There is no better way to end the year than by showing some photos of the brand new Studio in St. Moritz. 2020 has been an exciting and busy year for Ares Design, and we can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store!
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Bentley’s Beyond The Collection presents three new fragrances which follow the previous editions: Majestic Cashmere, Exotic Musk and Wild Vetiver from last year, en Rich Pimento from early this Year.
Now a new trio of scents marks the first female collection from Bentley Fragrances, inspired by exotic flowers which express different personas in scent, colour and emotion. The new creations are: Mellow Heliotrope, Radiant Osmanthus, and Vibrant Hibiscus. Born in Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, master perfumer Karine Dubreuil Sereni composed this beautiful trio of fragrances.
Celebrating the proud heritage of the Bentley Girls, these three unique perfumes interpret individual characteristics of unique flowers, expressing the character of the exceptional women who wear them. Satisfying appreciation of high-quality materials, meticulous craftsmanship and originality – the fragrances are a true individual statement of personalities.
I adore heliotrope. To me, it is one of the most feminine notes in the perfumer’s palette. But though it is extremely feminine, it is elegant rather than provocative. When I composed it, I imagined a soft, sensual woman who wants a scent that is delicately enveloping yet very diffusive and unforgettable.
Karine Dubreuil Sereni.
The amazing grace of Mellow Heliotrope: a delicately powdery scent for the sensitive, softly sensual woman who thrives in intimate situations.
Top notes: Italian bergamot, mandarin orange, cassis, gardenia Middle notes: raspberry, pink pepper, elemi resin Base notes: heliotrope, violet leaves, ambrette, vanilla, praline
Expressing a sweet and compelling character is Heliotrope, a purple Mediterranean flower with a soft vanilla and anise scent. To complement these softly sensual scents, the perfumer has picked a palette of pink of purple notes – opening with a crisp blackcurrant bud, accented with pink pepper. A hint of strawberry with vanilla and praline enhance Mellow Heliotrope’s subtly romantic blends, leaving an elegant and unforgettable trail.
Bentley Radiant Osmanthus
The woman I envisioned when I composed Radiant Osmanthus is self-confident and joyful, but never ostentatious. She exudes charm naturally. For me, the apricot colour and scent of the Osmanthus flower reflect her sunny character, while its suede facet express her inner depth.
Karine Dubreuil Sereni
The sparkling charm of Radiant Osmanthus: a joyful fruity floral for the lively, luminous woman who brightens every room she walks in with her inner light.
Top notes: neroli, Italian mandarin, lemon Middle notes: osmanthus, wild jasmine, peach Base notes: cedarwood, white amber, sandalwood, musk
Radiant Osmanthus opens with radiant notes of neroli and citrus, giving an elegant dose of refreshment to the fruity, apricot aromas of osmanthus, which is additionally sweetened with peach in the heart. The base combines creamy woody notes and subtle musk.
I had to invent the scent of hibiscus, since there is no extract, so I drew my inspiration from the intensity of its colour and the fragility of its corolla. Between the lushness of a Turkish rose and the freshness of peony, my hibiscus accord expresses the contrasts of a passionate woman’s personality.
Karine Dubreuil Sereni
The flamboyant style of Vibrant Hibiscus: an exuberant floral for the exciting, self-confident woman who sparks up passions wherever she goes.
Top notes: cassis, Italian bergamot, mandarin orange, violet leaves Middle notes: hibiscus, red peony, jasmine, Damask rose, lily-of-the-valley Base notes: sandalwood, Indonesian patchouli, musk, moss
A tropical beauty that thrives in the sun, the flamboyant hibiscus reflects her vibrant character. The scent opens with a dab of cassis and Italian mandarin, trickling into a lush floral heart of scarlet peony, crimson Turkish rose and a pink hibiscus accord, with the heady sensuousness of jasmine as a contrast to the fiery palette. Exotic sandalwood and Indonesian patchouli underline the assertive yet elegant character of Vibrant Hibiscus in the warm, sensual drydown.
