Balenciaga launches L’Essence Candle


Balenciaga L_Essence Candle 2011

Later this month, Maison Balenciaga will launch L’Essence Candle that will evoke the essence of the Parisian style and chic smell. Balenciaga L’Essence Candle emanates modern and pleasant smell that will last for many hours.

It’s more than a candle, it creates an atmosphere of its own, an ambience characterized by the fragrant interplay of leaves, delicate flowers and soft mosses. The Balenciaga “L’Essence” candle sets the scene for a beautiful nightfall, when nature exhales all its rarest scents. This sophisticated experience, with a sensual violet note, continues the history of Balenciaga perfumes and the flower chosen by Nicolas Ghesquière as the embodiment of his fragrant story.



Balenciaga L’Essence Candle blends a soft mix of moss, flowers, leather and woody notes making its smell elegant, classic and mystery. This Balenciaga L’Essence Candle will make you home look cozy and modern.




Estee Lauder Wood Mystique


Estee Lauder launches Wood Mystique – a new unisex perfume. The new Estee Lauder Wood Mystique is described as a woody/oriental fragrance with a mysterious aura and a pleasant smell. Wood Mystique is an ideal fragrance for the fall atmosphere and its cold days. Its aroma will warm any wearer during dry and rainy days.

Estee Lauder Wood Mystique blends flowery notes of rose, pink pepper, peony, raspberry, jasmine, mimosa, ylang-ylang along with woody notes of patchouli, orris, lather, benzoin, cedar and oudh musk.



Estee Lauder Wood Mystique will show up later this month.




Hermès Hermessence Santal Massoïa

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Maison Hermès fills up his Hermessence Collection with one more unisex and truly exhilarating perfume. Santal Massoïa along with other nine fragrances Ambre Narguile (2004), Vetiver Tonka (2004), Poivre Samarcande (2004), Rose Ikebana (2004), Osmanthe Yunnan (2005), Paprika Brasil (2006), Brin de Regliss (2007), Vanille Galante (2009) and Iris Ukiyoé (2010) make up the collection that needs no words to be described thanks’ to their elegant and sophisticated smell and look.

There are linear, vertical woods like cedar, and others that are horizontal, round, supple and velvet-smooth, such as sandalwood and massoia. With this understanding in mind, I composed this enigmatic, inviting yet distant perfume of milky woods, with its unusual, pungent hints of resin and dried fruit, and familiar smells of dulce de leche and flowers.

Jean-Claude Ellena

Hermès in-house perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena has created the whole collection that resonates with desire and charm. Hermès Hermessence Santal Massoïa is inspired by the Massoïa tree that resembles the coconut smell, along with sandalwood, rich milk and dried fruity accords. Santal Massoïa will become women’s exotic source of imagination. Its finest aroma, natural oils and coconut character will invite you to try it.

Santal Massoia is a woody perfume that is essentially linear in its development. It is smooth, perfectly refined and – for lack of a better word – utterly pleasant. Slowly sandalwood becomes apparent and with it a creamy, milky diffuse sweetness, sometimes hinting at coconut, sometime like caramel.

Top notes: Green fig, resin, dried fruit
Heart: Massoïa bark, coconut, caramel, floral notes,
Base: Sandelwood, vertiver

But while all that sounds heavy and like a gourmand festival, this perfume is certainly not that. Throughout, there is a shimmering, nebulous quality, like strolling through a bare forest in the morning mist.



Hermès Hermessence Santal Massoïa Perfume will be available in 100ml Eau de Toilette for €170 while the bottle wrapped in a luxurious and expensive lather package will cost €410.