Versace Eros Flame

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Italian fashion house Versace is one of the leading fashion and design houses in the world today and famous for its haute-couture clothing, precious jewelry and eponymous perfumes. This year, Versace launches a new perfume for men Versace Eros Flame – the new flanker to Versace Eros perfume launched in 2012.

True sparks of true love is the dream that each of us pursues. True love captures the soul, body, and mind and never lets you go. It takes your breath away because, without your beloved, you no longer feel complete. True love consumes everything in an eternal flame of passion.

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Created by Olivier Pescheux, the new edition is all about a nice combination of fresh accords with intense citrusy/spicy and woody hints notes, described as very glamour, flamboyant and sweet. Versace Eros Flame perfume is a strong and intense perfume for self-confident and elegant men. 

Top notes: Lemon, Mandarin, Black pepper, Rosemary
Heart notes: Geranium, Pepper
Base notes: Cedar, Haitian vertiver, Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka bean, Patchouili

Eros Flame perfume opens with fresh citrusy accords of mandarin and lemon along with spicy black pepper and rosemary nicely calming on a woody layer made of patchouli, Haitian vetiver, sandalwood, and sweet vanilla note. 

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As the name of the perfume inspires, Versace Eros Flame is really a passionate, romantic and fire perfume for men who seek constant attention and lots of compliments. Even though, men are very strong and powerful, still deep in their hearts they are very sensible and weak looking for women’s affection.

The flacon and its package are fiery red with the famous medusa head as the symbol of the house. Versace Eros Flame is available in 30, 50, 100 and 200ml Eau de Parfum and matching body products, like 250ml Shower gel, 100ml After Shave, 100ml After Shave Balm, 75ml Deodorant Stick and a 100ml Deodorant Spray.

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Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue

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Italian fashion house Versace launches a new perfume for women Pour Femme Dylan Blue with a stunning design to quickly catch the eye as well as to warm any woman’s heart. Versace is always delighting its wearers with intense, tempting and daring aromas as well as gorgeous feminine design. Pour Femme Dylan Blue is the counterpart to successful and handsome Dylan Blue Pour Homme.

Dylan Blue pour Femme is my tribute to femininity. So I created a strong, sensuous yet refined fragrance for a woman who knows her own power.

Donatella Versace

Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue is described as a fruity/floral perfume mixed with woody notes. This new innovative perfume with a beautiful design opens to impress with delicious top notes of Blackcurrant sorbet, Granny Smith apple, Peach ice along with floral accords of Clover, Forget-Me-Not, Jasmine, Eglantine rose, spicy green Givaudan molecule Shisolia®, and the Givaudan molecules Pétalia® and Rosyfolia®. The base seduces with woody notes made of Musk, Patchouli, Styrax and Woody notes.

Top notes: Forget-Me-Not, Black currant sorbet, Clover, Granny Smith, Shisolia
Heart: Jasmine, Eglantine rose, Petalia, Rosyfolia, Peach ice
Base: Musk, Patchouili Couer, Styrax, Wood notes

Signed by Calice Becker, the Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue bottle is the expression of innovative design. Its elegant curves bring to mind an acient amphora, evoking Greek culture and mythology. The color of the bottle and packaging is as intense as the Mediterranean Sea: strong, deep and mysterious. Gold details and the iconic Medusa – a bridge between past and present – embellish its precious content.

 

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For the creation of the sensually stimulating scent and the campaign, the fashion house worked with one of the world’s top perfumer Calice Becker (Executive Perfumer, Vice President Perfume at Givaudan and since this year Director of the Givaudan Perfumery School), and fashion photographer, filmmaker Bruce Weber who shot already the Visuals for the’Dylan Blue Pour Homme (released 2016) campaign short film with Gigi Hadid: the black and white film reminds Italian Neorealism cinema. Ad the ads’black and white pictures for the promotion of Dylan Blue Pour Femme, Croatian model Faretta appears together with male models like Christian Hogue, Noel Kirven Dows, Michael Gioia,…. to name a few.

Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue is available as 30, 50 and 100ml. Eau de Parfum.

 

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Versace Seven Cities Bags Collection

 

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Italian fashion house Versace makes a trip around the world with seven limited edition bags. After launching a global design contest, titled Seven Bags for Seven Cities, where contestants were required to photograph a monument or landmark that represented their cities, the winners were Milan, Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Paris and New York. The best images are reflected in the Palazzo bag, which comes with delicate finishes, a structured silhouette, a luggage tag and the lapel embellished with the iconic signature symbol.

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Versace New Fragrance Dylan Blue with Bruce Weber Lensed Campaign

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Italian fashion house Versace reunites with photographer Bruce Weber for the premier campaign of its new men’s fragrance, Dylan Blue. The advertisement takes on a timeless and rebellious cool with protagonist, Trevor Signorino. Sporting a leather biker jacket, black skinny jeans and a tank, the model is front and center in a black & white image. Gigi Hadid also joins Trevor for the campaign.

Instinct and passion, love and desire, coupled with hope and complicity, are the words which best define this powerful new fragrance for men from Versace. A fougere, woody, aromatic fragrance.

  • Top Notes: bergamot, grapefruit, aquatic notes, fig leaves
  • Middle Notes: violet leaves, black pepper, papyrus wood, patchouli bio
  • Base Notes: mineral musk, tonka bean, saffron

 

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As a fragrance, Dylan Blue boasts a woody aroma with hints of citrus, bergamot, grapefruit and fig leaf. Easily described as Mediterranean with aquatic notes, the new scent also features violet leaves, black pepper, saffron, and papyrus.

Dylan Blue is the essence of the Versace man today. It’s a fragrance full of character and individuality, an expression of a man’s strength and also his charisma. I love how it takes traditional notes and scents and makes them totally modern, totally fresh for today, and tomorrow.

Donatella Versace

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Talking about the art direction of the advertisement, Weber shares, “I’ve been watching lots of movies lately where the actors are mixed martial arts fighters. It seems like they are always proving themselves, so that the women characters will fall in love with them. I thought it would be interesting to do some photographs and make a film that dealt with this kind of relationship”.

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Discussing the emotional aspect, Weber continues, “Many women I know really respect the sensitivity and vulnerability of men. I wanted to show that men can have these qualities while remaining very strong and disciplined, like great athletes, and still fall in love with the girl of their dreams. For me, Versace has always represented this kind of driving passion. That’s why I’ve always loved working with them, they give photographers and filmmakers like me the freedom to imagine a big life”.

The Noses: Francis Kurkdjian

Our regular reader, has heard the name ‘Francis Kurkdjian’ sevaral times on Yakymour. He is not only the man behind Elie Saab’s exclusive fragances, but worked also for some prestiges houses like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Carven, Acqua di Parma and Guerlain. But he also opend his own Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

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The vèry sympathic Francis Kurkdjian in his Maison Francis Kurkdjian (Click photo to enlarge).

Francis Nourhan Kurkdjian was born in Paris, France, in (14 May 1969) to Armenian parents. The Kurkdjian family had at once fled the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genoicide and had settled in France after being deported and relocated to Aleppo, Syria. Having been exposed to music and dancing at a young age, Francis Kurkdjian wanted to be a ballet dancer during his youth. However, he failed passing the competition to study at the Paris Opera School of Dance in 1983. Kurkdjian, who already had an interest in perfume making since he was thirteen years old, decided in 1985 to become a perfumer. In 1990, Kurkdjian entered the Institut Supérieur International du Parfum, de la Cosmétique et de l’Aromatique Alimentaire (ISIPCA), a perfume school located in Versailles, France.He graduated from ISIPCA in 1993 and joined Quest International in Paris the same year. Kurkdjian continued his studies and obtained a masters degree from the Paris Institute of Luxury Marketing.