The faceted flacons are inspired by the signature cut-crystal glass headlights of the Continental GT and subtly tinted in a soft mauve hue to mirror the character of the fragrance. The Bentley emblem is engraved on the silver metal, with soft-touch suede in the same colour of each fragrance as the finishing touch on the lid.
The Bentley Beyond The Collection is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum at the selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Bentley.
He knows what he’s capable of. And he’s always ready to prove it. Independent and determined, he’s at home in boardrooms or airport business lounges. But it’s when he gets back to nature that he is most truly himself. Breathing in bracing mountain air from a rolled-down window.
Pausing for a moment of self-reflection, as he gazes into the silver mirror of an alpine lake. Always looking for the deeper meaning of what he does. Looking at the world with a fresh eye. Limits are there to be challenged. Borders to be crossed. His free spirit is expressed by the cool, bracing accents of his signature fragrance.
As exhilarating as a drive through a mountain landscape of snow-capped peaks, evergreen forests and crystal-clear lakes, Bentley For Men Silverlake builds layer upon layer of cool aromatic notes evoke an alpine landscape.
The scent opens with a rush of ice-cool notes, as lemon and peppermint essences create the effect of a gust of invigorating mountain air. Accents of violet leaf absolute evoke an alpine forest and the cool sheen of lavender hints at the silver water of a lake. A blend of ambery woods and pure white musk give the scent its crisp, modern, long-lasting trail.
Top notes: lemon essence, pepermint Middle notes: lavender, pink pepper, violet leaves Base notes: amberwood, white musk
Crafted from the highest-quality natural materials, this vibrant new fragrance meets the same exacting standards as Bentley cars. Silverlake is a refreshing example of a luxury aquatic aromatic fragrance. It’s more than a scent. It’s an attitude.
The fragrance flacon remains the same as its predecessors. Designed to reflect the lines and curves of a Bentley car, the rounded form of the For Men flacon takes on a sleek new elegance with Silverlake, reflecting the cool accords of the new fragrance, this time with a metallic finish.
Lacquered in silver, the lozenge-shaped body of the flacon becomes as reflective as the mirrored surface of a mountain lake, and half-transparent, half-opaque like its crystalline waters. Its surface echoes the polished silver metal shoulders of the flacon, embossed with the striking Bentley emblem. The silver cap is ringed with Bentley’s signature knurling.
Bentley’s For Men Silverlake is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Bentley.
Bentley has begun its centenary celebrations a year early with the reveal of its 100th anniversary Mulsanne special edition. Dubbed the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner, the luxury limousine will pay tribute to W.O. Bentley, who started the British company in 1919.
Britisch car maker Bentley will turn 100 years old on 10 July 2019. The automotive company today manufactures every car at the Bentley factory in Crewe, north-west of England, by a team of some 4,000 highly-skilled people. Bentley has come a long way since its first prototype crafted in a humble London mews, and later the original 3 Litre, to the very much refined vehicles of modern era. And the legacy of Bentley, always designed and built by exceptional people, no less.
To commemorate the Centenary, Bentley created the limited edition Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner that will only see a production quantity of 100, with a public debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and deliveries commencing in 2019. Customers will be able to choose whether their vehicle is delivered with the ‘standard’ Mulsanne’s 6.75-liter V8 petrol engine with 505 hp or the more powerful 530 hp unit from the Mulsanne Speed. The extra power cuts two-tenths from the standard car’s 5.3-second 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) time.
Each limited edition Mulsanne will also have a piece of Bentley’s original 8 Litre car inside in honour of company founder Walter Owen Bentley, whose personal vehicle was the last one he designed for his company and the second example off Bentley’s production line. The piece of the 8 Litre’s crankshaft will be on display in the Mulliner illuminated cocktail cabinet’s display window, accompanied by an inscription that details the significance of it.
The limited edition car will sport the signature Onyx paint on the outside, but owners of the cars will be given the option to order the car in their preferred shade. A small W.O. Bentley signature can also be found on the lower bumper, and special centenary badging on the wheel center caps and door sills, adding unique touches and finishes to the commemorative car.
