By Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy Rose and Oud

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Kilian’s classic Love, Don’t Be Shy gets interpreted in the new limited edition for 2019 with Rose & Oud. The edition is the first of the new Special Blends series that highlights the incredibly rich and varied aspects of oud oil.

Love By Kilian Don’t Be Shy Rose and Oud gets its name inspired by love and of the exquisite composition of expensive oud oils. Created by the famous perfumer Calice Becker, the new edition perfume is a powerful, and tantalizing fragrance made of Bulgarian roses, oud, and agarwood. 

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Called the ‘Wood of Gods’, oud is formed in the truns of Agar trees where black resin produces a captivating fragrant oil. Like a fine liquor, each year this Agar tree produces a vintage that is then blended to perfection by Kilian Hennessy.

Love, Don’t Be Shy Rose and Oud celebrates the floral facet of the original fragrance with the warm, beautiful and iconic Bulgarian Rose. It also unveils a new facet through an intoxicating Oud from Southern Asia. Two precious oils, so celebrated in perfumery for centuries, make the core marshmallow delicacy into a deeper dare to love like its home.

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As it is engraved on the bottle, this is a Special Blend for 2019. The black lacquered flacon is decorated with a gold plate with handmade carvings of precious ingredients. Oud and gold are synonymous with their value and rarity. The flacon comes in a black lacquered wooden box with a golden key.

Love By Kilian Don’t Be Shy Rose and Oud is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

 

Kokain by the German rock band Rammstein

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For decades, German rock band Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann has been singing about all the places he’d like to put his penis. The thing is, unless his fans spoke fluent German, his innuendos were often lost in translation.

Then in 2015 he was taking pity to the poor, unfortunate souls who have only a basic understanding of a decent Bück Dich, which is German for ‘bend over’,- where he was humping Rammstein’s keyboardist, Flake. On Skills in Pills – the debut LP by his side project Lindemann – the vocalist’s newfound interest in English had enabled more people than ever to wallow in the filthiness of his mind. Song titles on the record include ‘Golden Shower’, ‘Ladyboy’, ‘Fat’ and the first single of the album, ‘Praise Abort’.

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So when the German rockband launches their first fragrance, it was no suprise, that they chose a ‘Rocky’ name: Kokain. The fragrance is named after Rammstein’s song Kokain from ‘Das Modell’.

Created by Alexandre Illan, who is currently working at Symrise and who developed the fragrance, introduced his work as ‘warm and very addictive’. Kokain is a woody unisex fragrance that starts with fruity notes and dries down into a potent leather scent with a hint of iris. It is suggested as truly ‘Rammstein-esque’.

Rammstein-Kokain-EDT.jpgIts powdery fruity opening represents addictive drugs, (an olfactory representation of deadly drugs have not once appeared in fragrances), the top note leading to a strong heart of gasoline and patchouli. The fragrance further develops into a smoky woody leather base, illustrating ‘the smell of fire in the substructure’. 100% Rammstein.

Rammstein Kokain is available in drugstores and online (to be shipped from May 31st) as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette (€19.99 / €29.99)

 

 

 

 

Choose your destination Berdoues Grand Cru Collection Croisière Bora Bora, Capri and Koh Phi Phi

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Founded in 1902 by Guillaume Berdoues in Toulouse, French Maison Berdoues is specialized in fine fragrances and cosmetics. The tradition of the Maison has stretched over four generations of the family. Thanx to long tradition joined with modern approach and new technologies, the Maison has managed to provide, create and distribute something very unique to their customers.

They have processed all steps of production and distribution to the finest details. One characteristic of Berdoues is that the Maison has his own perfumers who work on development of fragrant compositions. Special attention is paid to research and development department, where a whole team of experts work on active principles, ingredients, and formulation of products.

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The newest unisex collection Berdoues Cologne Grand Cru Croisière of French house Berdoues leads us to the exotic destinations of Capri, Bora-Bora and Koh Phi Phi. The three new editions repeat the flacon shape of the Grand Cru collection, this time with bright, colorful illustrations and idyllic motifs of the sea and the coast. The limited collection was presented in May 2019. Choose your destination:

Berdoues Cologne Grand Cru Croisière Capri

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One of the most exclusive destination on the Mediterranean, an island with thousands of scents. In the increasing and blazing heat, the citrus fruits are rocked by the first rays of sunlight. The wood of the vines, cedars and olive trees bring strength and beauty to this day that will soon vanish.

