Acqua di Parma fifth men’s fragrance

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Acqua di Parma adds new scent – Colonia Club – to its men’s cologne collection. Making it the fifth in the men’s series of fragrances. The refined cologne is set to make a low key debut this week with a limited preview at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship in Manhattan and in Canada’s Holt Renfrew, before becoming available at other international retail outlets in November.

“These are luxury products, they are not commercial fragrances, they are not mass products, so we remain tied to our [standard] distribution strategy,” said Paola Paganini, group product manager at Acqua di Parma, speaking about the retrained release of Colonia Club.

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Packaged in a rounded glass bottle in a deep emerald-green, the fragrance hits note of lemon, petitgrain, bergamot, mandarin, mint and neroli. The heart of the juice contains lavender, galbanol and geranium, and the drydown is composed of Haitian vetiver, musk and an ambergris accord.

Developed by, François Demachy, LVMH artistic director for olfactory development at LVMH Fragrance Brands, the concept of the scent is inspired by the idea of an active and athletic young man who enjoys equestrian pursuits and frequents a private club.

Acqua di Parma Colonia x Damiani

Acqua di Parma’s story began in 1916 where the brand released the now iconic Colonia, a product representative of Italy at the time, essentially capturing the smell of ‘luxury’ in a way that many have stuggled to replicate ever since. Essentially a fresh and elegant melange of citrus notes, the Colonia opens with a Lemon and Sicillian orange, before delivering the unmistakable woody base notes of Patchouli, Sandelwood and noble Vetiver.

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Celebrating a century of success, Acqua di Parma have collaborated with Italian jewellery brand Damiani to release a special edition collection. Turn back the clocks 100 years and find yourself amongst a pivotal time in art, music, pop culture and of course the beginning of luxury fragrance brand Acqua di Parma.

In honour of the early 19 century tradition which saw gentleman store their favourite fragrances in cases made of silver-which would then be passed down as family heirlooms- Acqua di Parma have teamed up with Italian jewellery specialists Damiani, to create a sterling silver piece worthy of the time.

Noting the importance of the renown Acqua di Parma Colonia design, Damiani have created a unique 925 sterling silver case which ensures the glass bottle can be seen through the delicate interwoven metal swirl embellishments.

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Sterling silver 925 (containing 92.5% pure silver) was the material of choice chosen by esteemed Italian goldsmith Damiani, the pestigious jewellery brand charged with encapsulating the Art Deco Colonia bottle, representative of 100 years of Acque di Parma history. The Acqua di Parma shield is delicately engraved onto the centre of the piece along with a number further enhancing its exclusiveness as one of only one hundred.

Entitled the Acqua di Parma Colonia Damiani Centenary Edition, the design is inspired by the decor of the Teatro Regio in Parma; and by the noble history of luxury perfumery  in general. In the 1920’s it was customary, for aristocrates to display their favourite fragrances in ostentatious bottle holders made of silver and other precious metals, crafted by Italian master jewellers. There were concidered objects d’art , to be handed down through the generations, much like real precious Jewels.

Limited to 100 pieces, each Acqua di Parma Damiani Centenary Edition bottle features an engraved number wich – like the sterling silver hallmark – acts as a symbol of authenticity. The unique case encompasses the classic Acqua di Parma Colonia -a fresh scent which hosts a blend of citrus, floral and woody notes to create a fresh bold fragrance.

  • Top: Lemon, Sicillian orange, Calabrian bergamot
  • Heart: Lavender, Damask rose, Verbena rosemary
  • Base: Vetiver, Sandelwood, Patchouli

The Acqua di Parma Colonia Damiani Centenary Edition is priced at 750 pounds and will be availble exclusively in Harrods from October and from selected retailers.

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Chanel Les Exclusifs

 

 

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Identical bottles. Individual influences. Chanel Les Exclusifs is a collection of 14 fragrances first created by Ernest Beaux, Mademoiselle Chanel’s exclusive perfume creator to present day by Jacques Polge.

Each fragrance reinventing a moment in the life of Gabrielle Chanel’s life. A home, her atelier, her country side walks. 14 unisex fragrances. Which scent inspires you?

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  • Cuir de Russie. An imperial fragrance inspired by old Russia
  • Coromandel inspired by the exquisite Chinese lacquer screens in Gabrielle Chanel’s rooms
  • Jersey, a scent of freedom named after the fabric Gabrielle boldly used in her designs
  • Bel Respiro, fresh open air of the French countryside.
  • Beige, a colour beloved by Chanel for the simplicity it evokes
  • 28 la Pausa, the woody country smell of Chanel’s country home
  • 31 Rue Cambon, the couture fragrance named for the location of her atelier.
  • 1932, the brilliance of a constellation of diamonds
  • Sycomore, woody and noble
  • Gardenia, the closest flower to Chanel’s beloved Camellia flower
  • Eau de Cologne, simple and refreshing • No 22, created in 1922, graceful powdery florals
  • Bois des Iles, an invitation to travel
  • No 18, inspired by the Chanel boutique at 18, place Vendome, rich and full of surprises.
  • Misia, an ode. Misia Sert and Coco Chanel shared a unique friendship. A rare complicity also because it was marked by curiosity.

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Soon we will review each of these beautiful scents, starting next month….

by Jean Amr

 

Eau Parfumée au Thé Bleu

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Bulgari has made a new addition to their tea inspired collection of fragrances. Eau Parfumée au Thé Bleu will become the fourth fragrance in the Tea collection following Eau Parfumee au Thé Vert (for many years my favo!), Eau Parfumee au Thé Blanc and Eau Parfumee au Thé Rouge.

Developed by perfumer Daniela Andrier, the fragrance features notes of Oolong tea (Chinese Fujian tea), combined with blue tea, iris blossom and classic lavender. It will be presented in a glass flacon made from frozen glass designed by Thierry de Baschmakoff.

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These scents are great in summer, for men and women. But they are perfect after a long hard day at work.

Bulgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Bleu will be available as Eau de Cologne in 75 and 150 ml flacons. The fragrance will also be available in a range of body and home fragrance products this summer.

by Jean Amr