Designer Dries Van Noten has launched two new "fresh contemporary" unisex fragrances, Orange Smoke and Sur Ma Peau. The scents can be worn alone or layered with any of the ten fragrances in the collection introduced earlier this year.
Orange Smoke (above right) ~ "“When the sky touches the earth: the pureness of an orange flower with the mineral facet of incense. I chose to play with the chiaroscuro – light and shade – quality of incense, combining its fresh mineral nature with the luminous sweetness of orange blossom.” — ANNICK MENARDO" Additional notes include mandarin, petitgrain, neroli, jasmine, myrrh and musks.
Sur Ma Peau (above left) ~ "“I wanted a big contrast between two strong sensations: bursting freshness versus pure, sensual addiction. In Sur Ma Peau, the warm facet of vanilla meets the sensual texture of tonka under a burst of citrus. Bergamot, full of zest, with a tear of benzoin, a precious resin sourced responsibly in the mountains of Laos, play against one another: as benzoin melts on the skin, it’s illuminated by the extreme backlight of citrus.” — QUENTIN BISCH" Additional notes include mandarin, orange blossom and vetiver.
Dries Van Noten Orange Smoke and Sur Ma Peau are $255 each for 200 ml Eau de Toilette, in refillable and recyclable bottles.