Carven Pour Homme

Carven pour Homme

Carven is HOT! A sleek and elegant essence, Carven pour Homme could be the next scent embodying Parisian chic. As with the work of Guillaume Henri with the Maison‘s menswear, this fragrance follows the tradition of Carven fragrances for men, while providing the modernity to make it go through time.

Carven pour Homme

Carven pour Homme was created by perfumers Patricia Choux and Francis Kurkdjian. If the fragrance itself is very nice, the package matters – as often with perfumes. This one plays with the codes of menswear: the bottle reminds of a sleek silhouette with nice broad shoulders at the top, its lacquered black color shining like a pair of patent leather shoes – highlighted by the metal cap.

It’s a sophisticated fragrance . Some would say more gentlman’s drinking club than Sunday football dressing room. I don’t agree. I would love it in the lockerroom! I see it more suited to a man of class, maybe a slightly older, but certainly a man of confidance.

Underneath the heady and unsensored scent of violet you will find a complimentary fresh burst of grapefruit to bring a kint of sharpness to the proceedings, before you’re then plunged into it’s woody depths and the masculine and warming aspects of nutmeg, cedar , sage and sandelwood.

  • Top Notes: Violet Leaf, Grapefruit
  • Middle Notes: Nutmeg, Sage, Cedar
  • Basenotes: Vetiver, Sandelwood

 

Available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml Eau de Toilette. There is also a range of products available for gents who want an all over smell such as Aftershave Balm, Deodorant Spray and Shower Gel.

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A very nice and beautiful fragrance for men, coming in an immaculate, pristine white case for a sharp visual effect. A true new classic in the tradition of Ma Grife and Vertiver. Patricia and Francis did a wonderful job!

WILD BY DSQUARED2

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The Dsquared2 WILD 2014 campaign showcases the fragrance in an exceptionally angular manner. Model Silvester Ruck is at the center of the advertisements that feature little apparel aside from a low riding pair of unbuttoned jeans.

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In spite of the lack of accessories and embellishments present in these Dsquared2 images, photographer Steven Klein made the production appear incredibly intense. Dark purple shading was used to embellish snapshots of thick angular lines, each one criss crossing directly above Ruck’s body.

Designer: Dan & Dean Caten
Photographer: Steven Klein
Art Director: Giovanni Bianco
Model: Silvester Ruck

For us fragrance has an emotional connection to who we are, it uncovers a long-held desire or dream, which is why the concept of Wild has such an intrinsic link to us and the ideology of Dsquared2. The ultimate authentic expression of self is to live with complete freedom of speech and mind, we are fascinated with this concept especially in today’s society.

Dean and Dan Caten, Dsquared2.

DSQUARED2 WILDReleased in September 2014. This masculine fragrance symbolizes freedom, speed and pride, presented by photographs of wild stallion and model Silvester Ruck, signed by Steven Klein. 

 

A rife sense of masculinity abounds this production. Klein’s work speaks to the serious nature of the product, a feature that will certainly be appreciated by fans of the Dsquared2 label in addition to cologne aficionados.

It’s a raw roll in the hay, the whole idea is to be a bit raw. Even the bottle is kind of harnessed

Dan & Dean Caten, Dsquared2

Dsquared2 Wild, described as a fragrance for the contemporary and self-sufficient man, is an evolution of Dsquared2’s olfactory journey inspired by and founded in the elements of nature. Building on a pathway forged by debut scent He Wood and follow up Potion, Wild is a fragrance chapter for Dsquared2 that explores man’s desires and his connection to the natural and urban world that surrounds him. This enigmatic and covetable concept is also at the heart of Dsquared2’s DNA: the freedom for a man to express his sensuality and his deepest desires. Wild materializes Dsquared2’s passion for the avant-garde and unorthodox approach to fashion.

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Aromatic Santolina with tones of Resin are evident, while notes of Opoponax mixed with Ambery accents of Neolabdanum express virility, strength and force. Vegetal Amber is combined with deep notes of Humus to round off the scent. An overwhelming perfume that announces a free and wild soul. The woody – earthy fragrance is created by Daphne Bugey and Annick Menardo.

