accessories inspired by the idea of a Mayfair playboy. That same year the brand introduced the Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum, its first fragrance for women.

Now, three years later the brand has unveiled its debut scent for men. “I see fragrance as another accessory; I wanted to create something that would be an object of desire for the Jimmy Choo Man enhancing his independent spirit and complementing his effortless sense of style,” explained Sandra Choi, Creative Director Jimmy Choo.

SEE ALSO: JIMMY CHOO TO RE-LAUNCH MEN’S FOOTWEAR LINE

Jimmy Choo Man advertising campaign

Blended by perfumer Anne Flipo (who has previously created scents for Givenchy, YSL and Paco Rabanne), Jimmy Choo Man opens with lavender, developing a heart of pineapple leaf and finishing with a drydown of patchouli.

“We used the finest part of the patchouli for the most sophisticated of signature fragrances,” added Flipo.

The juice will hit stores in August in a bottle shaped to resemble a traditional antique hip flask with metallic detailing and a leather cap. Prices will range from €42 for a 30ml spray up to €77 for 100ml version.

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Legere

Lancôme to launch luxury edition of La Vie Est Belle

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Legere

 will soon introduce a more intense, haute parfumerie-inspired version of the women’s fragrance launched in 2012.

Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo, the same noses behind the first editions of La Vie Est Belle, developed this more intense, high-end variation.

The two fragrance artists chose to magnify the sweeter aspects of the original essence, preserving its signature notes such as sweet iris, praline, pear, blackcurrant and tonka bean.

But the Absolu edition stands out through the addition of several richly concentrated essences, including jasmine absolute, orange blossom absolute, Rosa damascena and cashmeran.

La Vie Est Belle L'Absolu by Lancôme

Julia Roberts, who has fronted the campaigns for La Vie Est Belle since the perfume’s launch, will be Lancôme’s ambassador for this new version. She will lend her legendary smile to a new campaign shot by Carter Smith.

La Vie Est Belle L’Absolu will be available from August 25 at authorized Lancôme fragrance retailers. Price: $88 for 20ml or $122 for 40ml.

Vivienne Westwood Sunny Alice

Sunny Alice by Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Sunny Alice

Vivienne Westwood has unveiled its annual limited edition summer fragrance, which is none other than the fourth variation on the iconic perfume Alice.

Cheerfully titled Sunny Alice, the new perfume consists entirely of scents associated with the seaside, sunshine and sandy beaches.

The pale yellow essence combines notes of tropical flowers, mandarin and pink peppercorn with frangipani and jasmine blossoms. Amber, sandalwood and vanilla dominate the base notes.

The limited edition fragrance Sunny Alice is available now in select department stores. Price: €65 (around $90) for 75ml.