Montblanc introduces new Le Petit Prince Meisterstück writing instruments

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Montblanc has released a new series of Meisterstück writing instruments, inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) novella. Montblanc said its latest series of fountain, roller ball and ballpoint pens pays tribute to the power of gifting, imagination and the importance of transmitting ideas and dreams to others.

The Meisterstück Le Petit Prince edition brings together the heritage of a timeless gifting favourite and the cultural influence of a literary great. Filled with meaning and symbolism, the new special edition reaffirms Montblanc’s belief that writing is a gift, one that is passed from one generation to the other with a positive message, just like the ideas, dreams and thoughts that Le Petit Prince shares with the world around him.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince is one of the world’s most translated books, with editions in more than 250 languages and dialects. The story relates the encounter between a pilot and a little prince, and touches on imagination, open-mindedness and the value of human relationships.

Design elements on the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince are based on Saint-Exupéry’s hand-drawn illustrations.

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The cap and barrel of the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition are in blue resin to echo the colour of the universe around the prince. The milled cap features a fox face pattern, a reference to the character that instructs the young boy about the bonds of human relationships. Platinum-coated fittings and a gold star are also included.

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The rhodium-plated nib features an engraving of the boy and the fox and a sentence from the novel is laser-engraved into the crown.

Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Doué Classique Edition has an 18 carat bi-colour nib with an outline of the Little Prince and the fox. The fox pattern continues on the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Solitaire cap and barrel and the Montblanc emblem is encircled by words from the novella.

Monblanc_Petit_Prince_Resin_FP_Classique_118056.jpgTo extend the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince writing experience, Montblanc has also created special ink and refills inspired by the fox character in a dark orange color reminiscent of its fur. A leather notebook completes the writing experience and is bound in fine Saffiano leather that features a fox scenery print on its cover, inspired by the author’s famous illustrations.

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MontBlanc Legend Night

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The MontBlanc Legend collection, in addition to the original from 2011, includes releases such as Legend Intense (2013), Legend Intense (2013), Legend Spirit from 2016, and a few limited summer versions named Legend Sprecial Edition.

Now the house of MontBlanc crafts one of the most stylish, yet classic elegant fragrances for true men connoisseurs. This summer, MontBlanc Legend Night emanates a strong and tempting smell for most charismatic men. Created by perfumers Antoine Maisondieu and Olivier Pescheux it is described as deeply romantic and charming at heart,

Top notes: Bergamot, Clary sage, Pepermint, Cardamom
Heart: Apple, Fir, Cedar, Lavender, Violet
Base: Vetiver, Black vanilla, Akigalawood, Patchouli,

MontBlanc Legend Night inspires a mysterious and fresh at the same time aroma ideal for daily use, as well as occasional. It starts with a reinvigorating aroma made of bergamot, peppermint, and apple notes along with spices of cardamom, clary sage mixed with fir, and aromatic floral notes of violet and lavender. The base dries down on a woody layer made of vetiver, black vanilla, akigalawood, musk and patchouli notes.

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MontBlanc Legend Night reportedly represents an equally charismatic but secretive gentleman, emphasizing his night-time attire and mood. The face of Legend Night is again English model Simon Clark – ideal portraying masculinity, elegance, and the contemporary expression – and the campaign was shot by photographer John Bals.

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MontBlanc Legend Night is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

Lady Emblem Elixir fragrance by Montblanc brings a new interpretation

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Valentine’s day is just around the corner! If you’re thinking about what to get for your significant other (or just as a gift from you to you), Montblanc’s Lady Emblem Elixir might be it. Montblanc’s Lady Emblem is captured in a bottle with a scent that represents all her qualities perfectly. Described as a woman with an intense gaze who captures your attention at first sight, she has a rebellious streak that contrasts her calm nature. Much like her, the fragrance is a combination of notes that contrast yet complement each other.

You can picture her preparing for a decisive encounter, or stepping up to a rostrum, expressing herself with calm and passion in equal measure

Beneath the floral notes, sits a hint of wood that adds to the allure of the Montblanc Lady Emblem. The scent opens with zesty mandarin; followed by dewy lychee to create a bubbly finish. Helmed by the Damask rose, the heart carefully reveals a harmonious mix of orange blossom, jasmine and iris. The infused sparks of vanilla, patchouli and sandalwood come together to round up the fragrance trail with a woody aroma. With its gracefulness injected with a hint of black pepper, the scent bursts into sensual elegance.

