Armani Privé Sable Nuit

Since 2004, fashion designer Giorgio Armani translates the essence of his Haute Couture collections into unique fragrances in which precious, finely crafted ingredients convey an uncompromising perfection. The Armani/Privé Haute Couture Fragrances span four collections of refined scents: Les Eaux, La Collection, Les Terres Précieuses and Les Mille et Une Nuits. In 2021, Giorgio Armani unveils an enchanting new fragrance as part of Les Mille et Une Nuits collection: Sable Nuit. At once invigorating, warm and enveloping, this new scent evokes an Oriental olfactory journey through a mysterious night in the desert.

Giorgio Armani has captured the essence of Armani/Privé Haute Couture collections and translated it into bold fragrances. An expression of Giorgio Armani’s own personal experiences and influences leading to the creation of unique fragrances. An exploration of nature and culture, unveiling an invitation to unexpected olfactory journeys through the finest ingredients.

Taking inspiration from the noble elegance of the expansive desert landscape, Sable Nuit pays tribute to nature and its infinite contrasts. Created by perfumer Nicolas Beaulieu (IFF), the Oriental Spicy fragrance celebrates the ever-appealing meeting of the warmth of burning desert sand and the invigorating freshness of majestic clear nights.

Top: olibanum, pink pepper
Heart: benzoin, labdanum, cedar, patchouli
Base: ambroxan, vanilla, olibanum

The scent opens with bright, fresh top notes of Olibanum enlightened by Pink Pepper. While Benzoin and Labdanum fuse at its heart to create a balmy, ambery warmth, Cedar and Patchouli woods generate a deep, magnetic aura. At the base of the fragrance, the Olibanum resinoide takes a mysterious and mineral smoky turn, as it meets Ambroxan and a voluptuous, carnal and woody Vanilla base.

As part of Les Mille et Une Nuits collection, Sable Nuit is presented in the iconic and utterly distinctive flacon. The flacon is crafted in opaque, onyx colored glass, which enhances the fragrance’s mystical allure, with the flacon topped in a smooth, golden cap. This sensual and tactile cap design evokes a gleaming stone that glows in the desert. The cap is lifted to experience the elixir within, while the fragrance name is elegantly engraved on a golden Armani/Privé stamped plaque set on the flacon’s face.

 Armani Privé Sable Nuit is available as a 100 ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Giorgio Armani.

Loubiworld Collection, from Fantasies to Fragrances

His killer red-soled heels have dominated the fashion world for nearly 30 years, his makeup line brought a whole new meaning to the words ‘luxury packaging’, and now world-famous designer Christian Louboutin has turned his attention to creating his first-ever fragrance collection. Finally.

Close your eyes and experience the journey through Christian Louboutin’s imagination.

The French shoe designer launches its new collection of fragrances called LoubiWorld. The official launch date is November 11th, while the perfumes are already available for pre-order in markets such as Japan. The LoubiWorld collection consists of seven new releases: Loubifunk, Loubidoo, Loubikiss, Loubirouge, Loubirouge, Loubiraj, Loubicrown, Loubicroc. Inspired by the designer’s memories, fantasies, and dreams, each scent is a key that unlocks an entire universe.

Some time for magic. To bring each fragrance to life, Christian Louboutin collaborated with a friend, Hélène Tran, whose ethereal designs echo both the poetry and humor of each universe.

Housed inside Louboutin-red flacons topped with beautifully ornate silver caps, each fragrance is unique and different, taking you (and your nose) on a totally different journey depending on which one you opt for. To further bring the story of each scent to life, the designer partnered with illustrator and close friend Hélène Tran, whose exquisite illustrations act as a tour guide to guide you through the lands and fantasies of Louboutin’s mind.

On that note, join us as we embark on the olfactory journey of a lifetime as we delve into the ‘Loubiworld’.

Christian Louboutin Loubifunk

An invitation to dance and celebrate life, in a pair of Loubis of course!

Christian Louboutin entrusted Nicolas Beaulieu with the creation of this exuberant Floral Rose. Loubifunk is inspired by carnivals and samba dancing, and combines notes of Turkish rose, black currant and patchouli. The signature Christian Louboutin red sole stilettos crown this pineapple with a festive spirit.

Christian Louboutin Loubidoo

What good luck, wherever you are this lucky cat will bring you great fortune!Tip-toeing on velvet paws, it blends the direct simplicity of strawberry with the opulence of rose and cedar.

