Chris Collins Autumn Rhythm

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For the past two decades, scent storyteller Chris Collins has been a brand ambassador and face of Polo Ralph Lauren, where he has worked with some of the most famous photographers to create countless campaigns for the iconic brand.

Years of working in the fashion industry has introduced to many cultures around the globe, establishing himself as a fashion icon and becoming the face of the luxury brand market. He has appeared in GQ, Fortune, Yahoo Beauty, RL Magazine, and more. Gotham Magazine named Chris as one of the ‘Boys of Gotham’, touting him as a lifestyle expert and man of luxury. He has also appeared on the cover of Vue Magazine, sharing his outlook on the life of luxury and style.

Inspired by his earliest scent memory of his father wearing Geoffrey Beene’s iconic Grey Flannel cologne, he was fascinated by everything about it: the flaco, the label, down to the flannel bag it came in – Chris Collins launches three exciting new scent ‘stories’ that truly embody his love of all things lifestyle and luxury.

Harlem Nights, Renaissance Man, and Danse Sauvage are the result of a love affair with fragrance, dating back to his teenage years when he first got his hands on Calvin Klein’s iconic Obsession for Men. A meeting with famed French perfumer Kilian Hennessy later on led to Chris spending months in Mougins and Grasse, France – the birthplaces of fragrance – learning the process of transforming notes into memorable scent experiences, immersing himself in its unique artistry. There he learned how to transform individual notes into something of greater value: the fragrance.

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From his life-changing immersion in Paris and life as a New Yorker in his historic brownstone in Harlem, Chris has brought on these three new fragrances to tell the story of a man and the love affair between these two places close to his heart. The line of three fragrances called Harlem Renaissance (Eaux de Parfum) were very well received by the fragrance community, so soon they were followed by even more luxurious and refined Extraits: Sweet Taboo and Tokyo Blue.

I myself am not a perfumer, I am merely the author of stories, of life’s experiences. This trilogy of fragrances begins the narrative of my scent journey.

Chris Collins

These fragrances formed the Dark Romance Collection of Extraits, which is now complemented with a new fragrance called Autumn Rhythm. Its composition, signed by Nathalie Feisthauer, is ‘like melodic and harmonic beats that will make you dance’.

To me the perfumer is an artist, like Picasso, Basquiat, or Pollock, making olfactive masterpieces.

Chris Collins

It is a fragrance of abstract expressionism. It isn’t deliberate nor is it random, it exists in a place in between. This fragrance is a mere explosion of random energy, reminiscent of the Fall. It is Entropy, an increase of disorder.

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Autumn Rhythm is a fragrance of abstract expressionism. It isn’t deliberate nor is it random, it exists in a place in between. This fragrance is a mere explosion of random energy, reminiscent of the Fall. It is Entropy; an increase of disorder. Imagine the chaotic mayhem of leaves and branches drifting in the wind as the temperature slowly starts to drop.

Top notes: Bergamot Oil, Green Notes
Heart notes: Mate, Lily of the Valley, Cashmeran, Orris
Base notes: Leather, Cedar wood, Tonka Bean, Ambrette, Musk

The air is crisp and earthy, the changing colors of the leaves are bright and vivid. With the a sexy skin-like leather note, this fragrance is sensual and intimate. Mate abs, a South American guarana-like tea note, is energizing and mouth watering. Ambrette and racy Orris dresses the fragrance in suede. Cashmeran and Cedarwood adds an elegant dark tone, while the Amber and Musk makes the fragrance deep and comforting. The arrangement of the notes in Autumn Rhythm are like melodic and harmonic beats that will make you dance.

Chris Collins Autumn Rhythm is available as 50 ml Extrait de Parfum through the official website of the brand. Come into the beautiful world of Chris Collins.

 

 

 

 

 

Perry Ellis America

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American fashion house Perry Ellis launched its first unisex fragrance, named America after its eponymous collection within the brand, presented last year. The inspiration for the new perfume lies in the unisex fragrances from the 90’s that started a trend, according to perfumer Steve DeMercado. All these scents have a common fresh, aquatic and citrusy character with a warm base of woods and spices.

A versatile, sporty scent aligned with modern trends, yet timeless and classic for that spark of nostalgia.

