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Cate Blanchett new face of Giorgio Armani fragrances

Cate Blanchett for Giorgio armani

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has reportedly just signed a $10 million dollar deal as the new face of Giorgio Armani fragrances.

The deal has not yet been officially confirmed and representatives for Armani were unavailable for comment. Nonetheless, the designer has already stated that Blanchett “epitomizes the woman for whom I design,” and the star is reportedly set to shoot a series of fragrance campaigns for the brand.

Cate Blanchett AACTA 2013

Regularly spotted in Armani on the red carpet, the actress is also the face of Procter & Gamble luxury skincare brand SK-II, but this will be her first fragrance deal.

The 43-year-old actress joins a host of Hollywood actresses with ties to fragrance brands, including fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman, who starred in a series of ads for Chanel No. 5.

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Givenchy introduces “Gentlemen-Only” fragrance

Givenchy releases a new fragrance for men named Gentlemen Only. The campaign stars Simon Baker alongside Cameron Russell lensed by photographer Patrick Demarchelier. The actor is depicted using his umbrella to shelter Cameron in the pouring rain with a pure gentleman sense of chivalry.

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According to fashiongonerogue, Gentleman Only has a neo-aromatic woody scent that gives off a spicy freshness with notes of green mandarine orange, pink peppercorns, nutmeg and birch leaves.

Givenchy Gentlemen Only Bottle

Prada Candy fragrance

Prada releases teaser of new fragrance film

Prada Candy fragrance

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola have directed a new short for Prada’s Candy L’Eau fragrance.

Starring 27-year-old French actress and model Léa Seydoux, Prada has released a teaser video from the latest campaign for the Prada Candy L’Eau perfume.

Seydoux starred in the last advert for the fragrance back in 2011, which was directed by famous French art director and photographer Jean-Paul Goude.

In the new teaser, Seydoux’s character introduces herself to a pair of male characters as ‘Candy’ and is seen greedily stuffing her face with popcorn in the cinema, all while dressed in Prada’s floral-inspired spring-summer 2013 collection.

The full film is set to be unveiled next month, but get set for more teasers in the meantime.

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Olivia Putman redesigns Nina Ricci’s L’Air du Temps

Nina Ricci Air du Temps

Nina Ricci‘s L’Air du Temps fragrance was launched in 1948 and its bottle design has since been reworked by major artists. After Joan Rebull, Andy Warhol and David Hamilton, it is now designer, interior architect and landscape artist Olivia Putman’s turn to give her take on the bottle.

This new version of the bottle remains quite faithful to the original, with the subtle touches that come with the Putman style (Olivia is Andrée Putman’s daughter). Blue is added to the extremely feminine original bottle and its curves rise up to meet the famous glass birds on top of the bottle.

The essence is still the same: 30 components including jasmine, rose, gardenia, bergamot, violet, iris, sandalwood and musk. This Olivia Putman collector’s edition of L’Air du Temps will be on sale from May 2 at 85 euros for a 100 ml spray.

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Dior – La Vie En Rose starring Natalie Portman

On Friday, February 22, Dior unveiled a new ad campaign for Miss Dior directed by Sofia Coppola. The film shows actress Natalie Portman looking refined and radiant.

After sharing two teasers for its campaign, the luxury fashion house finally revealed the film directed by Sofia Coppola. As usual, Natalie Portman looks elegant in her role as a fresh and radiant Miss Dior.

In various shots, the American actress, who is wearing a Dior Couture dress by Raf Simons, is carried away by love, in keeping with the theme for the new campaign.

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Sahara Noir Tom Ford ad campaign

Tom Ford releases exclusive scent for the Middle East

Sahara Noir Tom Ford ad campaign

Sahara Noir by Tom Ford will launch at select locations in the Middle East this March before rolling out to Europe in early summer.

Tom Ford has gone on an Oriental adventure with his new frankincense-based scent, using the history and culture of the region to build an impressive new scent specially designed for the Middle East.

“Middle Eastern culture has an extraordinary appreciation for the luxurious, emotional and memorable qualities of fragrance; perfume is worn there in a way that feels very familiar to me. Sahara Noir is my interpretation of this heritage,” said Tom Ford.

The fragrance opens with bitter orange, sweet oasis grasses and Levantine cypress. The heart is composed of frankincense that is offset with cinnamon, Egyptian jamine and Moroccan rose. Sahara Noir finishes with cedar and vanilla tones.

Presented in a gold version of the classic Tom Ford fragrance bottle, the perfume is packaged in a fluted gold box. Prices are not yet available.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense

Paco Rabanne to introduce new 1 Million

As summer approaches, Paco Rabanne has a new fragrance on the way. The brand will offer a sensual variation of its iconic men’s fragrance 1 Million from March 1.

The fragrance, called 1 Million Intense, has top notes of blood mandarin, cardamom, black pepper and saffron. Rose absolute, neroli and cinnamon form the perfume’s heart. The base is made up of white leather, orris root, patchouli and sandalwood. Prices start at 56 euros for a 50 ml spray.

The 2 stars of Lady Million and 1 Million – Dree Hemingway and Matt Gordon – will be back for the new campaign. The shots by Nathaniel Goldberg and the black & white video by Paul Gore were inspired by iconic Hollywood imagery, especially Goldfinger.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense