Louis Vuitton Étoile Filante is the latest addition to the Maison’s travel-inspired fragrances

French Maison Louis Vuitton’s spirit of adventure shines through in all their creations, perfumes  included. The fashion house has just released Étoile Filante as the latest addition to its travel-inspired fragrances. The fragrance iÉtoile Filante, meaning ‘shooting star,’ is being promoted as precious nectar celebrating joy and hope.

Étoile Filante does so thanks to Vuitton’s in-house perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud and his chosen material ‘Osmanthus absolute’ that he adored since childhood. The perfumer was also inspired by the scents and ingredients discovered throughout his travels and finally made the secluded Vuttion fragrance house in Grasse.

Louis Vuitton has managed an immersive and beautiful floral fruity fragrance for women by bringing together elements like osmanthus, a touch of jasmine, with light notes of sun-ripened strawberry.

Osmanthus absolute was my first revelation among raw materials when, at 11, I discovered it in my father’s laboratory in Grasse. Its marvelous scent, as well as a name that evokes distant horizons, immediately fascinated me.

Jacques Cavallier Belletrud

The natural fruity accents of apricot and cassis that osmanthus possesses give this fragrance a unique delicacy that evokes the soft skin of a peach. A dose of jasmine from Grasse, obtained through CO2 extraction, and magnolia from China emphasize the floral character of the composition, while the velvety aspect is enhanced by light notes of sun-drenched strawberries.

This new fragrance Étoile Filante released in early 2021 comes housed in the signature flacon of fragrances of the Maison. Louis Vuitton Étoile Filante is available as a 100 and a 200 ml Eau de Parfum, as well as a special travel package of 4 x 7.5 ml.

Louis Vuitton Étoile Filante is available at Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

Maison Henry Jacques presents a resplendent Renaissance collection

French Maison Henry Jacques perfumes manifest the very soul of our Maison’s founder, Henry Cremona, a world traveller who drew on his childhood, wanderlust and dreams of faraway lands to feed his deep passion for fragrance. From his encounter with one of the last great noses of the old French Perfume tradition, a perfume house was born, steeped in the family’s culture, a taste for absolute refinement, and an obsession with rarity and perfection.

A family affair, a love affair… Parfums Henry Jacques embodies nearly half a century of excellence and creativity at the service of Great Perfumery.

The Maison instinctively found its place in the universe of the discerning few and, for decades, their atelier was dedicated solely to the creation of bespoke fragrances. They discreetly worked in the shadows to satisfy the wishes of their clients. Each request was a new perfume, each one creating a new memory, reawakening a lost emotion. Within the rich artistic sphere surrounding the family, the number of creations grew with every passing year.

After long and thoughtful preparation, Henry Jacques recently opened its realm to the public, through a handful of distinguished locations around the world, each custom-designed to showcase our singular collections.

Every art has its quintessence, a form in which it cannot be better expressed or more enchanting, cannot have a greater hold over one’s heart. For Henry Jacques, this is the art of perfumery; the creation of fragrances that reflect the many facets of our souls and shape the way we will be remembered.

Perfume, being so delicate, needs to be treated with the noblest care. Thus, since the beginning, Henry Jacques has been on a quest for flacons worthy of holding the precious essences. Just as the most beautiful dress is worthy of a beautiful woman.

This complex craft of matching crystal and fragrances has become intrinsic to Henry Jacques’s work, giving birth to what we believe is a true form of art: the conception of masterpieces – fragrances that are completed by the beautiful vessels that hold them.

Todat French ‘Haute Parfumerie’ Maison Henry Jacques presents the Renaissance Collection, an exclusive assemblage of rare and aromatic scents housed in striking crystal flacons. The latest gold-covered collection falls under the umbrella of Henry Jacques’ most exclusive collections, Masterpieces.

The gem-encrusted flacons are the concepts of creative director Christophe Tollemer. An expert Parisian goldsmith who was also enlisted to bring the vision into reality. A renewed variation of the Jewellery collection, the Renaissance collection introduces novel couture scents that reflect the magnificence of the hand-blown crystal flacons and respective embedded stones.