Perry Ellis America is announced as a sophisticated balance of power, warmth and energy. Described as a versatile, sporty scent, it is in line with the modern trends with a dose of nostalgia for the 90’s. Appropriate for any occasion and any season, Perry Ellis America is clean, fresh, and fashionable.

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The fragrance opens with a refreshing burst of bergamot, juicy hints of pineapple, and white pepper for a cool, subtle spicy appeal. The heart of the fragrance evokes an alluring combination of lavender and rose, that gives it a floral and aromatic signature, intertwined with bittersweet facets of myrrh. The dry down wraps powerful patchouli, birch wood, and amber delivering a rich, first-class scent with a lasting, captivating trail.

Top notes: Bergamot, Pineapple, White pepper
Heart: Rose, Lavender, Myrrh
Base: Patchouli, Amber, Birch

The scent is made with Generation Z in mind and those who want something a little different from their perfume. The faces of the advertising campaign are Danielle Herrington and Louis Mayhew.

Perry Ellis America will be available as 75 ml Eau de Toilette. Come into the beautiful world of Perry Ellis.

 

 

 

 

Pepe Jeans launches for Her & Him Perfumes

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The invaded world of today with tons of perfumes is so vast that it is hard to keep the staple. Many perfumes enter this world to please with something different – be it a special aroma or a unique and eye-catching design, you can choose so many. 

This autumn, Pepe Jeans presents the new pair of fragrances with outstanding designs. Despite, their gorgeous designs – these perfumes emanate special, unique, and inviting aromas. 

Created by perfumer Jerome Di Marino, Pepe Jeans presented the launch of the new Pepe Jeans fragrance duo Celebrate as the continuation of the original fragrances For Her and For Him from last year. The flacons maintain the cocktail glass and cocktail shaker shapes, but this time the flacon designed for women is a nice emerald color cocktail glass, while the masculine edition comes in a dark blue cocktail shaker-shape glass. I like the way they have created these gorgeous new perfumes, and eager to try their smell asap.

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Pepe-Jeans-Celebrate-for-Her-FlaconCelebrate for Her is a new elegant, exquisite, and warm perfume for women. is described as an elegant floral-oriental with a salty-sweet cocktail of notes, starting with a popcorn accord combined with white pepper and chestnut. In the heart, aquatic aromas come together with subtle touches of whiskey, caviar and everlasting flower, providing a bit of a savoury side to the fragrance which is then followed by the sweet base of vanilla, tonka bean, amber and cashmere wood.

 

 

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Pepe-Jeans-Celebrate-for-Him-Flacon.jpgCelebrate for Him is more of a sever and classic aroma. Conceived as a scent of ‘sensual freshness’ that combines aromatic, fruity, opulent woody and gourmand notes. Lime oil and black currant absolute open the cocktail, enriched with a heart of cinnamon, tonka, clary sage abolute, cacao extract and juniper. Its drydown features woody accords of birch, patchouli and warm amberwood.

The fragrances have been out since mid September 2019 in 30, 50, and 80 ml Eau de Parfum for Her, and 30, 50, and 100 ml Eau de Parfum for Him. Come into the beautiful world of Pepe Jeans.

 

 

 

 

Maison Christian Dior Spice Blend

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Mr. François Demachy delivers another masterpiece. A bold, dense and a pure concentrated amalgamation of spices get added to the Maison Christian Dior Collection.

The name of Christian Dior’s latest Spice Blend fragrance says it all but its scent is not quite what you might expect. The aromatic-spicy juice, described as one that sits at the crossroads of spices with a powerful signature, is one that is simultaneously fresh and fiery. The inspiration? An exotic image, from Christian Dior’s perfume-creator François Demachy’s childhood, of a bottle of the famous Bay Rum lotion sitting in his father’s pharmacy.

While I don’t recall the scent of Bay Rum, that famous lotion, I do remember the bottle in my father’s medicine cabinet piquing my curiosity. Spice Blend is the olfactory translation of an exotic image gleaned from my childhood. The warm signature of this fragrance is highlighted by a surprising multitude of intertwining spices in dialogue. Like a gust of wind, Spice Blend leaves us wondering if it fans the fire or cools it down.

