Rochas Girl, more than a fragrance

Early Spring, French Maison Rochas will presents its new fragrance called ‘Girl’ (Get In the Real Life) as an environmentally responsible project, from the juice to the packaging. Girl is the scent of a new generation conscious and attentive to its well-being. Because the world is changing, Girl is more environmentally friendly with a vegan formula and with an eco-designed flacon.

Feeling better is good and Feeling really good is even better! Be ready for a new fragrance that is good for you and safer for the planet.

Created by Anne Flipo, IFF master perfumer, it stands as an ode to well-being and freedom with a vegan formula, composed of 90% ingredients of natural origin, which produces a calming effect thanks to a neroli extract with proven relaxing properties by neuroscience. A precious ingredient, 100% natural, obtained in a responsible and fully traceable way, to feel good.

Anne Flipo created the floral-woody and citrusy composition with the key words as minimalist and cheerful in mind. At the top, luminous neroli notes with relaxing properties mingle with the freshness of pink berries and blackcurrant bud. At the heart, the fragrance develops around a bouquet composed of orange blossom and jasmine offering a dazzling femininity. Finally, white woods and vanilla leave a creamy and textured trail. A citrus woody floral fragrance, for a Spray Good – Feel Good just perfume yourself and feel good.

Top notes: neroli, pink pepper, black currant
Heart: orange blossom, jasmine, orchid
Base: sandalwood, cedar, vanilla

The first impression brings great relaxation thanks to the injection of natural freshness of the soothing neroli, which enhances the vigour of the black currant bud and the effervescence of the pink berries, which are distinguished by their liveliness. In a second breath, the light explodes. A large bouquet of white flowers displays all its femininity: the radiance of an immaculate orange blossom and jasmine, combined with the velvety facet of a slightly balsamic orchid. Lastly, sandalwood and cedar woods warm the skin, with a subtle vanilla sensuality for maximum fullness.

Rochas Girl comes in an eco-conscious flacon: its clear design with a timeless style is a production feat, made as closely as possible: except for the stopper, which is obtained in Spain, the rest of the flacon is 100% made in France. The smooth and soft cap, made of partially recycled plastic, crowns a flacon made up of 40% PCR recycled glass from the collection of household glass containers, which reduces the carbon footprint by 9% and water consumption by 12% during production.

The flacon is decorated with an almond green lacquer (Nigermat) – a water-based lacquer that contains only 5% solvents. Its clean water-based lacquer and ink printing allow energy savings of 30% and 50% respectively.

A committed line of perfumes: Rochas perfumes donate 1% of the sales volume of the GIRL line to the international organization 1% for the Planet to contribute to different associations that work to protect the environment. Girl does not pretend to be perfect. It is a fragrance that took the sincere approach of delivering excellence, striving to improve when industry know-how allows. An approach designed to continually evolve as innovations emerge.

Its time to feel good! Rochas Girl will be available as a 40, 60, and 100 ml Eau de Toilette. at selected stores worldwide. Want to discover more Rochas Girl? Come into the beautiful world of Rochas.

Van Cleef & Arpels Enchants With Oud Blanc N°1584400

Creating the most beautiful and precious jewelry and watches, French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels was founded by Charles Arpels and his brother-in-law Alfred Van Cleef in 1896. The pair opened their first boutique at the prestigious Place Vendôme in 1906. They gained notoriety for their use of precious stones and their expertise and innovation in stone-setting techniques.

Parisian jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels is a pioneer in its field, with a subtle mix of knowledge and experience. Maison Van Cleef & Arpels is built on strong and specific values of elegance, femininity, creativity, excellence and style. The Maison’s fragrances mirror the philosophy of the jewellery collections, bringing together an array of rare ingredients in compelling scents, which are presented in perfectly crafted flacons that possess their own Van Cleef & Arpels magic.

Beautiful Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry has adorned the bodies of royalty, prominent political figures, socialites and numerous actresses and entertainers. The Maison’s first foray into fragrances came with ‘First’ for Women, in 1978, a classic timeless floral aldehyde scent. ‘First’ has remained a popular choice and inspired a number of flankers over the years. Other notable releases include men’s classics, ‘Pour Homme’ (1978), ‘Tsar’ (1989), and the ‘Collection Extraordinaire’, a luxury line whose first fragrance was introduced in 2009.

