From left, Tev Finger, Oribe Canales and Daniel Kaner
Back in 2008 when hairstylist Oribe Canales, who can count on Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace as mentors and who has Anne Hathaway and Jenifer Lopez as client – to name just a few – first launched his haircare line, which featured a memorable striking scent, co-founder and president Tev Finger thought the fragrance would have a negative effect on sales… oh..boy was he wrong!
Fragrance was never intentional in hair care. It was technically a generic second thought
Daniel Kaner, cofounder and president of Oribe
The luxury haircare brand are taking the beautiful scent that has come to be known of their opulent hair products and bottling it – quite literally. The debut unisex fragrances have been created alongside Jerome Epinette and Pierre Wulff of Robertet and consist of the already iconic Côte d’Azur scent – which permeates the majority of its shampoos, conditioners and styling products – along with Silver Pearl.
I always felt that fragrance was a major ingredient that was missing in luxury hair care. Scent is such an important aspect of who we are and how we respond to things.
Oribe Canales, cofounder of Oribe
The citrus floral Côte d’Azur fragrance features top notes of fresh lemon, blackcurrant, Calabrian bergamot, plum and Sicilian orange; over a heart of tuberose, white butterfly jasmine, blue cyclamen and a drydown of sandalwood, vetiver and crisp amber. Silver Pearl, which is described as ‘a green fougère’, consists of top notes that include green fig, bergamot, and fresh mint; atop a heart of lavender, geranium, bamboo accord and water lily, with a base of black amber, dewy violet and leather accord.
Côte d’Azur and Silver Pearl Eau de Parfum sprays, each 50 ml. for $85, will launch this coming September across 1,400 salons.
More about these fragrances soon here on Yakymour…