Francis Kurkdjian is one of the most prolific, and acclaimed perfumers of our time. At just 25 years old, Francis created Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Mâle, which remains a global timeless bestseller today; others include Iris Nobile for Acqua di Parma, Lanvin Rumeur, multi-award-winning Elie Saab Le Parfum, and recently, a duo of fragrances for the newly-revived Carven perfume house. Since he first began as a perfumer Francis has been taking risks, delighting our senses, and winning awards, too.

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian, 5 rue d’Alger, Paris (Click phototo enlarge)

The ‘day job’ of creating some of the world’s best-known fragrances, however, has enabled French-Armenian Francis to fulfil his dream, building one of the most interesting perfume houses around: his signature Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Under his own label, Francis has had absolute freedom to express his boundless creativity through a portfolio of fragrances that range from the most luminous and airy, Cologne Pour Le Matin, with its Sicilian bergamot and lemon, Moroccan thyme and Tunisian orange flower, through to an exploration of oudh’s moods:
OUD Silk Mood (Bulgarian rose, papyrus, chamomile), OUD Cashmere Mood (labdanum, benzoin, vanilla) and OUD Velvet Mood, spiced with cinnamon, saffron and copahu balm, and each tethered by a base of the highest-quality Laotian oudh. Today, there are more than a dozen fragrances in the collection.

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The nose: Francis Kurkdjian

But Francis Kurkdjian‘s artistry goes beyond what’s simply in a bottle. He has worked on many artistic projects.  With Sophie Calle, he created ‘the scent of money’ (2003), that of a dollar bill that’s been handled, thumbed, and passed from hand to hand, for one of her exhibitions. He also created fragrance-focused installations for the Foundation Cartier and at Versailles, transforming the fountain in the Orangerie with wafts of orange flower, propelled into the air by jets of water. For the Lille Europe Pavilion party at Shanghai Expo 2010, Francis created bubbles scented with violet, released against the backdrop of a Taoist temple in the very centre of the city. (He is surely the only perfumer to offer scented bubbles in his collection!).

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His Parisian flagship store, one of his most famous clients, Catherine Deneuve though Maison Francis Kurkdjian can be found in many of the world’s leading perfumeries… (Click photo to enlarge).

Francis also set about making scented candles for an exhibition of paintings by Jacques Émile-Blanche, a turn-of-the-century French painter, using only the ingredients available at that time, rather than the synthetics that Francis so loves to blend with naturals, a challenge he found pretty fiendish. ‘Synthetic notes are the backbone of a structure, the longer-lasting notes or the steel beams, if you like, in the building you’re making. If you use only natural products, in two hours they will die on your skin and you will have no aura, no power. The chemical acts as a foundation, but you should use the natural notes to wrap around it, making the end result look and smell completely natural, even though it’s not.’ In 2009, as a recognition for his artistry, Francis was awarded one of France’s highest honours ‘Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres’ by the French Ministry of Culture.

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I am a Huge fan of Francis Kurkdjian‘s irreverence; who else would offer bottles of scented laundry detergent (albeit a rarefied version, scented with sparkling Sicilian lemon) alongside a limited edition exquisite handmade Louis Crystal bottles to celebrate 10 years of custom-made perfumes: 20 numbered and decorated bottles, capped with platinum or gold? (They’ll set you back $11,000, though just $2,200 for a refill, and are unnamed:  each purchaser can choose the name, which will be engraved upon their bottle…) And yes: if money’s no object (or you can get your hands on at least 15,000 euros), or the Limited Edition (only 5 made) and bottled in a 24k Gold Crystal Flacon by Maison Saint Louis ‘Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance’. Francis Kurkdjian creates bespoke fragrances, too.

Limited Edition Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance by Francis Kurkdjian and Bottled in a 24k Gold Cristal Flacon by Maison Saint LouisFrancis Kurkdjian Saint Louis ‘Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance’

Last year Francis Kurkdjian brought Versailles to the Grand Palais, at the Biennale Des Antiquaires. For those who have visited the Grand Palais, it seemed as though the scents of Versailles had drifted all the way to Paris, but how?

