Louis Vuitton Launches Ultra-Luxe Perfume Customization Service

French Maison Louis Vuitton perpetuates the Art of Personalization and launches its bespoke Haute Perfumery service with Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. A unique creation, conceived and made in Grasse.

It all started in Jacques Cavallier Belletrud’s creative atelier at Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse, the cradle of perfumery and leatherworking trades. Since 2012, this is where the Master Perfumer has conceived his most beautiful olfactive propositions for the Maison. Now, he is opening his workshop to bespoke perfumery, for unique and personalized creations made upon request, in the tradition of the special orders that have been rooted deeply in the Louis Vuitton DNA since 1854.

I wanted to offer our clients the possibility of wearing a unique fragrance, made in my creative workshop. To me, this bespoke Haute Perfumery service represents the essence of the Maison, because ultra-personalization has always been at the heart of Louis Vuitton.

Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Louis Vuitton master perfumer

The objective of this unique and privileged moment is to create the client’s olfactory portrait. Jacques Cavallier Belletrud inquires as to tastes, memories, and lifestyle as well as typical perfume habits. In the process, a genuine, intimate collaboration takes shape between client and Master Perfumer. After this exceptional and emotionally rich consultation, the Master Perfumer begins composing a scent and develops several formulas in his atelier at Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse. 

To do so, he selects from among the most exclusive raw materials he has sourced in the four corners of the globe, in order to create the fragrance trail that best corresponds to its client’s personality. Jacques Cavallier Belletrud can then calibrate each olfactory nuance down to the tiniest details to offer a resolutely made-to- measure composition.

An exceptional showcase:

It takes several months to finalize a fragrance formula. The perfume is then composed by hand at the Atelier d’Art, a new space dedicated to bespoke perfumes in the heart of Les Fontaines Parfumées. In the meantime, the trunk in which the perfume will be presented is specially crafted in Asnières, Louis Vuitton’s historic workshop and the cradle for all of its special orders. This unique and personalizable trunk holds four 100ml flacons, three 200ml flaconss, a 100ml travel case, a travel spray, plus 16 refills.

A sustainable service:

As with all of the Maison’s perfumes, made-to-measure Haute Perfumery benefits from a refill service upon request, which is available in all Louis Vuitton stores carrying perfume fountains. Each unique formula will be forever inscribed in the Louis Vuitton archives at Les Fontaines Parfumées so that the client’s olfactory signature may be perpetuated.

Special orders: Historic savoir-faire:

Since its founding, the French Maison has accompanied clients in their quest for rare and exceptional products and perpetuated the Art of Personalization, a tradition inscribed in the trunk-maker’s DNA since 1854. In 1859, the House opened its workshop in Asnières, just outside Paris. To this day, trunks and special orders are crafted there by highly qualified artisans for travellers the world over. The emblematic Desk-Trunk for the renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski and the Tea Service Trunk for the Maharaja of Baroda were made here. More recently, the Maison’s historic workshop crafted cases for transporting the world’s most prestigious sports trophies, including those for the FIFA, the French Open, and the NBA, as well as Sneaker and Vanity Trunks – contemporary versions of the cosmetic cases of the 1920s.

Louis Vuitton’s Haute Perfumery customized perfume service begins at €60,000 EUR (approximately $72,690 USD). Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

A floral and dreamy escape from reality: Louis Vuitton Heures d’Absence

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While French Maison Louis Vuitton is primarily known for its bags and leather goods, the marquee has made a quite a splash in the world of fragrance. The brand’s much touted for Les Parfums Louis Vuitton collection is a testament to its mastery in making perfumes which is further sealed with the release of a unique new scent: Heures d’Absence.

The Les Parfums Louis Vuitton collection has been supplemented with a floral creation, a sophisticated and feminine ode to the French Maison’s perfume collection, whose composition develops flower by flower.

The new creation was inspired by the first Louis Vuitton fragrance Heures d’Absence launched in 1927, which was aimed at both men and women. Named after Georges Vuitton’s villa, the fragrance was presented to mark the opening of the new London store, and was available in only 300 copies.

