Lulu Guinness has released her latest summer limited edition, Pink Pearls. The "radiant floral" features notes of pink grapefruit, tangerine peel, orange blossom, pink tulip, buttercup, apricot, tonka bean, amber, and sandalwood. The fragrance is a tie-in with Guinness's new book, Put On Your Pearls, Girls! and is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum. (via rivieraconcepts and gcimagazine)
Bath & Body Works is releasing a new line, Le Couvent des Minimes. According to beautynewsnyc, this is a joint venture with L'Occitane. There are two fragrances, both of which will be exclusive to the BBW stores: Lavender & Acacia and Verbena & Lemon. Each is available in an Eau de Toilette and a range of body care products. There is also a Honey & Shea skincare line. All the formulas are "inspired" by recipes from the Minimes Convent in Provence. Update: see a review of Le Couvent des Minimes Verbena & Lemon.
At the other end of the price spectrum, Amouage is celebrating 21 years in Harrods with a new fragrance, Asana. The notes include mandarin, cardamom, nutmeg, freesia, violet, apricot blossom, cyclamen, jasmine, cedarwood, tonka beans, amber crystals, amyris (a rare form of sandalwood) and frankincense. This will be a limited edition run of 250 bottles, exclusive (of course) to Harrods. I don't know the price, and I doubt I need to know. Thanks to Lucia for passing on the news!
Maître Parfumeur et Gantier (finally) officially launched Bahiana yesterday:
...a Brazilian-themed women’s fragrance to coincide with the French government’s official Year of Brazil this year. The fruity EdT, with top notes of orange, lemon and mandarin, a heart of green leaves and rosewood, and a base containing amber, musk and coco, was created to evoke the tropical and forested landscapes of Brazil.
The fragrance is geared towards a younger market than the brand usually reaches for, and they have not yet decided if it will join the permanent line. (via cosmeticnews) Update: see a review of Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana.