Hapiness bottled: Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana

 

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Sadly, the summer is coming to its end, but many perfume brands still create warm, hot, sunny/florescent perfumes to prolong us more in the summer. This late summer days, Jo Malone releases a new unisex perfume Honeysuckle & Davana.

Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana is based on honeysuckle, composed in a different way from the predecessor Honeysuckle & Jasmine from 1999, again dealing with the sweet honeyed aroma of this lovely flower and the wild nature of England.

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Honeysuckle is a quintessential English flower, and it’s not a flower we talk about a lot in perfumery. In England, it’s very rare to not have a story about honeysuckle. It always brings you back to a happy moment. It grows wild and almost surprises you. With a rose, you go to smell it in your garden. With honeysuckle it surprises you on your walk.

It was very important for me to capture the bucolic feeling – that pleasant feeling of countryside life – as well as all the facets of the honeysuckle flower. Honeysuckle is a complex, particular flower, there are a lot of facets, and it’s the creamy, addictive part of the honeysuckle that we use.

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The sunny creation of Honeysuckle & Davana is based on a floral theme, sweetened with a vibrant, fruit-green aroma.

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Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana is a happy new floral, winding through the English countryside. Created by perfumer Anne Flipo, Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana in its opening seduces with the green an fruity sweetness of davana which leads to fresh roses and wild honeysuckle layeredon an accord of moss.

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Climbing. Twisting. Ever more alluring after dark. Fresh with rose and the aromatic, fruity twist of davana. Woody with moss. Warmed by sunshine. Davana is a green plant with hints of liquorice that brings vibrancy to the fragrance and a touch of a fruity note. English honeysuckle, with a radiant floralcy, brings a rich character to the heart of the fragrance. Evocative of undergrowth damp with fresh rain, the verdance of moss cushions the base of the fragrance in earthy, woody warmth.
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Happiness bottled. Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana is available as 30 and 100ml Cologne along a 200gr. perfumed candle.

 

 

 

 

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black

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This summer, Carolina Herrera introduces a new VIP perfume – a more intense, aromatic, totally masculine and intriguingly different named 212 VIP Black. The new Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black follows famous brand’s perfume 212 VIP Men from 2011. The new perfume got its inspiration from New York’s clubs and active nightlife.

The fragrances of the 212 VIP collection, inspired by the New York City clubbing nights, feature accords of various alcoholic beverages, so we have 212 VIP containing the aroma of rum, 212 VIP Rose with champagne and 212 VIP Men that includes vodka notes. The new edition, 212 VIP Black, focuses on absinthe.

Top notes: Absinthe, Anise, Fennel
Heart: Lavender
Base: Musk, Black vanilla

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is an evening fragrance with a strong aroma made of absinthe shots infused with lavender, star anise, fennel, calmed on sweet black vanilla and musk notes. It is an aromatic-fougere perfume created by famous perfumers Carlos Benaim and Anne Flipo. This perfume characterizes a man who wants to feel VIP, but at the same time earthy and frisky.

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A truly clubbing and energetic fragrance with a wild nature. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is advertised by Cameron Dallas, along with Taylor Hill and Hailey Baldwin.

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is available in 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

Paco Rabanne Pure XS

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Paco Rabanne has launched Pure XS, a new flanker to 1993′s XS. In 1993, the XS fragrance paved the way and claimed sexual desire, free of taboos. Now, Pure XS announces the comeback of sex, or rather eroticism. With excess in its very genes.

Paco Rabanne Pure XS is fantasy embodied by an excessively perfect and perfectly indecent man. An unattainable heir who oozes sex and desire. Pure XS is excess in its pure state, implicit, explicit and pure fantasy. Pure XS is the duality of a man with a noble upbringing and sexual power. He merges decency and daring, vice and virtue with magnetic results.

Paco Rabanne Pure XS model

Paco Rabanne Pure XS has oriental composition of fresh spices and heated resins and woods. It contains a large dose of fresh icy ginger, which is warmed by a carnal mixture of myrrh resin and sweet vanilla. Paco Rabanne Pure XS was created by Anne Flipo, Bruno Jovanovic and Caroline Dumur.

The face of the fragrance is Francisco Henriques.The campaign was shot by fashion photographer Nathaniel Goldberg and directed by Johan Renck.

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Paco Rabanne Pure XS comes in a lighter-shaped bottle that follows the design of the collection, but this time colored in dark blues and blacks.

Paco Rabanne XS Pure is available as a 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

 

 

 

Jo Malone launches Star Magnolia

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The noted British brand, Jo Malone, has just launched a welcome addition to their line-up of blossom scents − the limited edition, Star Magnolia.