Taking inspiration from Renaissance paintings, the intricate gold meshwork evokes aristocratic classicism. Available in a range of five flacon varieties, two flacons feature golden lines overlapping along the crystal curves and accentuated by brown or white diamonds. The three remaining Renaissance flacons boast detailed lacework, set with pink rubellite tourmaline or yellow citrine gemstones.

Henry Jacques is all about perfume; fragrances that mirror the many nuances of the soul and shape the way we will be remembered. As a result, only the most precious and exclusive ingredients from around the world give life to the rich perfumes housed in these decadent artefacts. Offered in two sizes, 60ml and 150ml, each flacon houses a unique scent. Without a doubt, the limited-edition Renaissance collection is a dream come true for those with a passion for Haute Parfumerie.

Each Masterpiece is a story, an olfactory portrait, the mystical interdependence of fragrance and flacon adding an exquisite emotional dimension.

The Henry Jacques Renaissance Collection is available at Henry Jacques boutique’s (Paris, London – Harrods, Doha, Dubaï, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore) and online. Come into the beautiful world of Henry Jacques.

Anagram Guess Bella Vita

Guess is an American clothing brand and retailer. In addition to clothing for both men and women, Guess markets other fashion accessories such as bags, shoes, jewelry, watches, and perfume. In 2005, Guess launched its first perfume Guess for Women in the spring of 2005. One year later, in the spring of 2006 Guess introduced the Guess for Men. Since then, many followed.

Now the American fashion brand presents a new pillar perfume for women, called Bella Vita (Beautiful Life). The novelty is announced as an elegant and luxurious scent for a glamorous Guess girl. It involves a return to Guess’s roots – the vibes of Southern California and the Mediterranean. 

Ensconce yourself in a fruity floral orient, it features top notes of black cherry, tuberose and tonka bean, an irresistible scent that awakens the hypnotic luscious heart.

Bella Vita Eau de Parfum is the new fragrance for Women, that plays in the sexy and time less qualities of the Guess woman. The press-release says: “Designed like a shot of adrenalin, this perfume instils confidence, elegance, sensuality and femininity at the same time”.

Guess Bella Vita is a floral-fruity composition made to emphasize ‘the allure of personality’ of the ones who wear it. It opens with vivid and fresh notes of Italian lemon, juicy black currant, and black cherry. The velvety white floral heart is made of jasmine, tuberose, and vanilla orchid. A warm blend of amberwood, tonka, praline, and musk creates the sweet base of the perfume.

Russian fashion model Julia Logacheva and Italian model, DJ and musical artist Andrea Damante are featured in the ad campaign, directed by Stefano Lari.

The Guess Bella Vita packaging design draws inspiration from the brand’s fashion heritage. The flacon and the carton bear the iconic brand’s peony medallion in the centre, while transparent glass reveals the warm, rich colour of the fragrance. But…..

I copied Gucci, now I copy Versace and Boadicea!

Who’s going to like Guess’s Bella Vita? La Vie est Belle, Dolce Vita, Voce Viva, Bella Vita…. All anagrams? With a flacon similar to Boadicea and the logo similar to the one on Versace Eros Pour Femme, this one looks like a dupe. Guess has always been brand of questionable taste and this looks like a downmarket attempt to imitate the Versace aesthetic. Not enough we recycle music from the 80’s and fashion from the 90’s. Now this! ‘Casually glances at calendar’, its about three decades too late.

Guess Bella Vita is available as 30, and 100ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Guess.

Precious Serge Lutens Tarab

The Serge Lutens Flacons de Table collection gets a new limited-edition. It’s named Tareb and is available exclusively at Harrods from November 20 on, announced as ‘a golden lustre to outplay the contrast between light and shadow’.

The character of the Serge Lutens Tarab Eau de Parfum is best explained by discovering the meaning behind its name. In Arabic, ‘Tarab’ refers to a trance-like state in which the body is lost in dance, the senses heightened by music which seems to take flight. This evocative feeling is translated into fragrance form via sensual notes of Turkish rose, Cambodian oud and cypriol.