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The small airplane on the body of the rectangular glass flacon was the embodiment of the love for travel and exploration of the world, and for the 2020 creation, perfumer  Jacques Cavallier Belletrud relied on several components from the first fragrance to re-materialize it and include it into the collection once again.

Louis Vuitton Heures d’Absence brings freshness and whiteness to jasmine sambac. Its sharpness blends gently with the freshly cut May roses that give off a romantic vibe. The scent of jasmine in the composition is enhanced as the most prominent flower thanks to CO2 extraction technology, while mixing it with the aromatic pittosporum flower brings harmony and joy to the flowery collage.

The powdery and bright mimosa chord has a fine honey like and fluffy effect, giving the watercolor rose flowers a dose of sunshine, along with the delicacy of raspberries that make the flower bouquet more complex and sophisticatedly sweet. The subtle, silky warmth of vanilla gently envelops the flowers, combined with a creamy base of sandalwood and musk supporting the beauty of each flower and emphasizing the sophistication of the creation.

Louis-Vuitton-Heures-d'Absence-Box-FlaconLouis Vuitton Heures d’Absence is available as a 100ml and 200ml Eau de Parfum, a travel flacon with 4 refills of 7.5ml Eau de Parfum, and a refill pack for the travel flacon (4×7.5ml Eau de Parfum.) at Louis Vuiton Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

 

Not only for Pasha’s Cartier Pasha Parfum

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As one of the world’s leading luxury watch brands, Cartier boasts an impressive assortment of iconic designs. There’s the Santos watch, made originally for Brazilian pioneer aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Tank watch, fashioned after the military armored vehicle and the Panthere watch with an instantly recognizable link bracelet, just to name a few. Another famous Cartier watch is the Pasha, created for the Pasha of Marrakesh.

In the early 20th century, parts of Morocco was a protectorate of France. During this time, Thami El Glaoui, the Pasha of Marrakesh (above) aligned himself with the French. As a result, he amassed great wealth (mostly from questionable practices) during his time in power, and by some accounts, he was one of the richest men in the world. His personal style and charm, as well as his prodigality with his wealth, made him many friends among the international fashionable set of the day. He visited the European capitals often. He counted people like Charlie Chaplin, Colette and Winston Churchill as friends and hosted them in his Marrakesh – a city he invested in extravagantly to beautify with palaces, golf courses, hotels, and lavish gardens. He treated his European guests to lavish banquets and offered them expensive gifts.

In the early ’30s, the Pasha of Marrakesh commissioned a watch from the French Maison. Aside for a penchant for the finer things in life, the Pasha was also an active man. So he requested that his Cartier watch be elegant, yet capable of being submerged during his regular swims and daily bathing, without having to worry about its functionality or precision. It is considered to be the first waterproof timepiece from Cartier. Water resistant watches were still a new concept during this era (remember the Rolex Oyster only made its debut in 1926).

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However, Louis Cartier did build the Pasha a solid gold water-resistant round watch. The custom Cartier was fitted with screw-down caseback, a chain-secured cap protecting the winding crown, and a protective grid on top of the face. In 1943, the timepiece was introduced into the official Cartier collection. In 1985, the legendary watch designer Gérald Genta designed a version of the Cartier Pasha whose form is still celebrated to this day. Throughout the years, a number of models under the name Pasha de Cartier have been presented, and, as a result, an overwhelming selection of new and used Pasha timepieces can be discovered today.

While the fate of Thami El Glaoui’s Cartier watch is unknown, according to a 2003 Robb Report article, Stanislas de Quercize, the President and CEO of Cartier North America at that time, confirmed that Cartier is actively looking for the watch to add to its corporate collection.

Later the French Maison created the Pasha Collection. A collection of cufflinks, luxury writing instruments, lighters and perfumes. Like their jewels and watches, They all are a signature of unique taste in fine accessories. A signature of pure elegance.

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Also named after the iconic watch, the French Maison introduced in 1992 Pasha de Cartier, a beautiful, classic fougere fragrance for men. Created by Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, the now legenday fragrance had top notes of lavender, mandarin, mint, caraway and anise. The middle notes are coriander, and Brazilian rosewood. And base notes of labdanum, sandelwood, patchouli and oakmoss. A timeless classic. In its collection Cartier also offers several versions of the first perfume. In addition to Edition Noire (a modern fougere with green and citrus notes, amber, and cedar) and Edition Noire Sport (an energetic fougere with citrus, marine accords, and cedar), the new, contemporary and intense version, Pasha de Cartier Parfum , is available from February 2020.

