Are you able to bottle the scent of the city? We frequently discuss that scents that appear to represent certain metropolitan areas only one ambitious perfumer has really were able to capture the scent of Montreal inside a scent. To celebrate its 375th anniversary, perfumer Claude-Andre Hebert has produced five scents which are inspired by different regions of the town. Spots like Ste-Catherine street, Old Montreal, that old places of worship and also the grass on Mount Royal would be the factors that the perfumer has taken in the fragrances.
“I begin having a blank page and write a tale, and each word that’s essential in the storyline is changed into an component,” stated Herbert. His Old Montreal scent includes a ”vintage” feel with notes of cardamom and cinnamon which are similar to velvet and lace, the dust from the city roads and also the odor of the encompassing St-Lawrence river.
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The floral Metropole scent references the nightlife through notes of tobacco and hops as the Mount Royal features pine and notes from the incense that wafts over from nearby St-Joseph’s Oratory.
“They discuss the top note, the bottom note, the patchouli… it’s just like a recipe” stated Hebert. “For us a perfume is a lot more than that.” Getting labored for Thierry Mugler and Aramis among other labels, the perfumer now owns their own boutique on Montreal’s St-Denis street. He made a decision to visit their own way after discovering that many perfume makers emphasized the components instead of focussing on inspiration.
We’re wishing this practice of city scents catches on! I’m rooting for any Parisian scent featuring fresh baguettes and legendary French pastries!
A while ago, famed perfume house – Penhaligons presented us with an enticing range of fragrances that depicted a dramatic tale of the British aristocracy. In continuation of the fabricated saga, the marquee has further introduced two new scents to the collection, each of which take after a novel theatrical character. The histrionic series called “Portrait” now embraces a total of six fragrant fictional members – including the very recent additions – Clandestine Clara and Roaring Radcliff.
In September last year, “Portrait” witnessed an unveil of four promising scents that idealized the customs and traditions of the British gentry with humor. The quadruplet consisted of a lord, a lady, a duke and a duchess — each carrying their own signature scent. Months later now, the brand is back with two quirky fragrances in continuation of this exciting lineage. The first scent named “Clandestine Clara”, is the mistress of Lord George who carries a destroying impression for her “un-ladylike” life choices. Extraverted and appealing, the new character is backed by Sophie Labbé’s frangrance blend of anilla, rum, cinnamon, musk, amber and patchouli.
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The second scent depicts an equally notorious character, if not more. Titled “Roaring Radcliff”, the scent takes after a family bad boy who is the secret son of Lord George and is known to enjoy an over materialistic routine. Designed by perfumer – Daphné Bugey, the fragrance is a heady mix of rum, tobacco and spices. Scheduled for an official release in February 2017, the perfumes will be made available across Penhaligons outlets, including its online store.
First named a Coach face in 2015, actress Chloe Grace Moretz has been tapped as the face of the brand’s new fragrance. Photographed by Steven Meisel, Chloe Grace poses in the back of a car with the landscape of New York City in the background. “I wanted to create a fragrance that represents Coach’s free-spirited attitude, crafting a scent that is individual, authentic and cool,” says Stuart Vevers, Coach’s creative director. The perfume is inspired by the energy of downtown New York City with notes of sparkling raspberry, Turkish roses, and suede musk.
Guerlain’s Les Quatre Saisons collection just got four new fragrances inspired by the seasons. Thierry Wasser has developed this olfactory masterpieces and they are predictably named for the four seasons: Le Printemps, L’Été, L’Automne and L’Hiver. The fragrances are bottled in Baccarat “quadrilobe” flacons designed by textile designer Janaïna Milheiro. These are limited editions and only 20 signed and numbered bottles of each scent have been created.
Everyone who has experienced Fall is obsessed with it, so naturally we’re ecstatic that someone bottled the scents of our favorite season. The bottle too is adorned with falling leaves so distinctive of the season. Venture out in the crisp autumnal air wearing this fragrance “poem” which opens with citrusy notes that give way to middle notes of Iris, Vetiver and woody Cedar and base notes of moss, patchouli and Tonka bean.
