Hedi Slimane Delivers Industrial Strength Vessel Tease for New Celine Perfume

Hedi Slimane Presents his Parfumerie Collection For Maison Celine.

Hedi Slimane Presents his Parfumerie Collection For Maison Celine.

The first glimpse and film for Hedi Slimane’s new fragrance project for Celine is not about smell, nor a fantasy of life under its spell. On Sunday Celine shared news of the project on Instagram, YouTube and the houses’ website with a single, simple statement: “15 years after the creation of Maison Christian Dior Perfume Collection, Hedi Slimane Presents his Parfumerie Collection For Maison Celine.”

Slimane underscores the artisanal preciousness of container and vessel, making an industrial, modern art object of the stout rectangular glass container for the new perfume. Depending on one’s preferred design aesthetic, the video creates a yearning to hold the object — a vessel of substance, perceived authenticity and industrial roots. The vessel is not artifice but the very bones of the new fragrance.

The reference to LVMH’s Maison Christian Dior stories Slimane’s tenure there as creative director for menswear and a time when he crafted Dior’s first colognes since 1947.

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A wood-grain spiral concrete staircase that leads to the five bedrooms of Casa Millán, completed in Cidade Jardim in 1970 by the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The table and chairs beneath it are 1960s-era designs by the Brazilian midcentury Modernist Jorge Zalszupin.CreditTodd Hido  via   New York Times

A wood-grain spiral concrete staircase that leads to the five bedrooms of Casa Millán, completed in Cidade Jardim in 1970 by the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The table and chairs beneath it are 1960s-era designs by the Brazilian midcentury Modernist Jorge Zalszupin.CreditTodd Hido via New York Times

Karlie Kloss Fronts Carolina Herrera's 'Good Girl Velvet Fatale' Campaign, By Serge Leblon

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss channels her best Jessica Rabbit persona, with a strong dose of Marilyn Monroe in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' (1953) for Carolina Herrera's new fragrance 'Good Girl Velvet Fatale'. Serge Leblon flashes the lounge seduction, insired by an empowering and provocative scent featuring notes of jasmine, tuberose, tonka bean and cacao. 

Dior Launches 'Joy' With Jennifer Lawrence As Face Behind Its Third Pillar Fragrance

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Joy' by Dior is a big deal for the luxury house, becoming its third pillar fragrance for women, following Miss Dior (launched in 1947) and J'Adore Dior (1999). Consider a pillar fragrance the mother goddess brand -- Gaia, if you will -- from which all streams flow. The subbrands are like children: J'Adore Dior gave birth to J'Adore L'Or and J'Adore L'Absolu. 

Everything about Joy by Dior is aimed at millennials. “The company had evolved and grown on these two pillars,” said Claude Martinez, chief executive officer of Parfums Christian Dior. “And, three years ago, we felt it was about time to add another one that appealed to the next generation of consumers. … The new generation in Europe and the U.S. — people in their 20s, I’m talking about — are not that much in favor of fragrances. They are disconnected. A brand like Dior needs to be able to talk to them.”

Jennifer Lawrence is the perfect face, says Martinez. "She's very spontaneous . . . She can be laughing one second and crying the next. . . . Joy doesn't last forever. It can disappear as fast as it appears" and for us, Jennifer "is the true incarnation of this joy."

Lawrence had a hand in shaping the new Dior scent according to the man who created it. “It was about six months into the project when she came to visit the laboratory,” said François Demachy, the Parfums Christian Dior perfumer-creator. 

Chopard Adds Sustainable Garden of Paradise Fragrances To Growing Green Credentials

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Chopard Adds Sustainable Garden of Paradise Fragrances To Growing Green Credentials

The Financial Times How To Spend It Magazine turns our focus to eco-perfumes and an interesting entry into the fragrance category by watchmaker and jeweler Chopard's Garden of Paradise fragrances. 

Chopard was the first watchmaker and jeweller in the world to enable small scale mining communities to reach Fairmined certification as well as provide training, social welfare and environmental support. With a multi-year track record of high credibility in the sustainability sector, Chopard reaffirms its commitment to honoring both the earth and its everyday laborers toiling for the luxury market by introducing the first perfumes composed of ingredients from the Naturals Together programme.

Chopard first stepped out in the sustainable luxury sector at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival with the launch of the High Jewellery Green Carpet Collection, guided by Caroline Scheufele in partnership with Eco-Age and its creative Director Livia Firth. 

VS Angel Taylor Hill Launches 'Tease' Fragrance Wrapped In Fishnet & Black Lace

You’re forgiven if looking at Victoria’s Secret Angel Taylor Hill doesn’t evoke thoughts of black vanilla, frozen pear and blooming gardenia. These sensual ingredients mingle in the newest VS fragrance ‘Tease’, fronted by Taylor Hill. Taylor beckons us into her female kingdom with a sexy, black lace corset top in the VS ad campaign. Inspired by the private world of a woman’s boudoir, the fragrance bottle wears fall’s timely fishnet details, topped with a touch of lace.

 

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Eye | Fragrance Campaigns Fall 2015: Calvin Klein Euphoria, Bulgari Goldea Fragrance, B Balenciaga Skin, Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge & More

1. Euphoria by Calvin Klein

Natalia Vodianova returns as the face of Calvin Klein’s Euphoria fragrance, lensed by Inez & Vinoodh Matadin. Camilla Nickerson styled Natalia with makeup by Diane Kendal and hair by Garren.

2. Bulgari Goldea Fragrance

Top model Isabeli Fontana fronts Bulgari’s Bulgari Goldea Fragrance 2015, lensed by Mert & Marcus.

3. B. Balenciaga Skin Fragrance

Anna Ewers fronts Balenciaga’s first fragrance under Alexander Wang — B. Balenciaga Skin scent.

4. Narcisco Rodriguez L’Absolu for her Fragrance 2015

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