Very Cool, Christian Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray

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Maison Christian Dior launched, early this spring, a new edition of its famous Sauvage perfume with a more soft, airy, and fresh aroma named Sauvage Very Cool Spray.

The classic and brand’s iconic Sauvage perfume, known as an aromatic Fougere fragrance, has turned into a more cool/freshness aroma. A refreshing reinterpretation of the original in a convenient packaging.

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Christian Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray is created by the in-house perfumer Francois Demachy as a warm spicy, aromatic, and fresh perfume designed to please men during the whole day. Any man will find the new version easier and lighter, rather the original fragrance, with a cool aroma made of fresh grapefruit, bergamot and lime notes. The heart settles down with spicy aromas of pink pepper, vetiver, elemi, Sichuan pepper, lavender, and patchouli notes along with base accords of cedar and ambroxan.

I saw Sauvage Very Cool Spray as a way of highlighting the Eau de Toilette’s structure. I wanted to reveal its essence, so that it can remain a strong, fresh and direct signature.

Francois Demachy

The spray is practical for continuous spraying even when the bottle is turned upside down, as well as suitable for travel (described as ‘nomadic’) and eco-responsible.

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The new Christian Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray is available as 100ml Eau de Toilette.

 

 

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum

Givenchy launched the third addition to the Dahlia Divin collection, an intensive version named Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum, Le Nectar follows the Original Eau de Parfum from 2014 and the lighter Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette from 2015. The collection follows the theme of Dahlia Noir launched in 2011.

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It is in my opinion, a younger, more playful take on the original scent but still possesses the same enchanting and feminine aura. Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum represents the luxurious, haute couture version of the fragrance, a symbol of gold and femininity, announced as ‘the elixir of divine potency’. The composition is developed by François Demachy who focused on golden flowers of mimosa which brings their unique signature to the scent. Sambac jasmine, present in all the Dahlia Divin creations, is complemented by sensual and elegant rose. The floral heart is supported by the woody base of almost creamy vetiver, sandalwood, tonka bean and lavish vanilla musk.

Top notes: Mimosa
Heart: Jasmine, Rose
Base: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Musk

This beautiful perfume is stunning both outside and within. Housed within the same rectangular bottle as the original, the bottle is made of lacquered glass in shades of gold, adorned with gold thread around its neck and with an engraved gold plate that bears the name of the perfume. The transparent bottle holds fragments of gold leaves.

Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum

She’s a goddess of our time – an icon.
An apparition so luminous, so fascinating and charismatic that her presence feels like radiant sunshine – her absence, an eclipse.
She is the woman with the dazzling aura, celebrated by Dahlia Divin since its creation.
More precious, more legendary than ever…

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Model Candice Swanepoel replaces singer Alicia Keys as the embodiment of a Dahlia Divin woman in the new campaign. The promotional video is directed by Gordon von Steiner, with the visual campaign shot by Peter Lindbergh.

It is undeniably feminine and I adore its subtle, delicate sweet undertones. The fragrance is available in three sizes, a 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum Intense.

 

 

 

 

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.

Dior J’Adore’s new film featuring Charlize Theron

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Dior is synonymous with luxury, and the Dior J’Adore films are always a luxury in themselves. As one of the most iconic perfumes, Dior J’Adore’s short films are always eagerly awaited, with this year’s instalment no different. Directed by Jean-Baptise Mondino, who has directed films of the J’Adore woman since 1999, the film looks at the luxury of nature, and how water is bliss.

This film follows on from the previous one, which saw her climbing towards a salutary ‘elsewhere’ having eliminated the superfluous. It has a new, radically different beginning. She no longer needs to escape, as she is now totally free, immersed in regal nature, almost naked and rid of all artifice. Her vision of the world is essential, designating what is of primordial importance: protecting our planet and in particular, the water that is our new gold. She tells us that luxury can have meaning.

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Charlize Theron is as radiant as she is an embodiment of the new Golden Dior J’Adore fragrance in the new film by the French fashion house, ‘The Absolute Femininity’. In just over 45-seconds the actress saunters over sand, through rain and shine, emerging as a mythical goddess, bathed in a scented aura. That aura is a combination of jasmine sambac, rose damascena and ylang-ylang. According to François Demachy, Dior’s Perfume Creator, the focus of the fragrance is, “entirely on Dior’s great floral femininity. However magical it may be, a perfume is first and foremost an art of the primary material” said Demachy.

