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On the eve of a new “Aura”: The Raymond Matts Collection

by Marian Bendeth, 24th December, 2014

Not content with the status quo of commercial fragrances, Matts wanted to break free of traditional perfumery, classifications and obvious marketing hype. He took a brave hiatus to reexamine the structure of fragrance and developed a vision in his mind as to the direction he envisaged if he had his own brand. While we chatted on the ph…

Helmut Lang fragrances now available in the UK at Liberty

10th December, 2014

The three Helmut Lang fragrances, which were relaunched in October – Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum, Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne and Cuiron – are now available in the UK at Liberty. Liberty say of the trio: Helmut Lang perfumes gained a cult following upon their release in the early 2000s. Now re-worked but staying true to…

Unsound to launch trio of Ephemera fragrances by Geza Schoen

06th November, 2014

Earlier this year, Unsound, in collaboration with perfumer Geza Schoen, launched its "Ephemera" project as part of Unsound Festival New York — a synaesthetic installation in which perfumes were inspired by genres and sounds of electronic music.The musicians involved were Ben Frost, Tim Hecker and Steve Goodman (aka Kode9), who created raw…

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Liberty's beauty Advent Calender launches today

06th November, 2014

London store Liberty have launched an advent calendar featuring £420 worth of beauty products, including ten full-sized products, alongside deluxe samples and exclusive treatment vouchers. The calendar retails for £149, and features products from brands such as Escentric Molecules and Diptyque. Liberty say: Packaged in a box showcasing t…

Lalique launch Noir Premier - a collection inspired by Lalique's history

29th October, 2014

Lalique have launched a new collection of six fragrances entitled Noir Premier. Each fragrance is named after a historic point in the history of the brand and the Lalique family. The range launched exclusively at Harrods earlier this month.The bottle design draws on various influences. The colour references the very first black perfume bo…

Juliette Has a Gun launches Luxury Collection : Moon Dance joins relaunched Oil Fiction

22nd October, 2014

Juliette Has a Gun has launched the Luxury Collection, which consists of new fragrance, Moon Dance, and 2013's limited edition fragrance, Oil Fiction. Of the new collection, founder Romano Ricci says: "The Luxury Collection is above all a fantasy of quality. I don’t always get the chance to use all the materials I want because some of the…

L'Artisan bring back three fragrances from the archives: Tea for Two, Œillet Sauvage and L’Eau du Caporal

21st October, 2014

L'Artisan Parfumeur are bringing back three fragrances from its archives: Tea for Two, Œillet Sauvage and L’Eau du Caporal. The fragrances will be available from November as 100ml Eau de Toilettes.L’Eau du CaporalL’Eau du Caporal was first launched in 1985 and was created by perfumer, Jacques Fraysse. The inspiration from the fragrance ca…

Caron celebrate 80th Anniversary of Pour un Homme with limited edition

14th October, 2014

Caron's Pour un Homme was launched 80 years ago in 1934. The fragrance is amongst the earliest fragrances designed exclusively for a man. The company is celebrating the anniversary with a limited edition macassar box housing a 125ml and 500ml bottle of the fragrance.The finest quality lavender oils from the Alps and Provence are blended i…

Sådanne and Sova by Slumberhouse see wider distribution

13th October, 2014

Sådanne and Sova from Portland-based Slumberhouse are now available at Lucky Scent and Twisted Lily. Sova was launched in 2012, and Sådanne was from earlier this year. Sova has notes of Tonka, Poplar, Hops, Hay, Vanilla, Castoreum, Amber, Beeswax, Acacia and Cocoa. Perfumer, Josh Lobb stated on Twitter that the fragrance has not been refo…

Dior launch Dior Homme Parfum with promo film "Dior Homme Genesis"

13th October, 2014

Dior have launched a promo for their Dior Homme Parfum fragrance, entitled Dior Homme Genesis. The video features face of the fragrance, Robert Pattinson, and was directed by Romain Gavras. The film features the song Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin.Dior Homme Parfum, created by in-house perfumer François Demachy, is described by the com…

Banana Republic make Modern fragrances

13th October, 2014

Banana Republic are launching Modern Man and Modern Woman in their US and Canadian stores from October 13th. According to the company the new fragrances "reflects the sophisticated yet easy-going spirit of today's adventurer and invites all on a journey of scent and style."Modern Woman Modern Woman is a floral fragrance created by Roberte…

Helmut Lang relaunches Cuiron, Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne and Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum

12th October, 2014

Helmut Lang have relaunched Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum, Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne and Cuiron. The three fragrances have been discontinued for a number of years and have since become some of the most sought-after fragrances The company say:     Each scent remains true to its original formulation, both in spirit and in…