Jo by Jo Loves, her first eponymous fragrance

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Over the last 25 years I have created fragrances for all kinds of reasons, but this one I created for myself.

Jo Malone

Jo Loves – by Jo Malone – launches a new perfume for men and women Jo by Jo Loves. jo by Jo Loves is described as a citrusy/aromatic fragrance ideal for daily use. It opens to impress with fresh citrusy notes of grapefruit, bitter orange, lime along with fresh mint accords calming on a woody layer made of cedar, vetiver, guaiac wood and black pepper.

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By Kilian Do It For Love

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Kilian and Linda Fargo, Women’s Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman, introduce Do It For Love, a new fragrance sealed with a kiss. Do It For Love translates Linda Fargo’s exuberant style and cantagious charisma into an unusual blend: a vetiver au feminine, in which vetiver’s bold energyis rounded off with a sensual, floral kiss.

Top notes: Bergamot, Petitgrain
Heart: Neroli, Orange blossom absolute
Base: Vetiver

Rich in the highest concentration of vetiver ever achieved in the perfume industry. Do It For Love’s long-lasting accord blend vetiver. Linda’s favorite base ingrediënt, neroli and jasmine to perfection. The fragrance opens with a fresh citrus declarationof bergamot and petitgrain, an essential oil from the bitter orange tree. Floral facets soften its heart with neroli, and orange blossom providing the perfect mood-lift like the bright Mediterranean sun.

The new fragrance is licensed by the Estee Lauder Co. and offers a pleasant aroma. By Kilian Do It For Love is an irresistible crossing of soft and strong, feminine and masculine, beautiful and bold juxtapositions that are essential to timeless style.

Do It For Love is a luxurious and lovely perfume to be worn during the day. By Kilian Do It For Love is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum Limited Edition.

 

 

 

 

Ted Lapidus Poker Face

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Wanna play? Poker Face is the new fragrance for men designed by the fashion house Ted Lapidus. Ted Lapidus Poker Face is a woody/spicy fragrance designed to please men that adore the classical style.

Wanna Play?

It is an elegant and modern fragrance that opens to impress with a thrilling freshness of bergamot note along with aromatic lavender and mint notes. Very provocative and energetic leaving behind a masculine aroma through green/powdery notes of violet leaf, tonka bean and patchouli.

 

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Ted Lapidus Poker Face is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette. 

 

 

 

 

Hermès reinvented its classic Terre d’Hermès scent

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Former perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena of French Maison Hermès was reponsible for the creation of classic scents from the house, like Voyage d’Hermès and of course Terre d’Hermès. On the latter, which he created in 2006, he said the scent was meant to evoke the idea of, ‘Feeling the earth, lying on the ground, gazing at the sky’.

Fast forward to 12 years later, and the house’s new nose, Christine Nagel, has taken on the daunting task of reimagining Terre. Her creation: Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver. Tasked with revisiting a living olfactory heritage she brings a new intensity and vegetal slant to the scent.

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How exactly did Nagel approach the task of creating a new version that still reflected the woody and mineral elements of the original? According to Hermès, her role was like that of a ‘watchmaker fascinated by a mysterious movement’. She examined the scent from every angle in order to understand its compexities and intimate mechanics, and then deconstructed it – choosing to reassemble the scent and illuminate certain points of the fragrance.

The key ingredient is vetiver, as the name suggests, but this version is given more roundness and warmth. Nagel also transformed the original note of black pepper to Sichuan pepper – this variety is greener and more citrus, lending an energy to the scent and helping the notes to melt into each other effortlessly. Finally the bergamot orange, picked before it has reached maturity, is part of the new juice, adding a fresh, daring quality to the scent. This transforms the original juice from a woody and mineral fragrance to one that is more woody and vegetal.

 

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Hermès Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver is presented in the iconic Hermès glass bottle, and is topped with a warm brown stopper that has the appearance of leather tanned by the sun.

