New Hermès Harrods Femme store

French Maison Hermès opened a new space dedicated exclusively to the women’s universe inside Harrods, London.

On 12 April 2021, a unique Hermès store dedicated to the women’s universe has opened within Harrods in the heart of London, embracing the spirit of the contemporary Hermès woman. The Harrods Femme store is the third addition to the offering within the luxury department store, where Hermès has been present since 1991. Expressing an optimistic vision and reflecting the house’s creativity, the Harrods Femme store combines original architectural signatures with a modern twist. Offering a new kind of stimulation – one of understated femininity and lasting dedication to craftsmanship.

In London, Hermès is also present on Bond Street, Sloane Street, within the Royal Exchange and at London Selfridges. Come into the beautiful world of Hermès.

Precious Serge Lutens Tarab

The Serge Lutens Flacons de Table collection gets a new limited-edition. It’s named Tareb and is available exclusively at Harrods from November 20 on, announced as ‘a golden lustre to outplay the contrast between light and shadow’.

The character of the Serge Lutens Tarab Eau de Parfum is best explained by discovering the meaning behind its name. In Arabic, ‘Tarab’ refers to a trance-like state in which the body is lost in dance, the senses heightened by music which seems to take flight. This evocative feeling is translated into fragrance form via sensual notes of Turkish rose, Cambodian oud and cypriol.

Tareb represents an interpretation of a 300-year-old perfume from India called ‘Shamama’, as well as Serge Lutens’ version of the combination of agar wood and rose. Woods, resins, smoky notes and the unique scent of candied fruit form this aroma which contains the official notes of oud from Cambodia, Turkish rose and cypriol. The additions of cedar, pine needles and patchouli highlight different silhouettes of roses.

Note the luxurious golden flacon, complete with a curvaceous design and apothecary stopper, which reflects the golden glow that changes with light, and in a wooden box in a North African style.

Serge Lutens Tarab is available as 75ml Eau de Parfum exclusively at Harrods. Come into the beautiful worlds of Serge Lutens and Harrods.

Byredo Deep Viola

Byredo-Deep-Viola-FlaconExclusively for Harrods, Swedish niche perfume house Byredo launched a new perfume, Deep Viola. Deep Viola is an intense evening scent of violet, one of the flowers whose scent has marked many generations.

‘A violet is the youth of primary nature’, Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, igniting an endless love for the purple flower among generations of women to come.

Aiming to capture the effervescent character of this flower in a flacon, Byredo presents Deep Viola with a layered note of violet with saffron on top and incense on the bottom to create a deep and distinctive perfume.

Byredo Deep Viola is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum, exclusively at Harrods. Come into the beautiful worlds of Harrods and Byredo.

 

 

 

 

Marc Jacobs Charlotte lipstick

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Marc Jacobs names lipstick after Princess Charlotte

Just after the jubilée of 100 years of lipstick, the new Marc Jacobs Charlotte lipstick, which has been inspired by the deepest saturated pink tones of an English rose, is part of the Le Marc lip crème collection.

The new shade will be exclusive in the UK to the luxury store Harrods, priced at £24 ($34). The Knightsbridge store comm ented on the news saying it was the biggest color cosmetics launch in its history.

Princess Charlotte, the first child, where a lipstick is named after, will celebrate her first birthday on May 2.

Dior brings back their iconic perfume bottle: the Amphora

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Long before perfume bottles became collectibles, French Maison’s like Guerlain, Caron, Christian Dior and Nina Ricci where bottling up their beloved scents in stunning glass and crystal flacons, many times created by Baccarat or Lalique.

Dior had its beautiful amphoras. Selected by Christian Dior back in 1947 as the vessel for his very first perfume Miss Dior, the amphora was reprised for other Dior favorites like Diorama, Diorissimo and Diorling.

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The amphora is also incidentally the inspiration behind the bottle that currently houses the sensual J’Adore perfume. The curvy shape is reminiscent of the figure-eight silhouette invented by the Couturier-Parfumeur and is evocative of the delicate craftsmanship of ancient civilizations.

The amphora is also incidentally the inspiration behind the bottle that currently houses the sensual J’Adore perfume. The curvy shape is reminiscent of the figure-eight silhouette invented by the Couturier-Parfumeur and is evocative of the delicate craftsmanship of ancient civilizations.

Now bringing the amphora back with a bang. The brand’s ‘new generation of amphoras’ will house all of the brand’s iconic fragrances from the old favorites like Miss Dior to the modern marvels like J’Adore and Addict. These legendary perfume bottles are an ultra-exclusive bespoke service offered only at Dior Boutiques and Harrods, Salon du Parfums.

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Not only is each amphora made to measure, they can also be customized with an engraved date or a set of initials. Each bottle is sealed with a perfumer’s bow and bears a star motif – Christian Dior’s favorite symbol – stamped on the bottom. You can have your amphora filled with any one of Dior’s 43 famous fragrances…..

More about these amazingly beautiful flacons soon here on Yakymour….

 

 

 

 

Cartier opens men’s pop up at Harrods

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Cartier has opened its first pop-up space at Harrods dedicated to men’s watches and accessories. ‘The Man by Cartier’ will run until November 19.

“Harrods and Cartier are both committed to providing clients with the ultimate luxury experience, which makes this exhibition not only an ideal partnership, but also an exciting opportunity for our customers to view rare Cartier pieces”, explained Helen David, Harrods Director of Womenswear, Accessories, Fine Jewellery, and Childrenswear.

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The Fine Watch Bar at The Man by Cartier pop-up salon in Harrods has the feeling of a gentleman’s club with its comfortable chairs and dark wood paneling.

The exhibition features a range of pieces from the house’s archives, mixing vintage models and new watches, leather goods and accessories.

110 years after the creation of the first modern wristwatch by Louis Cartier, we pay homage and celebrate the man’s natural home in the Cartier universe.

Key exhibits include classic models (The Santos, Tank, Pasha and the Ballon Bleu) alongside the new Calibre de Cartier Diver.

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The French Maison has also taken over four of the store’s Brompton Road windows for the duration of the project.

The Man by Cartier, pop up selling exhhibition at Harrods, Ground Floor, Entrance 10, runs until 19 november.

 

 

World’s most expensive perfume

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British luxury interior designer and perfumer, Clive Christian has earned a reputation for creating some of the finest and most beautifully crafted perfumes in the world. Most famous of all, perhaps, is the scent of No.1 Perfume that became renowned as The most Expensive Perfume in the World. He calls it “the perfume of my heart”. To celebrate the recent opening of the Salon de Parfum boutique at Harrods, Clive has created a limited edition of his No 1 perfume, available exclusively at Harrods. This one-of-a-kind work of art comes with the extra price tag of …($228,580/£143,000)!

He calls it the No.1 Passant Guardant: Clive took the house’s signature crystal bottle and draped it in fine, handcrafted, 24 carat gold lattice-work. The upper part of the heraldic crest is from his own coat of arms, awarded by Queen Elizabeth 11′s Royal College of Arms in 1999 when he took custodianship of the Crown Perfumery. Embedded in the lattice-work are more than 2000 individually set flawless white diamonds. Set in the eyes of the lion standing ‘passant guardant’ over the Crown are two yellow diamonds, whilst a rare pink diamond marks out the lion’s tongue. Eye-watering stuff. The piece is a sensually opulent homage to the fragrance within- 30ml of No.1 The World’s Most Expensive Perfume.

For $228,000, you can buy a whole lot of stuff — cars, yachts, even a new home. Or maybe just a bottle of perfume.

‘No.1 Passant Guardant’, packaged in a handmade crystal bottle that boasts 24 carat gold lattice work and decked out in diamonds.

Unlike most perfumes, which today are created to a marketing director’s brief, this one was designed to be simply the best. No thought was to be given to cost or to rarity. What was wanted was a great complex perfume that was as fine, as beautiful, and as gorgeous as perfume could be. The consequence of such a brief was that, No.1 boasts only the rarest, finest, most luxurious and precious oils and ingredients from around the globe. Part of the Original Collection, at the heart of both the men’s and women’s perfumes lies the rare Florentine Orris and Ylang-ylang, while at the base of each are Cedar Wood, Sandalwood and the finest Tahitian Vanilla, as well as Tonka Beans, which add a lovely creamy note to both perfumes.

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Clive Christian No.1 for Women

No.1 for Women is a floral Oriental. Serene and sophisticated with fruity top notes of Pineapple, Plum, Mirabelle, White Peach, Bergamot and Lemon; the sweetness is cut with spicier notes of Cardamom and Pimento oil. Slowly, the scent unfolds, weaving a slow enchantment as it reveals notes of Jasmine, Carnation and Orchid, with a centre of Rose; the bloom that is associated with Aphrodite’s gardens of love and beauty. At the base, as we have seen, are the exotic Tahitian Vanilla and the woody notes of Cedar and Sandalwood, as well as Musk Amber and the creamy Tonka Bean. It’s a rich and complex perfume- subtle yet sophisticated.

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Clive Christian No.1 for Men

No.1 for Men is woody Oriental; understated yet distinctive. At the top lie notes of Bergamot, Lime, Sicilian Mandarin and Pink Grapefruit, which are spiced up with the tang of Cardamom and Nutmeg, Pimento oil, Thyme and Artemisia oil. At the heart, joining the Orris and Ylang-ylang, we find Rose, Jasmine and Lily of the Valley, while Heliotrope adds a rare and distinctive note. Sitting proudly at the base is a rare 50-year-old Indian Sandalwood, which traditionally was used to draw soul mates together, as well as a powdery Musk and Vetiver. The perfect combination for an accomplished and confident modern man.

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The 50ml spray comes in a stunning gold bottle, reviving the original glass bottles from the perfumery archives, completed with a signature Clive Christian stopper shaped like a crown. However, for the pure perfume aficionado, Clive also designed a hand-polished finest Baccarat crystal bottle and stopper, completed with an 18-carat gold collar and adorned with a single five carat, white brilliant cut diamond, as a symbol of the rarity of the ingredients within. The extravagant bottle is presented in a silk-lined lacquer box. Fitting containers for the World’s Most Expensive Perfume indeed!

 

 

 

 

 

Harrods to launch 5,000 sq ft fragrance retail concept

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Today iconic Qatari-owned London department store Harrods announced its plans to open a 5,090-square-foot retail space that will open on the store’s sixth floor, the Salon de Parfum. The scent dedicated space will open in September and will carry a range of the finest fragrances as well as offer luxurious bespoke and personalisation services.

As fine fragrances become ever more desired for their sophistication and power to captivate the senses, we were inspired to develop a unique perfumery concept.

Mia Collins, Harrods Head of Beauty

Fragrance companies Bond No. 9, By Kilian, Chanel, Clive Christian, Creed, Christian Dior, Guerlain, Henry Jacques, Roja Dove, Tom Ford and Xerjoff will all have separate, individual boutiques within Salon de Parfum. The new concept will also incorporate a fragrance gallery, which will stock Thomas Kosmala and Bond No. 9’s Harrods collection.

 

 

 

Dior 60 years in London, a celebration

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In 1954, Monsieur Christian Dior attended a Dior fashion show at Harrod’s and even inaugurated Harrod’s Fashion Theatre. From March 16th to April 14th, Harrod’s pays tribute to the late legendary fashion designer. Not only will the Dior flags be flying at the renowned British luxury department store its windows, too, will be all decked up in all things Dior. As a homage to Britain’s cultural icons, the Dior windows will feature Royal Mail Post Boxes with a series of exclusive Limited Edition Dior products (that are also on sale at the Dior Pop-Up store in Harrod’s), telephone boxes implying a cut-out of Dior’s ‘New Look’ silhouette that Christian Dior invented in 1947, and even Royal Beefeaters teamed with ready-to-wear designs by Dior’s Creative Director, Raf Simons.

To celebrate 60 years of the arrival of Dior in London, the store organized a special exhibition that captures the essence of Christian Dior in the last six decades.

The fourth floor of Harrod’s has been transformed into the magical world of the French Maison. The moment you step into the venue, you’d find yourself on 30 Avenue Montaigne, also known as a Dior Headquarters where it all began. Take a stroll through Dior Wonderland into several rooms featuring 9 dazzling milestones in Dior’s history including Monsieur Dior’s sketches, a theatrical composition of 40 mini-Stockman mannequins that showcases the iconic looks of the Maison, the J’adore fragrance and even the Lady Dior handbag by different artists. Once you’re done with all that, head on over to Café Dior for the must-haves: the lobster club sandwich and Dior cupcakes.

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Here are the Limited Edition items available exclusively at the Dior at Harrod’s Pop-Up store:

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Dior at Harrods snow globe

Christian-Dior-Diorissimo-bag-in-Vert-Anglais-calfskinThe Diorissimo in Vert Anglais calfskin with a tartan-printed interior

Christian-Dior-Lady-Dior-bag-in-red-embroidered-tartanLady Dior bag in Red Embroidered Tartan

Christian-Dior-Lady-Dior-bag-in-red-lambskinLady Dior in Red Lambskin and Tartan detailed handles

Christian-Dior-Lady-Dior-blue-tartan-zipped-pouchLady Dior Blue Tartan Pouch

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Christian-Dior-Red-voyageur-lambskinLady Dior Red Voyageur Lambskin

 

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Lady Dior Jewellery Case in Red Lambskin

Christian-Dior-Mise-en-Dior-necklaceMise en Dior Necklace

 

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The Dior at Harrods Teddy Bear

Marigay McKee, chief merchant of Harrod’s on the collaboration: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Dior, one of our most successful global luxury brands, on such an exciting venture. Highlights of this excluisve initiative include a unique exhibition that takes you on a fascinating journey, unveiling intricate details of Dior’s rich heritage and a unique café concept offering a special menu created exclusively for this event. Our store’s famous façade will be transformed with show-stopping window displays across the whole length of the Brompton Road, inspired by Dior’s personal interpretation of London”.