Tom Ford Métallique arty fragrance film



Willful. Fearless. Addictive. Beneath its cool veneer, the floral heart of new Tom Ford Métallique scent is amplified by juxtaposing delicate white blossoms of aubepine and muguet with the narcotic-like nectar of heliotrope.

Forged with elegant brilliance, Tom Ford Métallique mesmerizes its admirers with a pulsating flash of modern, resolute femininity, willful, luminous and in full bloom.

Tom Ford Métallique was created by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu. One of the ingredients which defines perfume of the mid-20th century is aldehydes. From their appearance in Chanel No. 5 they were prevalent in many of the great floral perfumes which followed. It was so entwined with that era in perfume it also came to represent it. It also is the one ingredient which elicits the damning reaction, “….that perfume is for someone older than me”. It is the keynote of the dreaded descriptor ‘old lady perfume’. This has kept it from being used very often in new perfumes. Tom Ford Metallique is going to try to change that.


Like an armored embroidered dress, the metallic sheath of lighter-than-air aldehydes opens the scent like a second skin. The collision of crisp vert de bergamote and pink peppercorn further steel the insatiability of the first impression. The floral heart is amplified by juxtaposing delicate white blossoms of aubepine and muguet with the narcotic-like nectar of heliotrope. An aura of ambrette seed imparts warmth with woody inflections of peru balsam. The soft scent of vanilla and creamy sandalwood layer an addictive, contrasting finish that further drives the metallic suiting of the open.

Top Note: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Pink peppercorn
Heart Note: Heliotrope, Lily of the Valley, Hawthorn
Base Note: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Ambretta seed, Peru balsam

The addictive aldehyde start envelopes a much more sensual core of delicately layered white flowers, creating a contrast that shifts from cool to lush. Aubepine, an ancestor of the rose that’s more complex and piquant, blends with sweet muguet and intoxicating nectar of heliotrope that’s both light and powdery and powerfully rich. The closing notes bring a layer of warmth — which is ideal for a scent that’ll take you into crisp fall — thanks to ambrette seed, balsam, vanilla, and creamy sandalwood. It’s a finish that brings a comforting effect to the bold, metallic start of this multi-toned fragrance.


The smooth, silver bottle with gold-toned label and cap echo the precious metal theme of the Tom Ford Métallique, and impart a luxe look that’ll elevate your vanity. Plus, with an appearance that’s totally different from the rest of Tom Ford’s perfumes, it’ll be the standout that’ll help you make a statement during the shift from summer to autumn.

Tom Ford Métallique is available as 50 ($150) or 100 ($195) ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Tom Ford.





Giorgio Armani Code A-List



When it comes to describing a perfume form Italian house Giorgio Armani, than no words needed as they speak by themselves. All Giorgio Armani perfumes are designed with attentive care to details, with high-end ingredients and simple, yet modern designs. Many Giorgio Armani perfumes find places on my perfumery shelf among other fragrances due to their sensual, daring, and stylish aromas.


Armani Code, one of the best selling masculine fragrances of the past decade, will see a new limited edition, Armani Code A-List. The new fragrance is conceived as an elegant and sophisticated creation, a new weapon of seduction for men looking to always be in the center of attention.  

The Code A-List man has a naturally magnetic personality, he seduces with his charming presence and leaves a sensual trail in his wake

The limited edition Code A-List fragrance is inspired by the same olfactive and seductive codes as the iconic first Code fragrance. For Code A-list, perfumer Antoine Maisondieu created a special blend of bergamot essence and green mandarin with smoky tones of gaïac wood. A tension is created between lavender heart and intensity of tonka beans. A unique way of extracting the lavendar heart brings lightness and luminosity, evoking a seductive & masculine woody oriental scent.


Giorgio Armani Code A-List is a limited edition perfume truly elegant, exquisite and mysterious one other side with a strong masculine aroma.

Giorgio Armani Code A-List is available as 50 and 75 ml Eau de Toilette.





MontBlanc Legend Night

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The MontBlanc Legend collection, in addition to the original from 2011, includes releases such as Legend Intense (2013), Legend Intense (2013), Legend Spirit from 2016, and a few limited summer versions named Legend Sprecial Edition.

Now the house of MontBlanc crafts one of the most stylish, yet classic elegant fragrances for true men connoisseurs. This summer, MontBlanc Legend Night emanates a strong and tempting smell for most charismatic men. Created by perfumers Antoine Maisondieu and Olivier Pescheux it is described as deeply romantic and charming at heart,

Top notes: Bergamot, Clary sage, Pepermint, Cardamom
Heart: Apple, Fir, Cedar, Lavender, Violet
Base: Vetiver, Black vanilla, Akigalawood, Patchouli,

MontBlanc Legend Night inspires a mysterious and fresh at the same time aroma ideal for daily use, as well as occasional. It starts with a reinvigorating aroma made of bergamot, peppermint, and apple notes along with spices of cardamom, clary sage mixed with fir, and aromatic floral notes of violet and lavender. The base dries down on a woody layer made of vetiver, black vanilla, akigalawood, musk and patchouli notes.


