Guerlain will release a limited edition flanker to 1965's Habit Rouge this coming March. Habit Rouge Habit de Metal for men...
...opens on cool citrus notes of lemon, mandarin, orange and bergamot, building to a heart of spice and woods. The base notes feature wild leather, vanilla amber and benzoin.
Guerlain Habit Rouge Habit de Metal will be available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette. (via moodiereport)
Other recent releases from Guerlain: Cherry Blossom Delight, Eau de Shalimar.
Bath & Body Works has launched Enchanted Orchid, the latest edition to their Signature Collection:
Our rare calypso orchids are enhanced by violets and white irises, then expertly counterpointed by our master perfumers with fresh gardenia and amber musk. Sultry. Intriguing. Hypnotic.
The fragrance notes include pink grapefruit, wet greens, waterlily, apple, Calypso orchid, gardenia, iris, violet, vanilla orchid, heliotrope, creamy amber and skin musk.
Bath & Body Works Enchanted Orchid is $19 for 50 ml Eau de Toilette. (via bathandbodyworks)
Other recent releases from Bath & Body Works: Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Parfum, Chocolate Amber.
I bought the $2 sample lotion of the BBW Orchid and you know, I don't hate it. It is growing on me. Can't really wear it with other perfume – it sort of softly dominates everything. I couldn't describe it really, it has almost a powdery quality (and I usually hate powder) and a very pleasant floral. It's not sexy by any means, but doesn't give an old lady vibe either. Good for wearing to work.
I don't like enchanted orchid at all. All I smell ar violets that dominate. The violets in it are above all the other notes….
Cracking up at “I don't hate it”. I'll have to give it a shot, but last time I went in to BBW to try all their latest, I was pretty disappointed.
Ah, that might just mean I'll like it better than some of their other recent releases — it it isn't too sweet.
I'm curious to know what you'd think the main note is, it's almost a baby smell. Might be too sweet for you.
*Also, please try the freshwater cucumber (which I love and I know you probably won't) and tell me if I'm crazy – it smells like money after it's been on my skin for a while. Almost a new leather wallet smell. That or I might need an MRI! LOL!
Enchanted Orchid is easily one of the best fragrances they're released in a while. Personally, I think it's a lot better than any of the florals that they released in 2007.
It's relatively clean, but it's not boring. It's one of the most well-blended fragrances they've ever had. The top notes are a very creamy floral. It smells of a combination of white and pink orchids. The mid notes are spicy, but very subtly so. They blend perfectly with the tope notes, and give the overall fragrance a very modern oriental feel. The base notes are green, and very sheer. There's really nothing terrible “basey” about this scent, other than the fact that the dry down is a lot more subdued, and less sunny or wet than the top.
It's not a terribly complex fragrance, though. From the moment you spary it on, you can smell all of the parts of the fragrance, and al of them are very present throughout the development of the scent. It's as simple as the tope notes being a bright floral, followed by said florals blending heavily with spices, and eventually fading out, and mingling with the base.The EDT has decent lasting power, but most of the body products (Body Splash, Body Lotion, etc.) have surprisingly good lasting power.
It will also be available in Body Cream, Body Butter, and a Satin Body Veil on March 31st.
Thanks PC for such a detailed description! Somehow I grew up on an island surrounded by flowers and have never smelled an orchid that had a scent (?). I had no idea that's what they smell like!
You know, I didn't know either. But Victoria's Secret also had an Orchid Fragrance. It was Bali Orchid? (not Calypso Orchid). It was AMAZING! It was completely different; very heady, and it was a white floral.
Guessing the “baby smell” is probably iris+heliotrope.
I don't know what “wild leather” is, but I want Habit de Metal very, very badly. And I haven't even smelled it yet. I don't want to break my vow not to buy anything before my next trip overseas, but it's limited-edition, and I still regret (a little) not having bought the limited-edition and gone Eau Sauvage Cuir Fraicheur last September at the duty-free at Gatwick. If I find Habit de Metal locally and it's any good, then it must be mine, because life is short and good fragrances are a treasure.
HA — I am still mad that I didn't order ESFC from overseas. I figured it would show up in the US eventually, but never happened. Do find some Habit de Metal and tell me if it is any good!
Oh, I never read any reviews for ESFC, so I assumed it was very “meh”. I've kept my eye out for it anyway, and I now I see why I've never found it. You though it was FBW Robin, or did you mean you never ordered a sample?
No, I mean I never got to try it at all — was hoping to run across a tester somewhere or another. I really wanted to try it. Probably just as well I didn't order it unsniffed, right?
I completely agree with the powdery before dry down. However, once that fades it is kind of nice. I also can clearly smell the violet notes and gardenia almost immediately, the amber is hidden in the background which rounds it out nicely.
Thanks, I still need to try it!
this release is so-so for me. Not the worst or best, I'd have to say that I like Sensual Amber much better.