An iconic duo: Amouage Man an Woman

Amouage celebrates the tenth anniversary of its iconic duo of fragrances: Honour Man and Woman. An enduring success for this olfactory tribute to the masterpiece of Madame Butterfly.

The new art images are an ode to beauty and fragility, a metaphor of a tragic love in which honour, fidelity and innocence have been betrayed – the death of the soul.

Amouage Honour Woman

Wonour Woman was created by Alexandra Carlin and Violaine Collas, is a white floral fragrance signifying the discourse of Butterfly’s love. Tuberose is used to represent danger. Jasmine is attachment. Gardenia is secret love. Lily of the Valley is purity of heart. White carnation is innocence and faithfulness. A resin base of frankincense, amber and opoponax represents the tragic end of Butterfly’s ’To Die with Honour’.

Amouage Honour Man

Honour Man was created by Nathalie Feisthauer, is a spicy woody fragrance invoking memories of the past signified by a mixture of disturbing and conflicting accords starting with a burst of pink pepper and black pepper. Geranium and elemi represent a filial elegy to the honour and memory of Madame Butterfly. A woody base evolves with a musky allusion to this story of reconciliation.

Amouage Honour Man and Woman are available at Amouage boutiques, and very selected stores around the world. Come into the wonderful world of Amouage.

Chris Collins Autumn Rhythm


For the past two decades, scent storyteller Chris Collins has been a brand ambassador and face of Polo Ralph Lauren, where he has worked with some of the most famous photographers to create countless campaigns for the iconic brand.

Years of working in the fashion industry has introduced to many cultures around the globe, establishing himself as a fashion icon and becoming the face of the luxury brand market. He has appeared in GQ, Fortune, Yahoo Beauty, RL Magazine, and more. Gotham Magazine named Chris as one of the ‘Boys of Gotham’, touting him as a lifestyle expert and man of luxury. He has also appeared on the cover of Vue Magazine, sharing his outlook on the life of luxury and style.

Inspired by his earliest scent memory of his father wearing Geoffrey Beene’s iconic Grey Flannel cologne, he was fascinated by everything about it: the flaco, the label, down to the flannel bag it came in – Chris Collins launches three exciting new scent ‘stories’ that truly embody his love of all things lifestyle and luxury.

Harlem Nights, Renaissance Man, and Danse Sauvage are the result of a love affair with fragrance, dating back to his teenage years when he first got his hands on Calvin Klein’s iconic Obsession for Men. A meeting with famed French perfumer Kilian Hennessy later on led to Chris spending months in Mougins and Grasse, France – the birthplaces of fragrance – learning the process of transforming notes into memorable scent experiences, immersing himself in its unique artistry. There he learned how to transform individual notes into something of greater value: the fragrance.


From his life-changing immersion in Paris and life as a New Yorker in his historic brownstone in Harlem, Chris has brought on these three new fragrances to tell the story of a man and the love affair between these two places close to his heart. The line of three fragrances called Harlem Renaissance (Eaux de Parfum) were very well received by the fragrance community, so soon they were followed by even more luxurious and refined Extraits: Sweet Taboo and Tokyo Blue.

I myself am not a perfumer, I am merely the author of stories, of life’s experiences. This trilogy of fragrances begins the narrative of my scent journey.

Chris Collins

These fragrances formed the Dark Romance Collection of Extraits, which is now complemented with a new fragrance called Autumn Rhythm. Its composition, signed by Nathalie Feisthauer, is ‘like melodic and harmonic beats that will make you dance’.

To me the perfumer is an artist, like Picasso, Basquiat, or Pollock, making olfactive masterpieces.

Chris Collins

It is a fragrance of abstract expressionism. It isn’t deliberate nor is it random, it exists in a place in between. This fragrance is a mere explosion of random energy, reminiscent of the Fall. It is Entropy, an increase of disorder.


Autumn Rhythm is a fragrance of abstract expressionism. It isn’t deliberate nor is it random, it exists in a place in between. This fragrance is a mere explosion of random energy, reminiscent of the Fall. It is Entropy; an increase of disorder. Imagine the chaotic mayhem of leaves and branches drifting in the wind as the temperature slowly starts to drop.

