My dear friend Mary Messhausen recently gave me the new Comme des Garçons perfume as a gift. Ever since I had that irresistible stank on me.
The scent is described as “an industrialized flower to go with glue, an imaginary flower from an unknown civilization”. I’d say the first idea that came to my mind is bug repellant with a hint of tape. Of course its turns around after a few minutes and becomes lilac and glue. Such a hot pheromone.
It’s old school CdG in a recycled, partially hand blown bottle. That won’t stand up.
I’ve been trying for weeks now. Watch the clip above.
I first heard about a Maision Martin Margiela perfume almost 2 years ago. Now, after such a long wait, the first Margiela smell is just around the corner; 20 years after the label launched and just after the founder has left the Maison.
Created in collaboration with perfumer Daniela Andrier, the unisex fragrance, called Untitled, will launch at Colette on January 25th and in March elsewhere.
The scent is described as “floral, woody, and very green” (including notes of fern) as well as “ambery and oriental.”
Of course, the bottle is dipped in white paint. Secretly, I was still hoping they would sell an empty bottle. Or a fluid without a scent (not to call it water). That would have been THE BEST.
p.s. perfumer Daniela Andrier is the nose behind YSL’s Rive Gauche, Gucci Rush for men, and several Prada fragrances.
Photo above by Susie Bubble, who also has a great post about the launch event.
“A light, fresh, clean scent that embodies a fusion of the elements. The idea was to create a perfume close to the elements of water and air, but with a futuristic approach. Express “the Back to nature” side of Bernhard with a pure & essential fragrance.”
– Lucas Sieuzac, Perfumer
Available as #2 in the collection of Six Scents: Series One
Each fragrance is limited to 2000 bottles & raises money for Designers Against Aids
don’t get me started on the typography for the Bernhard scent
Just when I thought I would never mention Tom Ford on the blog, I see the ad for his White Patchouli perfume featuring Erykah Badu. Do I have to cop it now?
Maison Martin Margiela has announced a partnership with L’Oreal to create the first MMM perfume. I read somewhere that the scent is due in 2009.
This is going to be very interesting. Can’t wait to smell what they come up with. And it ain’t easy as a couple of super perfumes are taken by Comme des Garçons, especially their series 6 with perfumes like Dry Clean, Garage, Tar or Soda or Odeur 53.
Out of all places Women’s Wear Daily suggests it could end up being a perfume without scent or an empty bottle. Both would be absolutely amazing, me thinks.
Basically, I have to go to sleep for two months. Everything I want is available in spring, mostly February only:
- The new Mariah album (as yet untitled)
- The new Bernhard Willhelm women’s 2008 summer collection
- The new Comme des Garcons fragrance 8 88 (smells like gold)
- The new The Golden Compass 8 DVD Collectors Box Set incl. 1 animal spirit
Visit the homepage of my cute daemon, Callum. Please.
- The new Hot Chip album
It’s a big day in perfume commercials. First we have the ad for M by Mariah.
“The commercial (…) features Mariah in a private sunset paradise & promises to deliver all the warmth, sensuality and glamour that Mariah and her fragrance, exude.”
Second, here is the David Lynch directed Gucci by Gucci clip:
Got My M
M by Mariah
Overly excited, I entered the department store. I must have looked kind of lost as I hastily walked around the perfume counters. One sales lady noticed my despair. She asked me: “Can I help you with something?”
I had not completed my question when I saw the M by Mariah flacon in her hand but I continued anyway: “Yes, I’m looking for Mariah’s fragrance.”
The woman, well in her 60s replied laughingly: “I am Mariah. Don’t I look like her? (Short break) Well, maybe 40 years from now.” Absolutely, I said.
She directed me to the Mariah counter, “Is it for a young lady, my dear?”
“That would be me, I am right here.”
As you may remember, M has top notes of marshmallow and sea breeze accord, a heart of Living Tahitian Tiare and gardenia and a drydown of sheer amber, patchouli and Moroccan incense.
It’s such a lovely scent. I’m on cloud marshmallow.
Thank you Margot.
To battle the heatwave I spray my face with Toning Floral Water by Stella McCartney every 5 minutes. It’s one of the eight products from her skincare line Care. The Toning Floral Water contains green tea, linden blossom and cornflower extracts. The smell bewitches my nose, so lovely. To get an extra chilling sensation, I keep the spray in the freezer. My skin says: “Thank you” every time it gets another soothing hit.
“All products certified organic and ecological.”
I bet they contain no fur.
p.s. Now, I think that bag would go perfectly with the Toning Floral Water.
It’s not summer yet, but I’m sure fall is going to be great. You must have wondered, what is going on with Mariah? Well, she is just preparing for her triple threat later this year:
New movie, Tennessee
Her first fragrance, M by Mariah Carey
M me. You smell so M. Cover me in M. Can’t wait till M hits the shops.
M is a floriental. It has top notes of marshmallow and sea breeze accord, a heart of Living Tahitian Tiare and gardenia and a drydown of sheer amber, patchouli and Moroccan incense.
Mariah created the fragrance with perfumer Carlos Benaim of International Flavors & Fragrances, whose previous work includes Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf.
The bottle, created by Elisabeth Arden’s Jean Antretter, is a lavender glass orb with a subtle wave design and a silver rope-patterned neck. The cap is topped by Carey’s signature butterfly. The outer carton features fluttering butterflies, with a front panel that opens to reveal the fragrance.