Serge Lutens New Fragrance Launches

Serge Lutens is an extraordinary designer, a true artist. A director of beauty in all its forms, he has initiated many revolutions in the field of beauty and perfumery. Serge Lutens collaborated with the most prestigious fashion newspapers before becoming the head of beauty image for Christian Dior, then artistic director of the international image of the Shiseido cosmetics group.

In 1992, he launched ‘Femininity of Wood’, the first female/male fragrance. A revolution! For him, “perfume is an illumination, an affirmation, the point on the I”! Building on this success, he created his own brand, in 2000, ‘Serge Lutens’. A brand in the image of an authentic and daring designer who imagines his fragrances, draws his flacons and thinks every detail of his creations without concessions.

As a perfumer, he is the author to date of about 70 perfumes in collections all more timeless, The Black Collection, table bottles, gold section, skyscrapers, etc. Its perfumes for men and women reveal the character of the wearer and affirm their true identity. Now he launched two new fragrances. Two special creations that I don’t want you to miss. Poetic, eclectic – just as their creator himself.

Serge Lutens Fils de Joie

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A laugh awaits a sentence, a word or a situation to proclaim itself. A laugh may burst forth or be stifled by a hand that tries to contain it. But if it is sincere, it cannot be contained. On the skin, its fragrance is Lady-of-the-Night, a paradoxically radiant scent!

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Serge-Lutens-Fils-de-Joie-Flacon-BoxThis nocturnal and sensual fragrance plunges us into the exhilaration of laughter. A rare and intimate, yet significant side of Serge Lutens’ personality. Childhood memories of the surreal atmosphere in a bar in northern France leave a lingering taste of excitement tinted with disillusionment. Loud hoarse voices and ‘making ends meet upstairs’. This mundane yet murky and boisterous life finds its reflection in mesk ellil, or night-blooming jasmine. A profound and haunting fragrance.

Dominant notes
Jasmin – Ylang ylang – Musc
Olfactory impressions
Radiant, intimate, nocturnal

Serge Lutens Fils de Joie is available in 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum (€120/€180). Small in bulk, easy to carry, it allow two options: for an elegant presentation of the perfume, given by the cap or for ease of use, offered by the vaporizing tip.

Add your initials or a first name to make your bottle unique. All engravings are handmade by Serge Lutens craftsman engraver.

Discover the 2020 limited edition of ‘Fils de Joie’ : a Moorish designed packaging signed by Serge Lutens.

Serge Lutens Périlleusement Vôtre

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Despite the risks, we stand at the brink of dizziness on the edge of a cliff weathered by salt water. At this moment, we entrust our fate to what awaits us. Whether we tread on dangerous ground or lose sight of the way, rose stays true to itself and oud overpowers all else!

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Serge-Lutens-Périlleusement-Vôtre-Flacon-BoxA fragrant psychoanalysis. An uncompromising creation which reflects the need to take great personal and creative risks and to seek the singularity which society perceives as dangerous. The moment to embark on a personal journey. What defines us, our uniqueness, or our destiny? At what moment of the journey does the artist bloom? An intimate and personal olfactory creation which lays its creator bare.

Dominant notes
Oud – rose
Olfactory impressions
Determined, courageous, splendid!

Serge Lutens Gratte-ciel collection – Périlleusement Vôtre, is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum (€290).

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Both fragrances are available at the Serge Lutens Palais Royal and Saint-Honoré Boutiques, on Serge Lutens’ website, and at selected stores worldwide.

Discover the Serge Lutens universe and be surprised by its unique olfactory creations. Come into the beautiful world of Serge Lutens.

Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle 20 Year Anniversary Limited Editions

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Parfumier Frédéric Malle was born into the world of fragrance; his grandfather Serge Heftler-Louiche founded Dior Parfums before passing on its art direction to his daughter. Malle s deep knowledge of scents and his radical vision of perfumes led him to establish Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, a house for perfumers where fragrances are conceived as haute couture creations.

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To mark the perfume’s house twenttieth anniversary, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle celebrates the thirty-two perfumes created so far by looking back to the year of their creation and offering a number of limited editions.

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Seven of the most popular perfumes, ‘Bigarade Concentrée’, ‘Vétiver Extraordinaire’, ‘French Lover’, ‘L’Eau d’Hiver’, ‘Musc Ravageur’, ‘Carnal Flower’ and ‘Portrait of a Lady’, are presented for this special occasion in 100ml featuring a red bakelite cap – the perfume’s house signature color. The packaging and the flacons are elegantly clad in a frieze designed by Patrick Li, creative director of The New York Times’ T Magazine, that tells the story of twenty years of creation.

