Gucci’s The Alchemist’s Garden Ode on Melancholy

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Gucci’s The Alchemist’s Garden collection seeks to reimagine the transformation of lead into shimmering and shining gold, through its new set of floral fragrances. Presented in a gold-embellished green ceramic flacon inspired by the designs of ancient apothecaries, Ode on Melancholy is a deeply-scented oil that’ll wrap you in a rich, woody aroma. Combining delicate notes of sweet patchouli with the earthy scent of cypriol – an essential oil-inducing plant native to India.

Gucci The Alchemist’s Garden Ode on Melancholy perfumed oil is available in a flacon of 20ml. Kom in de bijzondere wereld van Gucci.

 

 

 

 

 

Maison Christian Dior Spice Blend

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Mr. François Demachy delivers another masterpiece. A bold, dense and a pure concentrated amalgamation of spices get added to the Maison Christian Dior Collection.

The name of Christian Dior’s latest Spice Blend fragrance says it all but its scent is not quite what you might expect. The aromatic-spicy juice, described as one that sits at the crossroads of spices with a powerful signature, is one that is simultaneously fresh and fiery. The inspiration? An exotic image, from Christian Dior’s perfume-creator François Demachy’s childhood, of a bottle of the famous Bay Rum lotion sitting in his father’s pharmacy.

While I don’t recall the scent of Bay Rum, that famous lotion, I do remember the bottle in my father’s medicine cabinet piquing my curiosity. Spice Blend is the olfactory translation of an exotic image gleaned from my childhood. The warm signature of this fragrance is highlighted by a surprising multitude of intertwining spices in dialogue. Like a gust of wind, Spice Blend leaves us wondering if it fans the fire or cools it down.

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The opening of the composition offers the intoxicating and sugary rum aromas in which the exotic spicy blend reveals its own character. The spiciness of Madagascar black pepper, pink pepper, and ginger essence delivers fresh, piquant, and fiery nuances while Chinese cinnamon provides its irresistible fruity sweetness. This special, spicy creation also includes very fragrant bay leaves, clove extract, nutmeg, and coriander, all layered on a strong, woody, elegant base.

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This unisex fragrance is definitely one of the fragrances you’ll have to experience in the flesh. Christian Dior Spice Blend is available as 125, 250ml, and a 450ml Eau de Parfum from 1 August 2019 at Christian Dior Boutiques and online at Dior.com.

Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

 

 

 

 

Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense the new film

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Like the previous Mon Guerlain editions, actress Angelina Jolie is the face of the ad campaign. A true talent and a great human being who loves intensely.

This woman has a unique energy. That what makes her physical beauty alive. Fascinated.

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Discover the new Mon Guerlain Intense campaign starring Angelina Jolie. Directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, the campaign is set in the rural surroundings of Angelina Jolie’s Cambodian home.

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In the sumptuous video, the Oscar–winning actress is draped in a sheer sheet, baring her entire back and revealing her intricate body tattoos. Jolie also dons the prettiest slip gown as she steps outside of the house and is caught in a shower. The actress looks incredible throughout the campaign, with the visuals capturing her elegance and natural beauty.

The music is perfect. The video is set to classic hit ‘Wild Thing’ by The Troggs, reminding viewers of Jolie’s daring and mysterious side. – Angelina Jolie’s uncle wrote the song ‘Wild Thing’.

Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense is available as a 30, 50, and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Intense. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

 

 

 

 

Burberry unveils eco-friendly capsule collection made from recycled waste

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Just this week, British luxury label Burberry has revealed the launch of a new eco-friendly collection – for men and women – in an attempt to join the circular economy in fashion. Four Instagram posts over two days unveil the luxury label’s staple coats, such as the Jacquard Parka and classic car coat, remade through sustainable means this time.

The coat collection is manufactured from Econyl® by Aquafil, a nylon yarn made from raw ingredients such as industrial plastic, floating rubbish and nets from the ocean and textile scraps from factories. Burberry claims to be ‘disrupting’ the industry, with the new Econyl® line, by repurposing plastic strewn in oceans and saving fabric waste from going to landfill simultaneously.

Revealing the range of eco-friendly coats on social media this week, the brand posted several images on its Instagram account — including a photo of its Econyl® Monogram Jacquard Parka, featuring a modern silhouette, accentuated with logo-print taping and jacquard-textures. So far, Burberry’s new collection comprises of coats and jackets:

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The Burberry Monogram Jacquard Parka. A modern silhouette, accentuated with logo-print taping and jacquard-textures.

 

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A modern reinvention of the luxury brand’s lightweight classic car coat, the Burberry Car Coat is reimagined in Econyl®.

 

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The Burberry Cape Detail Econyl® Coat. A fluid silhouette, stamped with the refreshed Burberry logo.

