Strange Invisible Perfumes has launched Moon Garden, a "luxuriant bouquet of tuberose, jasmine and pikake...bejeweled with African resins", and inspired by the night gardens popular in the Victorian era:
These exquisite gardens were cultivated for men and women to appreciate by moonlight in order to preserve their fair skin from the sun. Light-hued flowers and foliage were favored for their ethereal moonlit shimmer, and exotic night blooms such as moonflowers and pikake were cultivated for their perfumes which were most beguiling after dark.
Moon Garden is available now at Barneys or through the Strange Invisible Perfumes website.
Courvoisier Cognac will launch their debut fragrance, L'edition Imperiale, next spring. The scent "targets 25-35 year old males who are ambitious, determined and desire to succeed":
Courvoisier L'edition Imperiale is not a cognac-flavored fragrance. Top notes for Courvoisier(TM) L'edition Imperiale are cardamom, mandarin, tagette and coriander. Mid notes include atlas cedarwood, smoked tea, royal calla lily and violet, while the dry down contains vetiver, fir balsam, leather and warm amber. Holding true to the brand's 200 plus years of heritage, all Courvoisier fragrances are produced in France.
Courvoisier L'edition Imperiale will be available in Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum. (press release via arrivenet) Update 3/07: Courvoisier L'edition Imperiale is now available at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and is described as a "woody oriental". Look for grooming products in the future; for now, there is Eau de Parfum in 75 ml ($98) and 125 ml ($145). (via Women's Wear Daily) Update 4/07: Courvoisier L'edition Imperiale was created by perfumer Alexis Dadier of Mane, and apparently there are more scents in store from the brand: "We’re developing a gourmande fragrance right now and there’s a fougère coming down the line.” (via cosmeticsint.co.uk)
Update 5/08: see a review of Courvoisier L'edition Imperiale.