Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, has introduced Carine Roitfeld Parfums. The brand debuts with seven unisex fragrances: Aurélien, George, Kar-Wai, Lawrence, Orson, Sebastian and Vladimir.
Through seven captivating fragrances personifying seven unforgettable lovers in seven iconic cities, Carine evokes the lifetime of adventure and sensuality that has guided her to the furthest reaches of the world. Seductive and emblematic like the men who inspired them, the fragrances symbolize her insatiable quest for romance, passion, experience and love.
Aurélien ~ "Part of renowned French editor Carine Roitfeld's first venture into fragrances, this 'Aurélien' Eau de Parfum is inspired by an unforgettable lover from Paris - she recalls: "We strolled among the orange trees near the Sacré Cœur, my dangerous heels dancing on the cobblestones…" An opulent and warm scent, it opens with a Citrus blend that leads to a deep heart of Davana Oil and Myrrh. It's encased in a dark-green glass vessel that will make the perfect addition to your dressing table." Additional notes include orange blossom, jasmine, benzoin, amber, patchouli and opoponax. Developed by perfumer Aurélien Guichard.
George ~ "Part of a collection inspired by seven fictional lovers, Carine Roitfeld imagines heady nights spent listening to punk rock through her Eau de Parfum, 'George'. Crafted by the former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief alongside French parfumiers, the mesmeric scent unfurls with Violet Leaves, Jasmine, Rose and Cannabis Flowers, and lingers with smokey Galbanum and Chypre at the heart and base." Additional notes include iris, oakmoss and leather. Developed by perfumer Yann Vasnier.
Kar-Wai ~ "The men who inspired Carine Roitfeld's collection of fragrances are fantasies the legendary French editor came up with while drinking a cup of tea in bed. This Eau de Parfum is named after film director Wong Kar-Wei, who Roitfeld says embodies the spirit of Hong Kong. A floral and woody aroma, it's blended with notes of Living Longjing Tea, fruity Osmanthus and earthy Vetiver. The tinted glass vessel and polished silver plaque make it ideal for displaying in your dressing room." Additional notes include bergamot, cardamom, rose, jasmine, musks and leather. Developed by perfumer Pascal Gaurin.
Lawrence (shown) ~ ""Among the colorful silks and glazed pottery, we loved to lose ourselves; I can see myself surrounded by all the mysterious, colorful flacons", reads Carine Roitfeld's 'Seven Lovers' insert - named after Lawrence of Arabia, this Eau de Parfum is inspired by a tale of love and adventure in Dubai. Opening with sweet and peppery notes of Tolu Balsam Resinoid, this genderless fragrance is layered with Jasmine and warm Oud for a musky heart. Spritz a small amount into the hollow of your neck." Additional notes include cumin, coriander, saffron and musk. Developed by perfumer Yann Vasnier.
Orson ~ "Carine Roitfeld's collection of fragrances explores the connection between scent and memory, focusing on real and imagined lovers from seven iconic cities. Inspired by 'Orson' from New York, this feminine perfume is alchemized with Hawthorn Flower, Benzoin and Tonka Bean notes that linger on the skin for hours. Housed in a sleek glass vessel, it's sure to make a lasting impression on someone special." Additional notes include tuberose, ylang ylang, sandalwood and opoponax. Developed by perfumer Aurélien Guichard.
Sebastian ~ "...the former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief envisages bumping into 'Sebastian' in Buenos Aires and dancing the tango together in an Argentinian café. Blended by French perfumers, the spicy fragrance opens with Tuberose and Immortelle Flower layered with heady Sandalwood notes." Additional notes include vanilla. Developed by perfumer Pascal Gaurin.
Vladimir ~ "The insert for her 'Vladimir' Eau de Parfum reads, "We slipped into the wings of the Mariinsky Theatre while the dancers warmed up to the sound of Tchaikovsky." Based on the Russian city of St. Petersburg, this rich Amber scent unfurls with notes of Frankincense and sweet-smelling Orris. It's presented in an equally dark and mysterious glass bottle." Additional notes include grapefruit, bergamot, sate, cedar and geranium. Developed by perfumer Pascal Gaurin.
Carine Roitfeld Parfums Aurélien, George, Kar-Wai, Lawrence, Orson, Sebastian and Vladimir are available at Net-A-Porter, $285 each for 90 ml Eau de Parfum. A coffret with 10 ml bottles of all seven is $275.
(via net-a-porter, additional information via getthegloss)