Lalique will launch Perles de Lalique in June:
Perles de Lalique is a chypre scent with pungent notes of oak moss, patchouli, vetivert, orris and Bourbon black pepper enriched with the heady note of Bulgarian rose. It was created by Nathalie Lorson of Firmenich.
Roja Dove, professeur de parfums and spokesperson for Lalique Parfums in the UK, described the fragrance as ‘an homage to the rose’....He believes the scent may herald the start of a new trend towards chypres in modern fragrances.
A new trend towards chypres is just fine by me. The bottle will be an homage to a René Lalique 'Cactus' powder bowl of 1928; the bottle shown is a modern version of that same pattern, but the Perles de Lalique bottle will be rectangular. Clarification: in other words, that is not the actual Perles de Lalique bottle! Update: the actual Perles de Lalique bottle is now shown at right, and as you can see, it is only very loosely based on the original Cactus bowl.
Italian perfume line il Profumo has launched Chocolat Frais, with notes of cocoa, absinthe, almond tree flowers, green apple, pomegranate, carambola, white peach, woods and heliotrope. (both above via cosmeticsintl)
Tous has released Tous Eau de Toilette Limited Edition 2006:
The brilliant top notes are dominated by bergamot, blackcurrant and mandarin oranges, leading to its sweet heart of jasmine, gardenia, peony, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley and pepper, ending with Tonka beans, amber, cedar and white musk. (via moodiereport)