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The same imagery adorns two travel sets featuring a selection of three perfumes for him or her, offering a dream opportunity to enhance your getaways or widen your olfactive horizons. And finally, a twenty-year limited-edition discovery coffret allows you to treat yourself, or a fellow perfume lover, to the joy of discovering twelve emblematic masterpieces from the collection.

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Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle 20 Year Anniversary Limited Editions are available at Fréderic Malle and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Frédéric Malle.

 

 

 

 

 

Guerlain Iris Torréfié the surprising marriage of iris and coffee

French Maison Guerlain will launch this autemn Iris Torréfié. Iris Torréfié is part of Guerlain’s Haute Parfumerie Collections, fragrances made for dedicated lovers of rare perfumes who appreciate exceptional raw materials and refinement in each and every detail. The perfume evokes the cozy atmosphere of Parisian cafes with the notes coffee and precious iris.

Top notes: bergamot, cardamom, coffee
Heart: iris, ambrette seed
Base: vanilla, woody tea, opopanine, leather 

Perfumer Delphine Jelk used An incredibly noble material, majestic iris blossoms in this new chapter of L’Art & La Matière, namely Iris Pallida, and surrounded it with gourmand spicy notes, like cardamom, bergamot, coffee, ambrette seeds, vanilla, woody tea…. There is also the certain ingredient opopanine, a balsamic note which is usually referred to as ‘Shalimar amber’.

The coffee-coloured unisex-perfume is housed in a flacon with sleek, modern contours, adorned with a golden metal panel on the edge, just like a precious hardback book. The flacon is nestled within a ‘leather-feel’ amethyst case (that can be turned into a jewellery box as you wish).

Guerlain Iris Torréfié will be available very soon as a 75 ml Eau de Parfum at Guerlain Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Neandertal New ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ Fragrances

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As a way of artistic response to ontological questions and the history of mankind, Neandertal was conceived by the artist Kentaro Yamada as a platform to think and express beyond our everyday. Neandertal is a result of collaboration among thinkers such as artists , filmmakers. Neandertal images the life of this mysterious being while raising questions of the past and future of modern humans.

The results are contemporary, highly original, and experimental fragrance structures, free from conventional perfumery standards. Now the London-based interdisciplinary platform has unveiled its latest work, two new fragrances called ‘Us’ and ‘Them’, as well as a complementing candle.

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Since its launch in 2017, Neandertal has made waves in the fragrance industry thanks to its unique aesthetic and boundary-pushing scents. Created by perfumers Chris Maurice and Euan McCall, the imprint was previously spotlighted as one of Yakymour’s must-have fragrances for fall 2019, and has now introduced two new scents releasing later this year.

As noted by the company, ‘us’ and ‘them’ come together to as a visual and conceptual pair that elicits a thought-provoking, olfactory experience, which speaks to our ancestral sense of belonging while addressing the tension created by one of mankind’s oldest and simplest understandings of identity.

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Keeping to its raw aesthetic, Neandertal’s new 30ml glass flacons and the reusable, handmade porcelain container for the candle replicate 3D-scanned flint-knapped stones originating from Norfolk in the United Kingdom.

‘Us’ has a top note combination of bergamot, orange, elemi, pink pepper, black pepper and eucalyptus, heart notes comprising rose, cardamom, frankincense and geranium, and base notes combining vetiver, hyraceum, labdanum, myrrh, cypriol, cade, oud, tree moss absolute, sandalwood oil, and, lastly, musk.

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‘Them’ is equally complex with its top notes of grapefruit, lavender, carrot seed, sea kelp and iris, heart notes of neroli, hinoki and magnolia, and a base note of sandalwood, ambrette, styrax, musk, and ambergris. The candle has the same scent.

In celebration of the new launch, Neandertal has enlisted the London-based visual artist and photographer Andree Martis to capture the essence of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ in a campaign, which you can see above.

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Both fragrances and the candle will launch exclusively at Dover Street Market in the U.S. in September, and will then be released worldwide in October at selected retailers and on the Neandertal website. Come into the beautiful world of Neandertal.

