Two Amouage classics. Meander and Ashore; ethereal journeys of the Renaissance Collection inspired by the grace of the Sultanate created by Mackenzie Reilly. Perfect for summer.
Amouage Meander is a Amber Fougere fragrance. An intricate blend of woods and flowy spices, Meander captures the exhilarating feeling of happiness when Salalah turns into a land of haze and running streams. Top notes are Olibanum, Carrot Seeds, Pink Pepper and Black Pepper; middle notes are Orris, Cypriol Oil or Nagarmotha, Narcissus and Rose; notes are Sandalwood, Olibanum and Vetiver.
A hypnotising floral-solar perfume, Ashore depicts the mirage of the senses that occurs every summer on the coast of Ras Al Jinz. Top notes are Cardamom, Pink Pepper and Turmeric; middle notes are Jasmine Sambac, Solar notes and Rose; base notes are Ambergris, Sandalwood and Olibanum.
Amouage Meander and Ashore are available at Amouage boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage.
Shimmering rays of blazing yellow pierce through the cracks – the warmth of sunlight and the cold touch of ice surface in Sunshine Woman and Beach Hut Man.
Amouage Beach Hut Man
Beach Hut Man is a woody aromatic fragrance for men. The infinity of the ocean and the silence of virgin forests come alive in Beach Hut Man, a creation by Elise Benat. An olfactory escape to a place where nature reigns supreme. Top notes are mint, galbanum and orange blossom; middle notes are ivy, vetiver and moss; base notes are woody notes, myrrh and patchouli.
Amouage Beach Hut Woman
A perfume that reads like a smile in the ambery light of summer days, Sunshine Woman is sensuality embodied – created by Sidonie Lancesseur. It’s a woody aquatic fragrance. Top notes are mineral notes and bergamot; middle notes are driftwood and ylang-ylang; base notes are patchouli and cashmeran.
Amouage Beach Hut Man and Woman are available at Amouage boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage.
Bright freshness, delicate floralcy and crystalline elegance surrounded by a piercing glacial embrace – radiant masterpieces for a Summer relief.
Reflection Man and Woman; a dyad of our iconic offerings that are testaments to luminous luxury and a spirit of refinement by master perfumers Lucas Sieuzac and Maurice Roucel.
Amouage Reflection Man
Created by Lucas Sieuzac, Reflection Man is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for men. Top notes are Rosemary, Pink Pepper and Petitgrain; middle notes are Jasmine, Neroli, Orris Root and Ylang-Ylang; base notes are Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedar and Patchouli.
Amouage Reflection Woman
Created by Marcel Roucel, Amouage Reflection Woman is a Floral fragrance for women. Top notes are Green Leaves, Freesia and Water Violet; middle notes are Magnolia and Jasmine; base notes are Cedar, Sandalwood and Amber.
Amouage Reflection Man and Woman are available at Amouage boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage.
Continuing to unearth new discoveries in perfumery, Amouage has released its latest olfactive tale. One of knowledge and aesthetic pleasure, Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco is a fragrant journey along the Tropic of Cancer from Oman to Cuba, connecting Royal Frankincense to Regal Tobacco. The perfume references the tradition of ‘El Lector’, whose role was to read to cigarmakers in Cuban factories, captivating them with riveting novels like Les Misérables by Victor Hugo and works by Honoré de Balzac, Stendhal, Edgar Allan Poe or Herman Melville until it became an honored ritual as synonymous with the rolling floor as the scent of tobacco. Interpreted by renowned perfumer Cécile Zarokian, a unique accord of Frankincense and Tobacco bursts alive in a novel and rich sensory experience.
As the 23rd parallel north unites the sundrenched shores of Cuba and Oman, Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco weaves as one their iconic treasures, Royal Frankincense and Tobacco Absolute, hence bearing the name of Royal Tobacco. Both fumigated since the earliest days of recorded history, their vertical signature imprints the entire evolution of the perfume, each enriched with supporting notes that reveal and sublime their complex personality.
Aromatic flashes of Cardamom and Elemi light up a voluptuous heart shining with many facets of flowers and balsams casting their reflections upon the Frankincense and Tobacco duo. Emboldened by Benzoin, Labdanum and Myrrh, ambery notes of Vanilla Absolute and Tonka Bean echo the coumarinic depth of Fenugreek while graceful volutes of Prunol, Bulgarian Rose and Osmanthus Absolute evoke the fruitiness and floralcy of high-end cigars. Supported by Anise and Basil, the typically treacly burnt molasses notes of Liquorice act as a link with the choral finale of smoky Birch Tar, Vetiver and Guaiacwood amped up by the glaring animality of Oud. Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco is a daring, lavish, deep and modern creation fit for men and women alike.
