BEAUTY NEWS: LATEST FRAGRANCES
BCBGMAXAZRIA is the new fragrance from designer Max Azria and has top notes of wild strawberry and black cherry, with a heart of violet, jasmine, lily of the valley and rose, and a base of musk, orris flower and sandalwood. Available at selected department stores. Log on to www.bcbgmaxazriagroup.com
ORLA KIELY Rosie is the designer’s latest eau de toilette, packaged in a retro-inspired Summer Flower Stem print box. A limited edition woody, floral scent, it has notes of rose, coriander, and mandarin, balanced by black pepper, nutmeg and cedar wood. www.orlakielyperfume.com
FREDERIC MALLE was born into the world of perfume. His grandfather, Serge Heftler, was the founder of Dior Parfums. In 2000 he started his own label, the Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, and he invites the best contemporary perfumers to compose scents. Now, Frederic Malle and designer Pierre Hardy have collaborated on a limited edition of Travel Spray Cases for Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle. Designed to hold a 10ml vial, the series is currently available in a variety of hand-painted colours at Colette in Paris (www.colette.fr), and in the US this month at the Frederic Malle New York Boutique, Barneys New York and Beverly Hills from this month.
Frédéric Malle: On Perfume Making has a introduction written by Catherine Deneuve, and tells the tale of Malle’s collaborations and the complexities of creating a fragrance. Log on to www.fredericmalle.com
SERGE LUTENS L’Eau Froide is the second scent in the water series from the French perfumer. With notes of frankincense from Somalia and musks, it is currently available at Harvey Nichols, and from selected department this month.
Log on to www.sergelutens.com for further information
EMANUEL UNGARO L’Amour Fou has top notes of pear, blackberry and pink pepper, a heart violet, rose, and nectarine, and a base of spicy woody notes of Cashmeran, enhanced by vanilla and amber. Scented body lotion and bath and shower tube are also available. www.ungaro.com
PAUL SMITH Sunshine is a floral scent with top notes of pink grapefruit, bergamot and peach, a heart of Bulgarian rose, jasmine and white peony, with a base of sandalwood and musk. www.paulsmith.co.uk
L’OCCITANE Pivoine Délicate is a limited edition line that includes fragrance and beauty. The eau de toilette features top notes of citrus fruits and white peach, a heart of rose, peony, and lily of the valley, and a base of white musk and light woods. The collection includes a fresh mist, hand cream, shimmering powder, gloss duo, lipstick, and lip shine in three shades. www.loccitane.com
BOUCHERON Jaïpur Bracelet is inspired by India, and the scent includes notes of citrus fruits, violet leaves, basil and verbena, a heart of lily of the valley, hyacinth and marigold, and a base of woody notes such as Cashmeran, cypress and iris. www.boucheron.com
AGENT PROVOCATEUR‘s new day fragrance collection includes three scents. Eau Provocateur has top notes of citrus and red fruit, with a heart of muguet and orange flower, and a base of myrrh, vanilla and tonka bean. L’Agent opens with bergamot, leaf accord, mandarin, apple, melon and peach, with a heart of rose, jasmine, tuberose, magnolia, freesia and ylang, and a base of musk, patchouli, sandalwood, and amber crystals. Maitresse has top notes of rose, jasmine sambac, iris, and green notes of acacia, with a heart of of apples and amber, and a base of sandalwood and tonka. Launching mid-month at selected department stores. www.agentprovocateur.com
RALPH LAUREN Big Pony Collection for women features four scents. Sporty is a floral citrus with hints of grapefruit and blue lotus. Sensual is a floral and fruit mix of cranberry and tonka mousse. Free-Spirited combines florals with pear and mimosa. Stylish is an Oriental floral with wild cherry and purple amber. www.ralphlauren.com
CALVIN KLEIN new ck one summer has top notes of blue mint, cucumber and lime, a heart of water lotus, rosemary, and green apple, and a base of sandalwood, driftwood and sea moss. www.calvinkleinfragrances.com
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Aqua Oriens is a fruity fragrance with notes of pear, honey and orange blossom, and musky notes with a touch of amber. The bottle echoes the house’s fine jewellery and is crowned with a faceted stone in green and blue. Available from selected department stores.
STELLA MCCARTNEY Stella Summer Rose includes notes of frosted lemon and green apple, with a heart of roses and peony, and a base of amber notes. www.stellamccartney-fragrances.com
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Signorina contains notes of redcurrant, jasmine, panacotta, and pink pepper, with a floral heart of peony and rose, and base notes of musk and patchouli. Body lotion, bath and shower gel, and a soap set are also available.
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