Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Pure Illusion

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Yves Saint Laurent is one of my favorite brands that crafts thrilling, daring and sensual perfumes. Men and women. This year, the brand presents a new limited edition perfume Black Opium Pure Illusion – a new interpretation of the iconic brands Black Opium perfume from 2014. The original version is very intense and elegant, while the new updated versions are more freshly, airy, flowery and sensual.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Floral Shock, which was launched early this year, became one of my favorites in my wish list perfumes. It has a breathtaking, elegant, yet moderate and freshly, at the end, aroma making my day joyful and pleasant due to this scent.

Top notes: Orange blossom, Pear, Pink pepper
Heart notes: Almond, Coffee, Jasmine, Licorice
Base notes: Cashmere, Cedar, Patchouli, Vanilla

 The contrasts between light and darkness on the bottle is reflecting the character of the composition. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Pure Illusion is composed by famous perfumers Nathalie Lorson, Marie Salamagne, Olivier Cresp, and Honorine Blanc. It opens with spicy pink pepper, orange blossom along with dark coffee notes, jasmine, almond notes. The base calms with sweet vanilla, patchouli, cedar, and cashmere accords. All these notes together create a pleasant and harmonious aroma during the whole day.


Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Pure Illusion Bottle Box

The new glass bottle takes the same form of its predecessors, but is this time decorated with black glittery and electric pink lines.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Pure Illusion, launched as a limited collector’s edition for 2017, is available in bottles of 50ml Eau de Parfum at the announced price of 86 EUR.




Givenchy Gentleman


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Givenchy re-launches their famous masculine fragrance Gentleman in a modern interpretation with a more freshly aromatic aroma. The original version was launched in 1974 as a sensual and masculine fragrance with a delicate aroma. This year, it reappears as a woody/floral perfume composed by famous perfumers Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson coming with the slogan ‘designed to the new Gentle Man’.

Top notes: Pear, Cardamom
Heart: Iris, Lavender
Base: Patchouli, Leather accord, Black vanilla

Givenchy Gentleman opens with fresh pear notes mixed with spice cardamom infused with floral accords of iris and lavender. The base calms with wood notes of leather and sweet black vanilla.


This fragrance, full of strength and masculinity, is advertised by handsome actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and the advertising campaign is directed by his wife, Sam Taylor-Johnson.

The new version of Gentleman Givenchy is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.


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What if Angel was a chocolate?


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For twenty-five years, the absolute glamour of the iconic Mugler fragrance Angel has captivated the senses into a unique olfactory vortex.

Nicolas Cloiseau has captured the deliciously surprising notes of this fragrance, blending bergamot, red fruits, praline, vanilla and patchouli, and interpreted its three accords to create three rare chocolates, vibrating with the legendary Angel notes.

CELESTIAL –  First tasting note, Top note.

A delicate fruit paste with a crisp acidulous attack of moist mandarin, followed by the citrus notes of elegant bergamot with lemon zest, gently tempered by a milk chocolate ganache.

DELICIOUS – Middle tasting note, Heart Note.

Nostalgic vanilla cotton candy with red fruits and slivers of moist cranberries rev up the delicate layer of praliné with notes of biscuits and nuts enrobed in a layer of dark chocolate.

VOLUPTUOUS – Final tasting note, Base Note.

An intense patchouli attack with woody and vanilla notes, almost smoky, in a warm sensual dark chocolate ganache with notes of honey and vanilla bourbon.

STAR – A nod to Angel…

A star with chocolate from Madagascar featuring acidulous notes of red fruits on the palate then notes of nuts persist.


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Discover the partnership between La Maison du Chocolat and Angel by Mugler, the unique encounter between two know-hows sharing one common passion: gourmandise.

A video for the Thierry Mugler Angel and La Maison du Chocolat collaboration, including an appearance by perfumer Olivier Cresp (he does not speak, just tastes).