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The opening of the composition offers the intoxicating and sugary rum aromas in which the exotic spicy blend reveals its own character. The spiciness of Madagascar black pepper, pink pepper, and ginger essence delivers fresh, piquant, and fiery nuances while Chinese cinnamon provides its irresistible fruity sweetness. This special, spicy creation also includes very fragrant bay leaves, clove extract, nutmeg, and coriander, all layered on a strong, woody, elegant base.

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This unisex fragrance is definitely one of the fragrances you’ll have to experience in the flesh. Christian Dior Spice Blend is available as 125, 250ml, and a 450ml Eau de Parfum from 1 August 2019 at Christian Dior Boutiques and online at Dior.com.

Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

 

 

 

 

Men only Amouage Overture Man

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Amouage was established in 1983, when His Highness Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said ordered Prince Sayyid Hamad bin Hamoud al bu Said to found a company to preseve the perfume-making traditions of Oman. He also wanted to have an authentic gift that would be given to the world’s leaders when they visited the country.

The Amouage’s visitors center and factory, located in Muscat, has the capacity to produce approximately 25,000 bottles a week. The two-story building opened in December 2012 and is open to visitors. There are 21 standalone Amouage boutiques, and their products are sold very selected stores around the world.

Exclusively for Harrods, Amouage presents the newest masculine fragrance Overture as of 13th July 2019. Overture follows the earlier release Rose Incense exclusively launched for Selfridges and presented in late June 2019.

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A magnificent portrayal of a gentleman’s mystique, the fragrance evokes stories of elegance, grandeur and emotion often celebrated in operatic performances. Savour a new fragrance for man.

Top Note: Cognac
Heart Note: Myrrh
Base Note: Sandalwood

Overture opens with rich Cognac, evoking a sense of majestic sophistication. Overture Man reveals a sensation of mystery through Myrrh in the heart notes and is anchored by seductive Sandalwood in its base. This woody fragrance is for those who exude a sense of grace, dignity, and creativity.

 

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Amouage Overture Man is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum, and is exclusively available in-store and at Harrods.com as a 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage.

 

 

 

 

Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur fragrance film starring Harry Styles

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After Gucci’s wonderful fragrance Flora Emerald Gardenia, in the opaque green bottle, the Italian fashion house launches another fragrance, again dressed in the color green but this time in a transparent glass flacon and with a green box decorated with golden stars. The composition is announced as mineral-aromatic.

Master perfumer Alberto Morillas composed this new unisex Gucci fragrance, named Mémoire d’une Odeur, and this time enriched it with a chamomile accord reflecting memories of the past and very nostalgic moments.

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Presenting Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur, the universal fragrance by Alessandro Michele, lead by singer, songwriter and actor Harry styles, depicting a free-spirited family, who embrace life without inhibitions, making memories together.

For this new scent story, the Creative Director of the Italian fashion house has imagined fragrance as an explorer of the power of memories, bringing them back from the past and making them live in our present.

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Master perfumer Alberto Morillas was selected to compose an unusual creation in vintage style, emphasizing mineral notes, the smoothness of musk, and delicate chamomile accord reflecting memories of the past and very nostalgic moments. Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur is an elixir that transcends gender by its individuality, to establish a new olfactive family, Mineral Aromatic. The transcendent accord features unexpected and enigmatic ingredients, and is defined by a note of Roman chamomile.

I had to think quite carefully about why Alessandro chose chamomile. When I started to work with the scent of chamomile itself, then I understood; no one had done it before. Chamomile is known all over the world. Everyone has smelled it at some point, but as a dream, a memory of childhood, something timeless, and never in a fragrance. This flower is very underestimated and it’s a plant with an exceptional olfactive signature. The musky mineral accord is the keystone of the fragrance; it links all the other olfactive elements together with pure softness.

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In the opening of the composition, Roman chamomile is combined with bitter almonds. The heart develops the floral aromas of Indian coral jasmine and jasmine petals embraced by musk, which gives depth to the creation, followed by an accord of noble woods built from warm sandalwood and airy and transparent cedar facets, enriched with some subtle vanilla softness.

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Roman Chamomile has grown around Rome in terraced gardens since the 16th and 17th centuries. Giving a green aromatic scent, the sunny and hardy flower has an unparalleled character, radiating with joy, and precedes a sweet aromatic dry down with honey and green apple.