Royal Tobacco is a heady tour de force, inspired by the evocative accord of Tobacco and Frankincense and the cultural innovation that led to new paths of knowledge. Staying true to the Library Collection’s original ethos, it chronicles the one instance in the modern era when tobacco (smoke – fūmus) and reading (knowledge) were linked in a collective setting.
Renaud Salmon, Creative Director and Chief Experience Officer at Amouage.
Joining the reshaped Library Collection as a true testament to how the search for knowledge transforms our existence, Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco reawakens the legends and cultures surrounding Cuban tobacco – its factories roasting in the summer, its hand rolled cigars, the Lectors’ thundering voice quieting the production lines, the heat of embers and the cold ashes – seeking balance through contradiction, to not only strengthen its qualities with warm, deep, and resinous ingredients, but also create a bright floral heart with a sense of aromatic relief. A Tobacco indeed, but a contemporary one and respectful of the nobility of the raw material itself; of the dried, rolled, veined, smoked and leathery leaf.
True to the roots of Amouage, Omani heritage and excellence, Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco is housed in Amouage’s iconic ‘Khanjar’-inspired flacons with an organic ceramic finish in earthy Truffle and Cashmere colours; a true reflection of the craft and authenticity of Oman. Original artworks created by Louise Mertens adorn the packaging and are an integral part of a series of analog art visuals shot by Valentin Abad, and movies shot by Thomas Savary.
Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco and the other fragrances of the Library Collection are available for purchase at Amouage boutiques, on their website, and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage.
French Maison Givenchy’s Creative Director Matthew M. Williams has unveiled his first fragrance titled ‘MMW’. Arriving as part of Givenchy’s La Collection Particulière, the fragrance is designed to be unisex and can be worn alone or paired with another perfume from the collection.
I focused on two scents which I love, Palo Santo (sacred wood in Spanish) and Cedarwood. Layered with cardamom and citrus notes the combination creates a fresh elegant scent.
Matthew M. Williams
Additional hits include Haitian Vetiver, Indian Sandalwood and other floral and powdery notes to create an audacious modern composition. Givenchy MMW is made in France at the Givenchy Ateliers.
The MMW La Collection Particulière fragrance is now available on the Givenchy website for $ 240 USD.
Mirroring the morning ceremony of applying scent, Night Veils are designed for the ritual of the night. Like flowers that release their headiest scent at twilight, these penetrating concentrates of perfume are made from noble raw materials chosen with meticulous care.
Vanille Antique is the first titular Byredo fragrance centered around perfumery’s rarest raw ingredient. Here, the smoky scent of vanilla bean becomes charged with history and character; transforming into something unexpected, less syrupy and more nuanced. The expected sweetness of vanilla is cut through by textures of earthiness and darkness, a warming mix of cashmere wood, ciste and musk form an intoxicating ambrosia.
Distilled into a pure essence utilizing time-honored techniques, a small amount works closer to the skin and radiates through the heat of the body, lingering for many hours.
Byredo’s Vanille Antique scent is available now on their official website and selected stores worldwide as a 50 ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Byredo.
Amouage Overture Woman and Man are an homage to the elegance, grandeur and emotion of the opera – telling the story of that once in a lifetime moment when nothing else matters. As you look upon the stage, you feel elevated by the ethereal art that pierces your senses.
Overture Woman and Man seek to capture that celestial bond. Daring, cultured, and full of mystique, the powerful fragrances are a symphony of some of the world’s rarest and most sought-after ingredients created by renowned perfumers Annick Menardo (Woman) and Karine Spehner Vinchon (Man). Standing across the stage from one another, they are a timeless and extraordinary performance immortalised in scent.
Amouage’s signature glass flacons are presented in a frosted finish crowned with a bronze cap that bring out the warm hues of the brandy-coloured elixir. Overture Woman and Man are available in 100ml Eau de Parfum at Amouage boutiques, selected stores worldwide, and online. Come into the beautiful world of Amouage..
Each scent from French Maison Hermès’ Hermessence Collection is an olfactory poem. On a quest to capture the balmy scent of agarwood which carries a warm and mysterious vibration at its heart, perfumer Christine Nagel dreamt up the Agar Ebene Eau de Toilette swirling with woody notes, fresh fir balsam. Warm and balmy, it’s a fragrance to spritz on throughout the year to whisk a reminder of nature into your everyday. A fragrance that marries the enveloping sensuality of two wood essences: a carnal agar wood softened by the sweetness of balsam ﬁr, profound and mysterious.
