Christian Dior Gives Its Fragrances An Toile de Jouy Makeover

A legacy of Christian Dior’s passion for 18th century refinement, Toile de Jouy is a major theme in the Maison’s universe. This cotton fabric with rural motifs has remained a key design code, inspiring a number of designers up until now, with Maria Grazia Chiuri successfully giving it a modern take in her collections. The Dior Toile de Jouy has come a long way.

Following the updated version of its Forever Diormania Couture Cuhion, the French Maison has now introduced a limited collection of its fragrances. Four of the most popular scents are dressed in the Maison’s iconic ‘Toile de Jouy’ packaging – the perfect addition to your 2021 perfume lineup.

Christian Dior Lucky

Created to be a good luck charm, Lucky is the fragrance of good luck, echoing the history between the house of Dior and Lily-of-the-Valley. Lucky is a fragrance that plays with its white flowers and Lily-of-the-Valley notes for a subtle discovery of its scent.

Light. Behind the freshness of white flowers, the fragrance Lucky offers a glimpse of the delicate notes of Lily-of-the-Valley.

Lucky is a fragrance good luck charm, like a scented lucky star, the olfactory signature of luck. The white purity of flowers, the wet green of the Lily-of-the Valley accords. Floral. Lucky is a delicate fragrance composed with an abundance of Lily-of-the-Valley and white flower notes.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Lucky fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside a body cream, hand wash and soap bar in the same scent.

Christian Dior Holy Peony

Holy Peony is the fragrance that personifies the peony blossom, often immortalized by the greatest artists as a symbol of beauty. This Maison Christian Dior fragrance interprets the olfactory translation of the plump and generous beauty of this sacred flower. Holy Peony is a fragrance draped in the lightest of cloaks: Rose woven with Lily of the Valley, sparkling notes of Strawberry and Raspberry, as well as Woods and Musks that give it an amber charm.

Holy Peony is a fragrance that strikes a balance between softness and fruity vivacity.

Holy Peony is an olfactory ‘trompe-l’œil’. The peony is not easily cajoled: the fleeting beauty of the flower had to be imagined and tamed to capture it in a fragrance. Red, the scarlet velvet that blankets the corolla of the peony blossom, the olfactory image of its bright crimson petals. Floral. Holy Peony is a floral portrait of the peony, which plays on its seductive fullness and botanical freshness.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Holy Peonie fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside a ‘Thé Osmanthus’ candle and ‘Rose Ispahan’ hand wash.

Christian Dior Gris Dior

Gris Dior is a signature fragrance that is now more than ever closely tied to the history of Dior Couture. The fragrance is the olfactory expression of the Dior gray, the now-iconic colour Christian Dior loved to celebrate: the couture gray, the sentimental gray of the couturier’s family home in Granville, Normandy, and the pearl gray of the shopfront on Avenue Montaigne.

Gris Dior is an intense fragrance that makes a strong, recognizable statement, always with elegance, and leaves a compelling trail.

Multi-faceted, Gris Dior is a subtle and elegant olfactory signature. An elegant fragrance that uninhibitedly combines heritage with a modern twist. Like the colour gray, the fragrance Gris Dior cannot be broken down into its component parts. It is an indivisible mix, the seamless reading of a chypre.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Gris Dior fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside with a ’30 Montaigne’ candle and ‘Néroli Imperial’ soap bar.

Christian Dior Oud Ispahan

Oud Ispahan elegantly embraces an oriental identity: it is the olfactory translation of an Oriental palace, where shimmering hues meld with intoxicating scents to become one. Sophisticated charm and a traveler’s soul influence the powerful character and accents of Oud Ispahan. It is an uncompromising fragrance that highlights its woody force with the spicy, decisive character of Damascus Rose.

Oud Ispahan is an intense fragrance that cannot be forgotten.

Oud Ispahan is a fragrance that arouses curiosity and invites you on an olfactory journey with its oriental soul tinged with a floral softness. The ochre hue of the Oriental palace that inspired the fragrance and the intense red of the Damascus Rose. Oud-floral. It is the member of the Maison Christian Dior family of precious Ouds with a floral signature. A captivating fragrance that gives this olfactory evocation of the Orient a powerful identity, based on an Oud accord adorned with the softness of Rose.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Oud Ispahan fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside with an ‘Encens Mystique’ candle.

The Christian Dior Toile de Jouy Collection is available at Christian Dior Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

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.

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.

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.

Skins x Vilhelm warm and comfortable

Skins, a beauty and fragrance paradise in Amsterdam, Holland. Famous for the fine niche beauty labels they sell. Skins Cosmetics brought about a true revolution in the Dutch cosmetics retail in 2000. It was the very first store in the Netherlands where only niche brands were sold that were not previously available in the Netherlands.

The founders of Skins Cosmetics had a clear vision: only perfume, make-up and skin care brands that were not yet well known in the Netherlands, but had (and have) an iconic status abroad.

Skins Cosmetics is constantly looking for the most special, innovative and undiscovered beauty products. To the brands that have been developed with the greatest care and attention. By the makers who are pure and only strive for the best. They want to share these discoveries with anyone who likes to look further and who is looking for beauty brands that are slightly less known.

