The French fragrance foundation awarded its annual prizes exclusively to local brands last week. Its main awards for best fragrance of the year went to Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle d’Opium, in women’s perfumes and Bleu de Chanel in the men’s category. All other winning brands, including Lancôme, Hermès, or Biotherm, also hail from France.
For everyone wondering if the lion in Bulgari’s Mon Jasmin Noir print ads was real, there’s proof now: actress Kirsten Dunst can be seen cuddling with the majestic animal in the brand’s new filmed commercial. Wearing jewels from Bulgari’s Mediterranean Eden Collection, which was unveiled in February during Milan fashion week, Dunst jaunts around the … Continued
US designer Diane von Furstenberg’s first perfume since 1975 will become available in October, Women’s Wear Daily reports. Not much is known of the scent other than its launch date, but fans hope it will be just as easily wearable as von Furstenberg’s first and so far only fragrance, Tatiana. America’s first lady in fashion … Continued
Following her fashion and beauty ads for Italian luxury house Armani, Megan Fox is now starring in a newly released ad for the brand’s Armani Code perfume. Both the men’s and women’s versions of the scent are a few years old, but a new men’s flanker called Armani Code Sport — composed of lemon, mandarin, … Continued
America’s master of big-impact gowns Oscar de la Renta is readying the release of his first perfume in a decade, Esprit d’Oscar, via social media. Thanks to his label’s ingenious “Oscar PR Girl” (who also operates a Tumblr blog), traditional media are almost entirely skipped in the promotional strategy. The luxury brands is informing fans … Continued
On the occasion of the Cosmoprof fair running in Bologna, Italy, which wraps up March 21, the Italian fragrance foundation Accademia del Profumo has announced the winners of its annual awards. Its two main prizes, best women’s and men’s perfume, are yearly chosen by consumers and were won by Gucci Guilty and Bleu de Chanel … Continued
Guerlain teamed again with Baccarat to manufacture a massive flacon for the ultra-exclusive flacon of their new perfume called L’Abeille de Guerlain. It is meant to look like a gigantic bee with its wings faceted like precious diamonds. The bee has been a symbol of Guerlain since founder Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain came to fame crafting perfumes … Continued
Italian luxury label Bulgari has released the ad image for its new fragrance, Mon Jasmin Noir, a flanker to the 2008 perfume Jasmin Noir. Actress Kirsten Dunst can be seen covered with only some draped fabric, holding a giant flacon of the fragrance and sitting next to a real lion. Mon Jasmin Noir, which features … Continued
Black Swan star Natalie Portman features in a new TV ad for Christian Dior’s Miss Dior Chérie fragrance. Again directed by Sofia Coppola, this latest installment for the scent shows the Oscar nominee as her most French self, dressing up in Dior (bien sûr), lounging around a dreamy bedroom, and blindfolding her male counterpart. Natalie … Continued
Shanghai Tang – China’s premier luxury brand – has partnered up with Travalo to launch two luxurious Shanghai Tang Travalo sets for him and for her. The atomizer, which provides up to 50 sprays, can be refilled in seconds from any pump-spray fragrance bottle. Each Shanghai Tang Travalo set includes two capsule atomizers, encased in … Continued
David Bellemere photographed Heloise Guerin for the Lanvin “Marry Me” fragrance campaign in Paris on March 8, 2010.
Not content with just selling stilettos, high-end shoe label Jimmy Choo is making its first foray into the fragrance industry. Tamara Mellon, the founder and chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo, unveiled the new scent for women during a press event in London on October 22. “I wanted to do a fragrance from the beginning … Continued
John Galliano will be collaborating with famous Parisian pastry café Ladurée to release limited edition macarons. The Dior designer’s macaroons – which come in boxes of either 6, 12, or 18 – pay tribute to his new perfume Parlez-Moi d’Amour. He chose rose and ginger flavors and created a limited edition box featuring references to … Continued
Shot earlier this year, we finally have a look at Martin Scorsese’s spot for Chanel’s fragrance for men, Bleu, starring French actor Gaspard Ulliel. The one minute advert was released yesterday, and it features all the grit and energy that the legendary director is famous for. The tagline is “Be unexpected.” It features a young … Continued
Here is the official TV commercial for Gucci Guilty, which stars Evan Rachel Wood and Chris Evans and was directed by Frank Miller.
It’s almost here… BLEU DE CHANEL, the new Fragrance for Men, and the most buzzed-about artistic collaboration between Chaneland Martin Scorsese.
Gucci have hired Frank Miller (Sin City, 300, The Spirit) to helm a new television commercial to promote Gucci Guilty â€” apparently the new fragrance for her. The Frank Miller spot stars Chris Evans of the Fantastic Four films and Evan Rachel Wood from HBO’s True Blood with music provided by Friendly Fires. This is … Continued
Ralph Lauren has launched a new line of men’s fragrances dubbed the Big Pony collection. The collection takes inspiration from the designerâ€™s Big Pony shirts embroidered with an oversize version of Ralph Laurenâ€™s signature polo-player logo. The collection of four fragrances – labeled one to four – represent four key passions: Sport, Seduction, Adventure and … Continued
Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has trapped a crystal in a perfume bottle for crystal brand Swarovski.
An engraved Guerlain bottle from 1870 fetched the record sum of â‚¬45,600 at an auction in the city of Arcachon, in the southwest of France. The flacon, engraved with the house’s original address, Rue de la Paix, was initially expected to fetch â‚¬20,000 to â‚¬30,000. Organized by Arcachon auction house Toledano, the sale took place … Continued