Byredo Vanille Antique

Mirroring the morning ceremony of applying scent, Night Veils are designed for the ritual of the night. Like flowers that release their headiest scent at twilight, these penetrating concentrates of perfume are made from noble raw materials chosen with meticulous care.

Top: Freesia, Plum
Heart: Amber, Cashmere Woods
Base: Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Cistus Oil

Vanille Antique is the first titular Byredo fragrance centered around perfumery’s rarest raw ingredient. Here, the smoky scent of vanilla bean becomes charged with history and character; transforming into something unexpected, less syrupy and more nuanced. The expected sweetness of vanilla is cut through by textures of earthiness and darkness, a warming mix of cashmere wood, ciste and musk form an intoxicating ambrosia.

Distilled into a pure essence utilizing time-honored techniques, a small amount works closer to the skin and radiates through the heat of the body, lingering for many hours.

Byredo’s Vanille Antique scent is available now on their official website and selected stores worldwide as a 50 ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Byredo.

Guerlain Les Absolus d’Orient Epices Exquises

French Maison Guerlain’s Les Absolus d’Orient Collection is an olfactory homage to the fragrant treasures of the East. Imagined by the Guerlain Perfumers, the collection’s latest creation, Epices Exquises, embodies the irresistible essence of an Oriental fragrance. A warm, full-bodied and sensual base with tinges of black pepper, woody notes of oud, patchouli and sandalwood is juxtaposed with notes of pink pepper and fresh green angelica. A bold, rich sillage that contrasts the spicy warmth of cardamom with the earthy bitterness of coffee.

Guerlain Les Absolus d’Orient Epices Exquises is available at Guerlain boutiques and selected stores worldwide as 125 ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Scotch & Soda Introduces ‘I Am Scotch & Soda’ Fragrances

Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda has introduced two new eau de parfums as part of its new fragrance line, ‘I Am Scotch & Soda’. Every fragrance embodies the individuality of the wearer.

Inspired by unyielding optimism and the power of self-expression, I Am Scotch & Soda captures the free spirit of Amsterdam.

The Scotch & the Soda scents have been inspired by the power of self-expression, and they can be worn from day to night. Using ‘Dare to be yourself’ as their official tagline, both perfumes capture the free spirit of Amsterdam, the brand’s home city.

I Am Scotch & Soda Eau de Parfum for Women

Dare to be yourself with their new Eau de Parfum. Sparkling, fruity top notes of apple, lychee and melon meet floral heart notes of rose accords and lily of the valley for a playful, youthful energy. Rich base notes like cashmeran, musk and sandalwood complete the fragrance with a warm, woody infusion.

I Am Scotch & Soda Eau de Parfum for Men

Dare to be yourself with our new eau de parfum. Sparkling bergamot, spicy pink pepper and fresh spearmint surprise as top notes with invigorating heart notes of geranium, lavender and clary sage for a playful effect. Atlas cedar, labdanum and vetiver as base notes enrich the fragrance with a warm, woody core.

The new ‘I Am Scotch & Soda’ fragrances are available in 60 ml flacon at Scotch & Soda Boutiques worldwide and online. Come into the beautiful world of Scotch & Soda.

Zadig & Voltaire This Is Us! L’Eau For All

A wind of freedom is blowing on This Is Us! Let’s share waves of freedom! The new Eau de Toilette for Men and Women by France fashion house Zadig & Voltaire.

Zadig & Voltaire This Is Us! L’Eau For All tells the story of the Zadig tribe. Free together. Young forever. This Is Us! L’Eau For All A tribe of friends. A big family. Feel the spirit of freedom. Take a deep breath & live in the moment. Rejuvenated. Free as air.

The Zadig tribe. A group of friends, women, men, teenagers, children. A carefree spirit, the affirmation of a relaxed lifestyle: the desire to be happy, to be happy together. They share the fragrance and make it a totem. No matter the gender, the age, there are no borders.

Created by Mathilde Bijaoui, the woodsy, citrusy, and fresh fragrance Zadig & Voltaire This Is Us! L’Eau For All starts zesty and refreshing, offering a bright touch of bergamot. The heart includes floral and salty neroli flowers, combined with calming lavender, laid on a creamy, warm, and smooth base of cashmeran, sandalwood, and musk.

Zadig & Voltaire This Is Us! L’Eau For All is available as a 50ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Zadig & Voltaire.

