Peace and freedom: Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Parfum by Lalique

L’air du Temps  was created in 1949, when Nina Ricci’s son Robert sought to expand the house’s business into perfumery after their first succesful fragrance, Coeur Joie . Sinds then a true golden classic, L’air du Temps is a rare creation that transends the changes of time. Yes this is an old fragrance, but it is one that is truely ageless!! In its original production, the perfume was contained in a bottle designed by Rene Lalique.

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Laliques famous crystal bottle, two doves, a symbol of love and peace

This fine fragrance has delicate topnote blends of jasmine and gardenias nestled in basenotes of sandalwood and iris. I find this romantic scent that is well blended and wears long. May not be for everyone, but do not pass up a chance to at least try it out

In the famous Lalique bottle it’s availble in several sizes: 7,5ml 15m and 29ml as perfume, and 1250ml as Eau de Toilette. Over the years, many (precious) limited editions appeared, designed by Lalique, and are now true collectors items.

Buying Perfume for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up rather quickly, and it may be hard to pick the right gift for the special mom in your life. A gift idea would be to get them some perfume, and you have to know how to spring it on them so they can be surprised.

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Described it as ‘a woman’s perfume with the scent of a woman’, Chanel No.5 is one of those fragrances with an amazingly beautiful range of products that combine fragrance and skincare. The perfect gift.

To gauge what perfume she might want, try to drop hints without giving away your plan; telling her how good she smells and asking her what she is wearing.

Another suggestion would be to go in the bathroom and look for yourself while she is out of the house. You can either take a picture of the bottle or you can make a mental know if you are sure that you would not forget. If you do not live together, you can do that as well but make sure you excuse yourself to the bathroom when you are over for a visit so you can have a free minute to take that picture or make a mental note.

Cheaper than the perfume itself, and not all moms buy it for themselves, but they all love it, is something from her favorite perfume line… like a bodylotion, or for dryer skin a bodycream, or maybe a dry oil. Or for a very busy mom: a beautiful shower or bathgel, so she can relax together with her favorite fragrance.

Mother’s Day is a special day. With the couple of suggestions mentioned on how to plan the best surprise gift, you can be sure to have a romantic day with the mom in your life.

 

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A Story of Seduction in New York with Carolina Herrara

 

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Carolina Herrera de Baez presents new versions of the original fragrances CH from 2007 and CH Men from 2009. CH Carolina Herrera gets new packaging in bright red and golden details, while the CH Men Prive is a brand new composition.

Carolina Herrera teams up as a dynamic duo with Mario Testino, to create the new CH Carolina Herrera fragrance campaign. As the  world’s leading fashion photographer Testino,  shoots  the new brand campaign of Carolina Herrera, overarching fashion, fragrances and accessories. His keen eye and unique take on the fashion world is evident in every shot he does. The duo worked closely together on the creative of the new fragrance, where throughout the process of creation to see their vision come to fruition – “A story of seduction”.

With  his  master’s  eye,  Mario  Testino  captures  the  successful  couple  in  their  glamorous world, represented by the two international established models Justice Joslin and Lily Aldridge. Justice Joslin is the perfect seducer, impossible to resist. Lily is the woman who has everything, effortless  elegance and innate confidence. Together  they find each other and discover  the true essence  of  life. Two  lives are now  one. Red  and black: passion  and elegance, an impeccable style  and sense  for  luxury. The  two  complement each other perfectly and represent the values of the brand in every shot.

The spot  of the campaign was shot  in New York City by the brilliant Peter  Glanz, whose impressive talent with the camera enabled to capture the essence of the art of seduction the best way possible.

 

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CH Carolina Herrera is a fragrance that belongs to a self-confident, modern woman, the one that you can imagine living on the Upper East Side in New York City. It opens with accords of grapefruit, bergamot and lemon. Rose, jasmine and orange blossom in the heart of the perfume are complemented by the base of cedar, patchouli and praline, with traces of sandalwood, leather and musk.

Top notes: grapefruit, bergamot, lemon
Heart: rose, jasmine, orange blossom
Base:
cedar, praline, patchouli, sandalwood, leather, musk

 

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CH Men Privé,

CH Men Privé, is the new oriental-woody, leather and masculine fragrance to the CH Carolina Herrera family. It is warm and luxurious  with  notes  of whiskey  with intense and sensual black leather, modern and rich. It opens with accords of grapefruit, pomelo and whiskey that lead to the heart of frozen lavender, sage, red thyme and cardamom. The base notes are leather, tonka bean and benzoin. With its polished black lacquered bottle, the sleek look of CH Men Privé was inspired  by a handsome and classic  flask.  Provocative  hints of gold add elegance, making the bottle a powerful statement of sophistication and masculinity. CH Men Privé perfectly embodies the Carolina Herrera man who is ready to imbue passion into everything he does.