To unravel the mystery, begin by approaching the fountain beneath the glass dome. Somehow, the water gives off the olfactory impression of walks through castle gardens and the Grand Trianon. Now consider the fact that scenting an indoor fountain is a worldwide first, and you might guess (correctly) that the man responsible is master perfumer Francis Kudrkjian. For the 27th edition of the Biennale des Antiquarires, interior designer Jacques Grange paid homage to French gardens, filling the space with flowerbeds and foliage. He left it up to Kurkdjian to translate sight into scent.

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The 2014 Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais, Paris (Photo courtesy of Maison Francis Kurkdjian

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I do know this, however: if you venture out to Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s 5 rue d’Alger boutique in the 1st arrondissement, you can pick up a box of his dinner candles and take that same scent to-go. The limited edition Côté Jardin tapers come three to a set for €28, and if the design on the box looks familiar, you’re likely recalling the patterned flowerbeds that André Le Nôtré created for King Louis XIV.

As for the scent: gorgeous! A single candle fills the surrounding air with visions of hornbeam hedges and ancient statues, conjuring up the grandeur of Versailles wherever you choose to light it. Perhaps a simple creation compared to the Grand Palais’ impressive fountain, but one you could enjoy long after the Biennale.

As Francis himself greets visitors to his website, ‘Welcome to a world of refinement and sensuality. Maison Francis Kurkdjian houses a unique collection, with a rarely matched quest for sophistication and elegance. Our luxury is a commitment to quality and authentic know-how, from the selection of the purest and rarest essential oils, to the infinite attention to every detail.’

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The limited edition Côté jardin candles, €28 (available exclusively at the 5 rue d’Alger Maison Francis Kurkdjian boutique)

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And we’ll leave (almost) the last word to Francis, too. He explains: ‘Maison Francis Kurkdjian is my way to express what I think about the world of fragrances, it is my take on luxury. It is nurtured from my background as a perfumer and a composer, my artistic sensibility and sensitivity.’

List of creations:

  • 1995, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Le Mâle,
  • 1999, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fragile,
  • 1999, Elizabeth Arden: Green Tea,
  • 2000, Escada: Lily Chic, lim. edition summer edition
  • 2001, Lancôme: Miracle Homme,
  • 2002, Giorgio Armani: Armani Mania,
  • 2002, Kenzo: KenzoKi Lotus blanc,
  • 2002, Yves Saint Laurent: Kouros Eau d’été,
  • 2002, Versace: Versus Time for pleasures,
  • 2003, Versace: Jeans couture Glam,
  • 2003, Lancome: Miracle Homme l’Aquatonic,
  • 2003, Narciso Rodriguez: For Her (co-signed with Christine Nagel),
  • 2004, Paris Garnier Opera: Pas de deux, eau de parfum, Perfume created for an evening to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the “Entente Cordiale” at the Palais Garnier in September 2004. This perfume of rose, iris and orange blossom, in a limited edition of 1000, was offered to the evening’s guests
  • 2004, Joop!: Muse,
  • 2004, Lancaster: Aquazur,
  • 2004, Acqua di Parma: Iris Nobile (co-signed with Françoise Caron),
  • 2004, Emanuel Ungaro: Apparition (co-signed with Françoise Caron),
  • 2004, Van Cleef & Arpel: Summer and Autumn,
  • 2004, Yves Saint Laurent: Kouros Cologne Sport,
  • 2005, Christian Dior: Cologne Blanche
  • 2005, Christian Dior: Eau Noire,
  • 2005, Davidoff: Silver Shadow,
  • 2005, Guerlain: Rose Barbare,
  • 2005, Lancaster: Aquasun,
  • 2005, Jean-Paul Gaultier Gaultier Puissance2,
  • 2006, Ferragamo: F by Ferragamo,
  • 2006, Lanvin: Rumeur,
  • 2006, Chateau de Versailles, Re-creation of the scent of Queen Marie Antoinette,
  • 2007, Christian Lacroix: C’est la fête (co-signed with Jean Jacques),
  • 2007, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fleur du Mâle,
  • 2007, Narciso Rodriguez: For Him,
  • 2007, Indult: Isvaraya,
  • 2007, Indult: Manakara,
  • 2007Indult: Thiota,
  • 2007, Juliette Has a Gun: Miss Charming,
  • 2007, Juliette Has a Gun: Lady Vengeance,
  • 2007, Emanuel Ungaro: Le Parfum,
  • 2007, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fleur du Mâle,
  • 2008, Indult: pour Colette C16,
  • 2008, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Eau d’Amour,
  • 2008, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Ligne de beauté Monsieur (co-signed with Nathalie Le Cann),
  • 2008, Jean-Paul Gaultier: MaDame,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Universalis,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: APOM femme,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: APOM homme,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Cologne pour le matin,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Cologne pour le soir,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Lumière Noire femme,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Lumière Noire homme,
  • 2010, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Absolue pour le matin,
  • 2010, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Absolue pour le soir,
  • 2011, Elie Saab: Le Parfum,
  • 2011, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Universalis forte,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Amyris femme,
  • 2012, Elie Saab: Le Parfum, Eau de Toilette,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Amyris homme,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: 754 for Bergdorf Goodman
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD cashmere mood,
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD silk mood,
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD velvet mood,
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Vitae,
  • 2013, Carven: Le Parfum,
  • 2015, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Satin Mood,

