Monday, July 22 2019


Delicate notes for the season

The perfume you wear isn’t merely a combination of notes but an accessory that reflects your attitude. Vandana Rana brings to you the latest launches from the world of olfactory luxuries to redefine your personality.
To kick off the cheerful summery season, Paco Rabanne introduces two innovative and daring fragrances from the genus of Black XS – Black XS L’EXCÈS and Black XS L’EXCÈS for Her. The scents are powerful, rhythmic and impetuous. Black XS L’EXCÈS is an incredibly enthralling woody aromatic fragrance that leaves forth a striking trail of sensory pleasure. The olfactory fusion for the fragrance comprises top notes of vibrant accord, lemon and lavender making it soulfully refreshing. At the heart lies intense accord, ozonic accord and cypriol while the base notes are a combination of sensual accord, amber wood and patchouli, adding an exciting twist to the scent. On the other hand, the Black XS L’EXCÈS for Her is excitingly sensual and an infusion of energy and grace. The fragrance is based on an oriental f loral vibe. The top notes are vibrant accord, neroli and black pepper. The heart notes have intense accord, queen of the night jasmine and rose absolute. At the bottom, sensual accords conclude the fragrance with cashmere wood and black vanilla. And of course, like everything Rabanne, the bottles pack a punch. Virile, black lacquer and silver is designed for him. Voluptuous garnet with ombré curves is conceptualised especially for the ladies.
This spring, Gucci introduces a new, ref ined f loral collection of f ive fragrances in tribute to one of its most iconic motifs, the Flora by Gucci. Frida Giannini, creative director, Gucci explains, “With Flora by Gucci, I wanted to express the loveliness of the Flora woman. Now with The Flora Garden Collection, I am celebrating the multifaceted Gucci woman.” Gorgeous Gardenia has top notes of red berries and pears, heart notes of white gardenia and frangipani with base notes of patchouli and brown sugar accord. The next, Gracious Tuberose embraces top notes of violet and peach with heart notes of tuberose, orange f lower and rose. The base notes are a mix of cistus and white cedar wood. The third, Glamorous Magnolia entices with top notes of freesia, green leaves and citrus zest. The heart notes combine peony with magnolia while the base notes have musk, sandalwood and warm chocolate accord. The next, the Generous Violet has top notes of violet, heart notes of orris with base notes of suede accord. Lastly is the Glorious Mandarin, that blends the ecstasy of mandarin with tropical rum and pina colada pineapple alongside top notes of peony with middle notes of jasmine. The base notes harmonise ambergris, white musk, and creamy wood. Gucci has indeed marked the style of the season!

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