Ô Hira

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Stéphane Humbert Lucas, synesthesic perfumer, ventures into a new form of expression in a high–end perfume. The creation relies on the purity of the elements, their refinement a product of constant observation of what is perceptible. Fond of slogans and keywords, Stéphane Humbert Lucas makes them sharper. His perpetual quest of the absolute has led him to search for the symbol, the banner, the crest.

A pure, primitive scent for amber lovers, rough and warm. The perfume of experts, it is often called ‘the diamond of the collection’. Ô Hira is named for the mountain located northeast of the holy city of Mecca where the Prophet Mohammed is said to have received his first divine revelations from God through his angel Gabriel. Also known as the Mountain of Light, this fragrance takes its cues from this holy place’s most ancient rock-strewn, tough terrain.

Topnotes: Ambra, Leather, Benzoin, Woody notes
Heartnotes: Earth, Saltpetre, Amber, Cinnamon
Basenotes: Vanilla, Musk, Tonka bean,

Fossilized amber resin, labdanum, and ambergris are the ancient materials of the old world harnessed for use in this purest of amber fragrances. If Stéphane Humbert Lucas’ goal was to create a pure amber, then he most assuredly has succeeded. Briny, salty minerals from the ambergris add a subtle, refined marine aspect to the amber accord, and labdanum a dark, raw leathery heartbeat. Together, the amber, leather, rock minerals, and subtle spice wind around each other like serpents, creating an overall aroma that is as smooth as saltwater taffy and just as appetizing. Although the fragrance is rugged rather than sweet, there is some appealing softness in the base arising from the clever use of silky, chocolate-like tonka bean, earthy vanilla, and a feathery musk.

 

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The Odyssey of Stéphane Humbert Lucas. A cap of honeycombed metal, vaulted dome, pointing sharply. A crystalline artifact with limpid curves. A crown forged of a triple 7 pierced with an aigrette of refinement. A small multi-faceted stone. Extracts of perfume with vertical fragrances.

Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 Ô Hira is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum, and available at very selected stores.

 

 

 

Iconic Ô de Lancôme

 

 

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French Maison Lancôme was founded in 1935 by Armand Petitjean, a former coty employee. The company’s name was inspired by the ruins of a castle, Le Chateau de Lacosme, and the Maison’s rose symbol was inspired by the roses that surround it.

Lancôme orginated as a perfume compagny, launching five fragrances – Bocages, Conquete, Kypre, Tendre Nuit, and Tropiques – in time for the 1935 World’s Fair in Brussels, Belgium. The company later expanded its offerings to include cosmetics and skincare products. Lancôme joined the L’Oréal family in 1964, after which many of their classic and best loved fragrances were created, including Climat (1967), Ô de Lancome (1969), Sikkim (1971), Magie Noire (1978), Trésor (1990), Poême (1995), Miracle (2000), and La Vie est Belle (2012).

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All beautiful and now iconic fragrances. Ô de Lancome is as modern as it was launched fifty years ago. Experience the freshness with Lancôme’s sensual fragrance, Ô de Lancôme. A cool and invigorating scent, the deliciously spontaneous and natural Eau de Toilette is the essence of lightness and exhilaration.

A refreshing moment of escape and connection with nature.

Created by Robert Gannon, Ô de Lancôme is appropaite for summer mood during whole year it is full of sunbeams and refreshing notes. The dynamic citrusy aromas of lemon, tangerine, bergamot, and petit grain blends with fresh flowers, such as honeysuckle, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley. The heart is bitter and aromatic, composed of rosemary and basil. The sharp base note consists of vetiver, oak moss, amber gris and musk

Top Notes: Citrus and Floral (Lemon, Mandarin, and Bergamot)
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Honeysuckle and Green Aromatics (Basil, Rosemary and Coriander)
Base Notes: Oak Moss, Musk, Amber Gris, Vetiver

Honeysuckle is native to China. This delicate shrub produces small, white jasmine-scented flowers that bloom in late winter or spring. It delivers a sweetly floral scent with jasmine, orange, herbal and honey notes.

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Okay, so we know this is a female fragrance but we don’t care! Its suitable for unisex wear in our opinion. Ideal if you fancy a citrus scent that’s going to be different. Ô de Lancome is available as 30, 75, 100 and 200ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Lancôme.

