Vetiver is the first fragrance for men by Carven. It was launched in 1957, reedited in 1997 and launched again recently in 2009. The first fragrance was created by Edouard Hache, while designer of the original flacon was Jacques Bocquet. Composition of the 1957 included lemon, lavender, nutmeg, mandarin and petit grain oil in top notes. A heart was composed of vetiver, cedar, bergamot, jasmine, carnation, iris root and sandalwood, while base notes incorporated amber, musk, moss and myrrh.
The new, 2009 edition, Le Vetiver is based on the old formula and encompasses natural materials of high quality. New owners of the house are authorized to relaunch this fragrance under the new name.Top notes are blossoming with mint, geranium, mandarin, lavender and absinth, a heart adds aromas of vetiver from Haiti, Dutch jinn, cold spices and patchouli, finishing with labdanum and musk.
Its flacon is more modern (on main photo), coloured in white, with a stopper of grey wood resembling vetiver root. Creator is art director of the house, Ludovic Alban. The fragrance is available as 50 and 100ml edp.
The Madonna Nudes 1979 fragrance duo, inspired by a series of photographs of the pop star taken by Martin H.M. Schreiber in 19791, will launch this month.
Madonna Nudes 1979 for Men (shown above left) features notes of citron, grapefruit peel, olive blossom, star anise, cardamom, tonka bean, tobacco, teak and musk.
Madonna Nudes 1979 for Women (shown above right) includes tangerine, pomegranate, lotus petals, orange flower, magnolia, gardenia, atlas cedar, amber, and cashmere musk.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s next fragrance, due to launch in February, will be SJP NYC. The scent, a fruity floral, is meant to tie in with Parker’s upcoming Sex and the City movie (due out in May), and to reflect the character she plays, Carrie Bradshaw.
SJP NYC was developed by perfumer Honorine Blanc; the notes include mandarin, white osmanthus, strawberry, gardenia, honeysuckle, mimosa, rose, sandalwood, vanilla absolute, rum flavor and creamy musks. Per Sarah Jessica Parker…
The reason it surprises me is because I have this idea in my head that strawberry is very youthful and juvenile, but this fragrance doesn’t smell candy sweet. It amazes me that this essence of strawberry mixes so beautifully with the more sophisticated floral notes and the musks that I love and will always have as part of my fragrances. In a million years I would never think, ‘Let’s work around strawberry.’
Evolution by Etienne Aigner is a fragrance for men. Evolution is a new fragrance and it was introduced in 2009. Top notes are mandarin orange, cardamom and bergamot; middle notes are nutmeg, violet and sage; base notes are virginia cedar, patchouli, amber, musk and leather.
Kylie Minogue will launch Inverse, her first fragrance for men, in August. The new scent is for “all facets of a man…day or night” and the tag line is “Two facets. One scent”. The fragrance is fronted by model Andr?s Velencoso Segura.
Inverse features notes of lavender, cardamom, coriander, pepper, mint, star anise, blood orange, benzoin, nutmeg, tonka bean, heliotrope, labdanum, cedar, amber, musk, evaporated milk and patchouli.
Kylie Minogue Inverse will be available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette.
Roberto Verino has launched Roberto Verino Gold, a new woody floriental fragrance for women. Gold is for the woman who is “naturally elegant, without showing off, but with the charming aloofness of one who is effortlessly stylish”.
Gold was developed by perfumer Olivier Polge; the notes include bergamot, gardenia, rose, jasmine, orris root, white peony, sandalwood, tonka bean, patchouli, musk and white amber.
Roberto Verino Gold is available in 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Parfum.
ST Dupont has launched Rose, a new fragrance for women and “a new facet of spontaneous and romantic seduction”.
The fragrance notes for the fruity woody musky floral include lemon, mandarin, Williams pear, violet, peony, rose, jasmine, iris, vetiver, cedar and musk.
ST Dupont Rose is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
Juliette Has a Gun is a high-end collection of three feminine fragrances (two more are in the pipeline), with an innovative urban-chic image. Its key target market is trendy, fashion-forward, luxe-loving women aged approximately 25-45.Elegant yet bristling with wild, thorny rose, Lady Vengeance hides its claws under velvety rose petals, soft patchouli and seductive vanilla. Sly and charming under her rosy exterior, Lady Vengeance lays waste to the non-believers in the seductive powers of rose by wrapping her legs around earthy patchouli and dipping her fingers in the time honored man slayer of golden vanilla, a combination that’s impossible to deny. Resistance is futile! Lady Vengeance top notes are Bulgarian rose, vanilla, patchouli.Miss Charming bats her eyelashes with innocence and virginal sweetness, a gentle rose scent sweetened with a burst of wild fruits resulting in a wispy and flirty perfume that brightens any occasion. I bet your friends and coworkers will stand a little closer when you wear this, smile a little more and chat a little longer. It might be your sparkling wit and scintillating conversation, suspect it’s just Miss Charming working her sweet, sweet magic. Miss Charming notes are Moroccan rose, musk, wild fruits.Juliette had a gun, now it also has a crown. Citizen Queen the third weapon in this hip series of rose fragrances is the most powerful one yet. Blended with amber and patchouli, the dark, leathery rose at the center of the composition takes no prisoners. Violet and iris soften the striking mix, adding a charming retro quality to the perfume. Veiled by this delicately powdery accord, the rose is mysterious, elusive, endlessly intriguing. Citizen Queen main notes are Leather, Bulgarian Rose, Iris, Amber, Immortal flowers, Labdanum.
Opus Oils has introduced Dirty Sexy Wilde:
A historic fragrance with a modern twist. Inspired by (Old) Handkerchief Perfume formulas from the turn of the century. Rich, Animalic, Elegant, Earthy and Deeply Sexy! Developed to compliment our new upcoming class “Animalic Instincts.” (Class explores Animalic notes and their unique effect on a fragrant blend.)
Fragrance notes include galbanum, red mandarin, violet, rose, night jasmine, blond tobacco, oakmoss, coumarin, musk, civet and ambergris.
Opus Oils Dirty Sexy Wilde is available in 15 ml Parfum, 60 ml Eau de Parfum and in matching bath & body products.
Cacharel will launch Scarlett, a new perfume geared to young women between 15 and 25, this coming July. Scarlett is a reference to actress Scarlett Johansson and to the heroine of the iconic novel and film Gone With The Wind.
Scarlett was developed by perfumers Honorine Blanc, Alberto Morillas and Olivier Cresp. The notes include tea leaves, citrus, pear, jasmine, orange blossom, honeysuckle, white musk and sandalwood.
Cacharel Scarlett will be available in sizes ranging from 35 to 80 ml Eau de Toilette.