Aftelier has launched Candide, a new natural perfume:
Candide is a bright, uplifting floral, expressing its theme of optimism through sublime jasmine and age-old frankincense. Recent research in the Journal of Biological Chemistry finds that the scent of jasmine is better than Valium at calming and soothing. The sunny color comes from the orange shades of jasmine, pink grapefruit, and blood orange essences. The smell of jasmine is uplifting and cheerful in a sexy way – the perfect blend of high and low, sweet and dirty. The pink grapefruit is juicy and sweet; the blood orange smells of mouth-watering orange mixed with raspberries. The name is an homage to the great novel from Voltaire, with its theme of optimism.
Aftelier Candide is available in 2 ml mini ($45) or 1/4 oz ($150, comes with 2 ml mini kit). (via press release)
Update: in response to some of the comments below, Mandy Aftel confirms that there is not a separate raspberry note in Candide.
Another update: see a review of Aftelier Candide.