A note exclusive to Gucci, collected in India, the star-shaped flower emits a more powerful scent and colors at night, remaining lighter and fresher during the day. Referred to as Queen of the Night, the official flower of Bengal, this unique quality of jasmine has a honeyed temper and an orangey coral-colored heart.

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The Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur’s campaign shot by Glen Luchford is a concept by Alessandro Michele that is inclusive, genderless and ageless, reflecting the spirit of the perfume. For the advertising campaign, singer, songwriter, and actor Harry Styles leads the cast of the family, which includes an eclectic and universal mix of talents and models: Zumi Rosow (designer and musician), Ariana Papademetropoulos (artist), Stanislas Klossowski de Rola (actor and musician), Olimpia Dior (artist), Leslie Winer (model and musician), Thomas Riguelle (model), Tex Santos-Shaw (model), Tessa Bruinsma (model), Olga Zapivokhina (model), Oleg Ulrich (model), Matïss Rucko (model), Mae Lapres (model), William Valente (model), Katea Gramma (model), Unia Pakhomova (model), Ellia Sophia (model), Elibeidy Dani Martinez (model), Cheikh Tall (model), and Aaron Sirainen (model).

The cast is shown in diverse settings in the countryside of Rome, dancing, picnicking at sun kissed ruins of Canale Monterano – a village with ruins from the mid 17th century, including a fountain with a lion statue said to be designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini – and in and around their family home, the medieval Montecalvello Castle.

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The Gucci vintage flacon served as an inspiration for the flacon of the new Mémoire d’une Odeur, created as a ribbed column in an elegant green color. The flacon in heavy glass is crowned with a golden cap.

Symbolizing a starry night sky and the earthly world that gazes up at it in marvel, the perfume’s green box is decorated with Celestial firmaments inspired by the paintings of Roman and gothic churches of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Europe.

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Spritz it onto your pulse points and to make every moment memorable. Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur will be available in stores as a 30ml (Rollerball), 40ml, 60ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum starting August 1st, 2019, at Macy’s, Saks Fifth AvenueSephora, and Harrods.

Come into the beautiful world of Gucci.

 

 

 

 

 

Carolina Herrera Confidential: Emerald Musk

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On a captivating, luxurious fragrant journey, Carolina Herrera is given the opportunity to uncover the evocative and enigmatic memories that have inspired each of the scents in her Herrera Confidential collection.

A combination of elegance, authenticity and luxury, Herrera Confidential is housed in seven exquisite bottles, embellished with bold jewel tones, featuring the most iconic scents of modern perfumery.

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Early this summer, American fashion house Carolina Herrera introduced the fragrance Sandal Ruby, which belongs to the Herrera Confidential collection, inspired by and dedicated to precious rubies. Now, we’re switching our attention to another new edition, launched exclusively in Harrods, this time dedicated to the precious emerald.

Emeralds have always been worn in my family. From my great-grandmother to my grandmother to my mother – we’ve all worn them. I love their fragility.

Carolina Herrera de Baez.

The newest, unique Herrera edition is named Emerald Musk, a decadent fragrance enriched with a noble heritage and legacy. Emerald Musk is a scent that – like the regal green stone – is continually reborn with each person who wears it. A noble jewel, the Emerald represents purity in legacy; a majestic stone worn by over four generations of the Herrera family.

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The unisex fragrance is a true jewel for collectors, since it is available exclusively at the British store Harrods. A true collector’s item, the multifaceted bejewelled green flacon houses within it a fragrance inspired by the beauty of family legacy and expressed through the artform of Middle Eastern perfumery, with highly concentrated oils that exude notes of pink pepper, rose, leather, musk and amber for a decadent aroma.

Top Note: Pink pepper
Heart Note: Rose, Orris, Leather
Base Note: Musk, Amber, Vanilla beans

A calming base of musk lauds vanilla bean and the violet essence of orris as they are reborn in the midst of Emerald Musk, creating a decadent yet uplifting jewel-like fragrance. The royal character of the emerald stone is captured in this unique scent, powerful yet balanced, like the opulent green jewel it represents.

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Carolina Herrera Emerald Musk is available as a 100ml Eau de Parfum priced at £235.00 exclusive at Harrods. Come into the beautiful world of Carolina Herrera.