Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Fragrances - Update May 10

Starting this week, I will post an update with a roundup of all the recent and upcoming fragrance releases about twice a month or whenever there's lots of new things to write about. I'll break these down into 2 categories: mainstream perfumes and niche perfumes. Get ready to scroll down and hang on to your wallets because this is tempting stuff!

Mainstream perfumes:

Salvador Dali - Lovely Kiss 

This new fragrance for women is a fruity floral with notes of grapefruit-blackcurrant sorbet, pink pepper, rhubarb leaves, peony, violet, litchi blossom, white cedar, patchouli and white musk. It is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette and here's the press release:

"Youthful, fresh and summery, it conveys a very contemporary elegance, making it the ideal fragrance for young, chic and casual women who love to play around with fashion and trends.Energetic and dazzling, these women exude an insolent joie de vivre and a radiant femininity, leaving the exquisite trail of Lovely Kiss in their wake."

Givenchy - Dahlia Noir 

To be launched in late August, Dahlia Noir is a powdery floral chypre with notes of pink pepper, mandarin, mimosa, rose, iris, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla and tonka bean. It will be available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum. This is the first fragrance developed under Riccardo Tisci (creative director) since 2005.

Rihanna - Reb'l Fleur

Although Reb'l Fleur was introduced in some locations back in January, Rihanna has only recently been making official rounds to launch the fragrance and it has yet to hit many countries over summer/fall. The notes include berries, plum, peach, hibiscus flower, violet, tuberose, coconut water, vanilla, amber and musk. It is available in 50 and 100 ml and according to Rihanna it will be followed by another fragrance sooner than expected.

Rochas - Muse de Rochas

Rochas is launching Muse de Rochas, with notes of  bergamot, orange extract, banana leaves, mango, peach, narcissus, orange blossom, cinnamon, styrax, Ambrarome, sandalwood, vanilla and white musk. It is.a new fresh floriental fragrance for women, available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

Estee Lauder - Sensuous Nude

Sensuous Nude is the second flanker (a new version of an already existing perfume) to Estee Lauder's Sensuous fragrance that originally came out in 2008. Sensuous Nude has notes of bergamot, mandarin, pink and black pepper, jasmine, muguet, coconut water, honey, musk, sandalwood, amber, heliotrope, vanilla and melted woods and it will be available in August, in 30, 50, 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

Oscar de la Renta - Esprit D'Oscar

Esprit D'Oscar is an updated version of Oscar de la Renta's Oscar fragrance from 1977. The revisited perfume has notes of lemon, bergamot, citron, jasmine, orange flower and tuberose. It has already been launched in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

Elie Saab - Le Parfum

Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab will launch Elie Saab Le Parfum in July. It is a floral fragrance for women, with notes of orange blossom, jasmine, patchouli and cedar. Perfumer: Francis Kurkdjian. Available in 30, 50, 90 ml Eau de Parfum.

Thierry Mugler - A*Men Pure Havane

A*Men Pure Havane is a new limited edition fragrance, inspired by prestige cigars. Notes include tobacco honey accord, patchouli, cacao, amber, styrax and labdanum. 100 ml, Eau de Toilette.

Niche perfumes:

Guerlain - La Petite Robe Noire 2

La Petite Robe Noire 2 follows Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire (2009).

"La Petite Robe Noire Model No. 2 has all the makings of a Haute Couture creation. A fresh and elegant burst, a delicious heart and a very sensual lace finish. An “iris-marshmallow” accord with just the right amount of sweetness.” Additional notes include lychee, pink pepper, may rose, violet leaves, sandalwood and musk." It has already been launched and it's available in 50 ml.

Guerlain - Floral Romantique

Floral Romantique is Guerlain's new addition to the Elixirs Charnels line. 

"Floral Romantique is a woody floral that is constructed to evoke your romantic side. An angelic alchemy that is fresh and smooth.” Notes include mandarin, jasmine, tiare, lily, ylang ylang, cedar, smoked tea and chestnut. It is 75 ml Eau de Parfum.

Le Labo - Santal 33

Santal 33, an addition to Le Labo's regular line, is a unisex fragrance with notes of cardamom, iris, violet, ambrox, sandalwood, papyrus, leather and cedar. It has been launched in 50, 100 or 500 ml Eau de Parfum.

Memo - Shams

Memo has launched a new unisex fragrance, called Shams, with notes of pepper, ginger, saffron, vetiver, cypriol, tonka bean, birch, tolu, styrax , oud and labdanum. Available in 30, 50, 75 ml Eau de Parfum.

Xerjoff - 1861  

Available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, 1861 is a unisex scent that includes notes of lime, mandarin, bergamot, lily of the valley, herbal mint, cedar, amber and musk.

Parfumerie Generale - Praliné de Santal and Tonkamande

These are 2 new limited edition fragrances that have been launched by Parfumerie Generale. Both are available in 50 and 100 ml, Eau de Toilette. Praliné de Santal is a powdery-woody gourmand with notes of sandalwood, heliotrope, hazelnut, Virginian cedar and cashmeran. Tonkamande is a milky/balsamic aldehydic, with almond milk, aldehydes, tonka bean, wheat, sandalwood, vanilla and amber.

The Different Company - Pure Virgin and Oud Shamash

Pure Virgin, already launched, is a unisex musky floral, with notes of evanescent musk, light wind, linen flower, white rose, cedar and calisson. It is available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette.

Oud Shamash has notes of saffron, cinnamon, pink peppercorn, davana essence, Turkish rose, oud, cistus, sandalwood, ambergris, patchouli, leather, musk, vanilla, tolu. 

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