 

 

 

 

Ralph Lauren Polo Red Eau de Parfum where seduction meets sophistication

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American fashion house Ralph Lauren presents the newest edition, Polo Red Eau de Parfum, from the Polo Red collection as a warm and spicy creation. Polo Red Eau de Parfum follows several attractive fragrances: with the classic award winning Polo Red Eau de Toilette (2013), Polo Red Intense (2015), Polo Red Extreme (2017), Polo Red Rush (2018), and last years Polo Red Remix.

The newest version Polo Red Eau de Parfum brings a new level of luxury to the Ralph Lauren collection, leaving a lasting impression of warm sensuality. The attractive appearance of rich and natural notes of wood, red ginger, and aromatic nutmeg leaves strong impressions to the wearer. Ralph Lauren Polo Red Eau de Parfum is a new discovery, where seduction meets sophistication.

Based on the combination of notes Ralph Lauren Polo Red Eau de Parfum is classified as an aromatic woody fragrance to the nose. The emanation of flavors and scent notes for Polo Red Eau de Parfum unfurl in a whiff of citrus and fruity opening top notes including pink grapefruit. The amber and aromatic heart center notes blend in with lavender, clary sage, elemi and labdanum while the deep woody and balsam base notes leave an impression of woody.

The iconic flacon – a designed by Bormioli Rocco – of the new fragrance takes the shape of its predecessors, but this time made of transparent red glass with a silver-colored cap. Ralph Lauren Polo Red Eau de Parfum is available as a 75 and as 125ml Eau de Parfum at Ralp Lauren Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Ralph Lauren

 

 

 

 

Issey Miyake Fusion d’Issey

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake is known for his innovations with fabric and his use of technology to produce interesting and practical garments.

An invitation to be #movedbynature. Nature is the best perfumer, all you have to do is draw inspiration from it.

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Issey Miyake, a visionary who always seeks the essential and the innovative, loves to create the unexpected. Drawing inspiration from art, architecture, and personal experiences, he marries tradition and the avant-garde, sobriety and colour, nature and sophistication, craftsmanship and technology. Issey Miyake has a genuine spirit of creativity.

A new chapter in the Issey Miyake men’s fragrance collection is opened with Fusion d’Issey, a fragrance dedicated to Mother Nature; one that invites to discover the power and diversity of untouched nature.

Powerful, vigorous, and fiery, nature reveals itself (again) with a vengeance. Molten lava pours expressively from a volcano. Fusion d’Issey transforms this eruption of energy into a bold, nuanced composition, giving rise to a creative, endemic nature. Depth, tension, and power for a distinctive fragrance.

Created by master perfumer Nathalie Lorson, Fusion d’Issey is described as a mineral-fougère perfume and as a contrast of cold and warm notes.

For the cool aspect, the sparkling brightness of lemon is paired with the milky sweetness of coconut water, a long-lasting solar scent. Plunging into the heart of the volcano to encounter the mineral and uncover the roundness of ambrox

In an ethereal whisper, essence of fresh rosemary, geranium, and cardamom dissipate, filling the surroundings with their trailing scent. Underlying the notion of fusion is the choice of warm, volcanic wood featuring patchouli.

A new masculinity, heat and cold to express the idea of the quintessence of molten rock. Overflowing with energy and vitality, Fusion d’Issey, a fragrance for daring adventures.

Vertical and elegant, the flacon soars. Deep blue polished glass lies between colbalt and blue-black tinted with green. Light glows at its center, embedded but vibrant. The shiny black cap reminiscent of obsidian, carefully faceted like a jewel. The box echoes the same blue and black color scheme. This is accented by the orange (lava color), boldly graphic Fusion d’Issey name.

Issey Miyake Fusion d’Issey is available as a 50, 100 and 150 ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Issey Miyake.

Precious Chopard Black Incense Malaki

Swiss watchmaker and jewelry house Chopard was founded in 1860. Founded in the small Swiss village of Sonvillier, Chopard’s initial focus was on precision timepieces, in the Swiss tradition. In 1963, the company sought a buyer who could continue the family’s rich heritage of fine timepiece production, and the company was sold to Karl Scheufele, from a noted German watchmaking family.

Chopard experienced tremendous growth under the Scheufele family, who modernized the company and expanded its expertise into fine jewelry. In 1989, Chopard launched its first fragrance: Happy Diamonds. Creative director of the Maison, Caroline Scheufele, wanted to create a connection between a precious stone and a perfume.

