Lets Talks About the Future

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Fashion designer André Courrèges was particularly known for his streamlined 1960s designs influenced by modernism and futurism, exploiting modern technology and new fabrics. Courrèges defined the go-go boot. The original go-go boots, as defined by André Courrèges in 1964, were white, low-heeled, and mid-calf in height, a specific style which is sometimes called the Courrèges boot. Along with Mary Quant, is one of the designers credited with inventing the miniskirt.

The New York Times described him as ‘The brightest blaze of the year’. to emphasis the change from the little black dress to the white dress. Designers such as Pierre Cardin and Paco Rabanne taking influences towards ‘Future’ fashion looks. With new popularity, his designs trickled down to mass production companies that created affordable designs similar to Courrèges.

He paired his shorter skirts with white or colored leather, iconic calf-high boots that added a confident flair to the ensemble. This look became one of the most important fashion developments of the decade and was widely copied. Accessories were inspired by astronauts equipment such as; goggles, helmets and flat boots. White and metallic colour ways were implemented to emphasise the futuristic collection. He utilised unconventional materials such as metal, plastic and PVC which was unusual for couture ateliers.

 

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Already in 1997 Maison Courrèges dreamed up the perfume 2020, which was drawn in floral, fruity and woody lines, revolving around a note of frosted pear. The iconic fashion house of the sixties today renews its futuristic verve, to bring us to a future tinged with audacity and freedom.

With the new line Colognes Imaginaires, Courrèges projects us into the future. True to its avant-garde soul, the French Maison still dares to imagine an optimistic future, through a range of colognes filled with a positive spirit.

Courrèges 2030 Verbena Crush

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Created by perfumer Mylène Alran, 2030 Verbena Crush, is undoubtedly the one that fits most in the ‘cologne’ universe, with its citrus and aromatic notes. Zooming in on the green and tart nuances of verbena, whose essential oil inevitably evokes the scent of lemon, the scent brings some herbaceous touches, as well. Alran dreamed of a future tinged with serenity, so she embroidered her composition around a crumpled verbena leaf (whose soothing properties are known). Orange and lemon brighten it with a zesty and luminous effect, and some herbaceous notes stretch the greenness of the plant, carried by hedione to dress it with an aerial transparency. In the background, the musks imbue the perfume with a comfortable and padded suppleness. A scent of soft and sparkling freshness.

 

Courrèges 2040 Nectar Tonka

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On the opposite side of the olfactive map, 2040 Nectar Tonka foresees a warm future, with its slightly gourmand oriental notes. Still a ‘light’ fragrance – we stay in the ‘cologne’ style – perfumer Benoist Lapouza put the round and almondy notes of tonka bean center stage, hemmed with vanilla and enriched with some woody and spicy touches (pepper, cinnamon) to complete the picture. A fairly dense and textured feeling emerges from the whole, which will appeal to lovers of enveloping ‘colognes’.

 

Courèges 2050 Berrie Flash

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Since the future will have plants, or there won’t be a future at all, perfumer Nicolas Beaulieu portrayed it with green, sparkling, fruity notes. 2050 Berrie Flash reveals itself under a lively, sparkling flight, which gives pride of place to juniper berries. This very uplifting sensation, underlined with some spicy touches of cardamom and nutmeg, is placed around a bay leaf note with vegetal accents. The blackcurrant bud brings up all of its green and fruity nuances, and a few rose and geranium touches are outlined in the background, resting on a wooded bed. An at once powerful and mutinous ‘cologne’.

 

Courrèges 2060 Cedar Pulp

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Created by Fanny Bal, the perfumer is hoping to ‘be surprised’ by the omens of a distant future, a feeling she conveys pretty successfully with 2060 Cedar Pulp. Behind the name with a woody and sparkling universe hides a ‘cologne’ that’s rather soft and powdery at first. It has green, herbaceous (basil) nuances that dress up an almond-like opening of heliotropin. The ‘sweet almond’ effect is quite realistic, while being treated with finesse in the balancing of the composition. The cedar brings strength and structure to the whole, while the musks end up rounding the contours with softness and suppleness. This powdery composition, twisted with green and woody notes, arises between classicism and modernity.

The Colognes Imaginaires Collection is ready for the future. Te range is built from organic and recyclable materials (organic beet alcohol, biodegradable wooden covers, resourceable glass, recyclable paper case, etc.), and the ingredients of natural origin that are used in the formulas come from sustainable sources.

Courrèges Colognes Imaginaires are available as 100ml at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Courrèges.

 

 

 

Wake up, and smell the sun Lalique Soleil

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French Maison Lalique has been creating beautiful Objets d’Art for over a century. From vases and bowls

Today Lalique has launched a new scent, Soleil. Lalique Soleil is inspired by the ‘magic of the morning sunshine’.  With this new fragrance, Lalique says; “Wake up – and smell the sun!”

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Discover Soleil Lalique. Her scent is as exhilarating as the pearly golden light of a fresh new day, as irresistibly sweet as the first sip of frothy Caffè Latte in the morning, as warm and soft as her golden skin.

