Serge Lutens will launch Louve (shown at right), a "white almond" fragrance in the export range, this September. Sarrasins (no word yet on what it will smell like) will join the exclusive range, sold only at the Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido in Paris. (via cosmeticnews)
Update: a brief description of both scents, via osmoz:
Louve (“She-Wolf”) is a highly concentrated perfume featuring a sweet and balm-like note of bitter almond, as white as a snow castle on a mountaintop. Of Moorish inspiration, Sarrasins (“Saracens”) is a velvety floral, built around ‘a stunningly beautiful jasmine, gloved in jet-black ink’.
Many thanks to Ambroxan for the link, and apologies but I am running terribly late and no time to translate! (The above is taken from the Osmoz English site) Update: The notes for Serge Lutens Louve include almond, rose petals, jasmine petals, musk and vanilla powder. Louve is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum, Haute Concentration. (via senteursdailleurs) Shown at right is the limited edition bell jar bottle of Serge Lutens Sarrasins. Only 30 will be produced, at 850 euros. The regular price for the plain bottle: 105 euros for 75 ml. (via fashionmag.fr)
Also in September, Giorgio Armani will introduce Emporio Armani Diamonds, fronted by singer Beyoncé Knowles:
Created by perfumer Thierry Wasser of Firmenich, Emporio Armani Diamonds is categorized as a gourmand floral, featuring top notes of lychee and raspberry; middle notes of rose, freesia and lily of the valley, and bottom notes of vetiver, cedar wood, patchouli and vanilla.
A brand spokesperson noted that "We're using the rose but in a very gourmand way, like a flower that can be eaten".
Knowles will sing the Marilyn Monroe song Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend in the television advertising. Emporio Armani Diamonds will be available in 30, 50 and 100 ml. (quotes via Women's Wear Daily, additional information via cosmeticnews)