Bring some good luck to your vanity table with this mischievous, playful perfume. Created by perfumer Daphné Bugey, Loubidoo is a charming and mischievous floral-fruity fragrance. The composition combines the direct simplicity of strawberry with the richness of rose and cedar. The red flacon is decorated with a silver cap in the shape of a cat, which should serve as an amulet and bring good luck. A fragrance that’s high on mischief.

Christian Louboutin Loubikiss

An ode to eternal love, Loubikiss is as bewitching and magical as the moment you share a romantic connection with a special someone.

Daphné Bugey creates here an ode to eternal love, Loubikiss is a floral-woody perfume with notes of jasmine, tuberose and musk. The flacon is adorned with a silver cap in the shape of a Calavera skull.

Christian Louboutin Loubirouge

High heels, a cabaret and a sensual wake of cardamom, iris and vanilla. Follow the red soles into the glamorous Paris that has always inspired Christian Louboutin.

It wouldn’t be a Christian Louboutin perfume collection without a scent inspired by the red soles that strut down the glamorous streets of Paris, and that’s exactly what ‘Loubirouge’ captures. Loubirouge is an oriental-spicy fragrance that represents a cabaret for the senses choreographed by perfumer Marie Salamagne. High heels, cabaret, and a sensual trace of cardamom, iris and vanilla stand as inspiration for this creation. A spectacle for the senses!

Christian Louboutin Loubiraj

This Leather Woody roars intensely as a full-bodied blend of suede, cedar and pink pepper. One thing is certain: in its footsteps, the magic sings, dances and leaves a powerful trail.

Created by Daphnéa Bugey, Loubiraj is a magnificent and wild, leathery-woody fragrance that leaves a powerful mark. Full-bodied and fiery thanks to a blend of cedar, pink pepper, and suede, a touch of this, and you’re guaranteed to leave a powerful trail in your wake. The cap of the flacon takes the shape of a wild cat’s head.

Christian Louboutin Loubicrown

Roll out the red carpet! The aristocratic nobility of cedar is shaken up with an irreverent patchouli and tonka bean accord. To crown you in confidence.

Signed by by Christophe Raynaud, Loubicrown is an oriental-woody perfume whose bottle is adorned with a crown-shaped lid, which represents aristocracy and wealth. The composition blends notes of patchouli with tonka and cedar.

Christian Louboutin Loubicroc

The crocodile is the guardian of the secrets of the pyramids and of this intense elixir created with myrrh, cypriol and sandalwood.

Created by Daphné Bugey, Loubicroc is a powerful spicy oriental, made to depict mystery and seduction. As stated by the house, the crocodile is the keeper of the secrets of the pyramids, and of this intense elixir created with myrrh, cypriol and sandalwood.

In search of the ideal fragrance? The Loubiworld profiler will guide you to find the fragrance that best suits you. Experience the Loubiworld journey!

Find your match….

Chrisian Louboutin’s Loubiworld Collection is available as 90ml Eau de Parfums at Christian Louboutin Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and magical world of Christian Louboutin.

Lets Talks About the Future

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Fashion designer André Courrèges was particularly known for his streamlined 1960s designs influenced by modernism and futurism, exploiting modern technology and new fabrics. Courrèges defined the go-go boot. The original go-go boots, as defined by André Courrèges in 1964, were white, low-heeled, and mid-calf in height, a specific style which is sometimes called the Courrèges boot. Along with Mary Quant, is one of the designers credited with inventing the miniskirt.

The New York Times described him as ‘The brightest blaze of the year’. to emphasis the change from the little black dress to the white dress. Designers such as Pierre Cardin and Paco Rabanne taking influences towards ‘Future’ fashion looks. With new popularity, his designs trickled down to mass production companies that created affordable designs similar to Courrèges.

He paired his shorter skirts with white or colored leather, iconic calf-high boots that added a confident flair to the ensemble. This look became one of the most important fashion developments of the decade and was widely copied. Accessories were inspired by astronauts equipment such as; goggles, helmets and flat boots. White and metallic colour ways were implemented to emphasise the futuristic collection. He utilised unconventional materials such as metal, plastic and PVC which was unusual for couture ateliers.

 

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Already in 1997 Maison Courrèges dreamed up the perfume 2020, which was drawn in floral, fruity and woody lines, revolving around a note of frosted pear. The iconic fashion house of the sixties today renews its futuristic verve, to bring us to a future tinged with audacity and freedom.

With the new line Colognes Imaginaires, Courrèges projects us into the future. True to its avant-garde soul, the French Maison still dares to imagine an optimistic future, through a range of colognes filled with a positive spirit.