Tareb represents an interpretation of a 300-year-old perfume from India called ‘Shamama’, as well as Serge Lutens’ version of the combination of agar wood and rose. Woods, resins, smoky notes and the unique scent of candied fruit form this aroma which contains the official notes of oud from Cambodia, Turkish rose and cypriol. The additions of cedar, pine needles and patchouli highlight different silhouettes of roses.

Note the luxurious golden flacon, complete with a curvaceous design and apothecary stopper, which reflects the golden glow that changes with light, and in a wooden box in a North African style.

Serge Lutens Tarab is available as 75ml Eau de Parfum exclusively at Harrods. Come into the beautiful worlds of Serge Lutens and Harrods.

Guerlain at Isetan

For our Japanese readers, a unique opportunity, from November 4th to November 10th, Tokyo’s famous Isetan department store hosted French Maison Guerlain’s ‘Salon de Parfum’, inspired by the most recent addition to L’Art & La Matière Collection: Iris Torréfié.

Celebrating some of the Maison’s most beautiful creations, the ‘Salon de Parfum’ offers the ultimate Guerlain experience.

This exquisite pop-up store pays homage to the close relationship between Guerlain and Japan, whose olfactory history inspired some of Guerlain’s most iconic perfumes, from Mitsouko – created by Perfumer Jacques Guerlain in 1919 – to this year’s Limited Edition Cherry Blossom Pièce d’Exception.

Celebrating some of the Maison’s most beautiful creations, the ‘Salon de Parfum’ offers the ultimate Guerlain experience, combining the Culture of Beauty and Art & Commitment, alongside the famous ‘Bee’ flacon. Each ‘Bee’ flacon is customisable and refillable for life in Guerlain Boutiques around the world – the ultimate in sustainably luxury.

Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Laura Biagiotti Forever Touche d’Argent

A year after the launch of Laura Biagiotti Forever, the Italian fashion house is offering a new version, Forever Touche d’Argent, composed by the same perfumer, Jordi Fernandez. Laura Biagiotti continues the saga of elegance, now inspired with silver, the light of the moon, and positive energies.

Forever Touche d’Argent reveals the intriguing aura every woman secretly cultivates within herself. Its shape recalls the infinity symbol: a tribute to women’s inexhaustible ability to love.

Silver symbolizes the woman, the moon, water, and fertility. It has the power to retain positive energies. Like a sort of magical mirror, it reflects and amplifies the eternal present. For this reason, the new women’s fragrance by Laura Biagiotti is Forever Touchr d’Argent, a flanker of Forever, based on women’s extraordinary ability to give a sense of infinity to every kind of love. Forever Touche d’Argent reveals the more mysterious side of femininity: the intriguing aura that every woman secretly cultivates within herself.

Jordi Fernandez, master perfumer of Givaudan, created a powerful olfactive score that describes the infinite complexity of a woman’s soul in a new way. Forever Touche d’Argent a chypre, fruity and floral Eau de Parfum with luminous jasmine, Italian bergamot, vanilla with a delicious salted caramel heart.

Top notes: Italian Bergamot, Laminaria Algae, Pink Pepper, Blackcurrant, Pear
Heart: Lily-of-the-Valley, Iris, Peony, Salted Caramel, Tuberose
Base: Oakmoss, Vanilla, Musk, Tonka Bean

The top notes gently envelop the luminous freshness of jasmine with the iodized aroma of laminaria algae and then emphasize the sweetness of blackcurrant and pear accords with a pinch of pink pepper. The floral heart notes (lilies of the valley, iris, peony, and tuberose) conceal a delicious accent of salted caramel. In the base notes, the green notes of oakmoss are enhanced by the candid warmth of vanilla while the unfathomable depth of woodland musk explodes in the full aroma of the tonka bean.

The flacon of Forever Touche d’Argent was created in collaboration with Lutz Herrmann in Hamburg. It vertically reproduces the symbol of infinity. Invented in 1655 by mathematician John Wallis, the symbol is also called ‘lemniscate’, which means ‘ribbon’ in Latin. Not surprisingly, the glass flacon revealing the rosy hue of the liquid appears embraced by the precious curves of a silver metal ribbon that forms the cap on the top and is deliberately left open at the base. Silver, which reflects and protects, is the luminous leitmotif of the white cardboard packaging.