Nina Soleil, the new delightful summer fragrance from Nina Ricci, and a good alternative to dessert

Nina Soleil, the delightful new fragrance from Nina Ricci in the iconic apple-shaped flacon celebrates optimism and sun. Following last year’s sweet and fruity Nina Extra Rouge, the newest fragrance cherishes creamy gardenia, making it gourmand and solar at the same time.

Without question: Sweet pieces from the bakery have an enormous happiness potential for all self-proclaimed Willy Wonkas of this world, and thus also the potential as a culinary beautifier, since positive feelings can lead to improved blood circulation, which in turn has a beneficial effect on the complexion.

On the other hand, and this is no secret either, sugar makes us look old pretty quickly when eating the delicacies mentioned above leads to a loss of control, if you know what I mean. And this is exactly where a fragrance novelty comes into play, which, thanks to the delicious formulation in the truest sense of the word, offers itself as a calorie-free alternative during a temporary sugar embargo and by the way also boosts the anticipation of the summer.

Created by Olivier Cresp and Amandine Clerc Marie, the new and enticing limited edition fragrance from Nina Ricci, the Eau de Toilette Nina Soleil celebrates an oh-so French guilty pleasure: Chantilly cream. This lightly sweetened whipped cream delicately imbues the fragrance with a velvety, gourmand feel. Flaunting light, gourmand notes, this citrusy floral fragrance is a celebration of spontaneity and ‘joie de vivre’.

Top notes: mandarin, bergamot
Middle notes: Chantilly cream, gardenia
Base notes: vanilla, cedarwood

The composition starts luminous and bright. The zingy mandarin and bergamot accentuate its light freshness, whilst the luminous and powdery gardenia underscores its sweetness. Its charm is positively magnetic, particularly since a soft cedarwood and a decidedly appetising vanilla complete this infusion of delights.

Nina Ricci’s iconic apple-shaped flacon arrives in sunny and optimistic yellow shade, seemingly having soaked up an abundance of summer rays. Its glossy finish instantly evokes an irresistible tangy sugar glaze.

Yellow and white stripes emerge where the apple’s fleshy contours appear to have been crunched; a design that also adorns the box. These charming stripes are evocative of the parasol canvases that bedeck the shores of seaside towns each summer.

Nina Soleil is a really nice summer fragrance that makes it easy for our inner WIlly Wonkas to find a healthy balance between ‘treat yourself’ and ‘now you should take a break’ in the best mood.

Nina Soleil is available as a limited edition 50ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide and at the French Maison’s official website starting mid-January 2022. Come into the beautiful world of Nina Ricci.

Calvin Klein CK Everyone Eau de Parfum

The newest fragrance included in the CK One line, by the Calvin Klein fashion house, arrives in January 2022 and celebrates the timeless spirit of the CK One fragrance. CK Everyone Eau de Parfum, as the brand claims, cares about the environment and has a vegan formula made from ethically derived natural ingredients.

Ceylon tea is a type of black tea from Sri Lanka, it is known for its high degree of caffeine and for having a particular form of production in which its leaves are rolled up and then roasted in charcoal, in this way it is possible to obtain a tea with an extremely aromatic and very strong aroma and flavor.

This exotic component not widely used in perfumery, is one of the main ingredients of the new Ck Everyone Eau de Parfum, a fragrance that intensifies the fresh sensations of black tea and watery notes present in the CK Everyone Eau de Toilette, an eco-friendly and genderless perfume that was presented in 2020 as the evolution of the iconic essence of the 90’s, CK One.

Perfumers Franck Voekle and Gabriela Chelariu joined Alberto Morillas, who was the creator of CK One and CK Everyone, to achieve a new unisex fragrance that preserves the tradition and essence of the use of tea in the perfumes CK One (green tea) and CK Everyone (black tea) for the American fashion house.

Top Notes: Sweet Mexican Orange
Heart: Ceylan Black Tea
Base:  Haitian Vetiver

The composition of CK Everyone Eau de Parfum opens with an explosion of juicy, organic orange freshness from Mexico. At the heart of the fragrance, ethically sourced Sri Lankan black tea brings powerful intensity. This key ingredient continues the tradition of tea notes in the CK One family, paying homage to the green tea as the core of CK One and the blue tea in CK Everyone Eau de Toilette, followed by a sensual woody trail of Vetiver from Haiti.

This new interpretation uses the same bottle of its predecessor, the Ck Everyone Eau de Toilette, a design that in turn is inspired by the packaging of its relative the Ck One, acquiring slight modifications in its finishes such as the change of color of its elastic and its lid, which cease to be white to be painted black. The elastic logo band, in the spirit of Calvin Klein underwear, can be worn in many ways, such as a wrist or hair band.