 

We will hear a lot more of him in the future! I promess you! And I promess you also that I will follow this guy…

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5 rue d’Alger, Paris, France

Website and webshop: http://www.franciskardjian.com

gr.Jean Amr

Versace Eros Pour Femme

Versace has launched a new fragrance for women, on the back of the popular men’s edition Eros, from 2012.

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The women’s fragrance named Eros Pour Femme, we talked about earlier, is packaged in a glamorous gold coloured flacon, made by perfumers of the Firmenich company Alberto Morillas, with Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson coming together to create the new composition.

The composition of the new perfume for women Eros Pour Femme opens with Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot and pomegranate accords, with a heart of lemon, sambac jasmine absolute, jasmine infusion and peony. The base incorporates sandalwood, ambrox, musk and various woody notes.

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The campaign images are shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, with supermodel Lara Stone, seen in a white Atelier Versace dress and golden gladiator sandals, starring as the face alongside male model Brian Shimansky.

The primal power of a woman explodes in the passionate fragrance Versace Eros Pour Femme. A contemporary legend, bursting with the passion of when Eros meets his true love. An invitation to surrender to desire embodied in a radiant and sensual essence.

The fragrance bottle Eros Pour Femme is rounded and embellished with a prominent relief Medusa symbol on the central part of bottle and the stopper, as well as the label’s iconic Greek motif around the edges. It is made of glass and embellished with metallic golden details and cap.

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Instead of a box, the bottle will be packed in a small case which opens on the sides, and will be available as 30ml, 50ml and 100 ml EDP.

 

Lara Stone for Versace Eros Pour Femme

 

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Versace launched a new fragrance for women, Eros Pour Femme, the feminine counterpart of the men’s edition that was released in 2012.

Eros is the God of love, but for the campaign for Eros Pour Femme, I wanted it to almost seem as if Eros himself was being seduced, such is the strength of the woman.

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Eros Pour Femme was created by perfumers Alberto Morillas, Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson. It will be released in Italy in December 2014 with an international roll out to follow in 2015. Versace Eros Pour Femme will be available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum. The ad campaign is fronted by Lara Stone photographed by Mert & Marcus.

 

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The new fragrance features notes of lemon, bergamot, pomegranate, sambac jasmine absolute, lemon blossom, peony, sandalwood, ambrox, musk and other woody notes.