Inside, the Mulsanne is fitted with Fireglow Heritage hides with Beluga detailing and stitching, a symbolic tribute to the original 8 Litre. The wood dash is embellished with the founder’s signatue, and a cooler for chilling drinks is built hidden in the rear seats.
The Mulsanne W.O Edition by Mulliner is available on all three Mulsanne models, including the Speed. Other options include the longer Extended Wheelbase body style, although ticking this box will limit customers to the less potent engine. Whichever model they choose, though, the lucky 100 will receive their cars in 2019, just as Bentley celebrates its big birthday.
For more information, come into the world of Bentley.
The Bentley Bentayga isn’t something for you, but you want to go off-the-road on your next winter sport holiday? Then you must contact Classic Youngtimers Consultancy in Uden, Holland. This very rare one-off Bentley Continental GT from 2004 is looking for a new owner.
The Continental GT was unveiled at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show, followed by Le Mans, at 2003 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the 2003 annual Bentley Drivers Club meeting at Silverstone. Very importantly, the car differed significantly from the previous Continental R & T models in terms of its concept: although much of the car is hand assembled, it is a mass-produced car made in significantly larger numbers. It is not a coachbuilt car. As a result, the price at launch was significantly less than the Continental R (approximately half) and this immediately exposed the car to a much wider and new customer base as a more affordable car.
The Continental GT is equipped with a 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine, which produces a DIN-rated motive power output of 560 metric horsepower (412 kW; 552 bhp) at 6,100 rpm, and torque of 650 newton metres (479 lbf⋅ft) at 1,600-6,100 rpm. Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive is standard. It will accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0.0 to 62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and go on to reach a top speed of 318 kilometres per hour (197.6 mph).
Early models include a choice of 6 body colours (Diamond Black, Burnt Oak, Cypress, Neptune, Spruce, and Umbrian Red), 8 hide colours (Beluga, Burnt Oak, Laurel, Nautic, Portland, Saffron, Savannah, Saddle), 5 veneer types (Burr Oak, Burr Walnut, Dark Stained Walnut, Madrona, Piano Black), 4 carpet and seatbelt colours (Beluga, Burnt Oak, Laurel, Nautic).
This particular example of the Continental GT was supplied to Bentley Paris in France in 2004. In 2018 Continental GT was costumized as a Continental GT ‘Off Road’ by Classic Youngtimer own staff, showing 85,166 km on the odometer, this car has been well looked after and maintained.
Body Type: SUV
Year Built: 2004
Full Service History
Ext color: Silver
Int color: Brown Leather
New dampers raise the Conti by 3 inches (more than 7.5 centimeters), off-road tires cuddle special 20-inch wheels and special wheel arches further clarify that this is an offroader. The air suspension and stabilizer rods were modified to improve road handling.
Thick lights and a wheel on the roof assure you of a place on earth when civilization ceases to exist. And otherwise the 6.0-liter W12 with two turbos (560 hp, 650 Nm) does. The offroad tires are suitable for high speeds. And you had not forgotten that the car itself already had four-wheel drive, right? Inside, there was little change to the Offroad Bentley. We do advise you to buy a set of rubber mats if you actually go into the mud.
Move and modifications from suspension systems, small coolers, tanks, etc to get more space in the inner mudguards.
Mounting custom made fender flares
Special made 20 Inch wheels with 285 high speed all terrain tyres
Special made roof rack
4 Hella LED lights
Custom made spare wheel construction on the roof
Custom made rear light bush covers
Custom made skid plate rear
Exhaust modification for better sound and more power
Matt black painted mirrors
Matt black painted front grill
This machine that’s still fully drivable on the road includes a four-wheel-drive with a 6.0-liter W12 engine………..
This very rare one-off offroad-Bentley Continental GT is for sale at Classic Youngtimer in Uden, Holland. The price is on request. Soon you can see the car in the new video clip of DJ Hardwell, Bizzey and Lil’ Kleine.
Classic Youngtimer, Arno Heirath Koperslagerstraat 1 5405 BS Uden The Netherlands 0031-616433675
The first Bentley Continental GT made its debut back in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show, and it started with the formula that has lasted through today and the introduction of the 3rd generation car: a sleek two door powered by a twin turbocharged W12 that is manufactured using a combination of hand-building and mass-production that allows for a price point that would have been otherwise unthinkable for a car with these specs from Bentley.