Top notes: Unexpected Ride: Suddenly the air is filled with the aromatic freshness of Santolina with evocative and vibrant tones of resin: mandarin, cardamom, polygonum
Heart:
Riding free: Distinctive and intense notes of Opoponax, mixed with modern ambery accents of Neolabdanum, express virility, strength and forcelavender, geranium, ozone
Base:
Free your Passion: The sensuality of Vegetal Amber expresses a sillage full of character. Combined with primitive and deep notes of Humus this fragrance exudes the discovery of the unexpected.cedar, patchouli, amber

Dsquared2 Wild

Availble in three sizes: Eau de Toilette 30ml, 50ml and for the real stallions 100ml.

Elegantly shaped with soft lines that gently curve into rounded shoulders, Wild’s clear glass flacon is tall and refined. Finished with a diminutive shiny black cap, the bottle is symbolically harnessed with supple black leather that draws inspiration from stallion bridals, saddles and bondage style straps. This bold design element, conceived by Dean and Dan Caten, underscores the contrast of the untamed concept of the scent that is captured within. The flacon uniquely transmits Dsquared2’s philosophy, by translating uninhibited sex appeal into an ultra chic and modern design.

 

 

 

L’Hommage à L’Homme

Lalique

Hommage à L’Homme is a beautiful masculine fragrance by Lalique. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Christine Nagel and Mathilde Bijaoui. A beautiful, virile, woody, spicy fragrance. A praise to masculinity and travel.

 

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Lalique Hommage à L’Homme Eau de Toilette (Click photo to enlarge).

Lalique celebrated to be 20 years in the fragrant business… and many more in the business of providing precious crystals for perfumes. In order to mark this important anniversary, they launched a new masculine fragrance aboard the luxurious Orient Express. The chosen spot couldn’t be more laden with historical memory: Not only had René Lalique decorated several of the legendary train’s wagons with his ornate creations, but his grand-daughter Marie-Claude launched the first feminine scent by the house of Lalique, ‘Lalique de Lalique’, on the Orient Express herself in 1992. Nowadays Lalique counts 9 fragrances in their catalogs, 5 for women and 4 for men, distributed in a very selective circuit of doors.

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Homage à L’Homme (Homage to Men), is a light spicy woody fragrance for men which reads as a ‘niche’ scent, developed by acclaimed perfumers Christine Nagel and Mathilde Bijaoui.

L’Hommage exists in a hazy netherworld where it’s basically a mainstream scent that’s much better than its brothers at the discount store, but it’s nowhere near as good as the artful scents it’s clearly inspired by.

  • Top Note: Violet Leaf, Bergamot, Saffron
  • Middle Note: Chili Leaf, Violet, Black Pepper
  • Dry-down Note: Cistus, Oud, Musks

It goes on with that incredibly common ‘grape drink’ violet smell that masculine scents use to lure in inexperienced noses, but instead of mixing it with the bleachy aquatic smells it’s usually paired with, L’Hommage pairs it with a very nice pine forest smell. The grape keeps it sweet and inoffensive enough to not scare away consumers who would never wear a real top-notch smoky wood perfume, while a pinch of leathery oud simmers in the background. There’s a moment a few hours in where the grape has largely faded and the whole thing smells like a smoky pine forest with a pinch of oud, but L’Hommage maintains an artificial ‘fakeness’ that’s probably intended to keep it safe for the wear-it-to-work crowd, but that unfortunately also smothers any hope of real perfume transcendence. The drydown is just more sweet fake woods, now paired with pie spices, again, really not bad, but it could have been so much better (for the pampered people among us). But despite that: it’s one of the best mass-market scents I’ve smelled the last years. Hommage à l’homme smells ‘dressy’ and suited to all seasons, it has good sillage and excellent lasting power.

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Limited edition: Lalique Hommage à L’Homme Extrait de Parfum in Crystal (Click photo to enlarge).

It is available in two declinations: Lalique Hommage à L’Homme Extrait de Parfum, 100ml, in crystal for collectors (cost 1200 euros) which is inspired by Art Deco style with the sculpted Pan-pipe man (on both sides of the bottle) , referencing the original sculpture made by René Lalique for the Orient Express in 1929. The Eau de Toilette bottle in glass, designed by Thierry de Baschmakoff (Aesthete), which is also inspired by Art Deco style, was inspired by another René Lalique project, the ‘Duncan’ bathroom accessories collection of 1931.

