Fragrances

Louis Vuitton fragrance plans revealed

Louis Vuitton fragrance plans revealed

A little more than one year ago, LVMH announced the recruitment of Jacques Cavallier. One of the most talented Master Perfumer of his generation whose career up to now was written on the path of success. With the project of launching the very first Louis Vuitton fragrance, only an in-house Perfumer would be able to translate the environment of such a luxury brand. LVMH wishes to do things right. A couple of years ago when they hired François Demachy, Master…

Alien Eau Extraordinaire, Thierry Mugler captures eternal beauty in a glimpse of a ray of light.

Alien Eau Extraordinaire, Thierry Mugler captures eternal beauty in a glimpse of a ray of light.

Thierry Mugler revealed a new chapter of its feminine fragrance, Alien, this time called Eau Extraordinaire. Femininity is probably one of the most obsessional themes in art. Thierry Mugler Fragrances team presents here more than femininity, more than beauty. They reveal the inner-beauty of every woman and it is probably the most powerful thing in this universe. With the launch of Alien Eau Extraordinaire, women are once again magnified at the rank of a Goddess, this time literally and poetically…

Bentley For Men Azure, the scent of luxury and elegance.

Bentley For Men Azure, the scent of luxury and elegance.

It smells like Luxury spirit. This year the ultra-luxury Car company Bentley is launching a new fragrance for men called Bentley for Men Azure. After the success of Bentley for Men and and the exquisite interest for Bentley for Men Intense, now you can discover a fresher facet from the Bentley Man. This powerfully expressive fragrance with a fresh twist is a modern creation that appeals to sporty, smart and style-conscious men. Bentley is by far the most modern yet…

Fragrance review: 2014 Top 5 new launches

Fragrance review: 2014 Top 5 new launches

Every new year comes with many new things. And of course the Fragrance industry also provides its contribution. Here is our Fragrance review on the most interesting New launches you definitely do not want to miss! Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver This new fragrance belongs to the “Classics” collection and it is a reinterpretation of the original Bel Ami fragrance launched in … The originality of this new creation is not really on the smoky-woody part, for us is definitely in…

Best Fragrance news from 2013

Best Fragrance news from 2013

Luxury Activist takes the holiday season as an opportunity for thematic flashbacks on the most popular articles, news and reviews of 2013. In this session, find here the 5 most popular articles in 2013 in Fragrances. Good reading. When the Fragrance industry forgot to say no… The Fragrance industry has a hard life for the past 10 years. Economic crisis? No, not at all. Here we are talking about all the forbidden ingredients black-listed every year and that start making…

Marilyn Monroe – Chanel 1 x Dior 0

Marilyn Monroe – Chanel 1 x Dior 0

When History and Marketing collides, there is only one who wins. And it is not Marketing. For this christmas Dior and Chanel are battling with one common weapon: Marilyn Monroe. The problem is that Dior features Marilyn Monroe perfuming herself with J’Adore  during a Dior couture’s fashion show. This is what we call an anachronism which is fine as it is an advertising. The problem is that Chanel just stroke back with a true Marilyn Monroe talking about Chanel N.5….

Castor oil and Castoreum are 2 different things. Really!

Castor oil and Castoreum are 2 different things. Really!

Do you know the difference between Castor oil and Castoreum? Well, probably you even thought it was the same thing right? More and more we can read articles talking about the usage of Beaver glands extracts  into the food industry. This might sound crazy indeed but most of these articles are pretty much serious about it. Of course it is all wrong and here is finally the explanation.  So do not hesitate to share it so that everybody is updated….

Bulgari Man Extreme, audacity for a modern man.

Bulgari Man Extreme, audacity for a modern man.

Bulgari launches Bulgari Man Extreme. A second chapter to Bulgari Man and as always, the Italian brand plays the concept of the creation to the maximum. This time, offering a more edgy version of the Bulgari man. At LuxuryActivist, we could test the product for you and check out the outcome. Bulgari Man Extreme, the concept While Bulgari Man, launched in 2010, featured a masculine reassurance under the silhouette of Clive Owen, Bulgari Man Extreme is much more edgy and…

Puredistance Black. Mystery in a master fragrance.

Puredistance Black. Mystery in a master fragrance.

Discover Puredistance Black, a new opus by Puredistance master perfumes. According to the Fragrance house, it is a mysterious and charming fragrance that stays close to the wearer and whispers style and elegance. What is remarkable with every creation done by Puredistance is the fact that in every single detail, they go for the best, the most precious, the rarest, the finest … possible. So each creation is purely a little miracle in perfumery. Perfumers have completely freedom to create,…

Fragrances in Brazil – Future trends.

Fragrances in Brazil – Future trends.

Brazil became the biggest market in the world for Cosmetics, Fragrances, beauty and hygiene. With 42 Billion US$ in 2012 of sales (15 billion US$ ex-factory), the Economic giant also smells very good. This is a 15,62% of growth vs 2011 and a double digit growth in the past 17 years. Sources: Abihpec and Euromonitor. Top Beauty segments in Brazil in 2012 by sales Hair care products: 4 billion US$ Alcoholic Fragrances: 2.7 Billion US$ Men’s Shaving products: 2 Billion…

Trust My Nose, new website for bodycare reviews

Trust My Nose, new website for bodycare reviews

With hundreds of product launches every year, the body care segment is one of the most dynamic beauty sectors of all. According to ReportLinker, the full body care and Hygiene sector is growing by 4% each year to reach 47 billion US$ by 2015. So, how to find the right product for your needs? Now, you have one website that will give you an independent yet expert advice. The website is called Trust My Nose. All products are reviewed by…

Shalimar, new film by Guerlain. The most beautiful love story ever.

Shalimar, new film by Guerlain. The most beautiful love story ever.

History told us many love stories. Romeo and Juliette, Antony and Cleopatra or Paris and Helene of Troy. But do you know the biggest Love story of all? Well Guerlain celebrates this story for the past 88 years with its legendary fragrance Shalimar. And this month, they released a new film, as a magnificent poem to this amazing love story. And the star here is Natalia Vodianova. Jacques Guerlain created Shalimar in order to celebrate this amazing love story between…

2013 Eau Du Soir Limited Edition by Sisley – unique.

2013 Eau Du Soir Limited Edition by Sisley – unique.

Every year, many brands in the perfumery industry try to bring a new limited edition of their best-selling fragrances in order to boost Christmas sales. Some of them are above average by the luxury, the caring and the loyalty of this important moment with the fans. And Sisley is by far the champion. For the past 13 years, Sisley has been loyal to this rendez-vous with the fans. Every year Eau du Soir dresses a new theme to seduce and…

The return of the Gentleman by Givenchy

The return of the Gentleman by Givenchy

In 1974, Givenchy declared that men were Gentlemen. It was the launch of its fragrance Givenchy Gentleman. With this Fragrance, Givenchy settled the modern man, as elegant as charismatic. It was also one of the first times a luxury brand would dare to add a bit of humour on its advertising. The fragrance itself, it was a beautiful rich woody fragrance with notes of Vetiver and Patchouli. It is one of the most elegant fragrances for men and one of…

Swiss Unlimited Energy, a blast of freshness for cool guys.

Swiss Unlimited Energy, a blast of freshness for cool guys.

Victorinox is continuously exploring different directions and try to surprise their customers with new original products. Discover the new men fragrance by the Swiss company called Swiss Unlimited Energy.  It is fresh, young, modern and definitely gives you a burst of energy this summer. After the launch of Swiss Unlimited, a new fragrance line for men, Victorinox continues on the quest of innovative thinking on what do men want. This summer, you can discover this new exciting product, all based…