Lalique will launch Amethyst, a new fragrance for women, this coming September, although it will not reach the US until 2008:
Nathalie Lorson of Swiss flavors and fragrance company Firmenich created Amethyst, a fruity musk juice. Its top note of blackcurrant and blackberry continues with a floral bouquet and ends with notes of vanilla and musk. It comes in a heavy glass bottle (Pochet), engraved with thorns.
Lalique Amethyst will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum. (via cosmeticnews)
Other recent fragrances from Lalique: Lalique Encre Noire. Update: additional notes for Lalique Amethyst include raspberry, mulberry, rose, peony and ylang ylang. Shown at right is the luxury packaging, in 50 ml crystal bottle with refill and funnel, 550 euros. (via fashionmag.fr)
Also coming in September, a new fragrance for men from Acqua di Parma. Colonia Intensa, described as a woody leather scent, was developed by perfumer Alberto Morillas, and includes notes of citrus, ginger, myrtle, artemisia, neroli, gaiac wood, patchouli, benzoin and musk. The packaging features the brand's iconic bottle design with a bronze cap. (via cosmeticnews, osmoz)
Update: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa will be available in 50 and 100 ml Cologne Spray and in Deodorant, After Shave Balm and Hair & Shower Gel.
Update: the description of Colonia Intensa from Neiman Marcus:
A discreet yet intense scent, classical in its initial composition, it is extraordinarily modern with its new and precious combination of woods and resins. Colonia Intensa is for the highly enterprising, self-assured man, who is at ease with himself and in a natural way effortlessly expresses himself through this rich and memorable fragrance.
The unique composition is made up of the traditional citrus and aromatic notes—typical of an Eau de Cologne—but the fragrance develops a surprisingly olfactory personality, intensely masculine due to the innovative long lasting wood-leather.
Additional notes include bergamot, lemon, cardamom, leather, cedarwood, lignum vitae.
Update: see a review of Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa.