The Verdict: Givenchy’s first new fragrance, meant as a Millennial answer “to Very Irrésistible”, failed to fully impress our panel of journalist. While the scent was immediately recognized for its luxurious blend of ingredients or, as canal-luxe said, for smelling “like money” and a few found it “elegant” and “delicate” the general consensus was that L’INTERDIT is a bit of a snooze. Despite the criticism, at least one journalist realized the house of LVMH ambitions with the fragrance, calling it “an ode…to ladies who still lunch;
A boring, fruity floral like so many since the Nineties.” When you spray the perfume, you have an immediate feeling of a very rich fragrance…but then it becomes too heavy. There is a lack of clarity and distinction certainly extremely quality raw materials, but not mixing well together. Continue reading
Lipault is the latest brand looking to capitalize on the luggage fever sweeping the industry, with a collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier set to launch in August. Following the success of Rimova, a brand of LVMH, that is a good Idea indeed.
Following a line codesigned with Inès de La Fressange last year, the capsule, which will be distributed in Lipault stores and on the brand’s e-shop as well as in select retailers internationally, marks the second hook-up for the French luggage brand since being acquired by Samsonite Group in 2014.
The Gaultier capsule — a first for the couturier, who did bags for his now-shuttered ready-to-wear line but has never before dabbled in luggage — is based around a soft suitcase available in three formats that plays on the house’s masculine/feminine and innerwear/outerwear codes. It has a sober patchwork of pin-striped wool and nylon on the outside and, on the inside, a contrasting pink satin corset to hold items in place. The line includes a range of leather goods and small accessories. Prices range from 69 euros for a toiletry bag to 269 euros for the large suitcase. Continue reading
Three influencers pick by Bulgari Parfums to help launch its new Omnia Pink Sapphire eau de toilette the pinkest and poppiest scent the brand has ever put out. Described as a sparkling burst of citrus.
“Bella Hadid and Amanda Steele are probably not the first people who come to mind when one thinks of Bulgari.
Created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, the scent hits counters on Thursday and will see a widened Macy’s distribution as a way to better reach the brand’s target customer. Following in the footsteps of Marc Jacobs, Dior, Hermès, Ferragamo and Coach, the brand is the latest luxury fragrance house to prioritize the social media set, adopting a largely digital first marketing strategy to attract the new generation of beauty consumers. Continue reading
Hermes sales were up 8.9 percent in the second quarter, down from 13.5 percent in the previous three months. Revenues in the three months to June 30 totaled 1.36 billion euros, representing a rise of 8.3 percent at constant exchange rates.
That compares with a 15 percent rise in revenues at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and a 25.4 percent increase at Kering, which saw net profit surge 77.6 percent thanks to another outstanding performance from its cash-cow brand Gucci.
In the medium-term, despite growing economic, geopolitical and monetary uncertainties around the world, the group confirms an ambitious goal for revenue growth at constant exchange rates. Everybody can dream. Continue reading
After having played a major role in the men’s fragrance planet, Ralph Lauren has chosen the american actress Jessica Chastain to represent the new Ralph Lauren’s fragrance of eau de parfum “Woman”.Woman is the first women’s franchise the brand has launched in nearly a decade. Continue reading
Last Saturday it was Pippa Middleton wedding and The Duchess of Cambridge did her best to remain as low-key. She was dressed in Alexander McQueen and for the occasion she chose a dress suited her attitude.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at St Mark’s Church with the pageboys and flower girls. There was no way she would ever risk upstaging the bride, like her sister did in her curve-hugging Alexander McQueen gown at Westminster Abbey six years ago. Instead, the duchess wore a custom-made, Forties-style midi dress by McQueen, the same fashion house that created her wedding gown.
The dress had full sleeves, a peplum waist and full skirt, and its peachy pink color complemented the cascade of roses around the door of the church. Her hat, adorned with a large rose, was designed by milliner Jane Taylor, and her morganite earrings were from jeweler Kiki McDonough. The stiletto heels were Gianvito Rossi. Continue reading
ON AURA TOUT VU loves to distort Couture, fashion and glam, everyday accessories, bags, glasses, jewels…
In association with the famous brand Caron, Livia & Yassem have revisited a spray of sequins and preciosity, with flaches of crystal, nacre and magical stuff. The spirit of the designers of On Aura Tout Vu redesigns our daily life, showing us new facets, giving it sparkle, and offering it back to us shiny precious and rafinated.
In 1910 while the elegant women, who adore Caron perfume from all over Europe, do not hesitate to travel to Paris, buying their bottle. Ernest Daltroff developed a wonderful fragrance called “ISADORA” in honour of Isadora Duncan, infamous dancer in the 10’s, early Art Deco era. Continue reading
Léa Seydoux is the official face of Louis Vuitton’s new perfume collection. I feel extremely proud at the thought of representing such a strong symbol of French elegance, an iconic brand whose initials are known all over the world. I deeply admire Nicolas’ work, especially his newness. His incessant search for novelty is also highly impressive“. Léa Seydoux
The campaign — shot in the natural surrounds of South Africa by Patrick Demarchelier — will be launched globally in September 15.
“Louis Vuitton is a house I feel good with, it being French, and me being French … It’s not just fashion,” said Sedoux, in a statement.
“Les Parfums”, the new collection is the first foray into fragrance for the French Maison in nearly a century. It boasts seven women’s scents created by in-house master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud. Continue reading