Top notes: grapefruit, pomelo, whiskey
Heart:
lavender, sage, thyme, cardamom
Base:
tonka bean, leather, benzoin, woody notes

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CH Carolina Herrera is available as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette and CH Men Prive is available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

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Guerlain Terracotta

 

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In the 1980s, tanned skin was seen as a sign of idleness and abandon, but also of action, success and a relaxed nature. A healthy glow was synonymous with all the pleasure of living. It evoked sunshine, space, freedom and sensuality. By observing the reflections of the sun’s rays on the desert dunes, an idea was born: to bring together the sky and the earth, the sun and the sand.

From the earth, Guerlain Terracotta borrowed its warm and ochre tones. From the sun, it borrowed its golden rays as they shimmer on the joyful ripples of the desert. Close your eyes, breathe in the delicate scent of ylang-ylang, and take your senses on a journey….

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Guerlain Terracotta. A unique, vèry fine and silky texture. A distinctive scent, like no other. An ultra-natural result, able to reproduce every nuance and intensity of a tan on th skin. From the moment it was launched, in 1984, Guerlain Terracotta immediately became a beauty essential, a must-have for many make-up artists and women around the world..

Often copied but never equalled, and enriched with a moisturising agent, the Terracotta formula doesn’t dry the skin and provides (vèry) long-lasting comfort. Its success has never faltered. Somewhere in the world, a Terracotta product is sold every… twenty-five seconds! Its name has become synonymous with bronzing powder, with an instant tan, and has slipped into everyday language. Incredibly easy to apply, for a perfectly natural make-up result, Terracotta reveals all the glory of a sun-kissed, healthy glow. Beauty enhancing, sheer, luxurious and gentle, true to values dear to Guerlain, it creates a stunning complexion.

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The palette of Terracotta shades is evolving. The shade 00 Clair Blondes is particularly suitable for very fair skin, while 04 Moyen Blondes, with its rosy hue, is ideal for blondes who already have a tan, to heighten their golden glow. The shade 07 Foncé Doré is beautiful on mixed-race skin, while 09 Intense gives a glow to darker skin tones.

I love the texture and colours very much. You may apply Terracotta with a thick brush alone or after your foundation, by sweeping a light veil all over the face in a 3-shape on the right side of the face and a mirrored 3 on the left side. It gives a healthy, but very natural color. It’s also perfect as a blusher, or even eyeshadow.

The Terracotta collection also features a Guerlain Terracotta brush, the Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint, a healthy glow fluid foundation. And: the Terracotta Perfume 

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This is the third fragrance of this collection, following Voile d’Été (1999) and Eau Sous le Vent (2009).

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Terracotta Le Parfum – The Allure of the Sun, in a Bottle

Guerlain’s in-house perfumer Thierry Wasser interprets the legendary powder as a fragrance. An irresistibly sensual composition, exotic and luminous, inspired by the radiant realm of Terracotta.

The fragrance’s intricate harmony opens on captivatingly fresh notes of bergamot, before developing into a heart of tiaré flower and ylang – ylang. One of Guerlain’s emblematic ingredients, ylang – ylang infuses scents with its warmth. Its sweet, sensual signature finally reveals a delicious vanilla-tinged dry-down. Leaving now for an exotic paradise… and the promise of voluptuous sensations.

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The composition comprises of solar floral tones. It opens with accords of bergamot, coconut and tiare flower. Its heart includes white florals such as jasmine, ylang-ylang and orange blossom, laid on the sultry base of musk and vanilla.

Enriched with a moisturising agent, so the Terracotta formula doesn’t dry the skin ot hair and provides long-lasting comfort.

Russian topmodel Natalia Vodianova features in Guerlain’s Terracotta 2016 ad campaign. She looks stunning, as always.

 

Cartier Summer Blue

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Eau de Cartier, a collection of Eaux for him and for her, so that each can sense the constant presence of the other. An Eau with a clear freshness, an ode to simplicity. The olifactory promise of the credo of this Eau, glimmers beyond the purity of a aquamarine colored bottle.