The new capsule collection is just one example of the 50 disruptions the company has announced that it is progressively actioning throughout its supply chain. Commenting on the launch, Pam Batty, VP Corporate Responsibility at Burberry said the move is a step in the right direction towards the company’s future goal to become carbon neutral by 2022.

Exploring and using innovative materials that foster circularity is central to creating a more sustainable fashion industry. We are proud to use the ECONYL® yarn in this collection because it shows how we can actively tackle a problem like plastic waste and create beautiful, luxury products at the same time.

Pam Batty, Burberry, VP Corporate Responsibility

“This collection is just one of the ways Burberry is actively disrupting and improving every stage of how we create our products because we know our industry can play a key role in building a more sustainable future through science and innovation,” she added.

You can shop the new Burberry’s Econyl collection now. Come into the beautiful world of Burberry.

 

 

 

 

Men only Amouage Overture Man

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Amouage was established in 1983, when His Highness Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said ordered Prince Sayyid Hamad bin Hamoud al bu Said to found a company to preseve the perfume-making traditions of Oman. He also wanted to have an authentic gift that would be given to the world’s leaders when they visited the country.

The Amouage’s visitors center and factory, located in Muscat, has the capacity to produce approximately 25,000 bottles a week. The two-story building opened in December 2012 and is open to visitors. There are 21 standalone Amouage boutiques, and their products are sold very selected stores around the world.

Exclusively for Harrods, Amouage presents the newest masculine fragrance Overture as of 13th July 2019. Overture follows the earlier release Rose Incense exclusively launched for Selfridges and presented in late June 2019.

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A magnificent portrayal of a gentleman’s mystique, the fragrance evokes stories of elegance, grandeur and emotion often celebrated in operatic performances. Savour a new fragrance for man.

Top Note: Cognac
Heart Note: Myrrh
Base Note: Sandalwood

Overture opens with rich Cognac, evoking a sense of majestic sophistication. Overture Man reveals a sensation of mystery through Myrrh in the heart notes and is anchored by seductive Sandalwood in its base. This woody fragrance is for those who exude a sense of grace, dignity, and creativity.

 

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Amouage Overture Man is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum, and is exclusively available in-store and at Harrods.com as a 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage.

 

 

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent and Dua Lipa unveil a new fragrance, Libre

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French Maison Yves Saint Laurent is launching a new pillar fragrance. Yves Saint Laurent Libre is designed for strong, bold and free women who experiment with their freedom, as stated by the French Maison.

Free. That’s one word that defines Yves Saint Laurent. Always on edge. Experimenting. Breaking boundaries. Turning the tuxedo into provocative women’s evening wear in the sixties. For today’s women, freedom is the ultimate luxury. It’s a state of mind. A way of playing by your own rules.

The idea of freedom, as an important part of the DNA of this fashion house, served as the inspiration for the new concept. The fashion designer himself is seen as revolutionary by dressing women in suits and safari jackets and transparent wide-fitting blouses, and he was surrounded by women who fought for their freedom and position.

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Created by perfumers Anne Flipo and Carlos Benaïm, the composition is developed to contain fougere elements. The duo represents two sides of the same coin, reversing traditionally masculine and feminine accords to create Libre. A reinvention of the floral perfume, it combines lavender essence from France with the sensuality of Moroccan orange blossom, for a unique floral fusion complemented by a daring note of musk accord.

Top Notes: tangerine oil, lavender oil, blackcurrant, petitgrain
Heart notes: jasmine, orange blossom, lavender oil
Base notes: cedarwood oil, ambergris, musk, vanilla extract

A gender-bending riff on fougère, the traditionally masculine fragrance category that is heavy on herbaceous lavender and earthy oakmoss. Thanks to an infusion of hyperconcentrated Moroccan orange blossom, and a proprietary note exclusive to Yves Saint Laurent called – wait for it – Diva Lavender, which isolates the freshest elements of the aromatic purple flower, any overt muskiness is effectively tempered.

 

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The bottle was designed by Suzanne Dalton, who reinterpreted the Yves Saint Laurent logo for Libre. Here, the familiar ‘YSL’ Cassandra logo is flipped to its side, giving the bottle an unusual yet alluring shape. The flacon is a couture statement, it reflects the same gender-bending duality of the scent and also references the sleek tailoring of an Yves Saint Laurent suit.

Intrepid opposites are outstandingly attractive – the bottle design defends this ethos.

Suzanne Dalton

The flacon featuring a black asymmetric cap. It also features a gold chain on the neck, that are reminiscent of the iconic YSL it-bags, completed with the timeless Yves Saint Laurent logo.

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The new campaign is fronted singer songwriter Dua Lipa, who was recently named as a Next Generation Leader by Time Magazine. Known for hits such as ‘New Rules’ and ‘One Kiss’, Dua Lipa was nominated for five different categories during the 2018 Brit awards. She won the awards for ‘Best British Female Solo Artist’ and ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ to name just a few.

To be free for a woman in 2019 goes without asking, we live life by our own rules.

