New from L'Artisan: a limited edition of Mûre et Musc in a signed bottle by Pierre Dinand. The 150 ml bottles will be sold at 190€ each. This might be even cuter than last year's lovely green fig bottle for Premier Figuier. Also look for a Mûre et Musc coffret discovery set with a 15 ml Eau de Toilette, small tubes of shower gel and body cream, and a votive candle.
Two new fragrances from Rancé debuted last month. Both are derived from scents that founder François Rancé created to the specifications of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1805. Le Vainqueur for men features Mediterranean citrus fruits, exotic melon, watermelon, ginger, nutmeg, jasmine, lily of the valley, lavender, geranium, leather, iris wood, ambergris and musk. Joséphine for women has been released in its original formula; the notes are May rose, hawthorn, jasmine, ylang ylang, hyacinth, iris, blackcurrant, white peach, cloves, galbanum, violet leaves, ebony, sandalwood, white musk, Bourbon vanilla and ambergris.
Wickle is a new line from London, debuting with four Eau de Parfums: "fresh, green Periwinkle, sensual Muskmallow, refined Scented Tea Leaf and sultry Chestnut & Vetiver". Very cool bottles, check them out at wallpaper or at the firm's website, ticklemywickle. Update: see a review of Wickle Chestnut & Vetiver.