Courrèges 2030 Verbena Crush

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Created by perfumer Mylène Alran, 2030 Verbena Crush, is undoubtedly the one that fits most in the ‘cologne’ universe, with its citrus and aromatic notes. Zooming in on the green and tart nuances of verbena, whose essential oil inevitably evokes the scent of lemon, the scent brings some herbaceous touches, as well. Alran dreamed of a future tinged with serenity, so she embroidered her composition around a crumpled verbena leaf (whose soothing properties are known). Orange and lemon brighten it with a zesty and luminous effect, and some herbaceous notes stretch the greenness of the plant, carried by hedione to dress it with an aerial transparency. In the background, the musks imbue the perfume with a comfortable and padded suppleness. A scent of soft and sparkling freshness.

 

Courrèges 2040 Nectar Tonka

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On the opposite side of the olfactive map, 2040 Nectar Tonka foresees a warm future, with its slightly gourmand oriental notes. Still a ‘light’ fragrance – we stay in the ‘cologne’ style – perfumer Benoist Lapouza put the round and almondy notes of tonka bean center stage, hemmed with vanilla and enriched with some woody and spicy touches (pepper, cinnamon) to complete the picture. A fairly dense and textured feeling emerges from the whole, which will appeal to lovers of enveloping ‘colognes’.

 

Courèges 2050 Berrie Flash

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Since the future will have plants, or there won’t be a future at all, perfumer Nicolas Beaulieu portrayed it with green, sparkling, fruity notes. 2050 Berrie Flash reveals itself under a lively, sparkling flight, which gives pride of place to juniper berries. This very uplifting sensation, underlined with some spicy touches of cardamom and nutmeg, is placed around a bay leaf note with vegetal accents. The blackcurrant bud brings up all of its green and fruity nuances, and a few rose and geranium touches are outlined in the background, resting on a wooded bed. An at once powerful and mutinous ‘cologne’.

 

Courrèges 2060 Cedar Pulp

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Created by Fanny Bal, the perfumer is hoping to ‘be surprised’ by the omens of a distant future, a feeling she conveys pretty successfully with 2060 Cedar Pulp. Behind the name with a woody and sparkling universe hides a ‘cologne’ that’s rather soft and powdery at first. It has green, herbaceous (basil) nuances that dress up an almond-like opening of heliotropin. The ‘sweet almond’ effect is quite realistic, while being treated with finesse in the balancing of the composition. The cedar brings strength and structure to the whole, while the musks end up rounding the contours with softness and suppleness. This powdery composition, twisted with green and woody notes, arises between classicism and modernity.

The Colognes Imaginaires Collection is ready for the future. Te range is built from organic and recyclable materials (organic beet alcohol, biodegradable wooden covers, resourceable glass, recyclable paper case, etc.), and the ingredients of natural origin that are used in the formulas come from sustainable sources.

Courrèges Colognes Imaginaires are available as 100ml at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Courrèges.

 

 

 

Exclusive pre-launch of new Maison Lancôme perfumes collection

 

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French Maison Lancome and Dubai Duty Free have partnered in an exclusive two-month pre-launch for the French beauty house’s new luxury private perfumes collection, Maison Lancôme, from 1 March to 30 April.

Ever wonder what your favorite garden would smell like if you could bottle it up? Would it be crisp or warm? Floral or woodsy?

Lancôme celebrates the ‘French art of living’ that has defined the rose-emblemed brand since it was created by perfumer Armand Petitjean in 1935. The collection features a range of fragrances composed, designed and produced in France. For 2019, Maison Lancôme draws inspiration from French gardens for its four new creations: Figues & Agrumes, Magnolia Rosae, Patchouli Aromatique and Pivoines Printemps.

Lancôme founder Armand Petitjean had a special love of French gardens, as evidenced by those he laid out at the Lancôme plantation in Chevilly, known at the time as the ‘Versailles of Perfumery’. His passion found its ultimate expression though in the garden of his country home, Les Vallières, described by Lancôme as ‘a bucolic and romantic haven of peace’. There, the perfumer and his wife grew rare flowers and hosted receptions for friends and family every Sunday.

The new collection merges the quintessentially French tradition of weekends in the countryside with the historical heritage of the brand. Maison Lancôme represents an ‘olfactory interpretation of the French country garden’.

Shoppers can discover that interpretation via an immersive and multi-sensory virtual reality in-store experience.

Maison Lancôme Figues & Agrumes Created by Alex Lee and Patricia Choux

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We worked together on the fig, combining our two visions to create a unique interpretation of the fruit. Patricia was inspired by the fresh, green fig you can smell when you walk by the fig trees in southern France. Alex played on the mouth-watering and addictive facet of the fig.