Top notes: Bergamot Oil, Green Notes
Heart notes: Mate, Lily of the Valley, Cashmeran, Orris
Base notes: Leather, Cedar wood, Tonka Bean, Ambrette, Musk

The air is crisp and earthy, the changing colors of the leaves are bright and vivid. With the a sexy skin-like leather note, this fragrance is sensual and intimate. Mate abs, a South American guarana-like tea note, is energizing and mouth watering. Ambrette and racy Orris dresses the fragrance in suede. Cashmeran and Cedarwood adds an elegant dark tone, while the Amber and Musk makes the fragrance deep and comforting. The arrangement of the notes in Autumn Rhythm are like melodic and harmonic beats that will make you dance.

Chris Collins Autumn Rhythm is available as 50 ml Extrait de Parfum through the official website of the brand. Come into the beautiful world of Chris Collins.






Mont Blanc Legend Pour Femme

Mont Blanc Legend Pour Femme Banner2

Say Montblanc and you won’t be forgiven for thinking expensive pens and not perfume. But, MontBlanc will release ‘Legend Pour Femme’, another foray into women’s perfume since their initial release of ‘Legend’ (for Men) in May 2011.

The German manufacturer of luxury writing instruments, watches, jewellery, leather goods and now perfumes, is often identified by their ‘Snow peak’ logo. Now Mont Blanc launches a new feminine perfume with a delightful aroma, Legend Pour Femme.


Mont Blanc Legend Pour Femme will hit the stores this autumn, enhanced by spicy and alluring notes ideal for cool fall days. This perfume will preserve a woman’s classic style, elegant and graceful nature thanks to its luxurious aroma.

Top notes: neroli, bitter orange, pear. Heart: jasmine, lily of the valley, orange blossom. Base: woody notes, musk, vanilla

Mont Blanc Legend Pour Femme opens with fresh notes of neroli, bitter orange and pear along with middle flowery notes of Indian jasmine, lily of the valley and orange blossom. The base is composed of musk, vanilla and fine woods lurk. Legend Pour Femme is created by perfumers Bernard Ellena and Nathalie Feisthauer as a fantastically feminine fragrance.

Mont Blanc Legend Pour Femme Flacon Ring

The fragrance comes in a crystal bottle filled with a pale pink juice and a silver stopper. It has a modern, stylish and elegant design eye-catching and truly delightful. Sure, the bottle is a signifier of Montblanc’s finery with its heavy glass riveted rings and six-pointed star insignia, but this is a narrow sell in terms of appeal to a female audience steeped in designer recognition and with understanding of ‘what buying this will say about me’.

Mont Blanc Legend Pour Femme will be available as 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum.





Van Cleef & Arpels Aqua Oriens

Van Cleef & Arpels Aqua Oriens

Van Cleef & Arpels is a luxury French jewelry, watch and perfume company, founded by Charles Arpels and his brother-in-law Alfred Van Cleef in 1896. The pair opened their first shop in prestigious Place Vendôme, Paris, in 1906. They gained notoriety for their use of precious stones and their expertise and innovation in stone-setting techniques. Beautiful Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry has adorned the bodies of royalty, prominent political figures, socialites and numerous actresses and entertainers.

Maison Van Cleef & Arpels first foray into fragrances came with First for Women, in 1978, a beautiful floral aldehyde scent. First has remained a popular choice and inspired a number of flankers over the years. And now the French Maison will present a new flanker to its famous perfume Oriens for Women. Aqua Oriens is due for March 2012 and will have a pure oceanic aroma full of graceful notes and grandiose design. Its turquoise color and turquoise stopper like a precious stone will tempt any woman to try it. Van Cleef & Arpels Aqua Oriens is fresher and energetic, a lasting and modern scent.

Van Cleef & Arpels Aqua Oriens was created by perfumer Nathalie Feisthauer as a woody/floral/fruity perfume. It blends fresh notes of pear, lime zest along with orange blossom, honeysuckle and amber accords.

van-cleef-arpels-aqua-oriens-flacon-box.jpgFlacon of the new fragrance Aqua Oriens has taken over the form of the original Oriens and reminds us of blue lagoon from Tahiti, hidden and pure, pristine. The stopper is created like a blue-green gem, while the flacon is colored in light green shade, suggesting freshness and aquatic/refreshing topic of this edition. Outer carton is white, with illustration of a gem on the front side of packaging.

Van Cleef & Arpels Aqua Oriens will be available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette.