Louis Vuitton Coeur Battant

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Louis Vuitton launched a new edition of the women’s Les Parfums Collection. Invite yourself to the journey of the unknown with the French Maison’s latest perfume.

The idea of the ‘Art of Travel’ has always been in line with Louis Vuitton, which made its way into every corner of the fashion industry from strong beginnings in luxury luggage. Thus, it’s no surprise that the French house’s latest fragrance has the power to ignite the wanderlust of everyone who encounters it.

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Cœur Battant (Beating Heart) magnifies the grandiosity of nature and joins nine other perfumes in the collection: Rose des Vents, Turbulences, Dans La Peau, Attrapes-Rêves, Apogée, Contre Moi, Matière Noire, Mille Feux and Le Jour Se Lève.

After a trio of fragrances (Sun Song, Cactus Garden, and Afternoon Swim) that truly captured the essence of summer, Vuitton seems ready to take its dreamy scents into the next season, helping the world to get excited for chic adventures sure to happen.

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The idea for the new fragrance came to Jacques Cavallier’s mind when he was working in his creative atelier in the historic French perfume town of Grasse, just a stone’s throw from fields of flowers. The heady yet fresh floral-woody composition is inspired by floral fields of Grasse and scents of summer. His interpretation of his surroundings translated to notes of crisp pear and rich jasmine, sparking freshness and sensuality.

Top notes: pear, ambrette seeds, Cascalone®
Heart: Egyptian jasmine, ylang-ylang, narcissus
Base: moss, musk

A combination of fresh pear and rich jasmine offers the signature of contemporary women’s perfumes, along with pure undertones of ambrette seeds. Accords of narcissus, moss and patchouli round out the perfume and give it a touch of nostalgia. It is ‘a perfume with a compelling character, suspended somewhere between freshness and sensuality’.

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The new perfume, much like the rest of the collection, shines within a sophisticated and minimalistic glass bottle engraved with the LV logo. Catch us spritzing it and dreaming of a trip to the Côte d’Azur as fall sets in.

Louis Vuitton Cœur Battant is available as a 100 and 200ml Eau de Parfum, along with a travel set that features 4 x 7.5 ml. Come into the beatiful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

 

Iconic Ô de Lancôme

 

 

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French Maison Lancôme was founded in 1935 by Armand Petitjean, a former coty employee. The company’s name was inspired by the ruins of a castle, Le Chateau de Lacosme, and the Maison’s rose symbol was inspired by the roses that surround it.

Lancôme orginated as a perfume compagny, launching five fragrances – Bocages, Conquete, Kypre, Tendre Nuit, and Tropiques – in time for the 1935 World’s Fair in Brussels, Belgium. The company later expanded its offerings to include cosmetics and skincare products. Lancôme joined the L’Oréal family in 1964, after which many of their classic and best loved fragrances were created, including Climat (1967), Ô de Lancome (1969), Sikkim (1971), Magie Noire (1978), Trésor (1990), Poême (1995), Miracle (2000), and La Vie est Belle (2012).

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All beautiful and now iconic fragrances. Ô de Lancome is as modern as it was launched fifty years ago. Experience the freshness with Lancôme’s sensual fragrance, Ô de Lancôme. A cool and invigorating scent, the deliciously spontaneous and natural Eau de Toilette is the essence of lightness and exhilaration.

A refreshing moment of escape and connection with nature.

Created by Robert Gannon, Ô de Lancôme is appropaite for summer mood during whole year it is full of sunbeams and refreshing notes. The dynamic citrusy aromas of lemon, tangerine, bergamot, and petit grain blends with fresh flowers, such as honeysuckle, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley. The heart is bitter and aromatic, composed of rosemary and basil. The sharp base note consists of vetiver, oak moss, amber gris and musk

Top Notes: Citrus and Floral (Lemon, Mandarin, and Bergamot)
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Honeysuckle and Green Aromatics (Basil, Rosemary and Coriander)
Base Notes: Oak Moss, Musk, Amber Gris, Vetiver

Honeysuckle is native to China. This delicate shrub produces small, white jasmine-scented flowers that bloom in late winter or spring. It delivers a sweetly floral scent with jasmine, orange, herbal and honey notes.

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Okay, so we know this is a female fragrance but we don’t care! Its suitable for unisex wear in our opinion. Ideal if you fancy a citrus scent that’s going to be different. Ô de Lancome is available as 30, 75, 100 and 200ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Lancôme.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

Mancera Royal Vanilla

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In 2008, Pierre Montale gives birth to the Mancera House. This is the beginning of a unique collaboration between a father and his daughter. Nine years later, Amélie becomes the artistic director for the Mancera fragrances to push this multi-generation project forward.