Next month, Van Cleef & Arpels will launch Oud Blanc, a new addition to the Maison′s Collection Extraordinaire. The Maison revisits the legendary Oud Wood with Oud Blanc. Oud Blanc, offering an extraordinary reinterpretation of that legendary wood that we mistakenly thought no longer had secrets.

To approach the Oud in a different way, I was inspired by what happens when it is burned during ceremonies. It releases a blazing, enveloping smoke, laden with mystery and opulence. I tried to recreate the scent of this smoke,which is both warm, soft and translucent.

Anne Flipo, master perfumer

Oud Blanc is not a reworked version of the Oud: it’s a rediscovery. Enclosed within a white flacon, this woody oriental offers a surprising and crystal clear view of that tempered wood. Those men and women who flinch violently at the keyword ‘Oud’ may still be able to relax with the latest Collection Extraordinaire offshoot.

Although this Eau de Parfum noticeably contains eaglewood, according to master perfumer Anne Flipo this is more like burnt oud, which is supposed to be quite intense, but here it is warm and soft and has been steamed down to a translucent level. The result was an oud note that is present but absolutely soft.

There are also some gourmand notes, such as date and vanilla, whereby the latter, together with frankincense (perhaps rather benzoin), makes it look as if some light chocolate has been used. Vanilla gives the composition its sweet and creamy trait, while incense causes a whirlwind of emotions in spreading its structured and smoky facets. It also goes very well with white, light musk.

The date in turn gives the whole composition a fine, delicately fruity-sweet underline, whereas the rose appears more as if breathed in. Oud Blanc remains, as could not be expected otherwise, quite linear. And it’s no surprise that the date runs out first and oud with white musk remains most consistent.

Well – this is all done quite well, even if the wheel is not reinvented here. What we have here is an extremely pleasant autumn scent that brings together the components of soft oud with unobtrusive gourmand notes in an exemplary manner. For hardcore oud aficionados rather uninteresting – for beginners a welcome opportunity.

If a color could symbolize this research, there is no doubt that it would be white: a bright and timeless white whose purity is enhanced by a perfectly balanced, elegant and refined flacon.

Van Cleef & Arpels Oud Blanc N°1584400 is available as 75ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Serpent Bohéme: Boucheron presents novelty through love story

Founded in 1858, Maison Boucheron was the first French luxury jeweler to establish its home in the opulent Place Vendôme next to the Hôtel Ritz. Until recently, Boucheron was the only Maison whose ateliers looked out onto the grand square.

True to this culture of elegance, modernity and savoir-faire, Boucheron has been established as the jeweler of light, in the City of Light for over 160 years.

A hopeless romantic, its founder Frédéric Boucheron, would travel to the ends of the earth in search of the most beautiful, rare stones. Mr. Boucheron’s love and adoration for his wife was a powerful force in his quest for the perfect jewels. Innovation and excellence define the visionary approach to the maison’s exquisite designs. The love story between Frédéric and his beautiful wife Gabrielle play a defining role in the stunning pieces and the story behind them.

In 1888 it was the couple’s crystal wedding anniversary. Frédèric went often on adventurour trips, to go on his way to find precious stones, the stones that are responsible for the fame of the now iconic jewelry house.

One night before Frédéric left on one of his many adventurous trips he gave Gabrielle a necklace in the shape of a serpent as a token of his love. He vowed it would protect her while he was away.

The evening before his departure, he says goodbye to his beloved wife Gabrielle and dedicates her a very special gift full of symbolism: a flashy necklace depicting a snake dotted with diamonds. He vowed it would protect her while he was away.

The necklace was a thoughtful choice. As a protecting animal, the snake was supposed to protect Gabrielle in her husband’s absence. Frédéric Boucheron was inspired by his wife’s free and assertive personality and created for her this bold gem, which at the time was strikingly modern to extravagant.

The serpent gracefully protected Gabrielle’s neck in a style that would become iconic to the house.

Not long after, in a beautiful tribute to Gabrielle, the first Serpent collection was born in 1968. As a protective talisman and a symbol of eternal love, the snake became an iconic element and inspiration. The Maison presented a collection designed for independent and unbridled women, such as Gabrielle – a collection called Serpent Bohéme.

The idea of protection created by Frédéréc Boucherone is reflected in every part of the collection: gold precisely processed into a form of fine scales resembling snake skin, face drops symbolizing the head of a snake, and a fine gemstone in the heart drops perfectly reflecting the brightness and light of the entire jewel. In a few decades, Serpent Bohéme became one of the most famous collections of the French Maison.

