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Exotic Fragrances

Apple Brandy New York, by Killian, 50 ml, €185. Exclusively at the boutique at 804 Washington Street.

Apple Brandy New York, by Killian, 50 ml, €185. Exclusively at the boutique at 804 Washington Street.

Apple Brand New York by Kilian

It’s a tradition at Kilian to dedicate a new perfume to the latest town to host them every time they open a new store. After Vodka on the Rocks for Moscow, they are now bring us Apple Brandy for New York, a syrupy scent as cosmopolitan as Manhattan, mixing notes of Cedar wood from China and Texas, with labdanum from Spain.

Ylang 49, Le Labo, 50 ml, €110.

Ylang 49, Le Labo, 50 ml, €110.

Ylang 49 by Le Labo

It took the designers at Le Labo four years to create Ylang 49, the brand’s new floral fragrance based on ylang and spiced up with the Pua Noa Noa, a gardenia directly imported from Tahiti.

Oud Fleur, Tom Ford, 50 ml, €180.

Oud Fleur, Tom Ford, 50 ml, €180.

Oud Fleur by Tom Ford

Tom Ford marries two emblems of the Middle East, oud – one of perfume’s most precious materials – with the rose, which famously flowers in Turkey, as well as Syria and Morocco.

Ciel de Gum, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, 70 ml, €195.

Ciel de Gum, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, 70 ml, €195.

Ciel de Gum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

When GUM, the renowned department store on Moscow’s Red Square asked Francis Kurkdjian to create a fragrance to celebrate its 120th birthday, the result was Ciel de Gum, a mixed fragrance combining jasmine and amber notes on a rose base. The fragrance is only available at two addresses, the Maison Francis Kurkdjian in Paris, or GUM, if you fancy taking a trip to Moscow.

Velvet Desert Oud, Dolce & Gabbana, 50 ml, €240.

Velvet Desert Oud, Dolce & Gabbana, 50 ml, €240.

Velvet Desert Oud by Dolce & Gabbana

To translate the feeling of a gust of wind over the sand dunes into a scent, the Italian brand have designed a fragrance entirely made from Middle Eastern ingredients such as incense and oud.

Italian Leather, Memo, 75 ml, €160.

Italian Leather, Memo, 75 ml, €160.

Italian Leather by Memo

Just one spray will transport you to the back of a Vespa, with your hair billowing in the wind, thanks to the Dolce Vita-inspired scent of this fragrance, which combines notes of vanilla leather and green tomato leaves.

11 Semma, Odin, 100ml, €140.

11 Semma, Odin, 100ml, €140.

Semma by Odin

In the traditional dialect of certain Native American tribes in the Great Lakes region, Semma means tobacco. This is the base note of the unusual fragrance, lightened with notes of cinnamon, pepper and tonka bean.

Eau de Soir Christmas 2013 limited edition, Sisley, 100ml €197.

Eau de Soir Christmas 2013 limited edition, Sisley, 100ml €197.

Eau de Soir Christmas 2013 limited edition by Sisley

Every winter, Eau de SoirSisley‘s signature fragrance with floral and Cypress notes, gets a new look for the festive season. In colors and patterns directly inspired by traditional Polish embroidery, let the 2013 edition transport you to snowy Warsaw.

Absolute Zen Gold Elixir Eau de Parfum, Shiseido, 50ml, €74.

Absolute Zen Gold Elixir Eau de Parfum, Shiseido, 50ml, €74.

Absolute Zen Gold Elixir Eau de Parfum by Shiseido

 From the bottle designed by Marehide Suzuki, an expert in the Japansese art of Sumi ink paintings and inspired by the patterns found in the sand in Zen gardens, to the perfume itself with its perfect balance of amber and floral notes, reach for this scent for peace, Japanese-style.

source vogue.fr

 

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