The design of the new Continental GT has been influenced by the very well-received EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept. In spite of the common design features, the EXP 10 Speed 6 or something very similar is expected to go into production some time around 2019 as a smaller, lighter sports car companion to the GT. It may take the name Barnato, after Woolf Barnato, one of the original Bentley Boys.
The design. The changes are evolutionary, but distinctly noticeable. The front wheels have been pushed forward 5 inches. The jewel-like headlight design features transparent internal surfaces with distinct edges reminiscent of cut crystal. A similar design is seen on the taillights.
The engine is a 6 liter W12 producing 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. That power is transmitted through a dual-clutch 8-speed transmission. 0-62 mph comes up in 3.7 seconds, on to a top speed of 207 mph.
Prepare for a glimpse of an exquisite yet truly sustainable future: the new Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept car.
The electric revolution is coming. It’s good to see Bentley on the right side of history.
Making its debut at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept represents a bold statement on the future of electric cars – and of luxury mobility.
Designed to transform the EV sector in both concept and execution, the EXP 12 Speed 6e fuses the unrivalled hand craftsmanship for which Bentley is famous, with electric performance, heart-stopping design and the range of a true grand tourer.
The EXP 12 Speed 6e is a statement of Bentley’s intention to create the world’s first true luxury electric sports car – and an overt invitation for the public to feed back on Bentley’s vision for the road ahead.
Characterised by an electric powertrain and groundbreaking design. Consider it the future of luxury. Consider it the future of performance. The electric revolution is coming. It’s good to see Bentley on the right side of history.
Driving ahead as the most sought after luxury car brand in the world, Bentley also swiftly shifts gear to lead as the foremost fragrance brand by launching Bentley Momentum. Joining Bentley for Men and Bentley Infinite, the luxury automotive brand’s third pillar matches an assertive, bracingly masculine fragrance with a sleek, modern presentation.
Keeping up with the highest standard of Bentley cars, the new, forceful composition has been created by the renowned master perfumer Nathalie Lorson. Contrasting aromatic freshness with potent, vibrant woods, the new fragrance is offered in two intensities. Bentley Momentum Eau de Toilette and Bentley Momentum Intense Eau de Parfum, each deliver its distinctive olfactory design.
The Momentum notes include Bergamot, Aquatic Accord, Green Violet, Clary Sage, Ambergris, Cashmere Wood, Jasmine Petals, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Moss and Musks. The Intense edition builds up the intensity of the composition with new ingredients that include Bergamot, Elemi Essence, Lavender Essence,Geranium Essence, Tonka Bean, Ambergris, Ambery Wood, Sandalwood and Musks.
Master perfumer Nathalie Lorson selected special ingredients to convey a strong message to fans of Bentley cars, achieving a hight quality standard, as is the case of the cars of the British car builder.
Top notes: Bergamot, Green violet, Aquatic notes, Clary sage
Heart: Jasmine petals, Cashmere wood, Ambergris
Base: Sandelwool, Moss, Tonkabean, Musk
The focus on the Momentum Eau de Toilette composition lies on a powerful and strong blend of deep, warm and creamy notes providing contrast to an aromatic freshness and vibrant wood chords. The composition opens with notes of bergamot, green violet, clary sage and aquatic notes. The heart contains jasmine petals, warm cashmere wood and ambergris, while the base is composed of manly sandelwool, moss, tonkabean and musk.
Bentley Momentum Intense
Bentley Momentum Intense Eau de Parfum is ‘stronger’ and more energizing; the contrast between the top notes and the base notes is very prominent. It opens with bergamot, lavender and elemi essence. The heart adds geranium, ambergris and tonkabean, while the base is created of sandelwood, ambery wood and musk.