The face of Forever Touche d’Argent is Laura Chiatti. The Italian actress is the testimonial of ‘Forever’. A blonde beauty blessed with typical Italian elegance and modernity. In a pale pink evening gown, she looks into the camera lens with a slight Mona Lisa smile.

In the visual campaign, the iconic Spanish Stairs of Trinità dei Monti take on the surreal beauty of a dream. Laura Chiatti wearing a sumptuous Biagiotti evening dress in luminous satin that skims the body and has crystal-studded spaghetti straps. She is the modern depiction of a priestess of the moon.

Laura Biagiotti Forever Touche d’Argent is available as 30, 60, and 100ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Laura Biagiotti.

New Rituals Fragrance: L’Eclat

Founded in the year 2000 by Raymond Cloosterman, Dutch cosmetics, home scents and fragrance company Rituals, offers a luxurious collection of high quality products, from body and facial care to scented candles, clothing, perfumes, make-up, and tea. The various Rituals collections have over the years found inspiration in Eastern traditions, for instance the ritualistic Persian tradition of Yalda, the ancient Chinese concept of Jing, or the Japanese legend of the Tsuru.

One of the perfume collections of this house is called Oriental Essences, it revolves around memories of journeys into the Orient, where the perfumers of this line uncovered a fragrant treasure box of exclusive spices and ingredients to compose a bespoke collection of Eau de Parfum.

Now the Oriental Essences Collection was expanded this Fall with a new perfume: L’Éclat, the nomad in their Eau de Parfum collection. The L’Éclat unisex perfume travels along different notes of a fragrant universe, leaving behind a uniquely scented footprint that is exlusive as well as captivating. Based on the clean, smooth undertones of neroli and enriched with sandalwood notes, l’Éclat can be layered or applied on its own to create an individual and bespoke bouquet.

Neroli is the name of the invigorating and stimulating essential oil distilled from the fragrant flowers of the bitter orange tree. The fresh, delicate, and sweet floral fragrance has an invigorating and energising effect. Mimosa, also known as the symbol of spring, has a floral and green scent, with powdery and honey notes. The mimosa flowers are mainly cultivated in Morocco, Egypt, India and Southern France.

The innovative fragrance can be layered with any Rituals perfume or used on its own. Rituals L’Éclat is offered in a travel size of 15 ml Eau de Parfum and a 50 ml flacon of Eau de Parfum and are available at Rituals boutiques and selected stores worldwide, and through the Rituals Website.

Issey Miyake Nectar d’Issey Première Fleur

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake who is known for his technology-driven clothing designs, exhibitions and fragrances presents Nectar d’Issey Première Fleur, a fruity fragrance with fresh floral notes embraced by a soft and creamy woody-musky cocoon. In the cool morning air, dew alights on petals. Still-dozing nature slowly awakens with the sunrise. An impatient flower opens gently, revealing itself, radiant, generous, bright. Time passes, unchanging. 

Time to bloom. A few cool, delicate dewdrops add the perfect touch to this new ode to nature: the opening of petals, blossoming flowers.

Created by Dominique Ropion and Fanny Bal, in the opening of the fragrance, there is fresh watery fruit together with a juicy Nashi pear, followed by a floral scent of peonies and jasmine. The base offers a special smoothness, combining sweet white musk and sandalwood.

In an oblong flacon created by Todd Bracher, the new fragrance Nectar d’Issey, Première Fleur makes its debut. The flacon is clad in nude tones, variations of a delicately copper-colored rose. Drawn in broad strokes, the petals of an open, generous flower are revealed.

Issey Miyake Nectar d’Issey Première Fleur is available as 30ml, 50ml and 90ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Issey Miyake.

Goutal Le Temps des Rêves

Annick Goutal sadly passed away in 1999 and since then her daughter Camille, to whom she dedicated one of her fragrances, has continued the work of her mother and continues to successfully create fragrances, together with the perfumer Isabelle Doyen.

