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September 8, 2016

13 Fragrances For Now

As LOEWE launch their new scent, we round up the ultimate olfactory moments

  • Written by Stuart Brumfitt
  1. 1. LOEWE, Man 001 & Woman 001

    This is the Spanish house’s first venture into fragrance and they’ve come with two at a time: Man 001 and Woman 001. Creative Director Jonathan Anderson called it “a very personal project…an organic extension of what LOEWE stands for today.” The female scent includes tangerine, bergamot, sandalwood, jasmine and is weighted towards vanilla. The male scent comes with the same top and core notes, but with undertones of cedar and musk. Beautiful, clean bottles come with crafted wooden tops and the packaging features botanical images from Karl Blossfeldt. --

  2. 2. Buly, Héliotrope Eau Triple

    Exquisite Parisian perfumer, L’Officine Universelle Buly, has created 12 fine water-based fragrant combinations, our favourite of which is Héliotrope. All persist throughout the day without you having to spray a ton on in the first place.

  3. 3. D.S. & Durga, Rose Atlantic

    D. S. & Durga is the hottest brand from the US right now. The US fashion pack all wear Bowmakers, but try Rose Atlantic, one of their three new fragrances for autumn/winter, which is a combo of rose and sea spray.

  4. 4. Etat Libre d’Orange, Hermann A Mes Côtes Me Paraissait Un Ombre

    The alternative Parisian perfume house, situated in the Marais, has come up with the longest-named scent with Hermann… (taken from Victor Hugo's poem "by my side, Hermann seemed to me like a shadow"). It includes blackcurrant buds, black pepper, frankincense, pepperwood, rose absolute, patchouli and ambroxan.

  5. 5. Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Petit Matin

    MFK’s brand new Petit Matin aims to lend you “the freshness of an early morning.” Its olfactory family is woody, floral and citrusy, with litsea cubeba from Indonesia, lemon from Calabria and hawthorn and lavandin from Provence.

  6. 6. Comme des Garçons, Floriental

    As always, Comme des Garçons get conceptual, creating a fragrance based on the Cistus Flower, a bloom with zero scent. Labdanum is the starting point (a warm resin from the leaves and twigs of the Cistus shrub) and there's sandalwood, vetiver, incense and pink pepper too.

  7. 7. Le Labo, Thé Noir 29

    Le Labo’s latest could well catch up with Santal as the fashion/art/design world go-to fragrance. Thé Noir 29 combines softness and strength through bergamot, fig, bay leaves, cedar wood, vetiver and musk. Then there’s a special extraction of black tea leaves, which gives it its name.

  8. 8. Louis Vuitton, Matière Noire

    Jacques Cavallier Belletrud was bound to get into fragrance, being born in Grasse, the birthplace of perfume. He’s created seven new scents for Louis Vuitton, our favourite being Matière Noire with patchouli, Laos agarwood, blackcurrant, white narcissus and sambac jasmine.

  9. 9. Aesop, Marrakech Intense

    Aesop’s Marrakech Intense works for men and women, with its woody blend balanced out by fresh floral top and heart notes. Created in collaboration with perfumer Barnabé Fillion, it's an evolution of the brand’s first fragrance, Marrakech, launched in 2005, but this time with sandalwood and cedarwood.

  10. 10. Hermès, Galop d’Hermès

    This is Christine Nagel’s first fragrance for Hermès. It’s got leather (only right for a house founded on leather saddles), which is lifted by saffron and rose with hints of quince. For the bottle, there are eight leather straps to choose from.

  11. 11. Frederic Malle, Monsieur

    This is the latest fragrance from the godfather of modern perfumery. It’s a power perfume with the biggest patchouli in the world at over 50% concentration. There’s also tangerine, rum, vanilla and musk.

  12. 12. Byredo, Unnamed Perfume

    To celebrate their 10th anniversary, BYREDO have just created an unnamed fragrance so their customers can choose a name that mattered to them. Notes of pink pepper, violet, treemoss and fir balsam.

  13. 13. Heeley, Chypre 21

    Chypre is one of the classic French scents, which actually dates back to the 16th century from the French name for Cyprus, where they produced a scented powder known as Cipria in the royal courts of Europe. The 21 here denotes that it’s been update for the 21st Century. Bergamot, rose, patchouli, sandalwood and oak moss are all present in James Heeley’s unisex


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