Rashid Al Khadar’s verses, expressed in Mohammed Mandi Al Tamimi’s fluid strokes, echo the creative freedom of the Hermessence collection. The text by the celebrated Emirati writer, who died in 1980, invokes the emotion of fragrance in a declaration to his beloved. The poet sets the tone, the calligrapher applies his perspective, a line, a gesture.
Poetry and calligraphy grace Hermessence Agar Ebene. For an exceptional limited edition, the Agar Ebene flacon is adorned with the verse of Rashid Al Khadar, calligraphed in Diwani by the artist Mohammed Mandi Al Tamimi. The poem evokes the emotion of fragrance in a declaration to his beloved. Calligraphy unfurls on one side of the glass flacon of Agar Ebene. The interlaced script is engraved, then embellished with 24-carat gold leaf.
Hermès Hermessence Agar Ebene is available at Hermès boutiques worldwide and from the official Hermès website as 100ml Eau de Toilette $ 286, or as 200 ml Arabic Engraved Limited Edition (with the gilding) for $ 1475. There is also a set available of 4 x 15 ml travel flacons ($ 180); and a set of 8 x 15 ml ($ 360), however, you cannot add Agar Ebene to the set online).
Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda has introduced two new Eau de Parfums as part of its new fragrance line, ‘I Am Scotch & Soda’. Every fragrance embodies the individuality of the wearer.
Inspired by unyielding optimism and the power of self-expression, I Am Scotch & Soda captures the free spirit of Amsterdam.
The Scotch & the Soda scents have been inspired by the power of self-expression, and they can be worn from day to night. Using ‘Dare to be yourself’ as their official tagline, both perfumes capture the free spirit of Amsterdam, the brand’s home city.
I Am Scotch & Soda Eau de Parfum for Men
Dare to be yourself with our new eau de parfum. Sparkling bergamot, spicy pink pepper and fresh spearmint surprise as top notes with invigorating heart notes of geranium, lavender and clary sage for a playful effect. Atlas cedar, labdanum and vetiver as base notes enrich the fragrance with a warm, woody core.
I Am Scotch & Soda Eau de Parfum for Women
Dare to be yourself with their new Eau de Parfum. Sparkling, fruity top notes of apple, lychee and melon meet floral heart notes of rose accords and lily of the valley for a playful, youthful energy. Rich base notes like cashmeran, musk and sandalwood complete the fragrance with a warm, woody infusion.
The new ‘I Am Scotch & Soda’ fragrances are available in 60 ml flacon at Scotch & Soda Boutiques worldwide and online. Come into the beautiful world of Scotch & Soda.
In 1965 Parisian Maison Guerlainpresented Habit Rouge, a tantalizing fragrance that redefined men’s perfumery and the male beauty industry as a whole. Its warm and spicy-ambery fragrance for men, offering a unique masculine olfactory signature at the time. Its name pays homage to the jackets worn by equestrian riders during this period.
Now, the French Maison has unleashed the power of Habit Rouge L’Instinc, a flanker of the original fragrance of 1965, These two worlds collide, separated by generations of fragrance trends and technological advancements. In this contemporary scent, Guerlain aims to reinvent Habit Rouge with the spirit of freedom.
Maison Guerlain has utilized design cues from the original design. The flacon is shaped like a square with the same badge in the center of the glass. A red cap sits atop an atomizer. Protruding through the transparant sides is a light gold juice, maintaning similar colour prompts compared to the original.
Habit Rouge L’Instinct is announced as portraying the passion of an aromatic and woody fragrance, untamed by nature, featuring animalic and vegetable characteristics.
Created by Delphine Jelk, Habit Rouge L’Instinct features an assumed note breakdown of zesty Bergamot at the top amidst a refreshing grapefruit and an apo calyp tic absintha accord. Down in the heart is rose, which is a delicate new touch to the olfactive concoction and a tribute to how far modern perfumery has come since 1965. The portion of the breakdown concludes with hemp, a note known for its psychoactive marijuana aromas. The base is where this fragrance becomes an ode to the original Habit Rouge. Leather and vanilla were staple accords in the original release, becoming traiblazing notes for their time. Giving a wet earth scent, patchouli is presented in two qualities, heart and essence, and still finds abundant success in today’s modern perfume style.
Guerlain Habit Rouge L’Instinct is available at Guerlain boutiques and selected stores worldwide as a 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Intense. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.