Lalique was also reissuing the flacon ‘chèvrefeuille’, decorated in gold, in a limited edition of 50 numbered pieces for collectors, in celebration of its 20th anniversary

What a gem from Lalique! It’s an absolute pleasure to smell and could not possibly offend anybody. I can recommended it as a blind buy for anyone in search of subtle sophistication and class. Considering the price, you can’t go wrong with Hommage a L’Homme, as Lalique continues to wow me with the care they put into their product and packages

by Jean Amr

 

Christian Dior Sauvage

Christian Dior Sauvage For Men

We had a little talk about Christian Dior’s Sauvage before. Now we had the time to try it for real.

Dior launched its new fragrance Sauvage last september, with the name originating from the fragrance Eau Sauvage from 1966, although the two don’t belong to the same collection. Sauvage is inspired by wild, open spaces; blue sky that covers rocky landscapes, hot under the desert sun.

Dior in-house perfumer, François Demachy, signed this creation. The fragrance is announced as radically fresh, raw and noble at the same time. The composition is reportedly prevalent with carefully selected natural ingredients. Fresh top notes of Calabria bergamot encounter ambroxan, obtained from precious ambergris, and its woody trail. Sauvage is an act of creation inspired by the great outdoors. An ozone blue sky that dominates a mineral desert white-hot.

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Christian Dior Sauvage Johnny Depp For Men

Christian Dior Sauvage For Men

Christian Dior’s Sauvage is a composition to radical freshness, dictated by a name that sounds like a manifesto. François Demachy, Perfumer, Creator Dior, willed as well : between brutality and nobility (Click photo to enlarge).

The grip is radiant with the juicy freshness of bergamot Reggio di Calabria. The wake, powerful woody, signed by ambroxan , from the precious ambergris.

  • Top Notes: Calabrian Bergamot 
  • Heart Notes: Ambroxan
  • Base Notes: Ambroxan

Lucid and willful, Sauvage is the perfume of the cult of elegance, refinement, and good humor. With the zest of citrus fruits for freshness, an invigorating bouquet of herbs, a hint of jasmine and vetiver for the sensual touch, and oakmoss to conquer and seduce, it will remain a fresh, discreet classic.

A beautiful, bit of raw but classic fragrance. A new classic Dior is born.

by Jean Amr

Le Charme Sacré de L’Or

Covered in gold, vials appropriate jewellery codes and enter the square meadow scents of exception. Legitimate in this register, the jewellers Cartier and Bvlgari. Cartier Les Must Gold remains more academic. Bvlgari who clearly evokes this universe with Goldea whose iconic Serpenti snake collection wraps itself around the neck of the bottle in the absence of women.

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From left to right: Cartier Must de Cartier Gold Eau de Parfum, Bvlgari Goldea Eau de Parfum, Prada Candy Collector Edition, Burberry My Burberry Festive Eau de Parfum (on top), Nina Ricci Nina Edition Or Eau de Toilette, Lalique Or Intemporel Noir Premier Eau de Parfum,  Jean Paul Gaultier Le Classique Eau de Parfum Intense.

Prada Candy Collector Edition remains also more academic, but show opulence mastered down the line. Or when the coup d’ éclat becomes wake in bar. My Burberry transposes the charm of the snow globes by replacing the flakes with gold sequins and Barters her gabardine against a node iridescent ribbon..  The coated forms of the ‘apple’ bottle from Nina Ricci, seem to be topped with gold leaf, like those of the strapless dress blade of Jean-Pauls Gaultier’s intense classic

Drapes of timeless gold. On top a mounted black onyx cabochon, while the roundness of the bottle looks like a oversized pendant. From the prestige collection of Noir Black, the Lalique name labeled with a black silkscreen print on gold. Hot Lalique Or Intemporel Noir Premier Eau de Parfum Art Deco sculptural curved bottle comes in a lacquered box, both in-house crafted

More on these gold fragrances (and others) here on Yakymour, soon….

Manly Hermès Equipage Géranium

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As part of the Collection Les Classiques, Hermès has launched a new interpretation of their classic masculine fragrance Equipage, that was created by Guy Robert way back in 1970. Modern day perfumer, Jean-Claude Ellena has now created this new perfume Equipage Geranium.

Hermes Equipage Géranium Eau de Toilette

Hermès Equipage Géranium (Click photo to enlarge).

This manly and aromatic fragrance contains spicy accords and geranium, a hint of rose and mint to soften it just a bit and a dash of sandalwood that adds an elegant and sensual side to the composition. With the classic aroma of Guy Robert and a twist added to it by their new perfumer, Hermès hopes to have these bottles of Equipage flying off the shelves.