One of these brands is Vilhelm Perfumery. Founded in 2015 by Swedish New Yorker Jan Ahlgren, this luxurious contemporary perfume house is based in New York and has perfumes made in Paris. Vilhelm Perfumery currently has about 25 different scents. Vilhelm is a young perfume house, but has already built up a considerable fan base with original, luxury perfumes.

Now the American Vilhelm Parfumerie is joining forces with the Dutch Skins Cosmetics, resulting in an Eau de Parfum with delicious wood tones. A warm comfortable fragrance that smells very attractive to both men and women.

Top notes: bergamot, juniper berries, black tea
Heart: lavender, leather, violet
Base: Palo Santo, sandalwood, papyrus

Skins x Vilhelm, an Eau de Parfum with top notes of fresh bergamot, juniper black tea. Furthermore, Skins x Vilhelm is a fusion of the heart notes lavender and leather in combination with creamy sandalwood, burning palo santo and blooming yellow flowers.

Vilhelm founder Jan Ahlgren always builds his fragrances around a story. Stories inspired by memories and important moments in Ahlgren’s life. Every scent is, as it were, part of his biography, on a feeling and emotional level. A story that this time takes place in Amsterdam. Imagine a scene straight from David Lynch’s imagination….

You are in front of a very special hotel…. Night falls behind you through the canals, whispering the promises of the city’s many pleasures. The doors open…. A touch of sandalwood lures you in…. Painted eyes and a soft voice greet you like smoke from burning Palo Santo curls in the air…. You could swear that the yellow flowers sprayed on the wall bloom before your very eyes. Your phone, usually a lifeline, is forgotten in your hand as you awaken to this new reality. Welcome to a world unlike any other, where the only currency is the adrenaline rush of opportunity and curiosity.

Skins x Vilhelm Eau de Parfum is available exclusively at Skins Cosmetics, where other Vilhelms are also available, with intriguing names like Stockholm 1978 and Dirty Velvet.

Skins x Vilhelm Eau de Parfum is available in in as 100ml (210.-), and as a 10ml pursespray (€35.-). Skins is thé parfum destination with lots of exclusive fragrances with many exclusive scents that you cannot get anywhere else in the Netherlands. Come into the beautiful world of Skins.

Middle East Exclusive Emporio Armani Stronger With You Leather

Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani launched a special version of the men’s fragrance from the Emporo Armani line Stronger With You intended for the Middle East market. Emporio Armani Stronger With You Leather is a luxurious masculine scent in a lacquered, subtle gold flacon. Armani presents this as an extremely warm, intense, woody and leathery fragrance.

Top notes: elemi, chestnut, spices
Heart: lavender from Provence, sage
Base: leather, oud, vanilla, guaiac

Created by Cecile Matton, Stronger With You Leather is described as a refined concentrate of addiction and sensuality. Emporio Armani Stronger With You Leather exudes a sumptuous note of leather, one of the more sophisticated accords in perfumery. Elemi gives the composition a warm and exotic touch, with the addition of spices and sweet chestnut, while lavender rounds off its aromatic heart together with sage.

Emporio Armani Stronger With You Leather is available as a 50 and 100 ml Eau De Parfum at selected stores exclusive in the Middle East. Come into the beautiful world of Giorgio Armani.

John Varvatos Celebrating 20th Anniversary with XX Artisan

After creating collections for Ralph Larren and Calvin Klein (for whom he pioneered a type of men’s undergarment called boxer briefs, a hybrid of boxer shorts and brieft. Made famous by a series of 1992 print ads featuring Mark Wahlberg), John Varvatos started in late 1999 his own company, debuting his first clothing line at the end of 2000 in New York. The brand now includes clothing, belts, handbags, footwear, eyewear, watches and fragrances.

In September 2000, within months of showing his first collection, Varvatos opened a freestanding boutique in SoHo, New York. The collection is currently distributed in John Varvatos boutiques including the 315 Bowery boutique in the space that formerly housed the underground music club CBGB.

In addition to the John Varvatos XX perfume, another edition marks the 20th anniversary of the John Varvatos brand in 2020. XX Artisan is a celebratory flanker of the John Varvatos Artisan fragrance from 2009. John Varvatos XX Artisan celebrates the style and music, expert craftmanship, heart and soul of the John Varvatos fashion house.

Top: bergamot, bitter orange
Heart: geranium, sichuan pepper, absinthe wormwood
Base: vetiver, cedar, musk

The new edition is announced as an aromatic and woody, smooth and inviting scent infused with freshness and a stimulating feeling, as described by the brand. The fresh woody character of the composition is defined by citruses and fueled by aromatic flowers and earthy tones of wood. Fresh. Aromatic. Uplifting. This fresh, inviting fragrance carries you through all four seasons with a laid-back attitude and uplifting spirit.

John Varvatos XX Artisan is available as a 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette, at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful of John Varvatos.