Watch Charlize Theron in the new Dior J’Adore short film now…

The film reflects that the J’Adore woman is totally free. Starting with a desert thunderstorm, the scenery soon becomes a blazing gold landscape, where Theron celebrates her freedom and basks in the water and sunlight.

 

Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming

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The delicious new fragrance from Dior is Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming, a floral, sensual and delicious composition. Dior Perfumer-Creator, Francois Demachy revisits the theme of floral delight and reveals facets of an elegant perfume.

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Demachy wanted a creation that is above all joyful, contemporary and spirited. Majestically floral with “just the right amount” of fruitiness, it already has the particular blend of Dior elegance that combined fresh nonchalance and sassiness.

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The opening notes of a red fruit, raspberry, pomegranate and blackcurrant accord are heightened by the spicy, teasing tingle of pink peppercorn, springing from the bottle. The magnificent Grasse Rose absolute unfurls its sensual accords, the Rosa Centifolia (so named for its 100 petals) diffuses its honeyed and peppery notes. It works in perfect harmony with the Rosa Damascena. The fragrance is upheld by a base of white musk that envelops the entire compositions and springs up to reach the fruity top notes giving a consistently fresh scent.

Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming Silky Body MistThe range includes a new Silky Soap (150 gr), with an elegant light pink colour and the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet fragrance and a Body Mist (110 ml) which extends and intensifies the scent of the perfume .

 

Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming fragrance is available as 30 ml, 50 ml and 100 ml.

 

Actress Natalie Portman Visits The Origins Of The Miss Dior Perfume

 

 

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Natalie Portman goes to goes to the Domaine de Manon with the French brand’s Perfumer-Creator Francois Demachy to discover the Rose Centifolia, a majestic floral that is the centre of the Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming.

The latest addition to the Miss Dior range of perfumes, Absolutely Blooming, is designed to be a sexier version of the original. The video celebrates Dior’s new Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming fragrance, which has red fruit notes, a generous heart of May rose, and is supported by white musk. Sounds like a fragrant floral bouquet with tangy sweetness, but you’ll have to wait for the launch on 1 August to catch a whiff.

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Dior have just released their latest episode in the Miss Dior Web Documentary series, starring Natalie Portman. The short film follows a year-long wait since the French maison launched Episode 1: The Fragrance Creation, which also stars Portman. Episode 2, aptly titled The Origins of the Miss Dior Creation in Grasse, centres on the beauty in making of the brand’s signature fragrance, Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming.

In this new episode, the brand’s beauty ambassador Natalie Portman, accompanied by the Maison’s Perfumer Creator, François Demachy, trace the roots of the fragrance back to Domaine de Manon – a field filled with beautiful flowers in the middle of Grasse, France. Here Portman learns how to pick and harvest the flowers herself.

Follow actress Natalie Portman as she discovers what goes into the scent:

Dior Les Extraits: Miss Dior Extraits de Parfum

Since Miss Dior, created by Christian Dior in 1947 to accompany the launch of his couture label, Dior fragrances have truly made their mark thanks to their scope of influence and the use of the noblest of materials. Over 60 years after creation, François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator since 2006, continues boldly and passionately.

François Demachy has revisited some of Dior‘s iconic fragrances to create a collection special editions. The collection named Dior Les Extraits is made up of five perfumes that are renowned for their rich feminine scents. The five J’Adore Extrait de Parfum, Poison Extrait de Parfum, Diorissimo Extrait de Parfum, Miss Dior Extrait de Parfum and Miss Dior Extrait de Parfum Original, are some of the best perfumes ever made in the world. The Extraits stands at the top of the fragrance pyramid as the primary expression.They are made from rich natural ingredients extremely high in concentration that reacts differently to each person’s skin. It takes three thousand Rose De Mai Absolute roses to obtain a kilogram of essence to create the extract used in this collection.

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Since its beginnings in 1947, Dior has been both a fashion and fragrance designer. For Christian Dior, who was passionate about flowers, perfume was the ultimate accessory: it added the ‘finishing touch’ to his couture creations.

After women flowers are the most divine creations

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François Demachy, created two beautiful versions of Miss Dior, a timeless, iconic fragrance.

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Maison Dior’s first ever perfume introduced in 1947, Miss Dior’s signature is chypre. For Extrait de Parfum, it has been pared down to give a modern edge to become bold and elegant. The luminous floral chypre that combines Essence of Indonesian Patchouli with floral absolutes: Egyptian Jasmine Absolute, Orange Blossom Absolute and Rose de Mai Absolute.

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An elegant fragrance with a dash of impertinence. In the Extrait de Parfum, the initial accord unfurls in an intense trail that brings out its daring, elegant qualities: a green floral chypre that blends Galbanum, Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Rose de Mai Absolute and Essence of Indonesian Patchouli.

Christian Dior Les Extraits Miss Dior Parfum is housed in an extraordinary flacon, created in Saint Jean de Braye, France, retaining the characteristic shape that made it famous and gaining additional decoration.

All five editions from Dior Les Extaits:  Miss Dior Extrait de Parfum, Miss Dior Extrait de Parfum Original, Diorissimo Parfum, Poison Parfum and J’Adore Parfum are are available online and in store  as 0.5 oz (15 ml) priced at $175.

Dior Les Extraits: J’adore Extrait De Parfum

Dior has revisited some of their iconic fragrances to create a collection special editions. The collection named Dior Les Extraits is made up of five perfumes that are renowned for their rich feminine scents. The five Miss Dior, Miss Dior Original, Diorissimo, Poison and J’adore are some of the best perfumes ever made in the world. The Extraits stands at the top of the fragrance pyramid as the primary expression.They are made from rich natural ingredients extremely high in concentration that reacts differently to each person’s skin. It takes three thousand Rose De Mai Absolute roses to obtain a kilogram of essence to create the extract used in this collection. François Demachy, the House’s exclusive perfumer-creator explains “The extract is the olfactive idea enhanced by the note.”

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Christian Dior Les Extraits J’Adore Parfum

Feminine, classic and sensual. For the J’Adore Extrait de Parfum, Dior gives a dense and dazzling expression to the primary accord, composed a generous and intense bouquet of flowers that work in a beautiful harmony.

J’adore is the fragrance of flowers that bloom with absolute femininity. The sensual bouquet of J’adore, in which ingredients with character like Rose de Mai Absolute, Damascus Rose Absolute, Jasmine Sambac Absolute and Ylang-Ylang Essence dominate.

  • Top notes of Ylang-Ylang essence
  • Heart notes of Damascus Rose absolute
  • Base notes of Jasmine Sambac absolute

Christian Dior Les Extraits J’Adore Parfum is housed in an extraordinary flacon, created in Saint Jean de Braye, France, retaining the characteristic shape that made it famous and gaining additional decoration.

All five editions from Dior Les Extaits:  Miss Dior Extrait de Parfum, Miss Dior Extrait de Parfum Original, Diorissimo Parfum, Poison Parfum and J’Adore Parfum are are available online and in store  as 0.5 oz (15 ml) priced at $175.

Dior Presents: Balade Sauvage

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For the very first time, Dior Perfumer-Creator François Demachy reveals the source of his olfactory compositions in a film-travelogue, Balade Sauvage, an olfactory road movie that sets out on the trail of his inspiration. Nature is the queen, filmed with an analogical camera. Images rich with raw poetry tell the story of his latest creation, the aptly named ‘Sauvage’ fragrance. Each of its principal notes is identified and projected onto the Californian landscape.

 You don’t create a fragrance in a laboratory

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In a series of images the fragrance comes to life before our eyes, vivacious and sensorial. Each notes brings back a memory, a sound, an image, a sensation. At last, the immaterial soul of ‘Sauvage’ is embodied. Follow François Demachy’s trail of inspiration, in an olfactory road movie…

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The Noses

We all have a nose.  But some ‘noses’ are very special indeed: that’s industry-speak for perfumer. In reality, being a ‘nose’ is a challenging job that takes up to seven years of study – and (mostly) qualifications in Chemistry…

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I’m always fascinated by noses.  And by the ‘Creative Directors’ and ‘evaluators’ who work in this field, too: almost ‘go-betweens’ between brands and fashion designers, and those noses, a little-known, but most important role.

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Oliver Polge (Click photo to enlarge).

These men and (increasingly) women, have the talent and skills to whisk us through time and space – bringing back memories of people and places we’ve known and loved.  Through their artistry, we can feel more romantic, more powerful, more beautiful, more creative…

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Jean-Claude Ellena (Click photo to enlarge).

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Thierry Wasser

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I believe their talents should be recognised and celebrated – just as composers, artists and (more recently) chefs are acknowledged for their gifts, and the enormous pleasure they bring us.  Until lately, almost all perfumers worked behind the scenes, anonymously.  Now, noses are emerging from their laboratories, starting to talk about their creations, and what goes into them….

 

Starting soon……. here on Yakymour: The Noses!

by Jean Amr