He is an inveterate traveller of the Far East, with an ancestral knowledge that was passed on to him in the darkest corners of the workshops of master perfumers. She is a photographer and a visionary visual artist, passionate about Art deco and in love with the fragrances that have been the environment she grew up in since early childhood, right by his side.

Graphic arts then merge with olfactory design and into a work that stands the test of time. Purity and geometry inspire the creation of the elixirs and their crystalline boxes. Mancera transcends Western and Eastern inspirations in this room where four hands are busy at work. This family sonata produces a synesthesic, visual and olfactory dance, a journey to the edge of remote lands. Where myths are born and the future is drawn.

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Recently Selfridges included Mancera’s perfumes in its offer, and on that occasion, the French Maison created and launched a special perfume that will be sold exclusively in this store. It is a new luxurious and nice perfume made of high-quality ingredients and classic design.

A man of the world, Pierre Montale knows exactly where to find and how to curate the best ingredients for the fragrances at Mancera. Created exclusively for us, Royal Vanilla Eau de Parfum draws on the hedonism of the Jazz Age with a refined and exotic mix of notes. A rare vanilla accord, it combines Madagascar vanilla pods with precious amber, Indonesian patchouli, and Egyptian violet flowers.

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Mancera launches a new perfume Royal Vanilla that has an outstanding and mouthwatering aroma made of the main ingredient of luxurious and beautiful vanilla, combined with a deep and sultry resinous-woody blend of precious amber, and an elegant, floral, powdery touch of violet flowers from Egypt.

Mancera Royal Vanilla is exclusively a precious new perfume for women that want to be more than appreciated, to be loved and admired. It is not a fresh fragrance, yet an intense lingering aroma with a memorable finish.

Mancera Royal Vanilla is available as 120ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Mancera, Paris.

 

 

 

 

4711 Acqua Colonia Intense Collection

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Inspired by the beauty of nature

This summer, the new unisex collection, 4711 Acqua Colonia Intense, will be available on the market, featuring four new fragrances in the well-known bottles of the 4711 Acqua Colonia line: Floral Fields of Ireland, Sunny Seaside of Zanzibar, Wakening Woods of Scandinavia, and Pure Breeze of Himalaya.

Refreshing compositions based on interesting contrasts and combinations of notes enrich the offer of the 4711 collection, leading us to four beautiful destinations colorfully described by the new scents.

4711 Floral Fields of Ireland

 

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The blooming fields of Ireland are described by the blend of citrus and osmanthus that lead to the flowering heart of mimosa, orange blossoms, and jasmine, accompanied by a combination of woody notes and the Operanide molecule that gives deep aromas of wood and ambergris.

Top notes: Mandarin, Lemon, Osmanthus
Middle notes: Jasmin, Mimosa, Orange blossom
Base notes: Operanide molecule, Sandalwood, Cedarwood

 

4711 Sunny Seaside of Zanzibar

 

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The sunny shores of Zanzibar seduce with a tropical blend in which the frangipani is combined with coconut and the sweet, fruity, and watery nuances of watermelon. Warmness and softness are provided by vanilla, woody notes, and creamy musk.

Top notes: Watermelon, Star anise
Middle notes: Frangipani, Coconut, Musk
Base notes: Vanilla, Cedarwood, Vetiver

 

4711 Wakening Woods of Scandinavia

 

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The Scandinavian forests are described by the green citrus opening with a bright and pungent pink pepper announcing a floral heart layered on the wooden blend of fir and patchouli, embraced by olibanum.

Top notes: Bergamot, Coriander, Pink pepper
Middle notes: Osmanthus, Jasmine, Rose
Base notes: Patchouli, Fir absolute, Olibanum

 

4711 Pure Breeze of Himalaya

 

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Himalayan breezes are reflected with notes of citrus and bright pink pepper, emphasizing the heart in which the accent of mountain air is expressed, mixed with bright floral notes of rose and lily-of-the-valley. The base is a soft and subtle cashmere, ambroxan, and musk.

Top notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Pink pepper
Middle notes: Rose, Lily-of-the-Valley, Mountain air
Base notes: Cashmeran, Ambroxan, Musk

Not only for summer days, but what to think after a hard day work? The new collection, 4711 Acqua Colonia Intense, will be available in 50ml Cologne Intense and 170ml Cologne Intense flacons. Come into the beautiful world of 4711.