fragrance

Victorinox, innovative fragrances for men.

Victorinox, innovative fragrances for men.

Victorinox, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife, has now 15 years in the making of fragrances. Already in 1997, with the launch of Swiss Army classic Eau de Toilette for men, they got the Perfumery international award for Best Design. Now, 15 years later, the Swiss company continues in its path of innovation in the masculine area by launching 2 amazing products: – Swiss Army Classic Icon EDT – Swiss Army Forest EDT SWISS ARMY CLASSIC ICON EAU…

New Balenciaga Flora Botanica – disappointing

New Balenciaga Flora Botanica – disappointing

It is true that we cannot succeed everything, and with the launch of the new fragrance by Balenciaga – Flora Botanica – it is precisely the case. Basically we cannot understand why such a launch. Is Coty Inc, the owners of the Balenciaga fragrance license putting pressure on Balenciaga ? Or is it just “Ok, we got it wrong”. As we can see the new “egerie” is Kristen Stewart. And here already troubles start. Why her? She is the typical…

Zadig & Voltaire Tome 1 La Pureté for him

Zadig & Voltaire Tome 1 La Pureté for him

Zadig & Voltaire, the french fashion Brand is launching in this beginning of the year a new fragrance duo called Zadig & Voltaire Tome 1 La Pureté for Her and for Him. I got the opportunity to review the masculine version. The Brand was created in 1995 by Mr. Thierry Gillier, grand-son of André Gillier (co-founder of Lacoste). The Brand name, Zadig & Voltaire, is inspired by the Novel “Zadig, or The Book of Fate” written in 1747 by the…

Angel by Thierry Mugler, happy 20th anniversary!

Angel by Thierry Mugler, happy 20th anniversary!

The fragrance Angel by Thierry Mugler is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. From 1992 (its launch) and 2012, it was a real adventure, going from an extravagant dream towards the establishment of a market leader. Let’s celebrate! Everybody is waiting to know what surprises the brand with the star is preparing. In the meantime, follow this timeline. The Fragrance industry is by far one of the most dynamic segments of the luxury business. Each year, we identify more than…

YSL Opium new TV ad… just pure class.

YSL Opium new TV ad… just pure class.

This month, Yves Saint Laurent Parfums launched the new TV advertising for its incredible fragrance for women, OPIUM. It is by far the most elegant, luxury, divine, amazing and incredible high-class Tv Ad that came across my eyes and my ears on the past 2 years…. minimum! The Ad features british actress Emily Blunt, best known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria, and The Adjustment Bureau. She has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, two London Film Critics’ Circle Awards,…

Chanel, Mugler… which train would you catch?

Chanel, Mugler… which train would you catch?

At Luxury Activist we realized that Trains and Fragrances are very linked. Not that trains smell or that Fragrances look like trains, but we realized that 2 of the market leaders in the fragrance business decided to use a similar story to illustrate their iconic fragrance: a train travel. The First one was Chanel with it’s famous N.5. We can see a very elegant film in which a woman takes a train and lives an intense adventure, mostly thanks to…

Top 5 most viewed posts of the week – july 16/07/2011

Top 5 most viewed posts of the week – july 16/07/2011

Hello, as usual, here are the top articles of the week. They are the ones most viewed during the past 7 days. Have a nice weekend. LA   #1- Victorinox Tomo, the unboxing by Luxury Activist Hi, this month the Makers of the Swiss Army knife, Victorinox, is launching a new product called Victorinox Tomo. It is the result of a beautiful collaboration between the Swiss brand and the Japanese design studio Abitax. http://luxuryactivist.com/?p=1989  #2- Elie Saab Le Parfum, pure elegance…

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…

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…

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.

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.

Balenciaga Beauty? The Black & White Experience

Balenciaga Beauty? The Black & White Experience

After the very beautiful and successful launch of Balenciaga Paris, the new Fragrance of Balenciaga, now the brand has “Beauty Ambitions”. They are launching 3 products under a very timeless luxury theme: Black & White.

S like………. Shakira

S like………. Shakira

Shakira is the next Celebrity with a fragrance. She signed a multimillion dollar contract with the Beauty Group Puig. The new fragrance will be called “S” as Shakira.

Orlando Bloom, the new Boss Orange face

Orlando Bloom, the new Boss Orange face

It is official, Orlando Bloom, famous english actor, will be the new face for Boss Orange fragrance for men.

Voyage d’Hermès, perhaps one of the most beautiful launches of the year…

Voyage d’Hermès, perhaps one of the most beautiful launches of the year…

We know Hermès is a beautiful brand. For many years this brand had generated wonderful stories. Their marketing concepts look like Children fairy tales…. magic.
Last weekend, I went to discover the launch in the point of sales of VOYAGE D’HERMES

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