Pasha de Cartier Parfum is designed for contemporary and elegant men – to those who want to be noticed. It is adorned with epithets such as being bold, sophisticated, and powerful. The fragrance is a modern version of the original in a parfum concentration that provides additional depth, intensity, and lasting permanence.

Created by the Maison’s in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent, the contemporary fougere composition with woody and ambery features includes notes of patchouli, sandalwood, fir balsam, labdanum, benzoin, ambrocenide molecule, and tonka bean. Mathilde tried to preserve the characteristic aromatic base of the original Pasha fragrance in this creation, but make it new with woody and amber notes using the best ingredients from around the world.

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When creating a new version of the iconic perfume, special attention was paid to the design of the flacon. Named and inspired by the iconic Pasha watch, the design of the flacon was really inspired on Pasha cufflinks and luxury writing instruments, with a blue sapphire cabochon, a unique Cartier symbol. It also features other iconic Cartier hallmarks including the Trinity ring, gadroons, and the famous red box.

When you focus on designs with diamonds and other precious gems, and have princesses and actresses commissioning special works with serpents, tigers, and other exotic animals – you know you’re dealing with one of the world’s most luxurious brands!

Cartier watches are available at Cartier Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Pasha de Cartier Parfum is available in quantities of 50 and 100ml at Cartier Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Cartier.

 

 

 

 

A portrait, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud

 

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Renowned perfumers often leave their mark with a single famous creation that changes the industry, but a few do so with not one – or two – but many different perfumes. Perfumer Jacques Cavallier is just such a figure, having changed our scented world with such industry changers as Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique, Issey Miyake’s L’Eau d’Issey, Lancôme’s Poême and Nina Ricci’s Nina. He has created perfumes for Maison’s as famous as Christian Dior, Givenchy, Rochas, designers like Giorgio Armani and Stella McCartney, and niches like Caudalie and Eau d’Italie.

Although Jacques Cavallier has one of the most extensive backgrounds in natural scent materials, it was inventive use of Calone-1951, the component sometimes referred to as ‘watermelon ketone’ that brought him the most attention for his early creations. He brought a freshness and light to perfumes like L’Eau d’Issey that re-imagined what a fragrance could be.

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As a schoolboy in Grasse, Jacques Cavalier Belletrud would walk by an imposing portal. He had no idea what sat behind the wrought iron gates that so intrigued him. Little could he have imagined that, in 2016, this very place would become his creative workshop.

From my earliest childhood I heard all about perfume. Creating scents is like breathing for me – it’s just the obvious thing to do.

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Jacques Cavallier was fittingly born in 1962 in Grasse, France, the third in a series of perfuming men. Like his father and grandfather before him, he dedicated himself to the study there in his home turf.

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At the age of eight, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud went to his father, and told him he wanted to follow in his footsteps. He learned perfume notes the way other children practiced piano scales. When he got good grades in school, his father allowed him to weigh out formulas. The day after receiving his high school diploma, he began working in a perfume factory in Grasse, where he learned to distill flowers.

He studied French and Spanish at the University of Nice, and at 18, he created his first formula – but his father reminded him that becoming a perfumer takes much more than mixing a few scents together. It would take a lot of hard work to be hired at the famous perfume and flavor company Firmenich that he met Alberto Morillas, with whom he collaborated on many perfumes, and where he would spend the next 22 years.

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Jacques is a perfumer of great variation and considerable range. His work is intensely wearable, and it may be due alone to this singular quality that he was awarded the Prix François Coty at the Prix International du Parfum in 2004.

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  • 1990 Jean Paul Gaultier – Femme (f)
  • 1992 Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey (f)
  • 1992 Cartier – Pasha de Cartier (m)
  • 1993 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique (Femme re-named) (f)
  • 1993 Azzaro – Oh La La (f)
  • 1994 Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme (m)
  • 1995 Lancôme – Poême (f)
  • 1995 Yves Saint Laurent – Opium Pour Homme (m)
  • 1995 Yves Saint Laurent – Opium Pour Homme Eau de Parfum (m)
  • 1996 Bvlgari – Pour Homme (m)
  • 1997 Shiseido – Vocalise (f)
  • 1998 Rochas – Alchimie (f)
  • 1998 Christian Dior – Eau de Doce Vita (f)
  • 1998 Salvatore Ferragamo – Pour Femme (f)
  • 1998 Issey Miyake – Le Feu d’Issey (f)
  • 1999 Bvlgari – Pour Homme Extrême (m)
  • 1999 Krizia – Easy Krizia (f)
  • 1999 Paco Rabanne – Ultraviolet (f)

 
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  • 2000 Issey Miyake – Le Feu d’Issey Light (f)
  • 2000 Jil Sander – Sander For Men (m)
  • 2000 Givenchy – Haute Couture (f)
  • 2000 Givenchy – Haute Couture Eau de Toilette (f)
  • 2000 Giorgio Armani – Mania (f)
  • 2000 Calvin Klein – Truth (f)
  • 2000 Boucheron – Initial (f)
  • 2001 Van Cleef & Arpels – Zanzibar (m)
  • 2001 Rochas – Aquaman (m)
  • 2001 Fendi – Theorema Uomo (m)
  • 2001 Yves Saint Laurent – Nu (f)
  • 2001 Paco Rabanne – Ultra Violet Pour Homme (m)
  • 2001 Paco Rabanne – Ultra Violet Metal Beach (f)
  • 2002 Paco Rabanne – Ultra Violet Aquatic Plastic (f)
  • 2002 Van Cleef & Arpels – Murmure (f)
  • 2002 Carolina Herrera – Chic (f)
  • 2002 Oscar de La Renta – Intrusion (f)
  • 2002 Salvatore Ferragamo – Parfum Subtil (f)
  • 2002 Yves Saint Laurent – M7 (m)
  • 2003 Yves Saint Laurent – Nu Eau de Toilette (f)
  • 2003 Yves Saint Laurent – Rive Gauche Pour Homme (m)
  • 2003 Rochas – Absolu (f)
  • 2003 Lancôme – Calypso (f)
  • 2003 Roger & Gallet – Eau de Gingembre (f/m)
  • 2003 Bvlgari – Eau Parfumee au The Blanc (f/m)
  • 2003 Ermenegildo Zegna – Essenza di Zegna (m)
  • 2003 Stella McCartney – Stella (f)
  • 2003 Alexander McQueen – Kingdom (f)
  • 2004 Alexander McQueen – Kingdom (Lim.Edition) (f)
  • 2004 Issey Miyake – L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme (m)
  • 2004 Yves Saint Laurent – Cinema (f)
  • 2004 Calvin Klein – Eternity Moment (f)
  • 2004 Boucheron – Trouble (f)
  • 2005 Bvlgari – Aqva Pour Homme (m)
  • 2005 Exte – J’S Exte Woman (f)
  • 2005 Roberto Cavali – Serpentine (f)
  • 2006 Stella McCartney – Stella in Two Peony (f)
  • 2006 Stella McCartney – Stella in Two Amber (f)
  • 2006 Nina Ricci – Nina (f)
  • 2006 Kenzo – L’Eau par Kenzo Love L’Eau (f)
  • 2007 Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Intense (m)
  • 2007 Christain Dior – Midnight Poison (f)
  • 2007 Christain Dior – Midnight Poison Extrait de Parfum (f)
  • 2007 Yves Saint Laurent – Elle (f)
  • 2007 Nina Ricci – Nina Prestige Edition (f)
  • 2007 Diesel – Fuel For Life Homme (m)
  • 2007 Diesel – Fuel For Life Femme (f)
  • 2008 Diesel – Fuel For Life Unlimited (f)
  • 2008 Diesel – Fuel For Life Cologne for Men (m)
  • 2008 Yves Roger – Tendre Jasmin (f)
  • 2008 Lancôme – Magnifique (f)
  • 2008 Yves Saint Laurent – Elle Summer Edition (f)
  • 2008 Nina Ricci – Nina Gold Edition (f)
  • 2008 Kenzo – L’Eau par Kenzo Ice Pour Homme (m)
  • 2008 Giorgio Armani – Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men (m)
  • 2008 Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Extract Shiro Kurumata (f)
  • 2008 Bvlgari – Aqva Pour Homme Marine (m)
  • 2009 Bvlgari – Blv Eau de Parfum II (f)
  • 2009 Yves Roger – So Elixer (f)
  • 2009 Nina Ricci – Nina Precious Swarovski Edition (f)
  • 2009 Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Ettore Sottsass Edition (f)