Bentley For Men Silverlake

He knows what he’s capable of. And he’s always ready to prove it. Independent and determined, he’s at home in boardrooms or airport business lounges. But it’s when he gets back to nature that he is most truly himself. Breathing in bracing mountain air from a rolled-down window.

Pausing for a moment of self-reflection, as he gazes into the silver mirror of an alpine lake. Always looking for the deeper meaning of what he does. Looking at the world with a fresh eye. Limits are there to be challenged. Borders to be crossed. His free spirit is expressed by the cool, bracing accents of his signature fragrance.

As exhilarating as a drive through a mountain landscape of snow-capped peaks, evergreen forests and crystal-clear lakes, Bentley For Men Silverlake builds layer upon layer of cool aromatic notes evoke an alpine landscape.

The scent opens with a rush of ice-cool notes, as lemon and peppermint essences create the effect of a gust of invigorating mountain air. Accents of violet leaf absolute evoke an alpine forest and the cool sheen of lavender hints at the silver water of a lake. A blend of ambery woods and pure white musk give the scent its crisp, modern, long-lasting trail.

Top notes: lemon essence, pepermint
Middle notes: lavender, pink pepper, violet leaves
Base notes: amberwood, white musk

Crafted from the highest-quality natural materials, this vibrant new fragrance meets the same exacting standards as Bentley cars. Silverlake is a refreshing example of a luxury aquatic aromatic fragrance. It’s more than a scent. It’s an attitude.

The fragrance flacon remains the same as its predecessors. Designed to reflect the lines and curves of a Bentley car, the rounded form of the For Men flacon takes on a sleek new elegance with Silverlake, reflecting the cool accords of the new fragrance, this time with a metallic finish.

Lacquered in silver, the lozenge-shaped body of the flacon becomes as reflective as the mirrored surface of a mountain lake, and half-transparent, half-opaque like its crystalline waters. Its surface echoes the polished silver metal shoulders of the flacon, embossed with the striking Bentley emblem. The silver cap is ringed with Bentley’s signature knurling.

Bentley’s For Men Silverlake is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Bentley.

Salvatore Ferragamo Cupola Takes You On A Journey To Florance

Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo looks again to their own city’s heritage and drinks in its inspiration for a new fragrance. Ferragamo’s headquarters building, Palazzo Spini Feroni, is not far from the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, and it was this building that influenced the creation of Cupola, the new edition of the Tuscan Creations line.

600 years after its construction, the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore dominates the landscape of Florence. It’s the city’s greatest icon, the protagonist of its amazing Italian architecture. The star of the skyline, it is the extraordinary masterwork of an engineering prodigy, conceived by the creative genius of Filippo Brunelleschi. The dome of this cathedral still remains an unsolved mystery. The largest brick dome ever built, this was the first monument to consecrate architecture to the status of both artistic and scientific disciplines.

Perfumers Luca Maffei and Antoine Lie celebrate this masterpiece with an olfactory ode representing the bond between Heaven and Earth, insolence and rigor, limit and immensity. Cupola is an olfactive painting of the divine mystery. It embodies a feeling of substantial harmony that elevates the soul of those who wear it.

The fashion house describes the scent as a subtle freshness of vivid tangerine and green angelica, immediately rounded with soft leathery saffron, reminiscent of intimate rays of sunshine on the cupola. The majesty of the cathedral stands high toward the sky as a mystical bridge between earthy, sophisticated orris and precious amber, sublimated by deep tones of labdanum. Clear as a celebration of its magnificence, a resinous warm amber envelops the beauty of sacred woods: dark patchouli and smoky gaiac wood.

Salvatore Ferragamo Cupola is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum at Salvatore Ferragamo Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Salvatore Ferragamo.

Sensual Tom Ford Bitter Peach

Tom Ford’s latest addition to his high-end fragrance collection, Private Blend, will be officially released in early October 2020. Following in the footsteps of Fucking Fabulous, Rose Pink, and Lost Cherry; Bitter Peach marks another show-stopper launch by Tom Ford. Bitter Peach, like the previous one in the line, Lost Cherry, plays with the theme of juicy and sweet fruit in a Tom Ford way. Tom Ford Bitter Peach evokes the sweet scent of freshly picked peaches.

Top: Pêche de Vigne accord, Sicilian blood orange, cardamom, heliotrope
Heart: davana, rum, cognac, jasmine
Base: sandalwood, Indonesian patchouli, vetiver, cashmeran, benzoin, tonka bean absolute, vanilla, labdanum absolute, styrax

The new fragrance evokes the scent of ripe peach, is described as dangerously lavish and erotic, and enriches it with opulent aromas of fine drinks and spicy notes of cardamom. Pêche de Vigne is mixed with Sicilian blood orange, davana oil with infused rum and cognac, Indonesian patchouli, sandalwood, labdanum, and vanilla. The composition is described as sweet and sensual, but also rich and characterful, with pronounced woody and resinous undertones.

Tom Ford Bitter Peach is housed in a striking flacon that will look so chic displayed on your vanity.

Tom Ford Bitter Peach is available as 50, 100, and 250 ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Tom Ford.