Bergamot from Italy – Orange from Brazil – Cedar from United States

Berdoues-Cologne-Grand-Cru-Croisière-Capri-FlaconBerdoues Cologne Grand Cru Croisière Capri, A citrus, invigorating perfume, is an olfactory creation by Flavien Laurendeau.

 

Berdoues Cologne Grand Cru Croisière Bora-Bora

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French Polynesia is seen as a true slice of paradise. Nature awakens in the turquoise lagoon reflections. With a slight breeze, the delicate sea spray shines and a suave softness reveals itself, mixing the exoticism of the tiare flower, the sensuality of coconut oil and the subtlety of orange blossom

Coconut from Indonesia – Orange Blossom from Tunisia – Petitgrain from Paraguay

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Berdoues Cologne Grand Cru Croisière Koh Phi Phi

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The simple mention of a trip to Thailand brings to mind escapes that mix tradition with leisure. A spectacular sun rises over the Andaman sea and ascends high in the sky. The ylang-ylang and jasmine flowers spread their delicious and opulent floral notes. Tree bark, earth and sand, heated by the sun, release a soft, comforting and warm scent.

Ylang from Comores – Tuberose from India – Vetiver from Tahiti

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The unisex fragrances of the Cologne Grand Cru Croisière collection are available as a 50ml Eau de Parfum limited edition. The newest collection can be found on the official website. Come into the beautiful world of Maison Berdoues.

 

 

 

 

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano XIV Melagrana

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Discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship – Bottega Veneta has established a new standard of luxury. Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano is an ultra-luxury and exclusive collection of 15 fragrances inspired by an olfactive journey through a Palladian Garden, in Italy.

Bottega Veneta Discretion, quality, and craftsmanship – a new standard of luxury since 1966

The Parco Palladiano Collection goes to the very heart of Bottega Veneta, and its deep roots among the traditions and beauty of the Veneto region, where Bottega Veneta was founded in 1966. The Veneto is the natural home for some of the world’s greatest artisans and craftspeople, with techniques passed between generations for centuries. It is an area where the timeless designs of the human hand sit in perfect harmony with the nature all around. Conceived and overseen by Creative Director Tomas Maier, each scent of the Parco Palladiano Collection is an ‘olfactory trompe l’oeil’, capturing different moments and experiences in a Palladian garden.

Created by Sidonie Lancesseur, Parco Palladiano XIV Melagrana is a fresh and radiant fragrance, inspired by a spring walk in the Palladian Garden where one can witness the rebirth of flowers and fruits. The unisex scent recalls the vibrancy of ripe pomegranate, tempered with the pure sunlight of early morning. With a delicately pale pink juice, the luminous fragrance combines mandarin with blackcurrant buds, anchored by an intense and resinous cedarwood base.

The glass bottle and silver cap are elegantly embossed with the intrecciato pattern and expertly hand-finished.

Each bottle of Parco Palladiano reflects the traditions of Bottega Veneta and the Veneto region, with the house’s iconic intrecciato. The flacon itself is inspired by classic Venetian glasswork, an aesthetic that defines the Bottega Veneta fragrance house.

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the wonderful world of Bottega Veneta.

 

 

 

 

 

Carolina Herrera Sandal Ruby

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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 six exquisite bottles, embellished with bold jewel tones, featuring the most iconic scents of modern perfumery.

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American fashion designer Carolina Herrera is obsessed with the red color – as it inspires love, passion, fire, and definitely romantic perfumes. This spring, Carolina Herrera launches for the Herrera Confidential line a new perfume for women, inspired and dedicated by the precious and sparkling rubies, Carolina Herrera Sandal Ruby. What can be more delightful than to hold and spray on you a precious ruby perfume?

A lustrous symbol of purest nobility, the ruby is synonymous with the color red, a color cherished by House of Herrera, and intrinsically linked to the brand’s rich heritage. A delicate interpretation, Sandal Ruby is passion polished into a bright, powerful fragrance.

