Guerlain has launched Les Secrets de Sophie, a new perfume by Jean-Paul Guerlain presented in three limited edition bottles by French jewelry designer Sophie Levy. Les Secrets Noirs de Sophie (shown above) has accents in black, Les Secrets Poudres de Sophie in pink, and Les Secrets Nacres de Sophie, in white.
For this trio, an Eau de Parfum was specially composed by Jean-Paul Guerlain. It is a bold yet delicate floral composition that gives way to the freshness of bitter orange, bergamot and petite grain. The citrus sparkles as flowery neroli sets the tone, giving way to the middle notes of sultry white flowers: ylang-ylang, jasmine and orange blossom. Violets add a subtle nuance to this opulence with their sweetness. This middle chord, with its treasured femininity, gives the fragrance its personality. Like a delicate bracelet wrapped around a woman's wrist, the floral scent stays on the skin all day long as oriental notes of vanilla and tonka bean add a warmer dimension. White musks lend sweetness, while dry, distinguished incense adds mystery.
Guerlain Les Secrets de Sophie is available at Neiman Marcus, $420 for 60 ml Eau de Parfum. (via neimanmarcus)