Today French Maison Goutal Paris celebrates the beauty and happiness that orange trees provide. Its lovely, vibrant, slightly sweet blooms, and juicy fruits has been the inspiration for so many creators and has given birth to some of the fragrances we love most. Now, Goutal Paris gets back to its roots, revealing their new orange blossom creation: Le Temps des Rêves.

Goutal Le Temps des Rêves is also a tribute to a part of Maison Goutal history. In the late 1970s, when Annick Goutal discovered her gift and her vocation for fragrance creation, she pursued her knowledge with a passion between Paris and Grasse before founding the Maison that bears her name.

Guided by poetry and emotion, the new women’s fragrance from Maison Goutal tells the story of our turn to the roots in Grasse, the city of orange trees and the cradle of perfumery. Le Temps des Rêves is a stroll through this city of a thousand bitter orange trees, where the founder Annick Goutal first learned to play her olfactory scales. It distills the sunny and tenderly nostalgic scent of the orange blossom, emblem of the sweetness of life under the Mediterranean sun. Like a reverie to the origins of perfume.

To evoke this journey to Grasse, the birthplace of perfumery, the French Maison naturally chose to place the orange blossom at the heart of its new creation. Beside the sunny and vibrant aspects of orange blossom, the composition blends the notes of neroli, bergamot, myrtle, flower-milk accord, bran absolute, and a creamy and milky sandalwood note.

Goutal Le Temps des Rêves is available as 30, 50ml and 100ml Eau de Toilette the Goutal Boutique and through the official website of the Maison. Come into the beautiful world of Goutal.

Jill Stuart Brilliant Jewel

Several factors come together to bring about the miracle that is the dazzling, delicate brilliance of a gemstone. The most indispensable element:
Light. It is only through exposure to light that the inner brilliance of a gemstone can be fully expressed.

Early December American fashion house Jill Stuart a new fragrance, Brilliant Jewel. Brilliant Jewel Eau de Parfum is a fragrance that is the ‘light’
that will make the jewel that is you shine to its fullest potential. A new fragrance to celebrate 15 years of Jill Stewart Beauty. With this fragrance of ‘light’ that brings about miracles, take one step closer to your ideal self, gentle and dignified.

Created by Cecile Matton, the composition of Brilliant Jewel is based on a flower bouquet of many notes: rose, osmanthus, iris, mimosa, lavender flower, and iris. Floral essences are colored with rosemary, supported by patchouli, amber, moss and heliotrope, which contribute to the warmth, depth and sensuality of the scent.

Top notes: Twinkle Light Note. With bergamot as a key note, it smells just like a jewel, with pink pepper and cassis combining to create a dazzling glow that twinkles in the moving light. Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Pink pepper, Violet, Pineapple, and Cassis

Heart notes: Prism Light Note. The colors and fragrant aromas of rose, osmanthus and mimosas come together in a sweet and gentle combination, like the delicate colors of the rainbow. Rose, Arabian jasmine, Orange flower, Osmanthus, Mimosa, Rosemary, Lavender, Patchouli, Jasmine, Magnolia, and precious Iris

Base notes: Brilliant White Light Note. The gentle sweetness of heliotrope combined with the warmth of moss and the clean freshness of amber come together in the Brilliance Accord, shining with dignity and bringing the inner radiance forth to its fullest potential. Heliotrope, Amber, Moss, Cedarwood, Vanilla, and Musk

The flacon design features the bold brilliance of a jewel worn like the woman wears the fragrance. The top features a gemstone brimming with sparkle. Light bounces delicately around it to give off a delicate glimmer that enhances its allure to another level. The straight rays of light that radiate outward demonstrate a woman who is soft yet strong-willed and her inner radiance, while creating a dress-like form that has an elegant and graceful appearance.

The design of Jill Stuart’s Brilliant Jewel fragrance flacons are clearly inspired by Baccarat’s iconic Massena glasses. It wouldn’t suprise me that there will come a – handmade – crystal Brilliant Jewel by the French Maison. Is there a better present you can give yourself for your anniversary?

Jill Stuart Brilliant Jewel will be in stores December 4th, 2020 (Start of pre-orders November 20th, 2020). Brilliant Jewel is then available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Jill Stuart.