A wonderfully refreshing and feminine cologne, it’s even light enough to wear during the heat of the summer. Star Magnolia comprises top notes of lemon, followed by a deep floral heart of Star Magnolia, with rich woody base notes of sandalwood. And for the very first time, Jo Malone has introduced to the range a hair mist with a high-shine conditioning treatment.

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The creator of the fragrance, Master Perfumer Anne Flipo, was surprised to notice on a business trip to Shanghai that, amongst all the tall buildings, the city was filled with large green open spaces, and in early March the pure white daisy clusters of the Magnolia trees perfumed the air with their soft, crisp, petal fragrance. At that moment, the concept of Star Magnolia was born.

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Each smart bottle is adorned with a delicate white paper collar of white petals, perfectly imitating the petals of the white flower itself, the Star Magnolia.

Come into the world of  Jo Malone London

 

 

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Bouquet de Printemps

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This spring, the house of Lancôme, expands its famous product line with a new limited edition perfume for women La Vie Est Belle Bouquet de Printemps. Created by Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion, La Vie Est Belle Bouquet de Printemps is a tribute to spring – when everything around awakens and blossoms. The new perfume is described as fresh flowery and citrusy – a beautiful and daring fragrance that has a truly classic and elegant floral aroma.

Top notes: Bergamot, Jasmine Sambac, Williams Pear
Heart notes: Lily of the Valley, Orange blossom, Vanilla, Candied fruit
Bottom notes: Iris, Callison, Patchouli.

 

La Vie Est Belle Bouquet de Printemps is the flanker to La Vie Est Belle launched in 2012 – that gained huge success, and still is one of the most adored and sold perfumes in the world. The new perfume opens with a nice bouquet of Jasmine Sambac, Orange blossom and Lily of the Valley notes along with precious Iris, sweet vanilla, pears, and delicious candid fruits – a pleasant revelation of a terrific stand alone scent. Patchouli note in the base adds a final note of irresistible sensuality and warmth to La Vie Est Belle Bouquet de Printemps.

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Chloé Love Story Eau Sensuelle

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Next year, French Maison Chloé will delight women with a new mouthwatering perfume named Love Story Eau Sensuelle. As the name inspires this perfume will describe a story of love with its sensual notes that will calm down on the skin leaving behind a luxurious and warm aroma.

The sun sets on Paris. The rooftops are silhouetted against the amber sky. A slight breeze runs along the banks of the Seine. The day fades out, replaced by the excitement of a blooming romance. A soft and playful lovestory unfolds at dusk. He is fascinated, she is unwittingly seductive. She perfectly embodies Chloé’s femininity. She exudes sensuality.

Chloé Love Story Eau Sensuelle is the third fragrance from Chloé’s Love Story collection, inspired by Parisian romance, and love padlocks on the bridge of Pont des Arts, which includes the original Love Story Eau de Parfum, from 2014, and the Eau de Toilette version from 2016.

Created by two women, Anne Flipo – who created Love Story Eau de Parfum and Love Story Eau de Toilette – and Domitille Bertier, this original fragrance reveals a new facet of the line’s signature scent of orange blossom.

Top notes: Citron, Yuzu, Pear, Orange blossom
Heart notes: Passion flower, Heliotrope.
Base notes: Cedar, Amber, Sandalwood, Musk

Blended with sunny notes, and almost-vanilla heliotrope, the orange blossom is sweeter and more romantic than ever. Yuzu (Japanese Citron) and Orange blossom comes along with sweet vanilla notes. Its sensuality is sublimated by a sandalwood chord. Velvety and slightly milky, it gives depth to this elegant fragrance. A new olfactory poetry.

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Chloé Love Story Eau Sensuelle preserves the same crystal coral-color bottle adorned with a pink ribbon. Love Story Eau Sensuelle is advertised by the beautiful French actress Clémence Poésy, shot by Inez & Vinoodh.

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Chloé Love Story Eau Sensuelle captivates with a nice love story full of romance and elegance. Love Story Eau Sensuelle will hit the shelves at the beginning of the new year and is the reinvention of the Love Story Eau de Parfum released in 2014.

Exploring the beauty and an intriguing world of femininity, a new sense of femininity and sensuality. Chloé Love Story Eau Sensuelle will be available in 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Special Editions

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Original released in 2012, Lancôme launches several special editions of La Vie est Belle, just before the holidays, among which are limited editions that celebrate 80 years of the house of Lancôme and 150 years of the French store Printemps. The focus certainly lies on the La Vie Est Belle edition, which became one of the most popular fragrances of today.

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Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Christmas Edition, 2015

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Lancôme La Vie Belle Christmas Edition, 2015

Starting from August, Lancôme promoted first their new version of La Vie est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Intense as one of the successors of the popular edition La Vie est Belle from 2012. La Vie est Belle Christmas Edition repeats the composition of the original edition from 2012 in a bottle that has the name of the perfume inscribed in different languages. The holiday edition arrives in a box with a transparent plastic part and is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum limited edition.