Both the glass flacon and the outer packaging are made from recycled materials. The clear glass contains 10% post-consumer recycled material and the folding carton 30% post-consumer recycled material. Both materials can be recycled again.

Priddy The Opp

Photographed by Glen Luchford, models Cara Taylor and Parker van Noord, singers Priddy The Opp, Eliot Sumner, MLMA and skateboarder and actor Evan Mock are the faces selected by Calvin Klein to be ambassadors for the entire Ck Everyone fragrance collection.

Calvin Klein CK Everyone Eau de Parfum will be available as a 50ml, 100ml, and 200ml at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Calvin Klein.

Penhaligon’s The World According to Arthur

Part of the British perfumehouse Penhaligon’s Portraits collection, The World According to Arthur Eau de Parfum pays homage to the eponymous King and warrior. Nodding to his journey of wisdom and wit as he attempts to best his brother Lord George, it is made in the UK and formed of an incense top note, ambrette and clary sage at the heart, followed by tonka absolute.

A fragrance family quite unlike any other, where nothing is quite as it seems. Portraits is a tribute to the good old English spirit: stiff upper lip, caustic humour, and a knack for provocation. What lies behind good manners? Perhaps it’s time to find out.  

What are the secrets of the British Aristocracy? Are they as educated, courteous and polite as they are made out to be? ‘Portraits’ is a tribute to the English spirit; between ‘establishment, humor and provocation’. The family of ‘Portraits’ continues with Lord George’s younger brother: Arthur.

Arthur sheaths his silver spoon and words like a sword. Now, fresh from the East, he’s mastered sage wisdom. So, that devil Lord George best keep his brother sweet. When incensed, he breathes fire.

At the heart of the royal family, meet Lord George’s rival brother: Arthur. A dreamy explorer in search of adventure, he sets out to explore the hills, lakes and temples of the far reaches of the Great Wall of China. His fragrance accompanies him on each of his journeys, revealing his wisdom with notes of sage, balanced by a mysterious facet thanks to incense and amber. Be careful not to get burned by his side: Arthur masters both the fire and the balance of his fragrance. Between power and freshness, the fragrance promises an olfactory journey that transcends the ages.

A spot of familial competition: Hot tempers and sibling rivalry. Arthur and his younger brother, Lord George, meet again. Will Lord George remain the head of the family, or will the tables turn? We all know what happened the last time George and The Dragon locked horns… 

A kindred spirits counsel: Changing Constance is all too accustomed to feeling like a misfit, a maverick. Which is why The World According To Arthur hit it off the moment they met at the union of their siblings. Since which time they have remained, well, the closest of confidants.

Hold one’s bated breath, The World According To Arthur has arrived exclusively online. But Penhaligon’s The World According to Arthur Eau de Parfum comes in 75ml flacons, and will also be available at Pehaliogon’s boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Penhaligon’s.

Maison Margiela Replica Autumn Vibes

Later this month, French luxury fashion house Maison Margiela will introduce Autumn Vibes (Montreal, 2018), a new unisex fragrance joining the Replica series, a collection of fragrances inspired by personal memories and moments from the life of the perfumer;

The year is 2018, and the location is Montreal. Autumn Vibes is a fragrance that brings back a warm autumn day, a colorful forest landscape, fresh air, and a feeling of being in nature. The woody-spicy scent blends notes of cedar with moss reminiscent of a walk in the woods. The colorful leaves under your feet are evoked by pink pepper and cardamom essence.

Maison Margiela Autumn Vibes will be available as 10 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Maison Margiela.

Take a bite! Nina Ricci launches Nina Extra Rouge intense fragrance

Inspired by their iconic apple shaped flacon created by Lalique for ‘Fille d’Eve’ (1952), in 2006 French Maison Nina Ricci launched Nina, a citrus-floral fragrance with delicious gourmet accents in an apple-shaped flacon. Nina turned out to be the first fragrance of a whole future series, the ‘Les Belles de Nina’ collection. All wrapped in ‘apple shaped flacons.

Nina Ricci has launched a new edition of its apple-shaped bestseller – an intense edition titled Nina Extra Rouge. After Nina Rouge (2019), Nina Ricci has created a new tempting and more intense fragrance. The creative directors of the fashion house Nina Ricci, Rushemy Botter and Lisa Herrebrugh, wanted to present the bright red color as an expression of individuality in a new intense fragrance.

An intense version of the spirit of Nina Rouge… More assertive, bolder, the new Nina Extra Rouge fragrance by Nina Ricci is not just gourmand: it is EXTRA-gourmand. Rarely has a fragrance delved so deeply into gourmand tones than Nina Extra Rouge.