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An Eau de Cartier infused with the the raw, elegant energy of vertiver root essence, wich crystallises its power into a fragrance that is manifestly intense. A rush of lightning, or more like a caress? The rough and elegant vetiver roots’ energy crystalizes the power of the Eau de Cartier. Vertiver Bleu combines both the mint freshness and the woody aromas’ warmth.

Its composition unites the beauty of shades of vertiver and icy cold aromas of mint while playing with cold herbal essences and warm, deep woody notes. A vetiver with multiple facets, covering the skin of emotions with its smoky facets.The vertiver aromas include its smoky face so the composition incorporates also accords of liquorice. Mint brings a crystalline, airy note as the vetiver with its smoky facets warms to the skin, grounding the power of the Eau.

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The menthol accent of youth immediatly produces a thermol shock, where warm and cool collide. A breath of icy lightness calm the dry heat of fertile ground, ripened with woody aromas blended with with liquorice. This is where the vertiver thrives, and Eau de Cartier Vertiver Blue preserves the classicism of this cult root of masculine fragrance.

A contrasting and subtile vertiver, with smoked elements, more manly then unisex, that envelop the skin with deep and soft emotions, tempered by wholly crystalline, rough freshness. Created by Mathilde Laurent, the olfactory promise of the credo of this perfume glimmers beyond the purity of a aquamarine colored bottle.

Eau de Cartier Vertiver Blue is available as 50, 100 and 200ml Eau de Toilette.

 

 

Loewe Solo Platinum

Loewe, the quintessential Spanish luxury brand established in  1846, unveiled in 2012 its new fragrance for men.

Loewe Solo is a fragrance that defines a contemporary man. For the perfectionist, sensitive, observant man. A man who aims to be exceptional, special, unique, balanced, sophisticated and elegant. Loewe has gone one step further to create the definitive perfume: Loewe Solo Platinum.

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A leather fragrance for men. “Life is full of small details” says the blurb on the box and the latest fragrance from the Spanish luxury goods company certainly delivers on that – with the bottle at least, which is full of little surprises – from the quirky, hollowed-out lid to the wrap-around metal name plate.

 

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Loewe Solo Platinum preserves the base notes of the original fragrance and has been conceived contrasting two sets of two perfectly balanced chords.

The resulting aroma is smoky, elegant, innovative and leathery with a hint of black tea, which had never been used before and creates a perfect balance with fresh lavender. It contains also notes of frankincense, benzoin, cedar, olibanum, black pepper & nutmeg.

The fragrance itself is and improves the longer it’s on the skin. It’s not going to change the world but is unique but perfectly wearable.

Vince Camuto Eterno

 

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Vince Camuto presents the new masculine fragrance Vince Camuto Eterno, the fourth one after Vince Camuto for Men from 2012, Vince Camuto Homme from 2014 and Vince Camuto Solare from 2015. Vince Camuto Eterno is inspired by the contemporary gentleman dressed in classic white.

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Miroslav Cech photographed by Doug English for Vince Camuto Eterno

It’s a masculine scent crafted with fresh top notes of Citrus and Mint, Vince Camuto Eterno is rounded out by a refined, peppery mix of Bourbon and Saffron, and a heart of earthy Patchouli and Cedarwood.

Vince Camuto Eterno Bottle Box.jpg“I sought to capture the modern-day gentleman”, said Annie Buzantian, perfumer of Firmenich. “For me, the image carries a sense of crisp freshness that is cool and effortless. There is a vibrancy and polish to the Eterno Man imagined through the sleekness of wood paired with spice”.

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This is probably the best one yet out of all of Vince Camuto’s men’s fragrances. I loved Home and Solare, but Eterno pushes it up a notch. A charming scent and lasting, this is a must have for all men.

Maison Margiela Replica Fragrance Collection

Perfumes have a tendency to remind you of certain moments or periods of your life, for example, I can put on a fragrance that takes me back to high school and your first love (Christian Dior Jules) or the times of endless desert nights in Jordan (Jil Sander Background). A good perfume is so much more than just a nice scent, it’s also connected to feelings and memories. Thats why I’ve always liked the thought of wearing a special fragrance during vacation (Bvlgari Eau the Vert, Hermès Eau de Hermès), so that I can relate to relaxation and well being when I’m wearing it. It’s possible I got kind of mesmerized by the words on the bottle but in this case they actually do make sense, even before the scent has becomed ‘yours’ you recognize it and I’m not kidding! ‘Reproduction of familiar scents and moments of varying locations and periods’ with a touch of ‘Sun kissed salty skin’ really spells out what this little bottles are all about….