A fragrant ode to the magnetic Queen of gemstones, Sandal Ruby is a rich and elegant embodiment of the talismanic ruby. The bejewelled red unisex fragrance captures the intense aura of true passion.

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Inspired by the rich tradition of Middle-Eastern perfumery the secret of this woody scent is sandalwood, while the ardent rouge comes from the luxurious floral of tuberose petals and rich spices. Just as the true beauty of a precious stone is revealed with a harmonious cut, so Sandal Ruby combines woody and floral tones to sculpt a passionate, magnetic fragrance.

Top notes: Cinnamon, Black pepper
Heart notes: Tuberose petals, Geranium
Base notes: Sandalwood, Atlas cedar, Patchouli

Carolina Herrera Sandal Ruby opens to impress with oriental notes of cinnamon and black pepper nicely mixed with floral tuberose petals and geranium flowers, calmed on a sandalwood and patchouli layer. The intense red color of the perfume is inspired by the magnificent petals of tuberose and sumptuous spices, nicely combining wood with floral notes to create an irresistible and passionate fragrance.

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Carolina Herrera Sandal Ruby is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Carolina Herrera.

 

 

 

A new destination Chanel Paris-Riviera

 

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French Maison Chanel launches a new perfume for both men and women simply named Paris-Riviera. Chanel Paris Riviera is all you need to have if you want to look stylish, modern, and memorable.

Launched in 2018, the Les Eaux de Chanel collection opened a whole new realm of olfactory sensations in the world of Chanel fragrances: one of freshness and elegance in any situation. Inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite destinations, and created by Olivier Polge, Les Eaux de Chanel adds a new destination: Paris-Riviera. Rare and exclusive, the new motionless escape will be available for one year starting June 1, 2019

Paris-Riviera is a floral and luminous fragrance that reflects the joyful, sunny spirit of the Côte d’Azur in the 1920s.

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The mere mention of its name conjures up images of a coastline winding its way between the Alps and the Mediterranean. Bringing the promise of azure blue and dancing sunlight, the Riviera evokes an enveloping softness and the lazy days of summer. From the far south bordering Italy and Monte Carlo to the Var, artists and creators from around the world were drawn to this Mediterranean coast as early as the 1920s. Thanks to her friend Misia Sert who introduced her to Venice, the gateway to the Orient, Gabrielle Chanel began sojourning on the Riviera in 1920.

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Gabrielle Chanel at her villa La Pausa, Roquebrune

She loved driving to Monaco with the Grand Duke Dimitri or travelling south on the Train Bleu, a means of transport made famous by Serge de Diaghilev who wrote a ballet by the same name and entrusted the costume design to Mademoiselle Chanel. She could often be found on the Côte d’Azur during the Roaring Twenties, one day on the Duke of Westminster’s yacht in Monte Carlo, another at her regular haunt, the Hôtel de Paris in Monaco, or at the Société des Bains de Mer resort known for its legendary parties. Gabrielle Chanel also frequented Cannes, where she opened a boutique, and joined the painters and writers who flocked to Saint-Tropez, which was but a fishing port at the time.

The Côte d’Azur dream of the 1920s is what guided the development of this new fragrance. A sun-filled Eden that was a magnet for artists. The flawless architecture of the villas in those days. The bright and happy atmosphere of party nights….

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But a little to the East, on the heights of Roquebrune, is where she chose to point her compass and have her villa La Pausa built. Mademoiselle oversaw every last architectural detail, and had olive groves and fields of lavender planted. She made it her permanent vacation home, where she entertained a number of celebrities such as The Begum Andrée Aga Khan, Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan, Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dalí. There in her beloved southern France, Gabrielle Chanel wove a tapestry of moments suspended in time and joyful memories.

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The fantasy-filled world of the Riviera inspired perfumer-creator Olivier Polge to compose a luminous and elegant fragrance.

Woven with Sicilian and Calabrian citrus, Chanel Paris-Riviera invite you to travel, to escape without reason and sail away. With Les Eaux de Chanel, there is no need to go anywhere to savor the scent of faraway places on the skin.