It celebrates the Bohemian lifestyle, showcasing jewels that voyage across time and borders, just like Frédéric Boucheron and his many expeditions. The craftsmanship and artistry in each piece can be seen through the precision of the sculpted gold. The twinkling of each diamond is illuminated through the lustrous gold. 

Inspired by this iconic jewellery collection and its rich history, the Boucheron family is enhanced with a new gem that takes over all the essential elements of Serpent Bohemia jewelry. A scent of the same name is created designed for a confident, courageous woman… as a tribute to the beloved, independent Gabrielle.

In creating serpent bohéme, perfumer Anne Flipo followed the creative spirit of the collection, but at the same time was influenced by the freedom and assertive personality of the women for which Frédéric Boucheron created the most daring jewelry.

Serpent Bohème embodies free spirit, independence and elegance without conventions and dictatorships. It celebrates everyday life, guided by beauty and dream. The rebirth of a symbolic snake as a renewed adable of happiness.

Anne Flipo offers this freedom of movement, thought and enjoy life through a unique composition of floral, musk and chypre tones. Serpent Bohéme gleefully opens with an explosion of vibrant mandarin tones and black fish.

The floral heart reveals the quality properties of a rose. The lush Mallow desert rose blends in with the essence of the Turkish rose to create a sensual combination. Then the iconic Jasmine Sambac pours into the scent like a ray of sunlight and perfectly complements this addictive composition.

Top notes: mandarin, black currant
Heart: Turkish rose, sambac jasmine, desert rose
Base: labdanum, patchouli, white musk, sandalwood

The basic tone dukes white musk flowers in conjunction with the chords of roses. The warm tones of the cistus labdanum plant leave the skin feeling like after kissing through the sun. Sandalwood and Patchouli lends the whole composition naturalness.

‘Snakeskin’ as the base of serpent bohemia’s first iconic jewelry collection covers the entire back of the flacon of this new fragrance. The precisive engraving and the game with light perfectly undersmned the gentle and transparent appearance of the flacon. At the front of the flacon is a decently stamped gold plaque with the name of the scent. A black satin ribbon around the neck gives the flacon an elegant look.

The new perfume is conceived as a balanced and fluid whole, made just like a jewel carefully wrapped in gold.

On screen, the Maison Boucheron called French top model Joséphine le Tutour, winner of the Elite Model Look competition to embody the fragrance. With her frank and direct gaze, she perfectly embodies the liberated personality of Serpent Bohème. Dressed in a white blouse revealing necklace Serpent Bohèm, It expresses a natural elegance as do the jewelry in the collection.

Boucheron Serpent Bohème is available as a 30, 50 and 90ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the amazing world of Boucheron.

Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist, feeling classy and fresh



Yes, there’s another way to enjoy the classic L’Interdit fragrance. Elevate your fragrance regime with the Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist; a woody floral hair fragrance infused with the same unique notes as Givenchy’s iconic L’Interdit perfume.

The Givenchy  L’Interdit Hair Mist feels classy yet fresh.

The recognizable formula of the perfume was created by perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Bal. It opens with citrusy bergamot and juicy pear, before a heart of orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose blooms. As it settles on your locks, a familiar base of sweet patchouli, vetiver, creamy vanilla and musky ambroxan reveal an overtly feminine trail that will activate with every hair swish.

Givenchy-L'Interdit-Hair-Mist-Flacon-BoxThe Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist’s elegant scent will add a level of sophistication to any outfit. Its lightweight mist won’t weigh down your hair, as it’s classic aroma wraps around every strand for an addictive trail that lingers wherever you go. Ultra-moisturising and anti-pollution, it will also improve the overall condition of your locks. Leaving you with silky-soft, shiny hair that smells of your favourite perfume.

How to use: 

Apply a few spritzes to your locks. And, wear with your L’Interdit fragrance for a stronger scent.

Any L’Interdit fan will instantly recognise this mist; packaged in Givenchy’s L’Interdit signature flacon, it looks as refined and chic as the juice inside smells.

In addition to its L’Interdit line, Givenchy has also launched a Solid Perfume with the same notes as L’Intedit Eau de Parfum edition from 2018.

The Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist and L’Interdit Solid Perfume are availabe at Givenchy Boutiqes and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.




Beautiful little thing, Givenchy L’Interdit Solid Perfume


In the years that I work in the world of cosmetics, I have come across many beautiful and special packaging. In the years I have collected a nice collection of solid perfumes often disguised as a golden pill box. Special trifles to carry with you in your designer handbag, but oten too beautiful to use..