Top notes: mandarin, pepper, litchi
Heart: rose, orange blossom, jasmine, iris
Base: patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood

A reflection of the 43-faceted cut cap that is reminiscent of the Montblanc diamond that was inspired by the six-valley design, the flower-shaped bottle is dressed in a pink gold hue with metallic accents. The box pairs beautifully with the bottle because of its pink gold wash, making the perfectly sophisticated combination.

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The Montblanc Lady Emblem Elixir collection comes in 3 sizes: 30ml ($80), 50ml ($122) and 75ml ($155). The series will be available from mid of February 2017 at selected stores.

Diamonds, the Inspiration for Montblanc Lady Emblem

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Introducing Montblanc’s new delicately feminine and resolutely modern fragrance for women.

From molecules of carbon subjected to high temperatures and pressures for millennia to stones shaped and polished by artisan craftsmen, diamonds are the world’s most precious gems. And they are of course, a girl’s best friend!

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For Montblanc, diamonds are a signature. They symbolise love, purity and beauty. They are also the most undeniable way to win over the heart of the women to whom they are offered. In 2006, after many years of research, and in honour of the Maison’s 100th anniversary, Montblanc launched the MontBlanc diamond. Designed in the form of the Maison’s emblem,  whose shape evokes the snow-capped peak of the six glacial valleys of the Mont Blanc, the Montblanc diamond is the patented result of incredible technical expertise: forty-three facets, a table and crown unlike any other in the world, and a perfectly pointed culet. Inside a Montblanc diamond, the luminous rays reflect infinitely and the brilliance refracts to create a prism in a dizzying range of colours. A mineral rainbow, if you will. And it is this masterpiece of elite gemmological craftsmanship that inspired Montblanc to create its new women’s fragrance: Lady Emblem.

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Facets and brilliance: by understanding the similarities between gemmology and perfumery, Dominique Ropion and Nicolas Beaulieu focused their talents on the concept of brilliance. “We sought a timeless creation inspired by an eternal …” explained Nicolas. “Each element was crafted to maintain and enhance purity”, added Dominique.

A mystifying rose sake is the focal point. The exceptional rose sake is obtained through highly sophisticated distillation to maintain refinement,  naturalness and grace. Seductive and green, it is like a Zephyr’s caress, floral one moment and fruity the next. The sake note, which was invented by the two perfumers, has the fresh, crystalline zing of the finest rice spirit. There is a slightly metallic hint of litchi and cut grass. The Japanese call this ‘Nihonshu’.

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What enhances, envelops or accompanies the sake base affects the formula like a melody carved into a precious stone. Pink peppercorn is a spicy head note, complementary to  pink grapefruit. The two blend like a diamond whose brilliance pierces the thousand facets and dazzles, inducing dreams. To bring out the rose, jasminum sambac from China provides the feeling of real petals and exquisite pomegranate, as juicy as it is fragrant, makes the heart race. Powdery, velvety sandalwood provides amber tones from the bottom to the top, and crystals of musk gently emerge. This creates a delicately sensuous base for an exquisite and extraordinary feminine elixir.

Represented by Lesly Masson and photographed by Carlotta Manaigo, the image created for this fragrance is that of an independent and contemporary woman. With an almost piercing yet undeniably alluring look and slightly tousled hair, the Lady Emblem woman has a distinctive versatility that makes her the perfect companion to her male Emblem counterpart. One thing is certain: she is undeniably feminine, eschews ostentation and possesses beauty and a distinctive sense of style.

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A carbon copy of the Montblanc diamond, it has the same number of facets, reflects the same brilliance and draws the same dreams. Heavy in hand, crowned by pink gold and garnished with a luxurious glass top, it is nestled in a rose tea-coloured box to be opened like an offering. And of course, there is the signature Montblanc emblem at the summit.

Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Spirit Collection

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The journey from a piece’s initial inception to realisation is a breathtaking passage to follow. At every step, our master craftsmen work diligently to pour their hearts and souls into the fine products, creating out of individual parts a truly alive and resplendent piece for you and you alone.

montblanc_ss15-meisterstuck-heritage-collection02.jpgMontblanc’s tale began with the creation of our Meisterstück fountain pen in 1924. Perfectly handmade with the finest of European craftsmanship, the iconic writing instrument has secured cult status – and our affair with writing instruments did not stop there. It has grown to include a variety of magnificent collections, including the bejeweled Bohème and sleek, contemporary Starwalker, among venerated others.

While their precious writing instruments record the moments of your life, their equally exquisite watches aid you in keeping track of them.

Like their writing instrument counterparts, their splendidly crafted leather products, elegant jewelry, enthralling fragrances and contemporary eyewear, their master timepieces are each meticulously crafted by hand to the finest of Swiss tradition. Discover the all-encompassing Meisterstück Heritage collection that Montblanc has to offer.

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Steel and rose gold, silver dial – white domed with a ‘soleil’ finish and indexes in rose gold, domed sapphire crystal.

The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Date Automatic steel watch manifests the values of the Montblanc Meisterstück and focuses on essential and useful functionalities embodying the finest Swiss watchmaking codes.

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Steel, silver dial – white domed with a ‘soleil’ finish and indexes in rose gold, domed sapphire crystal.

There’s nothing overtly fancy about the watches from this collection, just classically good-looking timepieces that will sit beautifully on any wrist and do what a watch at the very basic does best: tell time in an elegant yet unobtrusive way.

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Steel, silver dial – white domed with a ‘soleil’ finish and indexes in steel, domed sapphire crystal.

Featuring faceted hands on silver-white dials, they come in a variety of finishes from stainless steel to 18K red gold (or even a blend of both stainless steel and red gold) with the added option of either picking up the timepiece with leather straps or a metal bracelet.

 

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The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Date Automatic steel watch is now available via Montblanc boutiques worldwide, I would consider them a step-up from the brands you would wear in school, and perfect if you need something distinguished yet affordable as you start work in a corporate environment where a G-Shock just wouldn’t cut it, if you know what I mean.

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Montblanc Rita Hayworth Limited Edition 46

 

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Rita Hayworth was a legendary Hollywood actress and dancer who achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era’s top stars. Her stunning, sensual looks greatly helped her, and in 1941, Life magazine writer Winthrop Sargeant nicknamed Hayworth ‘The Great American Love Goddess’. She became the first Hollywood actress to become a real princess when married Prince Aly Khan in 1949.

Now, iconic pen maker MontBlanc pays tribute to this Hollywood diva with a pen that captures all her glamor. Limited to just 46 handcrafted pieces as a nod to the 1946 release of Gilda – the movie that made Hayworth into an international movie icon as a femme fatale – the limited edition fountain pen is designed after the actress’ iconic role the ultimate temptress.

The translucent green lacquer is reminiscent of the alluring satin dress worn by Hayworth in the movie, while the barrel and cap also feature wavy guilloche crafted from 18 karat gold, while its orange citrine on the cap evokes memories of her signature bright red hair. The shape of the pen reflects her sensual dancing figure, while the diamond studded cap top and cap ring are a reference to the sheer glamor she projected as Hollywood royalty.

Montblanc-Rita-Hayworth-Limited-Edition-46-Fountain-Pen .jpgThe top of cap also boasts mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem. The handcrafted gold nib features a heart-shaped hole in honor of the goddess of love. As expected, the Montblanc Rita Hayworth is limited to only 46 pieces.

Montblanc Rita Hayworth Limited Edition 46 is available in very selected MontBlanc Boutiques worldwide. Come into the wonderful world of MontBlanc.

 

 

 

Montblanc Shoe Polish Travel Kit

 

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If I were one of those men who needed to travel frequently and attend meetings in sharp suits these will definitely be in my luggage bag. Sure there are more luxurious (and therefore more expensive) alternatives, but the Montblanc Shoe Polish Travel Kit is smart enough in my books.

The Montblanc Shoe Polish Travel Kit is available now at all Montblanc boutiques worldwide.