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The campaign film was directed by filmmaker Nabil Elderkin who said: Dua Lipa is an inspired choice to embody this boldly defiant woman”. He added, “Young and edgy, with an uncompromising sense of self and a willingness to speak her truth, she is exactly the sort of ambassador who can exude a perfectly calibrated blend of liberated sensuality and inner strength that embodies the no compromise, write-your-own-rules YSL woman”.

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Yves Saint Laurent Libre is available as 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Yves Saint Laurent.

 

 

 

 

Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur fragrance film starring Harry Styles

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After Gucci’s wonderful fragrance Flora Emerald Gardenia, in the opaque green bottle, the Italian fashion house launches another fragrance, again dressed in the color green but this time in a transparent glass flacon and with a green box decorated with golden stars. The composition is announced as mineral-aromatic.

Master perfumer Alberto Morillas composed this new unisex Gucci fragrance, named Mémoire d’une Odeur, and this time enriched it with a chamomile accord reflecting memories of the past and very nostalgic moments.

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Presenting Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur, the universal fragrance by Alessandro Michele, lead by singer, songwriter and actor Harry styles, depicting a free-spirited family, who embrace life without inhibitions, making memories together.

For this new scent story, the Creative Director of the Italian fashion house has imagined fragrance as an explorer of the power of memories, bringing them back from the past and making them live in our present.

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Master perfumer Alberto Morillas was selected to compose an unusual creation in vintage style, emphasizing mineral notes, the smoothness of musk, and delicate chamomile accord reflecting memories of the past and very nostalgic moments. Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur is an elixir that transcends gender by its individuality, to establish a new olfactive family, Mineral Aromatic. The transcendent accord features unexpected and enigmatic ingredients, and is defined by a note of Roman chamomile.

I had to think quite carefully about why Alessandro chose chamomile. When I started to work with the scent of chamomile itself, then I understood; no one had done it before. Chamomile is known all over the world. Everyone has smelled it at some point, but as a dream, a memory of childhood, something timeless, and never in a fragrance. This flower is very underestimated and it’s a plant with an exceptional olfactive signature. The musky mineral accord is the keystone of the fragrance; it links all the other olfactive elements together with pure softness.

Alberto Morillas

In the opening of the composition, Roman chamomile is combined with bitter almonds. The heart develops the floral aromas of Indian coral jasmine and jasmine petals embraced by musk, which gives depth to the creation, followed by an accord of noble woods built from warm sandalwood and airy and transparent cedar facets, enriched with some subtle vanilla softness.

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Roman Chamomile has grown around Rome in terraced gardens since the 16th and 17th centuries. Giving a green aromatic scent, the sunny and hardy flower has an unparalleled character, radiating with joy, and precedes a sweet aromatic dry down with honey and green apple.

A note exclusive to Gucci, collected in India, the star-shaped flower emits a more powerful scent and colors at night, remaining lighter and fresher during the day. Referred to as Queen of the Night, the official flower of Bengal, this unique quality of jasmine has a honeyed temper and an orangey coral-colored heart.

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The Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur’s campaign shot by Glen Luchford is a concept by Alessandro Michele that is inclusive, genderless and ageless, reflecting the spirit of the perfume. For the advertising campaign, singer, songwriter, and actor Harry Styles leads the cast of the family, which includes an eclectic and universal mix of talents and models: Zumi Rosow (designer and musician), Ariana Papademetropoulos (artist), Stanislas Klossowski de Rola (actor and musician), Olimpia Dior (artist), Leslie Winer (model and musician), Thomas Riguelle (model), Tex Santos-Shaw (model), Tessa Bruinsma (model), Olga Zapivokhina (model), Oleg Ulrich (model), Matïss Rucko (model), Mae Lapres (model), William Valente (model), Katea Gramma (model), Unia Pakhomova (model), Ellia Sophia (model), Elibeidy Dani Martinez (model), Cheikh Tall (model), and Aaron Sirainen (model).

The cast is shown in diverse settings in the countryside of Rome, dancing, picnicking at sun kissed ruins of Canale Monterano – a village with ruins from the mid 17th century, including a fountain with a lion statue said to be designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini – and in and around their family home, the medieval Montecalvello Castle.

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The Gucci vintage flacon served as an inspiration for the flacon of the new Mémoire d’une Odeur, created as a ribbed column in an elegant green color. The flacon in heavy glass is crowned with a golden cap.

Symbolizing a starry night sky and the earthly world that gazes up at it in marvel, the perfume’s green box is decorated with Celestial firmaments inspired by the paintings of Roman and gothic churches of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Europe.

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Spritz it onto your pulse points and to make every moment memorable. Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur will be available in stores as a 30ml (Rollerball), 40ml, 60ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum starting August 1st, 2019, at Macy’s, Saks Fifth AvenueSephora, and Harrods.

Come into the beautiful world of Gucci.