Now French Maison Givenchy’s L’Interdit collection brings forth a new product, a fragrant solid perfume. Not a golden ‘pill box’, but in a very attractive, lipstick-shaped package. The Maison’s creaters thought that a solif perfume in this form would be perfect for applying during the day gently on the neckline and wrists and for carrying in a purse.


The recognizable formula of the perfume was created by perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Bal. The fragrance is based on contrasts between white flowery notes (tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom) and a deep and dark base of woodsy notes (patchouli, vetiver.) The composition has nuances of sheer and juicy bergamot and pear aromas.



In addition to its L’Interdit line, Givenchy has also launched a hair mist with the same notes as L’Intedit Eau de Parfum edition from 2018.

The Givenchy L’Interdit Solid Perfume and L’Interdit Hair Mist are availabe at Givenchy Boutiqes and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.




Irresistible Givenchy



Very Irresistible Givenchy from 2003 is one of the modern pillars of the French Maison, followed by its many flankers and variations. Keeping (a part of) the name and concept, the fashion house launches a new fragrance called Irresistible Givenchy, housed in a completely new flacon and offering a new perfume.

Be radiant, effortlessly charming as this seductive fragrance draws you in. Feel alive, life is a dance.

Givenchy Irresistible Givenchy, a fragrance that definitely invites you to let go. The fragrance of a naturally irresistible woman with a strong magnetic charm who draws you into a release dance with liberating vibes. An invitation to let go and reveal who you are.


Created by Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Ball, Irresistible Givenchy is a floral-woody and fruity fragrance that plays with the contrast between two opposite accords of luscious Rose and radiant Blond Wood.

Top: Pear, Ambrette
Heart: Rose Essential™, Iris
Base: Virginia Cedar, Musk

This effervescent Rose reflects the fragrance of a naturally irresistible woman with strong magnetic charm, so electrifying that we only want to follow her. She is radiant and draws you into a release dance with liberating vibes. An invitation to let go and reveal who you are. For her, life is a dance.


British model Fran Summers is the face of this new fragrance. Her talent, authenticity and natural grace make her a regular on fashion shows, especially Givenchy’s. ​Her presence alone is an incitement to partying and letting-go. For her, life is a dance. With her band of free spirits she knows how to take full advantage of these precious moments of pure escape.

This new fragrance is glorified in a luminous, prismatic flacon. A multi-facetted square with the softest angles adorned in textured ribbon wrapped around precious metal. A tribute to creator Hubert de Givenchy who loved playing with fabrics and opposites.


Irresistible Givenchy is available as 30, 50 and 80ml Eau de Parfum and is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautifull world of Givenchy.




Special Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Collector Edition


This year, French Maison Lancôme is presenting a special collector edition of their bestseller La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum from 2012, the fruity – floral – gourmand composed by perfumers Oliver Polge, Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle leaves a sensual and feminine impression, as a modern gourmand; intense and addictive. The perfume, embodied by Julia Roberts, is a fragrant homage to the beauty and joy of life.

Top notes: pear, black currant
Middle notes: iris Palida, orange blossom, absolute jasmine Sambac
Base notes: patchouli, praline, tonka beans, vanilla

La Vie Est Belle’s composition opens up juicy, fruity, in an overture to the rich floral heart of iris Pallida, absolute jasmine Sambac, and sparkling orange blossom, layered on a warm and comfortable gourmand bed of pralines, vanilla, tonka beans and patchouli.

3614272916609_La-Vie-Est-Belle-Mothers-Day-Collector-50ml-minThe iconic flacon remains the same, while the light pink organza bow is much bigger and more romantic. The La Vie Est Belle Collector Edition is available as a 50ml Eau de Parfum in limited amount.

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle is available at Lancôme counters and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Lancôme.




Mademoiselle Rochas Couture – A New Charming Rochas


After the original Mademoiselle Rochas Eau de Parfum presented in 2017, and the Eau de Toilette version from 2018, French Maison Rochas recently launched the third fragrance in the collection, Mademoiselle Rochas Couture.