MontBlanc Legend Night reportedly represents an equally charismatic but secretive gentleman, emphasizing his night-time attire and mood. The face of Legend Night is again English model Simon Clark – ideal portraying masculinity, elegance, and the contemporary expression – and the campaign was shot by photographer John Bals.


MontBlanc Legend Night is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.



Valentino Donna Acqua


Valentino Donna Acqua, a flanker to 2015’s Valentino’s Donna, is a new perfume for women touched by pure elegance with a stunningly versatile aroma. This beautiful perfume is created as a subtle, light, unique scent with an alluring and profoundly Italian accords. An irreverent clash of lightness and indulgence composed by famous perfumers Sonia Constant and Antoine Maisondieu, this indulgent composition is a collision between almond and frosted pear.

Top: Rice
Heart: Frangipani, Hawthorn, Jasmine and Roses
Base: Benzion, Sandalwood and Tonka bean

Valentino Donna Acqua opens with luminous and bitter/sweet noble notes of rose essences, frangipani, jasmine along with refined warm notes of hawthorn calmed on sandalwood, tonka bean, and benzoin notes.

The search for contemporary classicism and a sense of past and present that characterizes the concept of timeless elegance are embodied in the bottle.

Valentino Donna Acqua Flacon + BoxValentino Donna Aqua is presented in the iconic studded glass bottle, signifiers of defiant grace, while the outer packaging s resonant with that of the classic Donna fragrance. Valentino Donna Acqua is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.




Bottega Veneta Deluxe Craftmanship edition 2015

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Bottega Veneta Deluxe Craftmanship edition 2015

The Italian label is paying tribute to Venetian glassmakers with the introduction of its 2015 Deluxe Fragrance collection.

Bottega Veneta’s two iconic fragrances,its first signature perfume and the Knot Eau de Parfum, are presented in a luxurious collection and enclosed in an artisanal bottle.

The luxury collection includes an artisanal edition of the perfume bottles, decorated with the intrecciato motif so loved by Bottega Veneta and the emblematic butterfly symbol. Designed with a detachable spray nozzle, the handcrafted bottles are easy to refill.

In addition to the fragrances, the handcrafted frosted glass has been designed for two scented candles in the same aromas to complete the collection.


Bottega Veneta Candle Deluxe Craftmanship edition 2015

The first signature scent of the Italian house is inspired by Veneto and various leather goods collections by Bottega Veneta, a fragrance with notes of leather, floral chypre and prune accords.

The Knot fragrance was created by Daniela Andrier, who also created last year’s Pour Homme scent for the brand with Antoine Maisondieu. It opens with mandarin, orange blossom and neroli, over a floral heart of rose and peony. The drydown arrives with pairing of musk and tonka bean.

The Bottega Veneta Deluxe Fragrance Collection 2015 is available in the brand’s boutiques and select department stores.

Prices: €68 for the candle, €90 for the Deluxe Signature craftmanship bottle of 50 ml and €115 for the 100 ml refill.

by Jean Amr

Boucheron’s Quatre gets reimagined as a scintillating fragrance




A new Boucheron fragrance is aways very exiting! Introducing the new Boucheron Quatre fragrance for Woman, a modern and daring olfactory interpretation of the French Maison’s iconic ring. Strongly assertive and contemporary, it reveals the strenght of character of those who wear it. The fragrance is the expression of a subtle balance of modernity and heritage, innovation and tradition, rock/shock and chic.

Boucheron Quatre fragrance is floral with juicy fruity notes and sophisticated woody shades and its composition is signed by perfumers Nathalie Gracia-Cetto, Nadège Le Garlantezec and Antoine Maisondieu of Givaudan. The perfume will be packed in a cylindrical shape inspired by the Quatre ring. The upper part of the flacon is a replica of the ring design with parts alluding at yellow and white gold, while the on/off rotating closing system facilitates that the rings on top are never removed from the flacon.


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Boucheron Quatre ‘Radiant Edition Wedding Band'(left), ‘White Edition’ (both, middle), ‘Radiant Edition’ (right) 

The uniqueness of the modern and prominent design of Quatre rings lies in their inspiration by Paris, since each part is inspired by this city: the double decorative gadroon on the rings celebrates Parisians bonded by love; ‘Clou de Paris’ reinterprets the cobblestone lanes at Place Vendôme; the diamonds reflect the light of Paris while the ribbed details describe the movement and cheer in the city.


Boucheron Quatre Eau de Parfum’s unique way to open and to use

Quatre women’s edition is a floral – fruity fragrance with a woody background. It opens with accords of bitter orange, red currant green tangerine, lemon and grapefruit. Sambac jasmine and rose form the heart, along with accords of wild strawberry, peach and apple. The base includes notes of golden woods, cedar, cashmere, musk, vanilla and caramel. On one hand a very modern fragrance, but on the other hand a true classic where you can smell the heritage of the House of Boucheron.


BoucheronBoucheron Quatre and Quatre for Men would be availble as 100, 50 and 30ml Eau de Parfum from May 2015

Not only a great fragrance, but also a great (read: ‘cheap’) way to wear a real Boucheron!! Come into the wonderful world of Boucheron.







Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme, raw and sophisticated


Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director Tomas Maier, together with master perfumers Antoine Maisondieu and Daniela Andrier, has developed a more vibrant and intense interpretation of Bottega Veneta Pour Homme scent. The result, Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme, is a compelling and alluring fragrance for the confident man of style.

Bottega Veneta’s signature men’s scent, Bottega Veneta Pour Homme, is inspired by a vision of a rustic respite in the Dolomite mountains. Redolent of pinewood, fir balsam and aged leather, the distinctive fragrance fuses rugged sensuality and subtle intellect for a fresh and understated scent that lingers in the mind like a memory. Now, Bottega Veneta complements and enhances the Pour Homme signature with the introduction of this vibrant new interpretation, Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme.

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Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme is an expression of the more intense, sensual facets of Bottega Veneta Pour Homme. The new scent is a combination of rare and unique ingredients woven together to create a fragrance full of contrasts, while preserving its essential nature.

The fragrance features amplified labdanum and pimento notes, revealing a new richness and character, while the soul of the scent continues to radiate through its woody aromatic accord, heightened by intensified notes of leather.

Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme Flacons

The bottle mirrors the soft curves and powerful shapes of Bottega Veneta Pour Homme, with a matte black intrecciato base. Inspired by Venetian glasswork and the traditional Italian carafe, it is a finely crafted object in its own right, and a pleasure to hold in the hand. The crisp black and platinum label echoes the confident, understated masculinity of Bottega Veneta menswear.

Pour Homme Extreme will be launched with an advertising campaign featuring Zak Steiner as captured by Axel Lindahl, the same model and film-maker behind the BottegaVeneta Pour Homme campaign, shot on location in New York City.


Tom Ford to launch new fragrance: Velvet Orchid


Fashion designer Tom Ford will bring out his new fragrance Velvet Orchid this year, the brain child of a creative team that consisted of no less than five persons including Ford himself – working with expert perfumers Yann Vasnier, Calice Becker, Shyamala Maisondieu and Antoine Maisondieu from the fragrance company Givaudan.

Velvet Orchid retains Black Orchid’s instantly recognisable elements: a fresh, lush petal facet; animalic notes and skin-lacquering warmth, and re-imagines these elements into a fragrance with a uniquely compelling nature.

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Tom Ford Velvet Orchid opens itself with bergamot, mandarin, Succan absolute (purified rum extract) and honey. At the core of this creation (made of ‘corporeal floral notes’). is Tom Ford’s distinctive, ‘timeless’ signature – an imaginary accord of black orchid blended with notes of velvet orchid, which gives the perfume its name, with intense Turkish rose oil and jasmine and a new accord of purple orchid that grows in the wilds of southern Brazilian coast. There are also additional floral notes of orange blossom, rose absolute, narcissus, hyacinth and heliotrope. The base is warm due to the rich flavors of Peru balsam, myrrh, labdanum, sandalwood, suede and vanilla.




This new luxurious perfume is available in beautiful purple bottles of the classic Tom Ford design in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum concentration.

Come in the world of Tom Ford.





Armani Code Ultimate

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Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani launches a new masculine fragrance, Armani Code Ultimate. Armani Code Ultimate is the new flanker to Armani Code launched in 2004. This fragrance emanates a more stronger and intense aroma yet with more provocative and more sensual notes. Code Ultimate will delight both men and women with its nice smell that will contstantly grab attention.

Created by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu of Givaudan, Armani Code Ultimate is an energetic and arrogant smell. It blends cocktail of grapefruit, mandarin and star anise along with cedar, cypress and olive blossom. The base is composed of guaiac wood, tonka bean and vanilla.

Armani Code Ultimate Flacon

Armani Code Ultimate has the same bottle shape as the original perfume updated with a silver stopper.

Armani Code Ultimate will be available from fall as 50 and 75 ml Eau de Toilette.





Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile Special Edition

Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile Special Edition Bottle Box

An exclusive and contemporary interpertation of the great Art Deco style.

Acqua di Parma is launching a new flanker to 2009’s Magnolia Nobile in a special edition. Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile Special Edition will be a limited edition perfume available later this year. The new fragrance is full refinement, elegance, femininity and sweet notes. Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile Special Edition comes in a precious, gorgeous, crystal bottle with golden details and a golden stopper.

Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon
Heart notes: Jasmine, Tuberose, Magnolia, Rose
Base notes: Sandelwood, Vertiver, Vanilla, Patchouli

Created by Antoine Maisondieu, Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile Special Edition opens with citrusy notes of bergamot, cedar and lemon essences over a heart of floral accords of sensual magnolia, Bulgarian rose, alluring jasmine and tuberose. The base calms with precious vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla notes leaving this perfume exquisite and luxurious.

Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile Special Edition will be available as 100 ml Eau de Parfum.