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RobertoCavalli Acqua

Roberto Cavalli Acqua by Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli Acqua

As summer draws nearer, Italian house Cavalli has unveiled a new fragrance inspired by turquoise water, azure skies and glamorous nights in the Mediterranean.

Created by Louise Turner as a successor to Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum, Roberto Cavalli Acqua introduces a delicate blend of lily of the valley and jasmine resting on sensual musk.

As brand ambassador, actress Elisa Sednaoui appears in a campaign image casting a seductive look over her shoulder while wearing a backless animal print dress.

The color of Mediterranean water, the new Cavalli bottle was given a gold color stopper decorated with a band of animal print. Roberto Cavalli Acqua will retail for €41 (30ml).

Comme des Garcons BLACK

Comme des Garçons reveals BLACK fragrance

Comme des Garcons BLACK

French-Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons is releasing a new scent for the BLACK diffusion line. BLACK eau de toilette is described as “an emergency, guerrillalike, spiced-up new scent.”

The BLACK Commes des Garçons brand was born in 2009 at the nadir of the global financial crisis, as an attempt to inspire a little ironic cheer and counter some of what the brand calls the “general negativity engendered by the recession.”

The scent opens with Madagascan black pepper and Somali incense, while the heart is composed of leather, liquorice, birch tar, and pepperwood.All of this plays out over a base of cedarwood and vetiver

Comme des Garçons has created a matte black and white graphic design, screen-printed directly onto the glass bottle.

Available exclusively at the brand’s BLACK stores in New York, Paris and Berlin between April 2 and 15, the fragrance will be launched internationally on April 16 at all Comme des Garçons boutiques.

Les Colognes Hermes

Hermès launches two new masculine scents

Les Colognes Hermes

At the start of this month, Parisian luxury brand Hermès added two new scents to its Les Colognes Hermès line, the Eau de Mandarine Ambrée and the Eau de Narcisse Bleu.

Created by the brand’s exclusive in-house nose, Jean-Claude Ellena, the two new scents are available in eau de toilette in two different sized sprays 100ml (€89) and 200ml (€117).

Ellena has been working solely for Hermès since 2004, producing some of the brand’s best-loved fragrances including Terre d’Hermès and Voyage d’Hermès. Prior to that, he concocted scents for luxury brands including Van Cleef & Arpels, Balenciaga and Bulgari.

Described by Hermès as “cheeky yet gentle,” the Eau de Mandarine Ambrée captures the fresh acidity of mandarins, with some ambery complexity and a twist of passion fruit. The Narcisse Bleu scent combines orange blossom and galbanum with narcissus and finishes with a delicate woody drydown.

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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.

givenchy gentlemen only simon baker

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.

miss dior la vie en rose

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