Top notes: cardamom, mandarin, bitter almond
Heart: pear granite, coffee with milk, jasmine, caramelized sugar, roasted almonds
Base: white musk, sandalwood, pink pralines

Soleil is created by perfumers Alexandra Monet, Benoist Lapouza and Barbara Zoebelein as a gourmand composition. Its components include citruses, spices, almonds, sweet notes such as caramel, pralines and coffee, jasmine, woods and musk.

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The round flacon of the perfume is adorned with stylized sun rays. It is decorated with a small piece of jewelry wrapped around its neck with a golden plaque showing the engraved name of the fragrance.

The bracelet that comes with the 100ml size has a tasseled chain. As an added, playful touch, a jewel is wound around the neck of the bottle. Unwind the jewel, and voilà: it becomes a charm bracelet inspired by the timeless modernity of an Art Deco Lalique Earring, it is adorned by a solar pearl drawn from the 1927/1928 Lalique collection, resurrecting a motif designed by René Lalique. The chain ends with a golden tab bearing the name of the fragrance.

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Lalique Soleil is available as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Lalique.

 

 

 

 

Castelbajac Homme: Sporty and Chic

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After launching several feminine fragrances, the French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is dedicated to men with a first sporty chic perfume playing with the codes of pop culture.

Castelbajac Homme plays with pop culture codes and offers a mix of chic and relaxing notes.

The fashion designer presented a masculine fragrance Castelbajac Homme, a contemporary fragrance based on strong contrasts: It is spiritual and energetic, classical and modern, sporty and chic. The sporty and chic creation is exclusively available from mid-May in the Marionnaud store, with the intent to be widely distributed in the coming months.

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The composition of the fragrance Castelbajac Homme is signed by perfumer Benoist Lapouza (he also composed Castelbajac Beautiful Day Intense), who chose a lively start with a note of lemon caviar (finger lime chord), which is also reinforcing and refreshing. The core of the fragrance is dominated by spicy notes of pungent pink pepper and star anise, and warmed with a mixture of patchouli, vetiver, and ambroxan that rounds out the composition.

Top notes: Finger lime
Heart: Pink pepper, Star anise
Base: Patchouli, Vetiver, Ambroxan

The fragrance is announced as urban and energetic, intended for a man who is also elegant, chic, and fosters an unconventional, sporty style.

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A bottle that seduces by the elegance of its shape, its powerful and fine aspect at the same time, its softness when it is coiled in the hand.

Castelbajac Homme comes in a black masculine flacon with orange-colored letters on the brand name, and is available as 50 ml (€47,99) and 100 ml Eau de Toilette (€62,99) at Marionnaud, France.

Come into the beautiful world of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.

 

 

 

 

Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua

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Italian fashion house of Fendi launches a new masculine fragrance, Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua – flanker to last year’s Fan di Fendi pour Homme. The new fragrance inspires sea freshness, a soft and clean aroma of freedom and pureness.

Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua will suit almost all men possessing even the most delicate caprices. Thanks to its easiness, freshness and a beautiful aroma, Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua is an ideal fragrance for daily use.

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Despite its refresh aroma, Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua is also described to be an elegant and mysterious fragrance composed of fresh/citrusy aromatic notes of bergamot, lemon and lavender along with sea accords, sage, basil, cardamom and pink pepper. The base is woody made of cedar, leather and musk. Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua was created by perfumers Francois Demachy, Delphine Lebeau-Krowiak and Benoist Lapouza. And again for this shot, handsome English musician Mark Ronson, has been chosen.

Fan di Fendi pour Homme Acqua will be available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.

 

 

 

 

 

Fendi Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche

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Fendi introduces a new perfume for women in its famous Fan di Fendi Collection, Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche. Due for spring time, Fendi Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche will be all about fresh and revitalizing smell, a rebirth of new feelings, emotions and power. This perfume will make women ‘fly’ of happiness, being delighted of a pleasant, pure and calm aroma.

Fendi Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche is created by perfumers Delphine Lebeau-Krowiak, Francois Demachy and Benoist Lapouza as a flowery perfume for women with a deeply-romantic heart. It opens with citrusy notes of bergamot, lemon and cardamom along with white flowers and green tea. The base is layered on woody and leather notes.

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Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche has the same bottle shape as the previous editions, yet this bottle inspire a refreshing aroma sealed with a new generated power.

Fendi Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche will be available as 30, 50 and 75ml Eau de Toilette.

 

 

 

 

 

Mauboussin Rose Pour Elle

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Famous Paris jeweller Mauboussin launches a flowery perfume full of lovely roses, Mauboussin Rose Pour Elle. The new passionate perfume will resemble last year’s Mauboussin Pour Elle updated with a more intense color and longer scent life. Mauboussin Rose Pour Elle will sparkle of fresh roses and alluring flowers. It will show up earlier January 2012 as a fruity/floral women perfume.

Mauboussin Rose Pour Elle was created by perfumers Benoist Lapouza and Delphine Lebeau as a thrilling, sensual perfume for the upcoming holidays. It blends cassis bud, bergamot, mandarin, apple, pear, caramel, magnolia, jasmine, rose, raspberry, cedar and sandalwood.

 

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Mauboussin Rose Pour Elle will be available in stores as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum. More about Mauboussin Rose and Maison Mauboussin soon here on Yakymour…