For Nina Extra Rouge, she appears Extra mischievous, Extra upbeat, Extra daring. Dressed in a riot of Nina Ricci red from Rushemy Botter and Lisa Herrebrugh, she has endless fun with the giant apple-shaped flacon, an XXL symbol of jubilance, freedom and playfulness… At Nina Ricci, extravagance unmistakably rhymes with elegance. That’s life in Extra Rouge!”

Described as an intensely gourmand, ambery, and floral fragrance, Nina Extra Rouge opens with a green top note of black currant that accentuates the sour freshness of raspberry and bittersweet grapefruit. Middle notes blend the scent of rosebuds with slightly spicy tea, while the base features sweet notes of vanilla and praline.

This time the iconic apple-shaped flacon of Nina Ricci is dressed from head to toe in a velvety matte red. A daring look, in tune with the assertive character of the fragrance. Dutch model Estella Boersma is the face of the advertising campaign.

Nina Ricci ‘Les Belles de Nina’ Nina Extra Rouge is available as 30, 50 and 80ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Nina Ricci.

Diptyque’s New Anniversary Fragrance Traces the Path of an Iconic Arab Explorer

The very first shop, located at 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris, opens onto the street like a two-part Italian Renaissance or Flemish master’s painting. Three friends had found the ideal stage for their chic little bazaar of fascinating finds as well as the perfect name for it; Diptyque.

It’s tricky to spell, because the i and the y are cheeky letters. Mistakes were so common in the beginning that the Maison had to list it under both spellings in the phone book. Diptyque has such a refined ring to it, and in every language it is chic, eclectic, poetic, esthetic and graphic.

The secret to Diptyque’s singularity is the distinct chemistry between three unique individuals: Christiane Montadre-Gautrot, Yves Coueslant and Desmond Knox-Leet. When they met, it sparked a chain of creativity, that continues to resonate today.

They met through friends of friends. Christiane graduated from l’Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Desmond was a painter. Together they designed fabric and wallpaper for ultra-chic British Maisons. Then, some other friends introduced them to Yves Coueslant, who had escaped an unlikely career in banking to follow his heart and work… in theatre. The three friends quickly became inseparable. In 1961, they opened an unusual boutique with a daring plan: listen to their intuition and only do what they love. Nothing dampened their friendship as their business grew, and diptyque spread the creations born of this incomparable friendship all around the world.

This year French Maison Diptyque is celebrating its 60th anniversary: an opportunity to immerse yourself in everything that has inspired the Maison since its creation. A cavalcade of youthful creativity, 2021 will be dedicated to graphic design, encounters, nature, travel and curiosity. A year that will be filled with collections and events.

To mark its anniversary, the niche perfume house presents the new perfume Eau Rihla in the spring of 2021. The fragrance is inspired by the spirit of the Middle East, named after the Arabic Rihla wood which means ‘journey’. It is dedicated to the 14th century globe-trotting merchant, Ibn Battuta – a prominent Arab Moroccan-Berber traveler and explorer – and his travels throughout the known world.

Perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin drew his inspiration directly from the Maison’s co-founder Desmond Knox-Leet’s leather-bound sketching notebook and Ibn Battuta’s leather luggage. Weathered and worn, the leather keynote is “an invitation to travel”, says Pellegrin. An exclusive to the perfume house molecule, extracted from rare cedar wood, forms the heart of the fragrance, layered with musk and precious iris. 

Top notes: raspberry, pink pepper, saffron
Heart: leather, iris, cedar
Base: vanilla, musk

A bazaar of spices – much like the ones encountered by Ibn Battuta in far-flung lands – linger, is depicted with notes of saffron, pink peppercorn, and vanilla. Diptyque’sparticular signature, an unusual combination of notes, or ‘olfactory accidents’, emerges as an energetic, sweet raspberry opening note.

The flacon’s artwork is unmistakably Middle Eastern, an etched illustration signed by Safia Ouares showing an iconic Bedouin landscape of desert dunes, date palms, a falcon and camels. Another special touch – the oval label is a glided gold, a different route from Diptyque’s usual black and white branding.

Available as an exclusive for the region, Eau Rihla will be available only in the Middle East from May 1st, until June 2021, when it will release to the international market.

Diptyque Eau Rihla is available as a 75 ml Eau de Parfum at Diptyque Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. This year we can expect more special editions on the occasion of the anniversary. Come into the beautiful world of Diptyque.