 

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  • 2010 Yves Roger – So Elixer Eau de Toilette (f)
  • 2010 Yves Roger – Vanilla Noire (f)
  • 2010 Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Summer Edition (f)
  • 2010 Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Summer Edition (m)
  • 2010 Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Fleur de Bois (f)
  • 2010 Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Edition Bois (m)
  • 2010 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique X (f)
  • 2011 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique X Jewel Edition (f)
  • 2011 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique X Love Actually (f)
  • 2011 Giorgio Armani – Emporio Armani Diamonds Black Carat for Her (f)
  • 2011 Giorgio Armani – Emporio Armani Diamonds Black Carat for Him (m)
  • 2011 Yves Roger – Vanilla Noire Eau de Parfum (f)
  • 2011 Caudalie – Thé Des Vignes (f)
  • 2011 Bvlgari – Aqva Pour Homme Toniq (m)
  • 2011 Bvlgari – Aqva Pour Homme Marine Toniq (m)
  • 2011 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique Love Actually (f)
  • 2011 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique Silver My Skin (f)
  • 2011 Stella McCartney – Stella (Print Collection 01) (f)
  • 2011 Stella McCartney – Stella (Print Collection 02) (f)
  • 2011 Stella McCartney – Stella (Print Collection 03) (f)
  • 2012 Stella McCartney – L.I.L.Y. (f)
  • 2012 Stella McCartney – Stella (Print Collection 01) (f)
  • 2012 Stella McCartney – Stella (Print Collection 02) (f)
  • 2012 Stella McCartney – Stella (Print Collection 03) (f)
  • 2012 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique X L’Eau (f)
  • 2012 Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport (m)
  • 2012 Halle Berry – Closer (f)
  • 2012 Eau d’Italie – Un Bateau Pour Capri (f)
  • 2012 Ermenegildo Zegna – Florentine Ires (m)
  • 2012 Ermenegildo Zegna – Indonesian Oud (m)
  • 2012 Ermenegildo Zegna – Javanese Patchouli (m)
  • 2012 Ermenegildo Zegna – Italian Bergamot (m)
  • 2012 Ermenegildo Zegna – Sicilian Mandarin (m)
  • 2012 Maison Martin Margiela – Beach Walk (f)
  • 2012 Maison Martin Margiela – Flower Market (f)
  • 2012 Maison Martin Margiela – Funfair Evening (f)
  • 2012 Nina Ricci – Nina Fantasy (f)
  • 2013 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique Belle et Corset (f)
  • 2014 Stella McCartney – Stella (re-launch) (f)
  • 2014 Caudalie – Parfum Devin (f)
  • 2014 O Boticário – Linda na Dança (f)
  • 2014 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique (Collector Edition ’14) (f)
  • 2014 Bvlgari – Aqva Amara (m)
  • 2015 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique Pirate (Collector Edition ’15) (f)
  • 2015 Bvlgari – Eau Parfumee au The Noir (f/m)
  • 2016 Bvlgari – Splendida Magnolia Sensual (f)
  • 2016 Bvlgari – Ombero (m)
  • 2016 Bvlgari – Garanat (m)
  • 2016 Bvlgari – Gyan (m)
  • 2016 Bvlgari – Malakeos (m)
  • 2016 Bvlgari – Onekh (m)
  • 2016 Bvlgari – Tygar (m)
  • 2017 Bvlgari – Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve (m)
  • 2017 Jean Paul Gaultier – Classique (Collector Edition ’17) (f)
  • 2019 Bvlgari – Falkar (m)
  • 2019 Bvlgari – Opalon (m)2019 Bvlgari – Yasep (m)

For a long time Jacques Cavallier Belletrud worked for Firmenich, a company that produces perfumes for other brands, he moved on to the LVMH group (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey SE) in 2012, where he works together with François Demachy as in-house master perfumer, and becoming the exclusive perfumer for Louis Vuitton. Named Maître Parfumeur of Louis Vuitton, he traveled the world for four years to perfect the first collection of Louis Vuitton perfumes. The French Maison hadn’t released any scents since the mid-twentieth century, marking new territory in creative exploration for them.

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  • 2016 Louis Vuitton – Turbulences (f)
  • 2016 Louis Vuitton – Rose des Vents (f)
  • 2016 Louis Vuitton – Mille Feux (f)
  • 2016 Louis Vuitton – Apogée (f)
  • 2016 Louis Vuitton – Matière Noire (f)
  • 2016 Louis Vuitton – Dans la Peau (f)
  • 2016 Louis Vuitton – Contre Moi (f)

 

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  • 2018 Louis Vuitton – Sur la Route (f/m)
  • 2018 Louis Vuitton – Ombre Nomade (f/m)
  • 2018 Louis Vuitton – Orage (m)
  • 2018 Louis Vuitton – Nouveau Monde (f/m)
  • 2018 Louis Vuitton – L’Immensité (m)
  • 2018 Louis Vuitton – Attrape-Rêves (f)
  • 2018 Louis Vuitton – Au Hasard (m)
  • 2018 Louis Vuitton – Le Jour se Lève (f)

 

  • 2019 Louis Vuitton – Cactus Garden (f/m)
  • 2019 Louis Vuitton – Afternoon Swim (f/m)
  • 2019 Louis Vuitton – Sun Song (f/m)

Wondering what Jacques Cavallier Belletrud creates for us in the future…..

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton Rose des Vents

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A whisper of petals opens up new horizons. A navigator’s indispensable tool, the rose des vents – or compass – is the traveler’s faithful companion. An olfactory guide, Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud transports us to the middle of a field of roses in Grasse.

Buffeted by the wind, this singular flower seems to breathe. Sleek and stately thanks to iris and cedar, this perfume takes on glazed accents as it comes into contact with pepper. Gradually, the composition becomes as delicate as the skin of a velvety fruit. As golden as the first light of day.

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Engrave the bottle with your initials or a special date, either in tone-on-tone or with a gold finish, creating a permanent and personal emblem on the glass.

Louis Vuitton Rose de Vents is available as 100 and 200ml at Louis Vuitton boutiques and at louisvuitton.com.

 

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In creating the Fragrance Travel Cases, Louis Vuitton applies its savoir-faire and mastery in custom-designing the perfect case for transporting and protecting each item of one’s personal belongings. The 100ml travel case conserves and protects your perfume bottle, closing securely with a buckle. Slip it into your bag in every situation.

The 100ml travel case is available in many colors, and can also be personalized in store to the initials of your choice. The travel case cost $500.

Come into the wonderful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton Launches Nature-Inspired Candle Collection

 

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Maison Louis Vuitton has announced that its in-house perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, the man behind its fragrances, has created a new range of four candles to expand upon the brand’s olfactory offering.

The ceramic pots that house the candles have been designed by Marc Newson, who crafted the bottles of Les Parfum Louis Vuitton. Each candle has a handle made of natural leather, which is attached via metal studs, with a gold-finish metal lid doubling as a coaster.

The scents, as described by the French Maison, were imagined ‘like a house with windows open to the world’ capturing the essence of a breeze travelling from the outdoors, in. The four fragrances have been composed like snapshots of moments suspended in time, which can be relived when the candle is lighted anew.

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Louis Vuitton L’Air du Jardin

L’Air du Jardin invokes the spirit of rosebuds. It bottles the scent of the rose centifolia that blossoms in Grasse each spring.

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Louis Vuitton Île Blance

Île Blance, an imaginary island where the air is fresh with ocean spray, the sun and white cotton, embodied in the scent through the use of orange, jasmine sambac from China as well as neroli and cardamom

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Louis Vuitton Feuilles d’Or

Feuilles d’Or which gives the impression of walking through the woods with notes of Indonesian patchouli and Virginia cedar combining to transport your senses.