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An exclusive gift set was created to celebrate 80 years of the house of Lancôme. Its design is truly irresistible and will thrill even those who are not fans of La Vie Est Belle and its versions. This luxurious set includes a flacon of La Vie Est Belle 50ml Eau de Parfum, two mini flacons of 4ml and three purse flacons of 10ml each.

Lancôme La Vie est Belle L’Extrait de Parfum by Mellerio dits Meller, 2015

In order to celebrate their 80th birthday, and to offer fans of the popular collection of La Vie est Belle the most concentrated editions, Lancôme designers, in collaboration with the oldest jeweler house in the world, Mellerio dits Meller, created the luxurious edition La Vie Est Belle L’Extrait de Parfum as a limited edition in the strongest concentration. Mellerio dits Meller celebrates 402 years of existence and their jeweler house and museum are situated at the Rue de la Paix and the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. In their archives, one can find the data on orders and the creation process of jewelry for Marie Antoinette, Napoleon III, Josephine, Tsar of Russia, King of Italy and other nobility. Not only nobitity, but also many movie stars found their way to Mellerio dits Meller.

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Lancôme La Vie est Belle L’Extrait de Parfum by Mellerio dits Meller, 2015

Signed by perfumers Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion, the popular composition is enhanced with precious sparkling Iris in the top notes and vanilla in the base. A miniature flacon of 10 ml arrives in the same form as the previous editions and is decorated with a pendant which reinterprets the twin wings of freedom decorated in rose-gold-gilded silver. The perfume was launched in November 2015.

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The luxurious edition La Vie Est Belle L’Extrait de Parfum by Mellerio dits Meller was created in only 80 pieces, one for each year. It is available as 10 ml priced at $950. For all fans of perfume extracts, Lancome presents La Vie Est Belle Extrait de Parfum in a flacon of the same design with a bow as a standard Eau De Parfum edition in the amount of 10 ml.

Lancôme La Vie est Belle Boule A Neige Parfumée ‘Wonderland’, 2015

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In the spirit of the holidays and celebration, Lancome launches a fragrant snowball, the Lancôme Boule A Neige La Vie Est Belle Wonderland. The fragrant ball is available in 180 grams.

 

 

 

The Nose: Pascal Gaurin

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Pascal Gaurin was born circa 1970 in France. This French Perfumer works for IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances) as Senior Perfumer for the Fine Fragrances division (Click photo to enlarge).

Pascal had no objective reasons to become a perfumer, but chose it thanks to his gift. His fascination with scents was so great that as a child, he literally explored the world with his nose, causing his mother to wonder if he was afraid of being poisoned.

Pascal studied and graduated at ISIPCA in Versailles and a year after that he began to work in IFF, first in Hong Kong, where he enriched not only his olfactory palette, but also gained a deep understanding of the art, customs and olfactory preferences of people in Asia. Then, in 1997, Pascal was offered the chance to work in IFF, New York, the city of his dreams. The city where everything happens, and where all smells come together.

Most inspired by very dense essences, Pascal Gaurin is fond of resins, deep woods and anything that can express extreme sensuality. His taste for darkness probably originates from his grandparents’ home in Creuse, France. ‘The forests are very dark there, it always feels like it’s night time, you can feel the vapors of humus, mushrooms, leaves and bark. . . I love frontal materials, those you need to tame like sculptor does stone, by keeping the volume but making it flow’. This is where he gets his affinity for cistus, patchouli, Cashmeran and vanilla, ingredients he qualifies as erotic.”

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Other passions of Pascal, which help him in his work, are music and film. The palette of fragrances created by Pascal Gaurin is wide indeed:

  • 2000 Givenchy ‘Oblique Play’ (with Jean-Claude Delville)
  • 2002 Calvin Klein ‘Crave’ (with Yves Cassar and Jean-Marc Chaillan)
  • 2002 Liz Clairborne ‘Bora Bora’ (with Oliver Polge)
  • 2003 Calvin Klein ‘Eternity Purple Orchid’ (with Sophia Grojsman)
  • 2004 Curve ‘Crush Men’ (with Jean-Marc Chaillan)
  • 2004 Karl Lagerfeld ‘Liquid Karl’ (with Bruno Jovanovic and Sandrine Malin)
  • 2004 Liz Clairborne ‘Realities’ (with Jean-Marc Chaillan, Laurent le Guernec)
  • 2005 Liz Clairborne ‘Liz’ (with Jean-Marc Chaillan, Laurent le Guernec)
  • 2006 Banana Republic ‘Rosewood’
  • 2006 Curve Chill Men (with Jean-Marc Chaillan, Laurent le Guernec, Loc Dong)
  • 2007 Christian Lacroix ‘Noir’

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Christian Lacroix ‘Nuit’ (Click photo to enlarge).

