Want to have some fun? Spin de Voyage d’Hermès perfume bottle and get to know what your next holiday destination will be. We clearly have to head to Tokyo this autumn.
Tokyo by Kenzo – launched in 2007 – definetely is an explosive fragrance. It is vibrant yellow as city lights at night thanks to ingredients as ginger essence, lemon and grapefruit. But it can also be described as glittering green with its essence of shizo and note of green tea or as pulsating red with its note of red pepper and bitter orange. Notes of Guaiac wood, cedar, cloves and nutmeg add some darkness to it. Deep darkness as the nights in Tokyo. Marie Salamange, nose from the Firmenich company, was inspired by fresh spices and explosive green sap of cedar and Guaiac notes that she discovered in the lively nature of Japan.
Marc Jacobs Curacao – a limited edition out of the summer of 2011 – nowadays is rare to find. The refreshing cologne of the Splash series is of course inspired by the so called juicy cocktail drink. Curacao, signed by perfumer Yann Vasnier, is a refreshing and vibrant watery sweet smell of summer and exotic tropical paradise. It opens with citrus notes of lime and blood orange followed by notes of violet, apricot and pear in the heart and a base of white musk and moss.
YSL just launched a new Paris-inspired line called ‘Mon Paris’. The perfume ‘Mon Paris’ has a fruity start, floral heart and a chypre base. It opens with a juicy and sweet blend of Calabria bergamot, strawberry, raspberry and pear. The heart is dominated by datura flower accompanied by a bouquet of peony, Chinese and Sambac jasmine and orange blossom. Three types of airy crystal white musk, ambroxan and an intense patchouli duo provide the provocative classic chypre signature base. One nose was not enough for this fragrance: Mon Paris was created by Olivier Cresp, Harry Fremont and Dora Baghriche-Arnaud.
Still Life in Rio, the ninth release from French niche line Olfactive Studio, is a tribute to sunrise in Rio de Janeiro. The perfect odour to launch during the Olympic Games in Rio. It was developed for Olfactive Studio by perfumer Dora Baghriche (Arnaud). The refreshing and literally mouthwatering (it’s definitely the yuzu) unisex scent opens with notes of yuzu, ginger, mint, lemon and mandarin followed by a heart of Jamaican hot peppers, pink pepper, black pepper and coconut water; and base notes of rum, Brazilian copaiba and leather. The scent opens very fresh and intriguing to evolve to a more spicy fragrance. Perfect for adventurous men and women.
Unisex fragrances never are disturbing strong. And that’s a good thing that probably explains the success of Voyage d’Hermès. Whether it’s the eau de toilette or the perfume this radiant and soft fragrance is woody fresh, musky with an amber signature. Great for men and women.
Make your own society game. Spread out some holiday destinations at the edges of a square or circular paper and spin a bottle in the middle. The destination that it’s pointing at will be your next holiday destination. Have fun!