Hermès Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver is still utterly refined, unapologetically masculine and unerringly elegant. And from Hermès we would expect nothing less.

 

 

 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Signature

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Salvatore Ferragamo launches a new perfume for men Uomo Signaturethe new flanker Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo launched in 2016. The new perfume, Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Signature, is described as an intense oriental/leathery fragrance for men.

Top notes: Italian mandarin, Pink pepper
Heart: Cardamom, Cedar, Cinnamon
Base: Coffee, Leather, Patchouli, Tonka bean

Created by famous perfumer Alberto Morillas, Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Signature opens with a hint of fresh citrusy Italian mandarin quickly transforming into a mature aroma due to oriental notes of cardamom and cinnamon. The base settles down with woody notes of patchouli, leather, coffee and tonka bean.

Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Signature is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum. 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Rouge

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Founded in 1896 by Charles Arpels and his brother-in-law Alfred van Cleef, French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels created since then the most beautiful jewelry and watches. The pair opened their first boutique at the prestigious Place Vendôme in the heart of Paris in 1906. They gained notoriety for their use of precious stones and their expertise and innovation in stone setting techniques. Since then the beautiful Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry has adorned the bodies of royalty, prominent political figures, socialites and numerous actresses and entertainers.

The Maison’s first foray into fragrance came with First for women in 1978, a beautiful timeless classic floral, aldehyde scent. First remained a popular choice and inspired a lot of flankers over the years. Other notable releases include Feerie, men’s classics Pour Homme and Tsar. and the Collection Extraordinaire, a luxury line whose first first fragrance was launched in 2009.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Rouge is a new luxurious perfume for both men and women as part of the French Maison’s famous Collection Extraordinaire.

For its Collection Extraordinaire, the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels has drawn its focus to an exceptional flower, the Rose…  The bloom that is also known as the ‘Queen of Flowers’ has been the center of attention for centuries, and an endless source of inspiration for poets and writers, painters and perfumers. The Maison approached its new creation just like those botanists, crafting a Rose from scratch: the Van Cleef & Arpels Rose…

Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Rouge opens to impress with an aromatic bouquet of scented notes that brings up a natural/perfumed sensation on the skin. It is more of an oriental/woody perfume composed by the famous perfumer Julien Rasquinet. It has a nicely balanced opening made of fruity notes along with oriental black currant and pink pepper nicely mixed with floral/woody ingredients of Turkish rose, musk, cocoa and patchouli note.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Rouge is synonymous with luxury, very high-quality, and eponymous wearers. 

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Rose Rouge is available as 75ml. Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

 

 

Emanuel Ungaro L’Homme

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Fashion house Emanuel Ungaro introduces a new masculine fragrance L’Homme 2018 – the new flanker to the original L’Homme perfume. Emanuel Ungaro L’Homme is a stylish, sensual, and very masculine fragrance that denotes wealth and the self-confidence in man. It is a modern perfume, yet with a classic approach to make men look sensual and seductive.

Ungaro L’Homme is his fragrance, an original olfactive interpretation of ageless youth in which richness and sophistication find an appealing, innovative twist, combining elegance and sensuality with contemporary urban nuances.

I adore masculine fragrance that stands for a tobacco/wood aroma and yet maintains the classical beauty. Created by Véronique Nyberg and Alexis Grugeon, this perfume is a nice fragrance for daily use opening with fresh bergamot, spicy black pepper along with floral notes of iris, lavender, and sage. The woody base indulges with leather, cedar, and patchouli nicely sweetened with peach flavor. Emanuel Ungaro L’Homme is fire and ice on the other side due to a pleasant burst of woody/aromatic ingredients.

 

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The flacon of Ungaro L’Homme reflects the dialogue between rigour and freedom, classicism and modernity. The intensityof its matt sky blue flacon contrasts with the shiny silver label and cap, where embossed lettering adds a touch of refinement.

Emanuel Ungaro L’Homme is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.