  • 2007 Tom Ford ‘Black Violet’ (with Clement Gavarry)
  • 2007 Calvin Klein ‘Eternity Summer’ (with Clement Gavarry)
  • 2008 Patrick Dempsey ‘Unscripted’ (with Yves Cassar)
  • 2008 Emanuelle Ungaro, ‘U by Ungaro for Him’ (with Yves Cassar)
  • 2008 Calvin Klein ‘Eternity Summer’ (with Yves Cassar)
  • 2008 Jessica Simpson ‘Fancy Love’ (with Celine Barel, Clement Gavarry, Yves Cassar)
  • 2009 Michael Kors ‘Very Hollywood’  (with Laurent le Guernec)
  • 2009 Valentino ‘Valentino’
  • 2011 Christian Lacroix ‘Nuit for Him’
  • 2012 Vera Wang ‘Lovestruck Floral Rush’
  • 2013 Diesel ‘Loverdose Tattoo’ (with Anne Flipo)
  • 2014 Diesel ‘Loverdose Tattoo EDT’ (with Anne Flipo)
  • 2015 Diana Vreeland ‘Daringly Different’
  • 2015 Oscar de La Renta ‘Extraordinary’ (with Bruno Jovanovic)

Oscar de La Renta Eau de Parfum EXTRAORDINARY

Oscar de La Renta ‘Extraordinary’ (Click photo to enlarge).

by Jean Amr

Sweet Lolita Lempicka

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Delighting in the pleasures of being a woman, Lolita Lempicka reveals its latest creation that resembles the overwhelming femininity in a scent that speaks of the true Lolita Lempicka woman. A perfect combination of fruits and musk tells the story of provocation, allure, desire, indulgence and appeal. Conceived by Anne Flipo, IFF perfumer and inspired creator, Sweet perfume is a mouth-watering scent from the very first note.

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Lolita Lempicka reveals Sweet, its utmost feminine perfume.

The Lady of Lolita Lempicka is a life-loving woman, sweet, delicate, and soft, but not fragile. She likes to try new things with no fear or sense of guilt at all, spreading her sensual charm everywhere she goes, her scent tasty as a cherry topped with chocolate and sugar.

Sweet is the taste on your lips when you have just bitten into a cherry dipped in dark chocolate. Immediately kissable top notes, a hint of angelica, ostensibly innocent, paves the way for seduction and an enveloping fragrant trail of scandalous musk…a joyful perfume that was just as fun to create as it is to wear.

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The whole composition is made to give a delightful feeling. First and foremost, gourmand. The tender, juicy flesh of a cherry with a crisp sugar coating as a candy apple. Next, enticing. Enveloped in the timeless elegance of iris, cocoa absolute flirts with angelica to set this delightful heart racing with pleasure. Finally, sensual. The scandalous musk caresses the many facets of the cashmere wood, with musky aura that gives the perfume its signature potency and velvety touch.

Chloé, Love Story

 

Paris by Night

A night in paris. Sparkling lights and music. A crowd. and her.

The night is hers

He sees her immediately. eyes meet. He’s fascinated. Her femininity, her natural elegance. An allure touched by freedom and grace.

She is clémence poésy. luminous under the lens of mélanie laurent. love story is a modern story of seduction. her. and him. Their paths cross, a few mumbled words, a beautiful moment.

Essence of seduction

In the hollow of her neck, a charm. the freshness of neroli illuminates her, amongst others. He sees only her. The sensuality of orange blossom attracts him, powerfully. The stirring femininity of jasmine stephanotis, the flower of happiness, makes her more irresistible than ever. On her skin, cedar vibrates with flair. A floral love story, fresh and sexy. An unforgettable essence of seduction.

They are together, more alive than ever. The city is theirs. The night too. He takes her by the hand, the sound of her heels on the pavement. Their laughter echoing against the walls. Stolen fragments of their love story.

As a symbol of their affection, a padlock. her fragrance. He tries to grab it but it is hers. A precious jewel crowned with cold metal, magnified by the iconic pleated glass. The casual femininity of a ribbon knotted nonchalantly on its side. It says it all about her . It signs the modern and refined chloé attitude.

First light of day

A barge moored under the pont des arts. His place. As he opens the door, she disappears. Because above all she is free! She loves life, love… will she be back? Her fragrance floats in the air.

The scent of a love story.

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Chloé introduced the romantic scent of Orange Blossem called Love Story, inspired by  the love padlocks on the bridge of Pont des Arts in Paris.

Love Story is the expression of a free woman. the Chloé woman. Clare Waight Keller, Clémence Poesy, Mélanie Laurent, Inez van Lamsweerde, Anne Flipo … each brought her vision to tell this new story.

A declaration of femininity. A proclamation of freedom.