Hermès Equipage Geranium, is available from fall 2015, and is available as 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

by Jean Amr

Dolce & Gabbana Intenso

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Colin Farrell and Dolce & Gabanna

Actor Colin Farrell portrays the character of Dolce&Gabbana Intenso, in his first collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana Fragrances. Behind the lens is the American photographer Mark Seliger, known for his elegant, intimate yet stunning portraits of film and music stars. “Colin epitomises all aspects of the Intenso man. His physicality is commanding and his eyes have depth and are full of life. As an actor and man, he perfectly represents strength, tenderness and allure, the qualities that we envisioned for the male of our new fragrance.”, Domenico Dolce

Dolce&Gabbana Intenso represents the new generation of Dolce&Gabbana men, whose heart is simultaneously rooted in tradition. In the same pattern, Intenso marks and celebrates its ties with Pour Homme by mirroring the iconic lines of its design. The classic flacon, elegant and understated with its curved silhouette and cylindrical cap, is refreshed in a dark tobacco brown lacquered glass, embossed with the Dolce&Gabbana logo in an elegant copper shade.
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Dolce&Gabbana Intenso is pure instinct; the power of an emotion that is freely expressed. It is the force of a determined man, with a heart that is rooted in tradition, yet revels in the modern world. Dolce&Gabbana Intenso is a woody aromatic fragrance, whose profound appeal is defined by a brand new discovery in the olfactory world: the Moepel accord which has been re-created from the flowers and leaves of the Milkwood tree using Headspace technology.
Used for the very first time in perfumery, the Moepel accord is the key signature ingredient of Intenso. The Moepel, or Milkwood, is a tree which grows in South Africa and whose odour is totally unique. The name derives from the latex the tree contains. The accord has been obtained using the Headspace technology, which captures and recreates the combination of both the flowers and the leaves of this majestic tree. It is a new extremely sensual, almost animalic note with floral, balsamic and rich honey accents, which drive a uniquely modern interpretation of the classic tobacco effect.
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Notes:
  • Top: Intenso opens with luminous Aquatic notes and green accents of Basil. This fresh feeling is completed with notes of Marigold and Geranium.
  • Heart: First come the notes of lavender and thenThe tobacco masculinity is further defined with soft dry notes from Absolutes of Hay and Bran.
  • Base: Luxurious floral, balsamic, and honey accents. Intensity and strength come from the profound combination Labdanum, Sandalwood and Cypress. A contrast of fresh, warm and rich, that completes the composition of the fragrance and emphasises its woody charm.
The range:
  • Eau de Toilette 75ml & 125ml
  • Showergel 200ml
  • Deoderant stick 75ml
  • After Shave 125ml
by Jean Amr

Johnny Depp for Christian Dior Sauvage

Dior have started to unveil teaser images from their new ad campaign featuring actor Johnny Depp for a new men’s perfume, Sauvage…

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Johnny Depp as Christian Dior’s ‘Sauvage’ man

Johnny Depp has been announced as a new face for a Dior fragrance making his first ever fragrance ad. The American actor is set to front a yet to be named fragrance to be released on September 1st 2015 for the luxury brand.

Dior declined to say how much the contract was worth, but it has pockets deep enough to afford him while also paying Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron to endorse its products. Depp, ranked among the top-paid actors in Hollywood, has amassed an estimated fortune of $250 million, much of it thanks to the “Pirates” movie franchise, the latest of which he is currently filming in Australia.

Now we have to wait ’till September. So we know how mister Depp is ‘smelling’…..

by Jean

Paul Smith Essential ready for A Gentleman

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The newly launched Paul Smith Essential fragrance brings a refreshing pace to the British label known for its classic yet innovative design. Just as with its wardrobe designer Paul Smith and his team focused on the Essential for the launch of the original scent. The inspiration for the fragrance comes from the essential piece of clothing in any man’s wardrobe, a Paul Smith suit!

Essential is for the man who demands the same things from his fragrance as he does from his clothing. He’s gentlemanly but contemporary at the same time. He knows who he is and is confident with his sense of style, which is classic with a hint of surprise and a sometimes sense of humour.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith Essential Eau de Toilette is a clean masculine scent created for all occasions. The new note holds a woody aromatic scent, as well as an ozonic accord thrown in the mix alongside yuzu fruit and aromatic notes such as clary sage, lavender and rosemary.