Top notes: Bergamot, Lavender essence, Elemi essence
Heart: Ambergris, Tonkabean, Geranium essence
Base: Sandelwood, Ambery wood, Musk
Bentley Momentum’s bottle design is inspired by New York’s soaring, vertical skyline. Tall, rectangular and faceted, it is made of luxuriously heavy glass. The front and back are covered with silver brushed-metal plates, printed with the iconic ‘Flying B’ Bentley logo and the name of the fragrance. The rounded metal stopper is entirely embossed with Bentley’s signature knurling. The same knurling motif also adorns the top and sides of the box to complete the look.
While Bentley Momentum 100 ml Eau de Toilette is up for $73, Bentley Momentum Intense Eau de Parfum (100 ml) sports a $86 tag. And the Bentley Momentum Intense Eau de Parfum (60 ml) is available for $61. The automaker also offers Bentley Momentum Hair and Body Shampoo (200 ml) for $29.
Bentley truly has become a big name in the world of luxury car vehicles, but its name is also synonymous to lifestyle available to the luxury devotee. As well as it’s first ‘showroom’ SUV, Bentley unveiled a new collection of handbags, accessories and homewares at the latest Frankfurt motor show.
The collection features prestigious and exclusive furniture and accessories. Bentley Home is created with a peerless design, using the finest of Italian tradition and workmanship.
With aesthetics and attention to the slightest details in mind, throughout Bentley Home collection are used noble materials such as briar-root, rare marbles. Elegant, sophisticated and glamorous, Bentley Home collection creates exclusive atmospheres with its unmistakable style where luxury and class blend perfectly. A new approach to luxury, enhancing the value of exclusive homes and executive offices, as well as prestigious hotels, yachts and private jets.
Using the same finest quality woods and leather that adorn its cars’ interiors and available with the same wide-ranging choice of color palette, the items are inspired by the design of Bentleys past and present
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The Luxury Collection runs to 300 items including briefcases and travel bags, cashmere and silk scarves plus blankets, clocks and picture frames (Click photos to enlarge).
The entire range, which falls into seven categories: Business; Style; Home; Heritage; Bespoke; Colour; and Bentley, will be available to order from October 1 when price lists will also be published.
The Lalique for Bentley Crystal Flying B paperweight has been adorning the desks of many Bentley enthusiasts. The relationship between the French crystal and glassware manufacturer and the British luxury automaker strengthens with the launch of the Lalique for Bentley Blue Crystal limited edition fragrance. The auto maker already boasts of an impressive fragrance collection for men. And the latest to join the range and an upgrade to the Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition fragrance is the limited Blue Crystal edition by Lalique, its most expensive fragrance to date.
Described as an ‘overwhelming essence of masculinity’, the Lalique for Bentley Blue Crystal Edition is a follow-up to the brand’s Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition series that launched last year.
The new Blue Crystal edition costs around $5,700, which, while expensive – is a fraction of Bentley’s most modestly priced Continental GT Coupe.
And what can you expect for your dollars? An artistic blend of midnight-blue crystal, really quite a sublime fragrance and luxurious design (naturally). Lalique brings the artistic midnight blue bottle to life by expertly playing with the pigments to create shimmering blue reflections in the magnificent crystal. The square shape of the flacon and the iconic Flying B Bentley wings mascot put together deilver unique visual impact. Hand-crafted by the French Maison in gleaming crystal, the dynamic of its wings epitomizes timeless beauty.
The Eau de Parfum itself is a combination of fine woody notes and exquisite leather, composed by perfumer Mylène Alran from the French perfume house Robertet, who also created the fragrance for the first edition. The top note is stimulating, with pink peppercorns and juniper berries, accompanied by a hint of fresh pear. In the heart note, Haitian and Javanese vetiver unfold their concentrated power, woody and invigorating. The base note includes essences of harmonious ambergris and musk, partnered with precious cedar wood and frankincense to round off the sensual experience.
The bespoke fragrance, perhaps unsurprisingly, is presented in bottle hand made from deep blue crystal. A perfect gift for the man who has it all, the Lalique for Bentley Blue Crystal limited edition fragrance will be available for $5,700. Since only 499 bottles of this nectar in blue falcon will be released this autumn, it is expected to fly off the shelves very soon before Christmas.