Created by Anne Flipo, the composition of Mademoiselle Rochas Couture offers a romantic and chic mixture full of contrast. In the opening are the fruity notes of bergamot and sweet pear nectar, combined with pink pepper, which gives a daring character to the flowers. The sparkling and citrusy bouquet of orange blossoms and lily of the valley are embraced by the vanillic hug of heliotrope flowers. A warm and creamy finish of tonka bean, sandalwood and sensual musks leave a comfortable and subtle trail.


rochas-mademoiselle-rochas-couture-box-flacon.jpgRochas Mademoiselle Rochas Couture will be available in purple bottles of the same shape as her predecessor, decorated with a black bow tied around the neck of the flacon. The fragrance is expected to arrive in stores next month and will be available as a 30, 50 and 90ml Eau de Parfum.

Come into the wonderful world of Rochas.





Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Sparkly Christmas Edition


Early this new year, Lancôme launches La Vie Est Belle Sparkly Christmas Editiona new limited edition perfume. This will make a perfect gift due to its beautiful glittering bow around the cap inspiring the Christmas atmosphere and fairy feelings. 

Embellish your life with La vie est belle, Lancôme’s most iconic feminine fragrance.

This holiday, happiness is a gift, a radiance that you share with others, wrapped in the shape of a crystal smile and embellished with radiant silver sparkles. La vie est belle is a universal declaration to the beauty of life. Embellish your life with La Vie est Belle, Lancôme’s most iconic feminine fragrance.


A unique olfactory signature perfume scent created by three of France’s leading perfumers. Created by Olivier Polge, Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion, it is spreading happiness with the first gourmand Iris. Every drop of La Vie est Belle is infused with a joyful spirit. The radiant & warm-hearted iris spreads happiness in its wake.

Top Notes: Pear, Blackberry
Heart Notes: Orange Blossom and Jasmine Sambac absolute
Base Notes: Patchouli, Iris

A true testament to Lancôme’s heritage, the bottle is inspired by a masterpiece from the Lancôme archives. A modern take on ‘The Crystal Smile’ created in 1949 by artisctic director George Delhomme. This bottle captures Lancôme founder Armand Petitjean’s vision of femininity, represented here in the shape of a smile.


This holiday, the iconic bottle is adorned with a pearlescent golden organza ribbon is affixed around its neck, and covered in delicate and luminous silver sparkles, becoming the ultimate gift to spread happiness.

La Vie Est Belle Sparkly Christmas Edition will be available in 50ml Eau de Parfum.





Givenchy L’Interdit



Created by Hubert de Givenchy in 1957 as a tribute to Audrey Hepburn, L’Interdit has been reinvented in 2018. An addictive composition with bright luminosity infused by ‘black’ notes, this bold new perfume is an invitation to cross the line and elegantly embrace individuality. Rooney Mara, a captivating actress recognized for her engagement, is the face of this powerful and memorable fragrance.

Forbid yourself nothing. Allow no rules. An invitation to defy convention and embrace your singularity.

Givenchy L’Interdit celebrates the story of an exceptional friendship, that between trendsetting fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy and his muse, actress Audrey Hepburn, a symbol of elegance and audacity. More than 60 years after the original creation, Parfums Givenchy writes a new chapter for this iconic fragrance with a resolutely modern Eau de Parfum.


French maison Givenchy re-launches its iconic L’Interdit perfume for women with a new modern version and with a more calmed and sensual aroma. The original Givenchy L’Interdit perfume was launched in 1957 and got its inspiration from one of the beautiful women of all times, Audrey Hepburn.

An homage to the original L’Interdit from 1957. This new version is a tribute to bold femininity. An invitation to defy convention and embrace your singularity. A white floral cut through with dark notes unleashing a bold luminosity that flirts with obscurity. The shocking side of chic.

The fruit of a collaboration between master perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Bal, L’Interdit is a subtle play of contrasts – orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose are paired with vetiver and patchouli – to better deploy its intense notes and underline the emancipating force of the fragrance.

Top notes: Strawberry
Heart notes: Freesia, Jasmine, Violet,  Bulgarian rose, Sunflower, Ylang-Ylang
Base notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Incense

It is a very feminine and very softly/floral perfume for women with a touch of French vibe. Givenchy L’Interdit is a classic, powdery and romantic fragrance with hints of spicy notes, but not overwhelming. Both timeless and innovative, the new L’Interdit bottle is a tribute to the 1957 flacon.


Givenchy has chosen the audacious actress Rooney Mara as the face of its new perfume. The advertising film was shot by Todd Haynes, director of the film Carol, for which Rooney Mara was named Best Actress at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Experience the thrill of the forbidden. Givenchy L’Interdit is available as 35, 50 and 80ml Eau de Parfum.

Come into the world of Givenchy….