La Prairie will launch Life Threads, a new trio of perfumes that hopes to "honor the endless possibilities of women’s lives", this coming October.
Silver is a woody floral with notes of green leaves, bergamot, tuberose, jasmine, ylang ylang, pimento, orange blossom, sandalwood, vetiver, solar musk and moss.
Gold is a spicy oriental featuring tangerine, plum, clove, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, rose, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, cedar, patchouli, myrrh, vanilla and incense.
Platinum is a floral chypre. The notes include plum, violet leaf, galbanum, jasmine, rose, leather, cardamom, iris, patchouli, vetiver, golden amber, oakmoss and labdanum.
La Prairie Life Threads Silver, Gold and Platinum will be available in 50 ml, concentration unknown, for $125 each.
(via wwd, cosmeticworld)
Update: all three of the Life Threads fragrances were developed by perfumer Constance Georges-Picot.
Another update: see a review of La Prairie Life Threads.
I’m confused as to how these “honor the endless possibilities of women’s lives,” but am willing to accept just about any explanation.
Oh, and Estee Lauder ought to sue over Silver and Gold. It seems like the only logical response.
perhaps EL and Ali H. are waiting for the flankers Silver Nude, Gold Nude and Platinum Nude to come out….
Jose Cuervo should sue, too.
These sound really nice. Has La Prairie done fragrances before? Aren’t they primarily an extremely pricey skincare line?
They did Silver Rain & Midnight Rain. Not favorites of mine, but somebody must love them.
They were a pass for me, too. And I was kidding about the Estee Lauder thing, but I really did like Dazzling Silver, and don’t see how any of these could compare. Call me a literalist, but if you’re going to name something after a metal, I want some kind of metal accord involved.
You’re a Literalist.
Actually the Gold sounds yummy to me. But I’ve put a serious stranglehold on the credit cards for the rest of the month! I must be strong since in September there’s a bottle of Guerlain SDV out there with my name on it (actually Guerlain’s name is on it, my name is on the invoice and that’s good enough.)
Yea, I’ve heard some weird stuff about La Prairie skin care. I’m skeptical about these scents, partly because they seem to be riding the “white floral” bandwagon (very popular these last few months), but just pricing them sky high. Miss Kitty V. is right. EL’s legal team is probably all over this already.
Platinum sounded nice to me. I must be crazy. A floral chypre appealing to me?? Weird.
Seventeen days until the kids go back to school. Seventeen days until the kids go back to school. Seventeen days until the kids go back to school… and as a corollary, six days until The CEO goes back to his university office. Six days until The CEO goes back to his university office… the house will be mine in the afternoons…. mwah ha ha…
Tee hee. Twelve days until the kid goes back to school. Twelve, just twelve, I can go twelve days, can’t I?
What? you don’t like having everyone hanging around 24/7 and taxiing back and forth to 8 million softball games and whining for food 26 hours a day and making soooo much laundry that the washer and dryer never stop….???? You want PEACE and QUIET? well, when you do have those nice afternoons, you’ll have to pick yourself up a nice set of J.R. Ward books and put your feet up…..
Hey, there’s a perfume-related reason I’m eager for my child to return to school. I miss out on perfume experiences while she’s not in school. She comes home smelling of the perfume and hand cream of all of her teachers, so I get to try all kinds of stuff without even snagging samples.
lol an alterior motive….oh, and good job by your small perfumista for wrangling sniff tests at school! (she’s a natural!)
Hey! I just started Dark Lover last night!
That is a great book!!! I bought this series several months ago but never got around to starting it…..have stacks of “plan to reads” ….anyhow, J got her hands on it and couldn’t put them down….read thru the set (we’ve got all in print as of now) 3 times this summer and was frothing at the mouth for me to read them so we could squeal together! I started book#2 yesterday….needless to say I was barely able to fix dinner! Still have dirty dishes in the sink this morning! But I NEED TO READ!
None of these sound terribly interesting. Just three more cases of deja vu where the notes are concerned. I might smell them if they’re around, but wouldn’t specifically seek them out.
The twins don’t go back until the 8th of September… The little one’s been going four days a week and will be bumped back up to five in the fall. I’ve practically been fantasizing about afternoons filled with tea, reading, or *gasp* writing uninterrupted without the constant accompanyment of the washer, kids asking for lunch just after breakfast, then dinner just after lunch… But it is fun to play in my samples, little noses at my elbow wanting to sniff the wands or bottles. And at least we can venture out to the fragrance counter now without four little hands grabbing at everything in reach. I remember when one of the twins grabbed a Waterford piece as we pushed them by in their stroller and my heart nearly stopped until we managed to catch the item and put it back. Talk about the worst section to be in where the ‘you break it, you buy it’ rule applies.
Now they just adore gingerly picking up testers and carefully holding them under their nose, then that of their little brother while my sweetie just shakes his head at my little perfumistos(?) and perfumista in training. Give me the first five (or seven) years…
It’s soooo sweet…..now…..let me issue this dire warning: little perfumistas/perfumistos grow up into big perfumistas who at the grand age of 17 think that immediate access to things like Amouage, by Killian, FM, SL and Montale is a life necessity and will walk by, sniff my arm, declare : BUY IT!, and continue walking…..good lord I hope she marries a captain of industry or an oil tycoon…..or a perfumeur….does JCE have any marriagable younger sons?
I think he heas a son alos, not only a daughter, but I haven’t got his phone number yet. I keep tryin’.
Dunno about the contents, but those are some very nice bottles they have there (even if the hovering-between-sheets-of-glass concept is flat-out stolen from Jacomo Aura for Men).
Hey, I missed this comment back in August, sorry! I like the bottles too, and now I’ll have to google the Aura.
I really loved the silver one, has anyone checked out the others? The videos are pretty romantic which is probably why I like them
Haven’t smelled any of them.
Just a quick PSA…Parfum1 has testers already and at a very tempting price…
Oh thanks, I’ll try to announce that!
I forgot to report this. I tried these out the other day at the local Bloomie. The Gold is nice and the Silver and Platinum are rather mainstream and pedestrian.
Thanks! I forgot to try them last I was at the mall but hope to soon.
I tried the gold one in Bloomingdales today. The sales rep offered it, saying it’s her favorite fragrance. It’s nice, warm and smooth but it isn’t excitingly attractive. It smells very familiar…
Ah…well, sounds like they’re not universally loved. Oh well. I’ll try them eventually!