 

 

 

 

Elegantes’ Rose Musk

Elegantes-Rose-Musk-Oil-Harrods.jpgBoth elegant and simple, Elegantes’ Rose Musk blends Moroccan rose with oriental inspiration and a richness from spices and the woody notes of amber, cinnamon and saffron. An exotic and distinctive scent from Elegantes London, famous for their exquisite perfumes, created of the most precious and pure ingredients.

Feel like a princess, Elegantes’ Rose Musk is housed in a stunning, specially designed and handblown flacon of 200ml. Sadly, beauty doesn’t always come cheap, Euro 2,628.95. Elegantes’ Rose Musk is available at Harrods.

 

 

 

 

Gucci’s The Alchemist’s Garden Ode on Melancholy

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Gucci’s The Alchemist’s Garden collection seeks to reimagine the transformation of lead into shimmering and shining gold, through its new set of floral fragrances. Presented in a gold-embellished green ceramic flacon inspired by the designs of ancient apothecaries, Ode on Melancholy is a deeply-scented oil that’ll wrap you in a rich, woody aroma. Combining delicate notes of sweet patchouli with the earthy scent of cypriol – an essential oil-inducing plant native to India.

Gucci The Alchemist’s Garden Ode on Melancholy perfumed oil is available in a flacon of 20ml. Kom in de bijzondere wereld van Gucci.

 

 

 

 

 

Maison Christian Dior Spice Blend

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Mr. François Demachy delivers another masterpiece. A bold, dense and a pure concentrated amalgamation of spices get added to the Maison Christian Dior Collection.

The name of Christian Dior’s latest Spice Blend fragrance says it all but its scent is not quite what you might expect. The aromatic-spicy juice, described as one that sits at the crossroads of spices with a powerful signature, is one that is simultaneously fresh and fiery. The inspiration? An exotic image, from Christian Dior’s perfume-creator François Demachy’s childhood, of a bottle of the famous Bay Rum lotion sitting in his father’s pharmacy.

While I don’t recall the scent of Bay Rum, that famous lotion, I do remember the bottle in my father’s medicine cabinet piquing my curiosity. Spice Blend is the olfactory translation of an exotic image gleaned from my childhood. The warm signature of this fragrance is highlighted by a surprising multitude of intertwining spices in dialogue. Like a gust of wind, Spice Blend leaves us wondering if it fans the fire or cools it down.

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The opening of the composition offers the intoxicating and sugary rum aromas in which the exotic spicy blend reveals its own character. The spiciness of Madagascar black pepper, pink pepper, and ginger essence delivers fresh, piquant, and fiery nuances while Chinese cinnamon provides its irresistible fruity sweetness. This special, spicy creation also includes very fragrant bay leaves, clove extract, nutmeg, and coriander, all layered on a strong, woody, elegant base.

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This unisex fragrance is definitely one of the fragrances you’ll have to experience in the flesh. Christian Dior Spice Blend is available as 125, 250ml, and a 450ml Eau de Parfum from 1 August 2019 at Christian Dior Boutiques and online at Dior.com.

Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

 

 

 

 

Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense the new film

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Like the previous Mon Guerlain editions, actress Angelina Jolie is the face of the ad campaign. A true talent and a great human being who loves intensely.

This woman has a unique energy. That what makes her physical beauty alive. Fascinated.

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Discover the new Mon Guerlain Intense campaign starring Angelina Jolie. Directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, the campaign is set in the rural surroundings of Angelina Jolie’s Cambodian home.

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In the sumptuous video, the Oscar–winning actress is draped in a sheer sheet, baring her entire back and revealing her intricate body tattoos. Jolie also dons the prettiest slip gown as she steps outside of the house and is caught in a shower. The actress looks incredible throughout the campaign, with the visuals capturing her elegance and natural beauty.

The music is perfect. The video is set to classic hit ‘Wild Thing’ by The Troggs, reminding viewers of Jolie’s daring and mysterious side. – Angelina Jolie’s uncle wrote the song ‘Wild Thing’.

Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense is available as a 30, 50, and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Intense. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

 

 

 

 

Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur fragrance film starring Harry Styles

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After Gucci’s wonderful fragrance Flora Emerald Gardenia, in the opaque green bottle, the Italian fashion house launches another fragrance, again dressed in the color green but this time in a transparent glass flacon and with a green box decorated with golden stars. The composition is announced as mineral-aromatic.

Master perfumer Alberto Morillas composed this new unisex Gucci fragrance, named Mémoire d’une Odeur, and this time enriched it with a chamomile accord reflecting memories of the past and very nostalgic moments.

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Presenting Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur, the universal fragrance by Alessandro Michele, lead by singer, songwriter and actor Harry styles, depicting a free-spirited family, who embrace life without inhibitions, making memories together.

For this new scent story, the Creative Director of the Italian fashion house has imagined fragrance as an explorer of the power of memories, bringing them back from the past and making them live in our present.

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Master perfumer Alberto Morillas was selected to compose an unusual creation in vintage style, emphasizing mineral notes, the smoothness of musk, and delicate chamomile accord reflecting memories of the past and very nostalgic moments. Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur is an elixir that transcends gender by its individuality, to establish a new olfactive family, Mineral Aromatic. The transcendent accord features unexpected and enigmatic ingredients, and is defined by a note of Roman chamomile.

I had to think quite carefully about why Alessandro chose chamomile. When I started to work with the scent of chamomile itself, then I understood; no one had done it before. Chamomile is known all over the world. Everyone has smelled it at some point, but as a dream, a memory of childhood, something timeless, and never in a fragrance. This flower is very underestimated and it’s a plant with an exceptional olfactive signature. The musky mineral accord is the keystone of the fragrance; it links all the other olfactive elements together with pure softness.

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In the opening of the composition, Roman chamomile is combined with bitter almonds. The heart develops the floral aromas of Indian coral jasmine and jasmine petals embraced by musk, which gives depth to the creation, followed by an accord of noble woods built from warm sandalwood and airy and transparent cedar facets, enriched with some subtle vanilla softness.

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Roman Chamomile has grown around Rome in terraced gardens since the 16th and 17th centuries. Giving a green aromatic scent, the sunny and hardy flower has an unparalleled character, radiating with joy, and precedes a sweet aromatic dry down with honey and green apple.

A note exclusive to Gucci, collected in India, the star-shaped flower emits a more powerful scent and colors at night, remaining lighter and fresher during the day. Referred to as Queen of the Night, the official flower of Bengal, this unique quality of jasmine has a honeyed temper and an orangey coral-colored heart.

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The Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur’s campaign shot by Glen Luchford is a concept by Alessandro Michele that is inclusive, genderless and ageless, reflecting the spirit of the perfume. For the advertising campaign, singer, songwriter, and actor Harry Styles leads the cast of the family, which includes an eclectic and universal mix of talents and models: Zumi Rosow (designer and musician), Ariana Papademetropoulos (artist), Stanislas Klossowski de Rola (actor and musician), Olimpia Dior (artist), Leslie Winer (model and musician), Thomas Riguelle (model), Tex Santos-Shaw (model), Tessa Bruinsma (model), Olga Zapivokhina (model), Oleg Ulrich (model), Matïss Rucko (model), Mae Lapres (model), William Valente (model), Katea Gramma (model), Unia Pakhomova (model), Ellia Sophia (model), Elibeidy Dani Martinez (model), Cheikh Tall (model), and Aaron Sirainen (model).

The cast is shown in diverse settings in the countryside of Rome, dancing, picnicking at sun kissed ruins of Canale Monterano – a village with ruins from the mid 17th century, including a fountain with a lion statue said to be designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini – and in and around their family home, the medieval Montecalvello Castle.

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The Gucci vintage flacon served as an inspiration for the flacon of the new Mémoire d’une Odeur, created as a ribbed column in an elegant green color. The flacon in heavy glass is crowned with a golden cap.

Symbolizing a starry night sky and the earthly world that gazes up at it in marvel, the perfume’s green box is decorated with Celestial firmaments inspired by the paintings of Roman and gothic churches of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Europe.

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Spritz it onto your pulse points and to make every moment memorable. Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur will be available in stores as a 30ml (Rollerball), 40ml, 60ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum starting August 1st, 2019, at Macy’s, Saks Fifth AvenueSephora, and Harrods.

Come into the beautiful world of Gucci.