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Maison Margiela Replica Fragrance Collection

In 2014, Maison Margiela mirrored its interest for vintage garments and accessories in its menswear and womenswear collections entitled Replica. This year, the brand dives into the world of scents and introduces another Replica masterpiece, a collection of fragrances. These scents evoke personal memories and images that are stuck in our subconscious. The fragrances are poured into classical, simple bottles similar to those in apothecaries, while their outer carton is illustrated with a photograph reflecting the topic of each of the fragrances. Each bottle carries a 100 percent cotton label, which is printed using black ink text and resembles the tags used on the clothing and accessories for the ‘REPLICA’ couture collection. The unique pumps are wrapped with a rope to symbolize the authentic reproduction of the original ‘REPLICA’ couture line.

The reassuring fresh laundry scent is diffused in the Lazy Sunday Morning, while the odor of candy is reflected through the Funfair Evening. Flower Market is a multitude of floral compositions that reminds us of our visit to this natural place, while Beach Walk takes us back to our strolls along the ocean where our feet are embraced by the sand during those beautiful summer days. The British romance comes alive in Promenade in the Gardens scent, and Tea Escape evokes the silence that we find at the heart of the bustle in a Japanese city. The collection also features Lipstick On which, from one smell, depicts the scene of a woman wearing her lipstick and the powdery scent that is diffused at that very moment.

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For men, Maison Margiela introduces Jazz Club that captures the setting in a Brooklyn-based Jazz club, and At the Barber’s bears a vintage masculine feel. This line also witnesses Maison Margiela’s first launch of a feminine and masculine fragrance, By the Fireplace, which is a warm scent that mixes between smokey woods and grilled chestnuts.

All in all, these fragrances bring sweet memories to our minds, giving us the ultimate olfactory experience we are always looking for!

Soon more on these beautiful and Original fragrances here on Yakymour…

Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Toilette

Tom Ford introduced his first and also his most popular fragrance Black Orchid in 2006.  Now they are taking their classic Black Orchid fragrance to a new level, Tom Ford introduces the Black Orchid Eau de Toilette. The new fragrance is laced with a mesmerizing blend of black truffle and ylang mingled with fresh bergamot and black currant for the top notes, building up to the slow reveal of the signature Black Orchid scent derived from Tom Ford’s quest for ‘the perfect flower – luxurious, elegant, pure and sophisticated’.

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Finished with an intoxicating touch of lotus wood, noir gourmand accord, patchouli, incense, vetiver and just a hint of vanilla and smooth sandalwood, the Black Orchid Eau de Toilette eases off to a unforgettable finish.

The new version is announced as a distinctly different encounter of the Black Orchid fragrance and it invites you to experience the seductive breakthrough in a new light with its own olfactive journey.

POUR HOMME ESSENCE AROMATIQUE

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Elegant, masculine and fresh: The new Pour Homme Essence Aromatique Eau de Toilette by Bottega Veneta is one of my favourite new men’s fragrances. It follows in the footsteps of Bottega Veneta Pour Homme and echoes the female Essence Aromatique scent as its male counterpart. Its unexpected and captivating aroma, made with the finest essences, exudes a relaxed masculine elegance. Pour Homme Essence Aromatique is a finely textured fragrance that is at once breezy and long-lasting, cool yet luxurious.

Pour Homme Essence Aromatique is an olfactory pleasure that captivates. It artfully blends precious and refined ingredients sourced from all over the world. Steered by the vision of Bottega Veneta Creative Director Tomas Maier, the fragrance was created by perfumer Amandine Marie who imagined an elegantly textured and enduring scent.

In the beginning, the pungent freshness of citrus characterizes this unexpected take on a classic cologne, with a bitter sweetness that gradually releases woody accents and different aromatic features. The intensely fresh top notes vibrate with an exclusively-faceted Italian bergamot, countered at the heart by a strong masculine patchouli essence from Indonesia and an inebriating Siberian pine accord that recalls the powerful aromatic notes of Bottega Veneta Pour Homme. The result is a distinctive trail of masculine casual elegance.

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The bottle is frosted and topped with a softly-tinted silver cap, encapsulating the pale blue-green masculine juice. The signature screw, a distinctive element of Bottega Veneta’s masculine codes, is sealed on the bottle and on the outer packaging. The light blue-green box is adorned with a subtle intrecciato pattern, the house’s distinctive signature.

Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Essence Aromatique will be available from in three bottle formats: 50ml, 75ml and a 200ml limited edition.