Maison Martin Margiela will next month launch a trio of female fragrances inspired by its Replica fashion line that aims to capture “familiar scents and moments of varying locations and periods.” The house’s seasonal capsule collection, Replica, is based on reproducing iconic garments and accessories from specific cultures and time periods.
Hugo Boss has tapped Gwyneth Paltrow as the face of its new perfume Boss Nuit Pour Femme, which is inspired by the elegance of the little black dress.
Marc Jacobs presents its “Dot” fragrance advertisement starring Australian beauty Codie Young.
Roja Parfums is teaming with Fabergé for a limited edition bottle of the Roja Parfums Diaghilev scent presented with a Fabergé white gold and diamond egg pendant
Givenchy has released the video of actress Liv Tyler singing her own rendition of INXS’s “Need You Tonight” ahead of the launch of new fragrance Very Irrésistible Givenchy Electric Rose. Tyler smolders in the clip, which features choreography by famous dancer Bianca Li and was filmed by Swedish director Johan Renck. It was announced back in … Continued
French luxury brand Louis Vuitton will open a boutique and jewellery studio on Paris’ Place Vendome this spring and is preparing its first perfume. “In April we will have our own jewellery workshop and in May will will open our boutique in the same building,” the label’s head Yves Carcelle said. The project, unveiled in … Continued
Louis Vuitton has confirmed its entrance into the realm of fragrance, with master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud heading up the scent development. The news is significant considering the French fashion house has not marketed any perfumes since the 1920s and ’30s. It signals another expansion following the brand’s ventures into watches in 2002, fine jewelry in 2004 … Continued
Fendi have released two limited edition versions of their fragrance Fan di Fendi. The first, priced at £120, is a 50ml bottle placed in a leather case with a zipper. The second luxurious, limited edition is available in a leather coffret. Fan di Fendi is found in a 1 liter size, in a flacon shaped like … Continued
Stella McCartney has announced the launch of her latest fragrance, which unusually features truffle as a top note. Entitled L.I.L.Y, the perfume will launch exclusively in the UK at department store Selfridges January 26 before reaching other retailers February 15. L.I.L.Y stands for ‘Linda I Love You’, which was the nickname given by Stella McCartney’s … Continued
Repetto is the latest footwear brand to venture into the realm of fragrance, following in the footsteps of Jimmy Choo and Nine West. Launched in 1947, the French ballet shoe company’s signature ballerina pumps have become eponymous with Parisian chic across the globe, and its more recent developments into handbags and high-end accessories have proven … Continued
Model Chanel Iman unveiled what has been dubbed the world’s first million-dollar fragrance bottle in New York on December 5. The 21-year-old was accompanied by bodyguards to present a specially designed version of the latest fragrance Golden Delicious at DKNY’s New York flagship store. Inspired by the New York skyline and designed by jeweler Martin … Continued
Dolce & Gabbana have launched the Velvet Collection, a series of six haute parfumerie scents, each inspired by various parts of Italy. The scents are a masterful mix of amber, citrus, floral, woody and spiced essences which recreate the Mediterranean mood. The names of the fragrances are: Velvet Vetiver, Velvet Patchouli, Velvet Wood, Velvet Desire, … Continued
Emily Blunt is starring in Yves Saint Laurent’s F/W campaign, shot by Patrick Demarchelier, for the fashion house’s iconic Opium fragrance. Blunt, who follows in the footsteps of Kate Moss and Sophie Dahl, will “unveil a fiery, almost reckless woman with magnetic seduction, that nobody or nothing can resist.” The star said that she found … Continued
Luxury hotel chain Fairmont, which operates 60 hotels around the world, has announced a partnership with New York perfumer Le Labo for its in-room amenities. The brand announced Novermber 3 that Le Labo’s Rose 31, a Wallpaper magazine Best Perfume of the Year, would be the base of its amenity kits from this fall. The … Continued
Jean-Claude Ellena is a perfumer who never wears perfume, whose tools are pen, paper and memory, and who sees his work as “nose” for the French luxury house Hermes as that of a “scent writer”. “In a perfect world, I wish perfumes were never worn at all,” smiled the 64-year-old master perfumer as he welcomed … Continued
Dolce & Gabbana has released a new promotional video for its The One fragrance, starring Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, the filmed ad shows Johansson “revealing the provocative yet effortless femininity of the eternal diva.”
For their perfume Aire Loco which was launched in the fall of 2009, Loewe designed an advertising campaign which relies on an elaborate atmospheric build-up and a mild sense of surreal insanity.
America’s master of big-impact gowns Oscar de la Renta releases his first perfume in a decade. Developed by Jean Marc Chaillan and Carlos Benaïm, the new fragrance has been named Live in Love, after the tattoo of de la Renta’s atelier director. A green floral, Live in Love, is composed of bergamot, ginger orchid, hyacinth, … Continued
If someone can pull it off, it’s him: German designer Karl Lagerfeld introduces an ironically self-referencing perfume next week. Launching in European Sephora stores on October 11, Karleidoscope — which comes in a kaleidoscope-shaped bottle — features notes of violet, angelica, freesia, heliotrope, patchouli, tonka bean, and benzoin. “I love to play with words, as … Continued
The fashion house of Valentino launches its new fragrance in September 2011. Destined to younger women, it is named Valentina. The fragrance, inspired by Rome and Italian flavors, is developed in collaboration with Puig and perfumers Alberto Morillas and Olivier Cresp. Freja Beha Erichsen stars in the fragrance’s ad, shot by David Sims, and accompanying … Continued