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A bright Assemblage evoking the fragrances of a Mediterranean orchard.
The exhilarating freshness of sun-kissed green figs is bejewelled with sparkling citrus notes and sunny jasmine accents.

 

Maison Lancôme Magnolia Rosae Created by Mathilde Bijaoui

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When I was a child, I would go to my maternal grandparents’ garden and sit on a bench beneath an enormous magnolia tree, which was spectacular when in bloom. I imagined a fragrance around the plump, velvety petals of the magnolia, a fragrance of skin and flowers.

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A pastel floral blend where notes of magnolia petal heart, tinged with delicate roses, yields to a sensual, velvety cloud of white musks.

 

Maison Lancôme Patchouli Aromatique Created by Juliette Karageuzoglou

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Patchouli is my favourite ingredient. I wanted to work this sublime plant into a comfortable creation. My objective was to tame it by blending it with a French garden.

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A woodland Assemblage where the opulence of patchouli is magnified, accompanied by the earthy accents of vetiver, in a striking contrast with the green notes of sage.

 

Maison Lancôme Pivoines Printemps Created by Nicolas Beaulieu

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The dense whorl of peony petals makes me think of the smooth, creaminess of whipped cream.

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The springtime sweetness of an Assemblage based on the fresh, rosy notes of a bouquet of peonies, enhanced by a spicy touch of pink peppercorns and enveloped in a delicious rose chantilly.

Precious flacons made of glass and gold, adorned with a golden plate on the back to discover the imprint of the ingredients, and on the side, revealing the secret of the Assemblage and its Signature.

Come into the beautiful world of Lancôme.

 

 

 

 

Porsche Design 180

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I believe that all of us know how a Porsche car looks like, but still many of us don’t know how does a Porsche perfume smell like. It is always impressive to owe a perfume from your brand’s favorite car. This autumn, Porsche Design 180 perfume shows up as a new luxurious accessory in the hands of manly-men. It is an elegant perfume with fresh hints to make it a worth fragrance for daily use, not just an occasional accessory. 

Porsche Design’s first perfume, The Essence, was introduced in 2008 with a successful feedback and then followed by other praised editions. Since then, the eponymous German design house launched modern, unique, and beautiful fragrances just like the exclusive and luxury cars they sell.

Created by perfumer Nicolas Beaulieu, the new masculine fragrance is a fresh/oriental perfume. Porsche Design 180 is an elegant yet masculine creation around unique and refined ingredients. Invigorating freshness of Lemon oil meets incisive spiciness of Cardamom for an explosive duo. Aromatic and spicy facets of Clary Sage oil and Black Pepper oil reveal a daring masculinity magnified by an energizing Iced Coffee cocktail. A refined and noble woodiness, expressed by a Cedarwood and Vetiver, contrasts with a rich Vanilla Bean scent for a memorable and addictive trail.

 

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With a 180 degree turn, this distinctive bottle can be opened and closed refined. Technical twist, pure elegance and strong masculinity result in Porsche Design 180.

Porsche Design 180 is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette. 

Come into the world of Porsche Design….

 

 

 

 

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.

Jesus Del Pozo Halloween Fleur

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Jesus Del Pozo launches a new perfume for women, Halloween Fleuran intoxicating and pleasant fragrance with an accentuated Jesus Del Pozostyle finish. Jesus Del Pozo Halloween Fleur is all about a fresh flowery aroma touched by feminine charms. Also, a romantic and daily fragrance that explores notes of flowers, fruits accompanied by woody accords. Halloween Fleur has a sweet and pure design that defines its fragile, fresh character.

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Created by Oliver Polge, Carlos Benaim and Nicolas Beaulieu, Jesus Del Pozo Halloween Fleur is a daydream perfume for most audacious women composed of sweet mandarin, violet leaves and pear nectar along with orchid, sambac jasmine and lilac notes. The base possesses a blend of cashmere wood, amber and musk.

Jesus Del Pozo Halloween Fleur Flacon

The flacon is created in the same form as the previous Halloween editions, but this time in a gentle champagne color with a purple flower on the neck of the flacon. The base of the flacon, its neck and cap are colored in a matt gold color and perfectly match with the shiny body of the flacon. Danish model Josephine Svenningsen is the face of the new fragrance, and the advertising photos are signed by Javier Tomás Biosca.

Jesus Del Pozo Halloween Fleur will be available as 100ml Eau de Toilette.