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Louis Vuitton Dehors Il Neige

Dehors Il Neige inspired by the smell of a fireplace crackling inside whilst it snows outside made using star anise and cinnamon (to recall holiday memories in December) and finished with raspberry.

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Designed by Marc Newson, the candles are cast in handmade white ceramic pots that will look good literally anywhere you decide to put them, both whilst the candle is burning and when it is finished. The containers also have a natural leather hand-sewn handle, a gold lid and are finished with a fun detail: colourful wicks which were hand-painted in Grasse.

The candles will retail at €175 (approximately $203) and are available to buy from November 5 online and in selected stores. Watch out! You might never want to leave your house!

 

 

 

 

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau de Toilette ‘Crazy Tree’ Collector Edition 2017

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau de Toilette Collector Edition 2017

French couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier launches a beautiful new winter holiday edition perfume, Classique Eau de Toilette ‘Crazy Tree’ Collector Edition 2017. This perfume was launched early this year but comes as a new limited edition design, specially created for 2017 Winter Holiday. Jean-Paul Gaultier Classique Eau de Toilette ‘Crazy Tree’ Collector Edition 2017 is a described as an oriental/floral perfume that preserves the original composition, the only modification is the beautiful snowing design that instantly catches a wearer’s eye.

Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin orange, Pear, Star anise, Roses
Heart: Ginger, Iris, Orchid, Ylang-Ylang, Plum
Base: Cinnamon, Amber, Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood

Created by Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Jean-Paul Gaultier Classique Eau de Toilette ‘Crazy Tree’ Collector Edition 2017 blends fresh notes of bergamot, mandarin orange along with spice notes of ginger, precious iris, star anise, ylang-ylang, and tuberose. The base sets on a woody layer made of vanilla, amber, musk, sandalwood, and cinnamon.

Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male ‘Crazy Tree’ Collector Edition 2017 will also appear as a limited edition perfume for men with a special design, as well.

A christmassy snowball, imprisoned fragrances, crazy decorations, a kidnapping threat, last minute shopping, turkey in the oven. This holiday season will be so Gaultier! #JPGCrazyTree

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Inspires Louis Vuitton’s Journey to the World of Scents

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Since it first saw the light, the Maison Louis Vuitton based all its creations on travel, and the proof is the famed trunk – which has now become an icon of the fashion world in its own right. This time around, the celebrated fashion house dives deeper into the intimacy and the abstraction of this continuous movement to nourish the skin, instead of the body and spirit, with captivating perfumes.

Unexpected emotions were in the mind of Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud – native of Grasse, the land of perfume and leatherwork – when he travelled the five continents in search for exotic and rare materials. His aim was to create scents that transport the person who smells them to the other side of their own world.

Les parfums Louis Vuitton are seven scents bursting with femininity: Rose des Vents, Turbulences, Dans La Peau, Apogée, Contre Moi, Matière Noire and Mille Feux. The photo’s below will take you on a journey to the world of emotions, so let the adventure begin!

Louis Vuitton Apogée

Louis Vuitton Apogée.jpgApogée illustrates the eternal renewal through a mix of lily-of-the-valley, Grasse jasmine, Chinese Magnolia, a CO2 extraction of May rose from Grasse, smoky guaiac wood and sandalwood essence.

Louis Vuitton Contre Moi

Louis Vuitton Contre Moi.jpgContre Moi mixes between the Madagscar Vanilla infusion, animal absolute, Tahitensis vanilla, orange blossom, rose centifolia from Grasse, essence of magnolia, a subtle touch of bitter cocoa, ambrette seed, pear liqueur and soft musk.

Louis Vuitton Matière Noire

Louis Vuitton Matière Noire.jpgMatière Noire takes you on a journey into the darkness through a blend of patchouli, Laos agarwood, blackcurrent, white narcissus, sambac jasmine, centifolia rose in a CO2 extraction, cyclamen, plumes of sacred incense and benzoin balm.

Louis Vuitton Turbulences

Louis Vuitton Turbulences.jpgTurbulences pays tribute to the most narcotic of flowers, the tuberose. The scent of the tuberose at dusk is mixed with exotic fruits, jasmine grandiflorum from Grasse, absolute of jasmine sambac, Chinese magnolia, May rose and a light touch of leather.

