This week Apothia will launch L Eau de Parfum (see bottle at right), a fragrance inspired by the Showtime series The L Word. It was created by perfumer Yann Vasnier and includes notes of angelica, juniper, cardamom, violet leaf, Florentine orris butter, vetiver, sandalwood, musk and crystal amber. Update: see a review of Apothia L Eau de Parfum.
Mona di Orio, said to be a protégé of Edmond Roudnitska, has launched a new line with three fragrances. Carnation, with precious woods, spices and tuberose; Lux, with lemon zest, bitter orange, bergamot, sandalwood, attar of roses, cardamon, saffron and amber; and Nuit Noire, with roses, jasmine, tuberose, clove, balsamic resins and precious woods. The line has a website, and is available at Les Senteurs in London.