In the years that followed, Chopard has launched a beautiful collection of iconic fragrances, like the Casmir Collection (from 1992), Heaven (1994), the Wish Collection (from 1997), the Malaki Collection (from 2012), the 1000 Miglia Collection (from 2013), the Gardens of Paradise Collection (2018), and the Garden of Kings Collection (2019).

Today, the Chopard iconic Malaki Collection presents a new oriental creation inspired by incense. Black Incense Malaki is a tribute by Chopard to the millennial tradition of royal Frankincense resin.

The Malaki line now includes five fragrances: Oud Malaki from 2012, Rose Malaki from 2014, Amber Malaki from 2015, Musk Malaki from 2017, and Black Incense Malaki from 2020.

With Black Incense Malaki, the Swiss Maison pays tribute to the millenary tradition of royal Frankincense, one of the most ancient and treasured aromatic plants of perfumery. The fragrance is announced as mysterious, bold and intense, based on a game of contrasts; warm resins woods, leather, and cold, spicy, smoky aromas.

Chopard Black Incense Malaki is a creation of Alberto Morillas, it is classified as an Oriental Spicy – unisex – fragrance to the nose. The emanation of flavors and scent notes for Black Incense Malaki unfurl in a whiff of aromatic and herbal opening top notes including spicy.

Black Incense Malaki showcases a superb array of 14 natural essences from the world over, among which 5 are from Naturals Together, Firmenich’s program of Excellence, guaranteeing the highest level of natural ingredients, ethically and sustainably sourced.

Chopard Black Incense Malaki’s composition is built around the key note of Frankincense (olibanum) which offers deep and cold smoky aromas, surrounded by warm and dense layers. Warm resins are blended with warm and smoky wood, hot and piquant spices, a rich oud accord, and a masculine and dark accord of leather. 

Black Incense Malaki is a powerful and heady elixir, unfolding in luxurious layers. Chopard Black Incense Malaki is wrapped in a beautiful stylish black flacon, with a matt golden cap, and comes as a 80ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Chopard.

Scotch & Soda Captures Endless Summer with Island Water Fragrance

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Dutch fashion house Scotch  & Soda is launching a new fragrance pair under the title Island Water, in line with its fashion collection inspired by tropical islands and azure sea waters. The new pair celebrates adventures and freedom with two bright scents that lift the mood and evoke a feeling of endless summer and escapism. The perfumes are inspired by tropical walks and the luxurious flora of Tahiti.

 

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Scotch & Soda Island Takr Me To Tahiti for men, created by Fabrice Pellegrin, combines fresh bergamot and Brazilian mango with warm sandalwood, grapevine, sage, amber wood, and musk to create a special scent that is made to surprise with its unexpected energy and lightness.

Scotch & Soda Island Water Tahiti Dream is available as 40 and 90ml Eau de Parfum.

 

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Scotch & Soda Island Water Tahiti Dream for women, created by prtfumers Amandine Clerc-Marie and Philippine Courtière of Firmenich, contains sweet jasmine and coconut in combination with earthy patchouli, accentuated with black currant. A sparkling blend of floral, woody, and sharp fruity notes results in a distinctive fragrance that is announced as feminine and light. It also contains the Firmenich molecule Firbest, whose scent is woody, animalic, sweet and balsamic.

Scotch & Soda Island Water Tahiti Dream is available as 40 and 90ml Eau de Parfum.

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Scotch & Soda Island Water are available at Scotch & Soda and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Scotch & Soda.

 

 

 

 

 

Hero: Symrise’s Tribute to Caregivers

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For over 220 years, they have fostered a community of creative entrepreneurs who believe collaboration is the key to creativity, and to continually deliver purposeful and pleasurable scent experiences for consumers around the world.

They deliver world class ingredients in a way that doesn’t undermine the world. They believe Sustainability isn’t a choice, it’s an edict, and so they’ve committed themselves to the highest standards of ethical and sustainable sourcing of raw ingredients. They believe that being the No. 1 producer of fragrance raw materials through their Aroma Molecules division as well as the No.1 supplier of premium active ingredients through their Cosmetics Ingredients division requires them to set and adhere to the highest standards for ourselves as well as for the entire industry.

Imagination fills the air with possibility. And every elegant drop has the power to touch the senses, the soul and the world.

At the intersection of science and art, there is understanding and true innovation. Trend-spotting and consumer insights coupled with their unparalleled innovation capabilities through their Beauty+ program allows them to create highly innovative solutions through a meaningful combination of Fragrance and Cosmetic Ingredients to address unmet consumer needs – sometimes even before those needs have been clearly articulated.

