French niche line Histoires de Parfums will launch the Opera Collection, a new series of five fragrances, each in a different bottle: 1831 Norma (Bellini), 1875 Carmen (Bizet), 1890 La Dame de Pique (Tchaikovsky), 1905 Madame Butterfly (Puccini) and 1926 Turandot (Puccini).
1831 Norma ~ named for the Bellini opera, known for the Casta Diva aria once sung by Maria Callas. With pink pepper, aldehydes, rose, ylang ylang, jasmine, labdanum, vanilla, patchouli and benzoin.
1875 Carmen ~ named for the Bizet opera, and inspired by the Habanera aria. With saffron, lemon, ginger, davana, white flowers, incense, sandalwood, patchouli and gaiac wood.
1890 La Dame de Pique ~ named for the Tchaikovsky opera known in English as The Queen of Spades, based on the story by Pushkin. With spices, flowers, incense, patchouli, leather, amber and musk.
1905 Madame Butterfly ~ named for the Puccini opera, with mandarin, neroli, iris, heliotrope, cedar, sandalwood and musk.
1926 Turandot (shown) ~ named for the Puccini opera, with jasmine, orange blossom, narcissus, patchouli, amber, leather and incense.
Histoires de Parfums 1831 Norma, 1875 Carmen, 1890 La Dame de Pique, 1905 Madame Butterfly and 1926 Turandot will be available in
50 ml Eau de Parfum with 100 ml refills.
Update: The collection is sold in 60 ml Parfum, $420 each.