Estée Lauder has introduced Beautiful Absolu, a new concentration of 1985’s Beautiful in packaging reflecting Andy Warhol’s connection to the fragrance…
One of the less well-known things about Andy Warhol was his obsession with fragrance. He is said to have had a collection that he called his “permanent smell collection,” which was made up of hundreds of bottles, many half-used. Halston cologne, Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet eau de toilette, Braggi cologne, Ma Griffe by Carven, Paris by Yves Saint Laurent, and Devin cologne by Aramis are a few he collected.
[...] Warhol began amassing his collection of semi-used perfumes in the early 1960s— “Before that, the smells in my life were all just whatever happened to hit my nose by chance,” he wrote. “But then I realized I had to have a kind of smell museum so certain smells wouldn’t get lost forever.”
Bond no. 9 has introduced five fragrances: Bond Silver (above left), Union Square (above center), Lexington Avenue (above right), Success is the Essence of New York and Montauk. These appear to be the former Andy Warhol series, repackaged and reintroduced as Andy-Warhol-less standalone products. All are available now at Saks Fifth Avenue.