They are shaping a new era in fragrance through everything they do. Imagination fills the air with possibility. And every elegant drop has the power to touch the senses, the soul and the world. Hero, created cooperatively by several perfumers from all around the world, was born from the idea to create an olfactive tribute to caregivers, who are still fighting COVID-19 in many countries.

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With the aim to say “thank you” to medical staff everywhere, who tirelessly have been taking care of the many patients since the beginning of the COVID 19 epidemic, seventeen Symrise fine fragrance perfumers from around the globe participated in this project to recognize and thank all the first responders who make lives better during this difficult time.

Each perfumer added one renewable raw material to the fragrance to create the Hero, a unisex Eau de Cologne. Maurice Roucel (Tangerine from Madagascar), Annick Menardo (Bergamot), Wei Ling Png (Vanillin), Marine Ipert (Ambroxide), Alexandra Carlin (Ambretolide), Pierre-Constantin Guéros (Ginger from Madagascar), Lowiah Xin Hang (Ginger from Madagascar), Alienor Massenet (Gaïac wood), Patricia Bilodeau (Globalide), Fanny Grau (Sandalwood), Philippe Paparella (Benzoin), Leslie Gauthier (Lemon), Isaac Sinclair (Ambrostar), Émilie Copperman (Ambrette seed), Stéphane Bengana (Vétiver from Madagascar), Nathalie Benareau (Iso E Super), Christelle Laprade, Carlos Vinals, and David Appel (Cypress, Iris & Rose), borrowing their attributes from the traditional Eau de Cologne structure.

We believe in the power of perfume to touch our senses, our soul and the world. This is why we have developed a fragrance for all heroes who, through their tireless and continuous efforts, are helping to fight the coronavirus crisis. Hero is our way of thanking them for the work they do.

Ricardo Omori, Symrice SVP Global Fine Fragrance.

Hero was created for both men and women. It interweaves ingredients from traditional Eau de Cologne and brings in contemporary notes like Ambrostar, a Symrise captive, musk and vanilla. The result presents an invigorating and supportive fragrance that combines energy and comfort. The top note exudes a composition of Mandarin from Madagascar, bergamot with a boost of peppermint and ginger. The heart contains warm notes of ambrette seeds, orris and rose. The base note gives the fragrance fullness and modernity with guaiac wood, sandalwood, vetiver from Madagascar, cypress and renewable vanillin.

The choice of a Cologne is not trivial, since it was originally used in the 18th century as a miracle remedy and hygiene product, before becoming ‘trendy’ at the Court of Kings. “By complementing the essential products of daily life, perfumes improve our quality of life. In the current situation, we want to please [Caregivers -ed] and show them our greatest gratitude for all their daily efforts”, explained Ricardo Omori.

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Hero has been distributed by Symrise since May 19, to these everyday heroes to whom we owe so much, located in France, the United States, China, Singapore, Brazil and Dubai. The Symrise group wanted to express their gratitude by providing “a dose of well-being and comfort”.

Symrise Hero will also be available for purchase online through AuParfum at a price of 69 Euro including tax, and 100% of the revenue will be donated to the SOS Anosmie association.

 

 

 

 

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum

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The new edition of the reinvented Gucci Guilty perfume line is an intense version of the masculine fragrance Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum. The celebration of freedom that the Italian fashion house pursues through the #ForeverGuilty story continues.

A retro take on the original: The new eau de parfum has been enhanced with chili pepper and fresh rose accords, which were popular men’s fragrance ingredients in the 1970s.

The composition is woody, aromatic and spicy, conceived as a provocative and modern interpretation of the 70’s fragrant ingredients. The top notes of the original that included lemon and pink pepper were replaced with rose and chili. Warm spices stand in contrast with bitter aromatic freshness, with an unexpected sensation of salt and vinegar. White flowers and the richness and intensity of the woody accords complete the composition.

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The Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum fragrance flacon comes in a black opaque matte finish. It is packaged in a sleek black box, accented with the house’s interlocking G logo in silver.

The whimsical campaign was shot by fashion photographer Glen Luchford and is set in a stylised laundromat. The face of the campaign is American actor Jared Leto. Jared Leto is the frontman of American rock band ’30 Seconds to Mars’ and is also known for his roles in films like ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Requiem for a Dream’ and ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’.

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum comes as a 50, 90 and 150ml, and is available at Gucci Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Gucci.