We love the icy blue flacon that holds L’Hiver. With top notes of pine and angelica, heart notes of iris and ambrette, and base notes of frankincense, white musk and amber, L’Hiver perfectly captures the scent of a wintry vacation in a mountainside cabin.
Fittingly, the flacon for the spring fragrance is adorned with colorful geometric flowers that herald the season. The floral theme is reflected in the actual perfume which opens with top notes of hyacinth and bergamot, heart notes of freesia, cyclamen and Bulgarian rose and base notes of white musks.
The summer fragrance L’Ete is like a long sunsoaked vacation in fragrance form. Top notes of lemon and bergamot, middle notes of peach and jasmine and base notes of carnation, hay and vanilla make this fragrance a light and cheery scent that leaves you feeling uplifted.
When you’ve built your brand and your fashion identity on a single successful product, branching out into other sectors can be daunting and with good reason! Can you imagine Philip Treacy selling bracelets? Or Manolo Blahnik selling makeup? Fashion is fickle, but there are some designers who are up to the challenge of this sink or swim game. Christian Louboutin, who’s status was once cemented in our minds as a stiletto god and red-sole artist, is now building a vastly successful beauty business in small but powerful increments. After creating uber popular lines of nail colors, lipsticks and -earlier this year- lip lacquers, the designer is adding another feather to his cap with a new fragrance collection.
The three fragrances are called Bikini Questa Sera, Tornade Blonde, and Trouble in Heaven are all intriguing and sultry, just like the Louboutin woman. Each one suits a different mood and has something different to offer from tantalizing heat to feminine sensuality to raw sex appeal. Bikini Questa Sera
This scent is all about getting hot under the collar, reminiscent of the heat of the day, the sun on hot skin or the voluptuousness of the beach. As day blends into evening, the fragrance remains an intimate reminder of sultry heat with notes of jasmine and tuberose. The deep amber and gold colors of the bottle evoke the warm colors of an Egyptian sunset. Tornade Blonde
“Not a color, but a fragrance and a state of mind” says the Louboutin website. You don’t have to be a blonde to enjoy the sensual spirit of Tornade Blonde. With notes of red rose as well as sweet violet and cassis, this fragrance is adventurous, feminine, potent and even a little animalistic. This one is definitely for when you’re in the mood to embrace your wild side. Don’t be fooled by the flowers, this Blonde is no wallflower! Shades of garnet and light gold capture the daring and enchanting spirit of this fragrance. Trouble in Heaven
An intoxicating blend of iris, patchouli and tonka absolut and oriental amber, Trouble in Heaven is mysterious and sexy. At once intimate and brazen, this perfume will get heads turning and heartbeats racing. This one should definitely be worn with a cocktail dress and a pair of Louboutin high heels! The colors of royal purple and gold ombré reference the iris which is one of the fragrance notes and also the works of French Art Nouveau glass artist, Emile Gallé.
Louis Vuitton is making a big comeback in the world of perfume with its Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, which features a Collection of the Seven Olfactory Emotions. Yes, imagine bottling up those emotions and wearing them as a perfume, what could be more wonderful, right?
Being a high-end brand, people have high hopes and expectations with the Les Parfums Louis Vuitton and we think that Louis Vuitton has not disappointed its patrons. The collection is said to feature the seven different olfactory emotions, which was rigorously researched and created by master perfumer, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud.
Personally curated by Jacques, the Louis Vuitton perfumes have a brighter future in the market since he traced the roots and legacy of Louis Vuitton and using the same as blue print for his perfume creations.
Each perfume evokes a memory of distant past, an invitation to linger once more that would later create an impression of the days to come. Using only the best and quality materials such as Magnolia, Osmathus, and Jasminum Sambac, be prepared to be mesmerized by these seven perfumes.
The Seven Perfumes from this collection are Rose Des Vents, Turbulences, Dans La Peau, Apogee, Contre Moi, Matiere Noire, and Mille Feux.