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The fragrance in its base holds a herbal character, resulting in a masculine woody mood, set by musk giving the whole not a sensual feeling.

  • Top Notes: Ozonic Notes, Rosemary, Yuzu
  • Middle Notes: Sage, Lavender, Orange Flower
  • Base Notes: Patchouli, Cedarwood, Musks

The versatility of Paul Smith Essential Eau de Toilette symbolises the essence of the modern Paul Smith man; elegant, well-heeled with an ability to fit any occasion, event or companion.

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Paul Smith Essential is presented in a stylish and chic bottle and complementary packaging with the icon Paul Smith stripe. The label on the box is like the label used in Paul Smith Fashion Lines.

Paul Smith Essential is available as Eau De Toilette in bottles of 50ml and 100ml.

Perfume Houses: Téo Cabanel

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Theodore Cabanel

Théodore Cabanel created the brand in 1893 and he was not a perfumer, he was a doctor. But he was growing orange trees in Nigeria and because he was in the business of raw materials, he decided to make perfumes. He discovered that he was gifted in making them and created around 200 formulas in less than 30 years. Théodore Cabanel creates prestigious Colognes and Quintessences for “extraits de mouchoirs”. An elegant crowd rapidly adopts the Cabanel fragrances.

His daughter chooses to follow in her father’s footsteps in the true tradition of “Maître Parfumeur”. She rapidly becomes the Duchess of Windsor’s favorite perfumer.

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‘Julie’ was inspired by a very old formula, it was the perfume worn by the Duchess of Windsor. She was Téo Cabanel’s main client between the 1930s and the 1960s

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Caroline Ilacqua steps into the picture in 2003. Only 22 years old at the time, she boldly takes up the torch and expressing her own sensitivity gives a zip to the timeless fragrances. Working hand in hand with Jean-François Latty, one of the best in the profession, she opens a new chapter in this great adventure. Together, they take their inspiration from the more than 150 emblematic Cabanel perfume formulas. They venture to play the score with their own modern interpretation. Some formulas are very ‘old-fashioned’, using some ingredients that are not allowed anymore … ‘Even if we wanted, we would not be able to make it again. But some are still good and we just have to work a bit on them’.

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Alamhine, Oha, Early Roses, Julia, Méloé, Hegoa

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Today, it may be said that Teo Cabanel has re-invented exceptional perfumes which combine natural elegance and richness, the authentic sign of High French Perfumery. As the creator of rare refined fragrances, Teo Cabanel brings the utmost care to each and every one of its perfume creations. You cannot fail to recognize them for the quality of their fragrances and their unique design. We make no compromise on the quality. Only the purest, most natural and noble ingredients will do.

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Caroline Ilacqua (Click photo to enlarge).

Chairman of the Board, Teo Cabanel brand’ owner. Born in Fontainebleau (France) in 1981 Caroline Ilacqua inherits the Téo Cabanel company when she is barely 22. Upon graduating in International Business in Paris and Dublin, she started working in the field of advertising with Ogilvy & Mather. A few months later, her godmother, the daughter of Théodore Cabanel, names her sole heir of the Téo Cabanel brand. She was suddenly owner of not only an old perfume house full of stories but also a precious book with ancient fragrance formulas, and she decides to highlight this valuable heritage. Taking root in this formidable past, she launches forward with her fervent creativity and dedication to quality. She creates around Teo Cabanel a whole olfactory universe dominated by pure, natural and precious ingredients. The brand was brought back to life and is now more active than ever

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Jean-François Latty

After graduating from the Roure Perfume Institute in Grasse, Jean-François Latty starts to work for Roure in Paris creating his first fragrances. In 1970, he joins Roure USA and after a year is hired by International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF). In 1987, Takasago asks him to join the company and he sets off numerous successful fragrances. In 2000, he created JFL Creations a company specialized in perfume creation and in selling natural ingredients.

Téo Cabanel

Immediately attracted by the Téo Cabanel heritage, Jean-François Latty asked by Caroline Ilacqua  to become Téo Cabanel’s official perfumer. Quality doesn’t mix with compromise! Such is Latty’s motto and philosophy for all his creations. Thus, his fragrances don’t derive from marketing trends and passing fashion.

More on Teo Cabanel’s scent’s soon, here at Yakymour.

for more information:

http://www.teo-cabanel.com/en/parfums

by Jean Amr