Beauty

JØ5EPH K – Contemporary Perfume Architecture

JØ5EPH K – Contemporary Perfume Architecture

This week, let’s discover a very interesting fragrance brand called JØ5EPH K: when Architecture meets high-perfumery creation. This is a Made in USA brand created and animated by the multimedia artist, now perfumer, Brad Kalavitinos. Follow the tour here. Each year the Fragrance industry has more or less 300 new fragrance launches. It becomes hard to find our way throughout the Perfumery shelves. The main actors like LVMH, L’Oréal or even P&G master the market and generate each year billions of dollars. Aside these highways of creation, we can see that, on the past 10 years, young and creative brands were founded. These brands were most of the time the aim of one person, a creator in a way. JØ5EPH K is the creative and artistic result of a contemporary artist called  Brad Kalavitinos. He was born in the US and after his degree in multimedia and fine art, he…

Prada Color blocking new fragrance: Prada Candy

Prada Color blocking new fragrance: Prada Candy

Prada is launching a new fragrance, totally inspired by Color blocking, in my opinion. Its name: Prada Candy. We can see that after the minimalistic approach of perfumery, the italian house decided to change directions and be more…. bold. We can see that this summer a wind of wildness is blowing on fashion as Color blocking becomes the code. I already wrote an article about this when Louis Vuitton launched its new bags collection. And we can see that some brands took this trend as mainstream, like Gucci, Prada or Fendi. Here we can see that Prada definitely is playing bold as the new fragrance, Prada Candy is so color blocking. Here is some images of the last fashion collection and you will see what I mean. On the Fragrance side, Prada Candy is launched this summer in the USA and then in September in Europe. The Fragrance is also…

Atelier Evanessence, a journey  in the heart of perfumes…

Atelier Evanessence, a journey in the heart of perfumes…

France is the land of perfumery. Historically speaking, the Egyptians invented perfumery but French leveled it up to an Art. In Strasbourg, capital of Europe, I discovered a passionate experience proposed by Atelier Evanessence. It is a journey into the heart of perfumes. Agnès Azario-Bouyé is the owner and founder of Atelier Evanessence. She used to work for a fragrance house for many years. Years in which she had the chance to work with great perfumers and magnificent brands. She discovered the world of fragrance creation and became passionated about it. Today, she wants to share this passion for perfumery, for pure creation and, for the precious raw materials used to create these masterpieces called fragrances. She created Atelier Evanessence, based in Strasbourg. Going to this true adventurous journey you can discover a beautiful city, Strasbourg, the historical center and secrets from the perfumer’s desk. The workshop took place in…

Victorinox Swiss Unlimited – the unboxing

Victorinox Swiss Unlimited – the unboxing

Hi,
this week I am revealing the unboxing of a fragrance for men called Victorinox Swiss Unlimited. It was created by the famous swiss company, Victorinox, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife.

Sisley Eau d’Ikar, new fragrance for men

Sisley Eau d’Ikar, new fragrance for men

Sisley just announced the launch of Eau d’Ikar, its new fragrance. It is the brand first fragrance for men. Most of people say that Sisley waited 40 years to launch a masculine fragrance. Well, do not forget that some of Sisley fragrances are also used by men. 1976 Eau de Campagne, a beautiful creation by Jean Claude Ellena, conquered the heart and the noses of many men around the world (including me).

Elie Saab Le Parfum, pure elegance.

Elie Saab Le Parfum, pure elegance.

We have this month the launch of the first fragrance of the beautiful brand Elie Saab. It is called Elie Saab Le Parfum (the fragrance in french). And we can say that this fragrance crystallizes all the outstanding beauty of the Couture House.

Sisley 2011 new product launch – Exclusive

Sisley 2011 new product launch – Exclusive

Last friday I attended to the Sisley press event here in Switzerland. It took place in the Zürich Opera house. They were revealing the launch next september to 2 great products: SKINLEŸA, an anti-aging lift foundation and BLACK ROSE CREAM MASK.

INEKE perfumes , the revival of Artisan perfumery

INEKE perfumes , the revival of Artisan perfumery

Discover one of the most interesting alternative perfumery brands called Ineke Perfumes. Her Fragrance collection is called an “Alphabetical collection of Perfumes”; In french: Un Abécédaire de Parfums. It reveals the aim for these fragrances to be, in a way, simple to be understood and yet interesting storytellers.

Bulgari launches “Mon Jasmin Noir”.

Bulgari launches “Mon Jasmin Noir”.

Bulgari is launching a variant of Jasmin Noir called Mon Jasmin Noir. It is a more bright and lively version of the originalJasmin Noir. While in the first version, the Sambac Jasmine was playing its standing alone role, here it is another story.

Sisleÿum, the test – by Luxury Activist

Sisleÿum, the test – by Luxury Activist

Hi,
this week I tried the new Sisley Cosmetic product for men: SISLEŸUM. As I explained in a previous post, Sisley is launching their first Global Revitalizer to fight skin aging process.

Sisley launches Sisleÿum for men

Sisley launches Sisleÿum for men

The french Phytocosmetology House Sisley launches this month Sisleÿum for Men.
Philippe d’Ornano, General Manager of Sisley explains they made a lot of studies about Men’s skin specifications. He explains on the brand website that Sisleÿum is a very global product.

Thierry Mugler A*men new advertising

Thierry Mugler A*men new advertising

Hi, Thierry Mugler Parfum just revealed via the social networks, the new Advertising of his masculine fragrance A*men. In the ad, we can see a bionic runner, translated by the silhouette of Oscar Pistorius. A*men, was launched in 1996, 4 years after the extraterrestrial fragrance for women, Angel. He was not a masculine partner for the feminine blue star. He was more than that. A sophisticated vision of men’s elegance. It revisits the oriental sensual olfactive family for men and proposes a dual vision of masculinity: fragile and powerful at the same time. The emblematic flacon is an astonishing Silver metal flask revealing a blue intense star on its center. In 1998, Thierry Mugler shot an amazing advertising for his male fragrance. A new hero was born.Slightly inspired by American Comics, this half man, half messenger of gods, took birth in the sulfurous lakes of Iceland. As if he was…

P&G….. GUCCI, a happy union…

P&G….. GUCCI, a happy union…

Last thursday, Giant Procter & Gamble announced the renewal of their current licensing agreement for the worldwide production, sale and distribution of fine fragrances under the Gucci brand. Yes, behind the scenes of the Gucci beauty brand sits the giant of Marketing: P&G.

Guerlain – Shalimar Parfum Initial

Guerlain – Shalimar Parfum Initial

After the success of Chanel n°5 and its Eau Première, Guerlain is launching Shalimar Parfum Initial. The Fragrance was composed by Thierry Le Vasseur the In-house perfumer. The Fragrance was composed by Thierry Le Vasseur the In-house perfumer.
All these first “chapters” give us a feeling of purity, of back to the Origins, to the truth, to the pure creation.

Aura, Crystallized by Swarovski. The new Fragrance.

Aura, Crystallized by Swarovski. The new Fragrance.

Ok, here is perhaps the most wanted launch of 2011. Finally, after 2 years of supositions and speculations, now it is official: Swarovski is launching its First Fragrance. It is called AURA. The initial goal with Clarins was Fragrances, make up and beauty accessories. The project is leaded by Thierry Mugler Parfums teams that built a special A-Team for the occasion. As you might know, Thierry Mugler team works already with Swarovski on Angel limited editions for the past 10 years.