Louis Vuitton Rose des Vents

Louis Vuitton Rose des Vents.jpgRose des Vents is as airy as it is silky soft and transports us to Grasse and gets us to a field of centifolia. Centifolia absolute comes together with the Turkish rose essence, Bulgarian rose essence, Florentine iris, Virginia cedar and pepper.

Louis Vuitton Dans La Peau

Louis Vuitton Dans La Peau.jpgDans La Peau explores the senses through a blend of an exclusive natural leather infusion from Louis Vuitton’s workshops, almost-candied apricot, a CO2 extraction of Jasmine from Grasse exclusive to the Maison Louis Vuitton and sambac jasmine from China, along with the absolute of narcissus, musk and Chinese magnolia.

Louis Vuitton Mille Faux

Louis Vuitton Mille Faux.jpgMille Feux is an exciting mix of leather infusion, Chinese osmanthus, white flower, animal and apricot scents, a touch of iris, saffron and sweet raspberry.

Engrave the bottle with your initials or a special date, either in tone-on-tone or with a gold finish, creating a permanent and personal emblem on the glass.

Louis Vuitton’s Les Parfums are available as 100 and 200ml at Louis Vuitton boutiques and at louisvuitton.com. Come into the wonderful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton Fragrance To Launch This Autumn

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The voyager is always curious, and so, they travel. Maison Louis Vuitton knows this well, and since its founding, follows a guided passion to unravel this curiosity across new innovations, and accompany the wandering nomad in their journeys.

Travel, as one might come to know, is not merely a destination, but rather a feeling; and as one discovers new experiences, one is suddenly enlightened. It’s a nourishment of your soul, mind and physical being, and a collection of memories and experiences that you will forever have.

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The first Louis Vuitton fragrance in over 70 years will launch this September, the iconic fashion house has revealed. Although the scent, bottle and specific launch details are still very much under wraps, a few clues hint at the finished product on the French luxury brand’s website. It will be a first for the house since it started producing ready-to-wear collections in 1998 under Marc Jacobs’s creative direction, which catapulted the house into the fashion behemoth that it is today.

Nicolas Ghesquière, who helms the label today, is no stranger to launching fragrances having released fragrances during his tenure at Balenciaga. Jacobs’s line of both men’s and women’s fragrances for his eponymous label equates to an impressive roll call. Speaking of the new Louis Vuitton fragrance (more possibly fragrances given they have been christened Les Parfums de Louis Vuitton) the brand said:

Since its founding, the Maison Louis Vuitton has always been inspired by far flung destinations and driven to accompany voyagers wherever they travel.

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Giving no further information as to what the scents will entail, master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud – who has also created scents for McQueen, Tom Ford and YSL’s M7 with Mizensir’s Alberto Morillas – spent months travelling the world in search of inspiration. Breathing the fragrance of exotic places and rare materials, he created Les Parfums Louis Vuitton: a journey of emotions. Taking cues from his native Grasse, the birthplace of both perfume and leather craftsmanship,  the imagery used to announce the latest string to Louis Vuitton’s bow hints at floral, leather and citrus notes.

We now live vicariously through the Maison, who crafted this finesse we’ve come to know as Louis Vuitton womens’ perfume. The Maison posed an excellent muse for Belletrud, who took his visits to Louis Vuitton’s various workshops as the beginnings for his invention of the Louis Vuitton leather in a fascinating made-to-measure infusion.

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Belletrud took in a lot of leather aromas, but none stood out for him as much as natural leather, whose scent he found gentle, and whose softness and quality reminded him of the first time he discovered leather. Its light beige quality, he noticed, was often used to cover the straps and handles of the Louis Vuitton handbags and trunks. It will also contain aromas of flowers like May rose, Chinese osmanthus, magnolia and Arabian jasmine Sambac are obtained through the process of CO2 extraction.

It’s as simple as one would think – the way an adventure begins simply with a thoughtful inhaling of scents. Begin your journey this September, when the Les Parfums Louis Vuitton comes to your favorite Louis Vuitton boutique