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Versace have announced Versace pour femme Dylan Blue; a new feminine fragrance which launches this month in Harrods. The scent is a partner fragrance to last year's men's scent Versace pour Homme Dylan Blue
Notes for the fragrance include blackcurrant, granny smith, clover, forget-me-not and shisolia in the head; a heart of Eglantine rose, petalia, rosyfolia, peach and jasmine; and the base contains styrax, white smooth woods, musk and patchouli heart. The perfumer is Calice Asancheyev-Becker of Givaudan.
Creative Director, Donnatella Versace says: "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."
The advertising campaign was shot by Bruce Weber and stars Croation model Faretta.
Versace pour femme Dylan Blue is available in the UK now from Harrods, with a wider launch next month. In Germany the fragrance is available from Douglas. The scent is available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum.
Tommy Hilfiger have introduced their summer limited edition fragrances: Tommy Tropics and Tommy Girl Tropics.
For men, Tommy Tropics celebrates the relaxed beach lifestyle, with sun-filled days and cool nights. Notes of fresh mint combine with lavender and the warm, richness of amber. The fragrance packaging features a tropical take on Tommy Hilfiger’s signature nautical theme, with a silver tone cap wrapped in navy and white stripes and a banana leaf.
For women, Tommy Girl Tropics is a summery twist on an American classic. The fragrance combines soft, fruity notes of peach and fresh orange flower with a vanilla base for a lighthearted scent with warm, musky hints. The fragrance packaging boasts a feminine, tropical motif with a silver tone cap wrapped in nautical stripes and a pink flower.
Rihanna has launched Kiss; a new feminine fragrance in her RiRi collection, which includes RiRi and Crush.
Notes for the fragrance include plum, freesia and neroi in the head; gardenia, orange blossom and peony feature in the heart; and cedarwood, cashmere wood and ambergris feature in the base notes.
The white floral fragrance is described as "A mesmerizing, whimsical, and unexpected, the dynamic addition to the RiRi fragrance trilogy is flirtatious, feminine and lighthearted."
Each year, Escada launch a new summer fragrance, and for the 25th year the company have announced Fiesta Carioca, a fragrance described as a ‘passion cocktail’
The limited edition fragrance features notes of Passion fruit, Raspberry and Violet leaf in the top; a heart of Jasmine, Passion flower and Orange blossom. The dry down contains Musk, Cedarwood and Benzoin.
Fiesta Carioca will be available as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette from early 2017.
Parlux have launched the second fragrance in Rihanna's namesake RiRi collection: Crush. The fragrance is described as a "mysteriously sexy and provocative scent. Breaking boundaries and setting new rules, this perfume feels empowering, strong, confident, and unapologetic."
Givaudan's Natasha Cote is the perfumer behind the fragrance, which contains top notes of bergamot, mandarin and pink peppercorn; pink rose, ylang ylang and red berries feature in the heart; and a dry down of creamy musk, cedarwood and patchouli.
Today sees the launch of the first fragrance by Alexander McQueen since the flanker, My Queen Light Mist in 2007. The new fragrance, named simply McQueen Parfum has been created in collaboration with Alexander McQueen's designer, Sarah Burton.
The fragrance features top notes of black pepper, clove and pink pepper; jasmine, tuberose and ylang-ylang make up the heart of the fragrance; and the dry down features pink pepper and vetiver.
McQueen Parfum is inspired by classic perfumes with strong floral signatures, and "takes a rich, vintage spirit and gives it a stunningly modern architecture."
Alexander McQueen's first foray in fragrance was back in 2003, with the launch of Kingdom, which was launched in partnership with YSL Beauté. Although the fragrance was acclaimed by perfume fans, the fragrance didn't do well commercially. A follow up, My Queen was launched in 2005, but the licensed wasn't renewed when YSL Beauté was acquired by L'Oreal in 2008.
Alexander McQueen died in February 2010. Sarah Burton took over as creative director later that year. Procter & Gamble picked up a new license to create Alexander McQueen fragrances in 2013. Since then, Coty have acquired most of P&G's fragrance licenses.
Coty are to acquire Procter & Gamble's Fragrance, Hair Care and Color Cosmetics divisions, creating one of the world's largest beauty companies
Brands included in the deal:
Dolce & Gabbana
James Bond 007
Nice & Easy
SP (System Professional)
VS ProSeries Color
Wella Professionals (and its sub-brands)
On 14th May at London's The Brewery, The Fragrance Foundation's UK awards were announced in a ceremony presented by Natasha Kaplinksi.
The winners are as follows:
Best Media Campaign:
Dior Homme Eau for Men
Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone
Best Design & Packaging:
Knot by Bottega Veneta
Guerlain L'Homme Ideal
Best New Fragrance:
Jimmy Choo Man
Black Opium by YSL
People's Choice - voted for by Boots customers:
Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs
Armani Code Ice
Reader's Choice - voted for by Men's Health and Elle Magazine readers:
Jimmy Choo Man
Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs
Best Fragrance in Limited Distribution:
Splendid Wood by YSL
Rose Elxir Precieux
Best Home Fragrance:
Jo Malone - Green Tomato Leaf candle
Best Celebrity Fragrance:
You and I by One Direction
Best Independent Perfume:
Jack by Jack
Light My Fire by Kilian / Robertet
Stormflower by Cheryl
Guerlain’s 2015 limited edition May Day celebration Muguet will be launching in the United Kingdom on the 27th of April.
Described as ‘the olfactory portrait of a lucky flower’, this year’s floral bottle takes inspiration from the design originally created by master glassmakers Pochet du Courval in 1908 - this time reinterpreted in white biscuit porcelain, decorated with an image of lily of the valley in relief. The neck of the bottle is adorned with a green organdie ribbon in a four-looped bow, which also recalls the 1908 design.
The porcelain flacon has been created by Artoria, renowned specialists in porcelain ware, based in Limoges. In 2007, the company’s skill in this field was recognised with the prestigious “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (“Living Heritage Company”) label.
The fragrance is described by Guerlain as having ‘the charm and delicacy of a bouquet sprinkled with wonderful green notes evoking the springtime dew’, with the addition of rose, jasmine and a lilac accord, to lend ‘depth and femininity’.
Guerlain’s Muguet 2015 is available in a limited edition of 1,659 numbered pieces, at £430 ($835) for 75ml.
Issey Miyake is launching its new fragrance L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom at the beginning of 2015, as a new limited flanker of the original L'Eau d'Issey from 1992.
L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom is feminine and fresh floral - woody fragrance, signed by Alberto Morillas. The top notes include citrus accords, pink pepper and calone. Its floral heart comprises of white petals such as osmanthus, freesia and magnolia, while the base hosts natural white Virginian cedar, white musk and ambrox.
The packaging and bottle are decorated by street artist Mademoiselle Maurice. The fragrance is available as 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette, limited edition.
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