Estee Lauder will launch the Tom Ford Estēe Lauder Collection for Summer 2007 this coming April. Last year's collection included Azurée Body Oil Spray, a modern reinterpretation of the 1969 classic fragrance inspired by "the Mediterranean near Mrs. Estée Lauder's vacation home in Cap d'Antibes, off the coast of France".
Those of you who missed out on the Azurée Body Oil last year (it sold out quickly) will get another chance, as it returns in this year's collection. In addition, look for two new forms of the scent: azurēe soleil Eau Fraiche Skinscent and azurēe soleil Body Lotion. All three are...
...built around a heart of “tiare milk” — Tahitian Gardenia petals steeped in coconut oil — wrapped in layers of sun drenched orangeflower buds, jasmine, magnolia petals and droplets of myrrh, evoking the sensation of a golden afternoon on warm sand. Brightened with Sicilian bergamot and mandarin, the scent’s rich warmth is sustained with a dash of luxurious amber enhanced by the elegance of sandalwood, vetiver, luscious caramel and nourishing coconut cream.
The Body Oil will be $29.50; azurēe soleil Eau Fraiche Skinscent 50 ml ($38), 100 ml ($49.50) or 250 ml ($68); azurēe soleil Body Lotion, 200 ml for $29.50. (via Estee Lauder) Update: see a review of Estee Lauder Azuree Soleil.
Cognac is the latest perfume release from natural perfume house Aftelier:
Cognac is light and fresh with notes of cognac, fresh ginger, blood orange, and olive absolute in organic grape alcohol. Delicious! Mandy [Aftel] was inspired to create a perfume around the aroma of cognac combining it with the freshness of ginger and the raspberry aroma of blood oranges contrasted with the fruity heaviness of olive absolute. Cognac was created as the polar opposite to Tango. Tango is winter and fall. Cognac is spring and summer. Tango is night and sensuality: Cognac is day and lightness.
Aftelier Cognac is $140 for 1/2 oz perfume; $25 for a 2 ml mini. (via Aftelier newsletter)