The latest from Serge Lutens, Borneo 1834, will be an homage to Indonesian Patchouli, and will feature floral notes, galbanum, patchouli, cacao accord, and ciste labdanum. (via Osmoz) I have seen several glowing reports on the fragrance boards from people who have smelled wax samples, and Luca Turin has already reviewed it on his blog, Perfume Notes (sorry, link no longer working). Unfortunately, it will be in the exclusive range so those of us in the United States will have to beg, borrow or steal to get a bottle. Update: read a review (sort of) of Serge Lutens Borneo.
More on Maria Sharapova's debut fragrance, which will launch at Macys on September 1:
The fragrance, developed by perfumer Carlos Vinals of Takasago International, is described as a "flirtatious and invigorating floral" with top notes of mandarin, bergamont, pomegranate leaf, cassis berries and lemongrass; a heart of gardenia, jasmine, magnolia, English rose petals and even Wimbledon grass, and a drydown of cashmere musk, white amber crystals and vanilla.
Sean Combs is the next entry into the celebrity fragrance market. His first scent will be called Unforgivable:
Top notes are of Sicilian lemon, Italian bergamot, Moroccan tangerine, grapefruit, juniper and sparkling champagne accord; the heart is of Mediterranean air accord, Tuscan basil, Florentine iris, clary sage and lavender, and the drydown is of cashmere accord, cool sea moss, Australian sandalwood, amber and tonka bean.
A limited edition Eau de Parfum concentration will debut at Saks on December 15, for $300 for 2.5 oz. An Eau de Toilette will be more widely distributed starting in February 2006, and will be $55 for 2.5 oz. A women's fragrance will follow in fall 2006. (via Women's Wear Daily) Update: read a review of Sean John Unforgivable.