High tea and spring flowers inspire Penhaligon’s new gourmand fragrance: Equinox Bloom


Penhaligon’s has decide to tease and tantalize us with a brand new gourmand fragrance that will inspired by the English tradition of afternoon tea. The fragrance will also draw inspiration from transitions, specifically the time of the day when day turns into evening and the thaw when cold winter finally gives way for spring.



Created by Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp, the fragrance is called Equinox Bloom and will feature an olfactory palette inspired by the quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea, and the transitional moment when day turns to evening and when cold Winter yields to Spring. Expect notes of Chantilly, Frangipani and Brown Sugar blended with violet leaves, orange blossom absolute and jasmine sambac, with Benzoin Siam and Ambrox.

During one of my recent visits to London, I enjoyed an incredible brunch in a smart, refined place, where the magnificent atmosphere of the rooms, furnished with opulent floral compositions, ensnared my senses almost at once. While admiring the floral scenery, my brunch included delightful toasts topped with honey and marmalade and these gourmand facets inspired me to bring to Equinox Bloom a trendy, modern inflexion to the generous floral bouquet. To me, this luxurious and abundant refinement reflects Penhaligon’s generosity in fragrances in a perfect ways.

Olivier Cresp.

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The fragrance will feature top notes of Chantilly, Neroli Bigarade Essence, Violet leaves, Absolute; heart notes of Frangipani, Orange blossom absolute, Jasmine Sambac absolute and base notes of Brown Sugar accord and Oriental richness of Benzoin Siam and Ambrox.

Come into the wonderful world of Penhaligon’s.




Versace Eros Pour Femme

Versace has launched a new fragrance for women, on the back of the popular men’s edition Eros, from 2012.


The women’s fragrance named Eros Pour Femme, we talked about earlier, is packaged in a glamorous gold coloured flacon, made by perfumers of the Firmenich company Alberto Morillas, with Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson coming together to create the new composition.

The composition of the new perfume for women Eros Pour Femme opens with Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot and pomegranate accords, with a heart of lemon, sambac jasmine absolute, jasmine infusion and peony. The base incorporates sandalwood, ambrox, musk and various woody notes.

Versace Eros Pour Femme Homme

The campaign images are shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, with supermodel Lara Stone, seen in a white Atelier Versace dress and golden gladiator sandals, starring as the face alongside male model Brian Shimansky.

The primal power of a woman explodes in the passionate fragrance Versace Eros Pour Femme. A contemporary legend, bursting with the passion of when Eros meets his true love. An invitation to surrender to desire embodied in a radiant and sensual essence.

The fragrance bottle Eros Pour Femme is rounded and embellished with a prominent relief Medusa symbol on the central part of bottle and the stopper, as well as the label’s iconic Greek motif around the edges. It is made of glass and embellished with metallic golden details and cap.

Versace Eros Pour Femme Eau de Parfum

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Instead of a box, the bottle will be packed in a small case which opens on the sides, and will be available as 30ml, 50ml and 100 ml EDP.


Lara Stone for Versace Eros Pour Femme



Versace launched a new fragrance for women, Eros Pour Femme, the feminine counterpart of the men’s edition that was released in 2012.

Eros is the God of love, but for the campaign for Eros Pour Femme, I wanted it to almost seem as if Eros himself was being seduced, such is the strength of the woman.

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Eros Pour Femme was created by perfumers Alberto Morillas, Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson. It will be released in Italy in December 2014 with an international roll out to follow in 2015. Versace Eros Pour Femme will be available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum. The ad campaign is fronted by Lara Stone photographed by Mert & Marcus.


Versace Eros Pour Femme Eau de Parfum
The new fragrance features notes of lemon, bergamot, pomegranate, sambac jasmine absolute, lemon blossom, peony, sandalwood, ambrox, musk and other woody notes.



Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion

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Fashion house Paco Rabanne launches a pair of fragrances dedicated to him and her, Black XS Potion. The Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion fragrances are limited edition new flankers to Black XS launched in 2005 and Black XS Pour Elle launched in 2007. The new fragrances Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion will show up on markets early February 2014 in beautiful black bottles.

Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion Femme

Created by Olivier Cresp en Emilie (Bevierre) Coppermann, Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion Femme is a fresh perfume infused with a pleasant aroma of flowers. It blends grapefruit, Baccara rose, hellebore and black sandalwood notes.

Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion Femme will be available as 50ml Eau de Toilette.

Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion Homme

Created by Olivier Cresp en Emilie (Bevierre) Coppermann, Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion Homme is described to be an intense aroma composed of long-lasting notes of juniper berry, absinthe, cashmeran, cistus absolute and rum.

Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion Homme will be available as 100ml Eau de Toilette.





Boucheron Place Vendôme Eau de Toilette


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This year, French Maison ‘Haute Joaillier’ Boucheron launches a new treasure, a new version of their iconic Place Vendôme fragrance. The new Eau de Toilette concentration is very much resembling the original Eau de Parfum version, Boucheron Place Vendôme Eau de Toilette is also described to be ultra-feminine, daring, tempting and sensual. The appearance is also the same, yet the Eau de Toilette version is lighter and with a pale rose/silver cap. This time, this perfume inspire a fresh aroma with a revitalizing air bringing a positive and happy mood during the day.


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Created by famous perfumers Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson, Boucheron Place Vendôme Eau de Toilette has a citrusy/woody character infused with flowery notes. It opens with a nice blend of yuzu citrus, osmanthus and peony notes along with  blue iris, rose and jasmine petals bloom in the heart, while the base softly calms with white muck and cedar notes.

Boucheron Place Vendôme Eau de Toilette will be available as 30, 50 and 100 ml. 

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Carolina Herrera Sublime

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No… we are not talking about Jean Patou’s Sublime here. But about Carolina Herrera’s Sublime.

One of my beloved and fascinating fashion labels in the world, Carolina Herrera, introduced a new CH perfume for women with a romantic and delicate aroma, CH Eau De Parfum Sublime. It is more than just a fragrance; its scent is alluring, charming and elegant ideal for a powerful and confident woman. Carolina Herrera CH Eau De Parfum Sublime  is a great new fragrance with a mysterious composition, yet sweet and tantalizing at the same time.

The essence of the CH Eau de Parfum Sublime woman is based on a combination of sensuality and spontaneity. She is fun, cheerful and charming, charismatic but with a hint of mystery which makes here even more special, intriguing and irresistible. This perfume recreates the traits and qualities of the CH Eau de Parfum Sublime woman. A sophisticated, feminine, sensual, passionate woman with sense of humour

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Created by Olivier Cresp, Elisabeth Vidal and Rosendo Mateu, Carolina Herrera CH Eau de Parfum Sublime is fun and cheerful, charming and charismatic but with a hint of mystery, wich makes her even more special. She continues to intrigue with her everpresent irresistibility.

Top: Bergamot, Passion Flower
Heart: Rose, Orchid
Bottom: Patchouli, Leather

Carolina Herrera CH Eau De Parfum Sublime  is a great new fragrance with a mysterious composition, yet sweet and tantalizing at the same time. It comes in a modern and beautiful purple bottle with a nice design inspiring a glamour clutch.

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A Beautiful floral scent, that is availble as an 80ml Eau de Parfum.

Jean-Paul Gaultier Kokorico By Night

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Flamboyant fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier will present a new form and composition of its famous fragrance Kokorico. Kokorico By Night will be more fresher and more wild with notes that will make any man and woman go mad of its irresistible and luring smell.  

Created by Olivier Cresp and Annick Menardo, Jean-Paul Gaultier Kokorico By Night is composed of bergamot, rhubarb, cocoa bean and Tonka bean notes. Kokorico By Night has the same bottle shape as the original fragrance, updated with a pale red and black color.

Jean-Paul Gaultier Kokorico By Night will be available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

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