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The perfumer noticed a remarkable lightheartedness in the pictures of Gabrielle Chanel surrounded by friends, her face upturned to the sun, and incarnated it with a fragrance of Mediterranean flowers bathed in fresh citrus. He teamed jasmine with a unique quality of neroli from the orange blossoms found in the South of France.

Top notes: Petitgrain, Orange zest
Hart: Jasmin, Neroli
Basis: Benzoin, Musk

Chanel Paris-Riviera is a pleasant fragrant citrusy scent with hints of flowers and green notes very soft and truly romantic. As many Chanel perfumes, this one is not an exception of being remarkably sensual, warm spicy, not too pungent, yet long-lasting and luring. 

For years, we have worked with a cooperative in Vallauris that distills orange blossoms grown in the region’s private gardens. The owners of bitter orange groves bring the petals picked from their trees to this cooperative to be processed on location. The local climate yields an extremely pure essence.

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Chanel Paris-Riviera is instantly recognizable on the skin: a refreshing veil of orange peel and petit grain. Then emerges the pairing of jasmine and neroli with enveloping fullness. Over time, an irresistible softness fuses with the floral impression : it is the work of benzoin balm and sandalwood. The airy signature scent of the Les Eaux de Chanel collection creates a snapshot of summer with a single spray. A promise of azure blue and sun on the skin. A one-way trip to a legendary Mediterranean coast.

Chanel Paris-Riviera-07.jpgThe flacon of Paris – Riviera remains the same as the previous editions of the collection. Simplicity and elegance are reflected in the clear lines of the glass and the  cap engraved with the iconic double C and wrapped in a corrugated cardboard case that evokes the rippling of the sea water as it recedes from the beach and leaves its marks in the sand. Its special pump encourages generous perfuming with an enveloping mist that has the effect of a soft and delicate cloud.

Available in limited edition from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 at Chanel Boutiques and on Chanel.com. Chanel Paris – Riviera is available as 125ml Eau de Toilette. Come into the wonderful world of Chanel.

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by the treasures of the Oriënt Guerlain Cuir Intense

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French Maison Guerlain one of the leading perfume and cosmetic houses in the world today launching acclaimed and praised perfumes with irresistible charms. This year, a new unisex perfume appears on the market, Guerlain Cuir Intense as a pleasant and intense spicy/oriental perfume. This new perfume comes as a limited edition and is part of the brand’s exquisite Les Absolus d’Orient Collection. Guerlain Cuir Intense is intense, long-lasting, more masculine, but sexy enough to please both men and women. 

Inspired by the treasures of the Oriënt, in its creation, the perfumer builds diversity between the powerful woody notes and leather harmonise, that giving way to the luminous osmanthus flower, shining a light upon its fruity apricot facets.

Created from the quest of the most noble raw materials, the Absolus d’Orient Collection is an invitation to a journey of the senses with unique oriental fragrances. Get a glimpse of a captivating region that unveils a few of its secrets through woody, ambery or spicy scents. Created by their Master Perfumer, these warm and heady fragrances bring together all the power and beauty of the Orient with the French elegance, their Perfume House signature since 1828.

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For the sixth release of the Absolus d’Orient collection, Thierry Wasser created a bewitching fragrance with the powerful leather note. For this powerful and contrasted creation, Guerlain’s master Perfumer, drew inspiration from the noble material. As an exclusive raw material, leather is part of a thousand-year tradition in the Orient. With this fragrance, Thierry Wasser pays tribute to its strength, its softness and its sensuality.

Top notes: Osmanthus, Ylang Ylang
Hart: Leather, Musk
Basis: Virginia cedarwood, Sandalwood, Tobacco

The Virginian cedarwood adds structure to the deep and mysterious creation with the woody note that sublimates and unveils the diversity between the raw materials. while the osmanthus flower brings a sweet and apricot facet.

 

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Guerlain Cuir Intense comes in brand’s iconic bottle shape, yet colored in sparkling brown color adorned with a gold cap and ribbon to make this perfume not only smell expensive but also to look attractive and expensive. This perfume opens with a hint of intense spicy oriental aroma, but quickly and nicely calms with sweet vanilla notes. 

Guerlain Cuir Intense is available as 125ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the wonderful world of Guerlain.