Tom Ford will launch Black Orchid in November. For the fragrance, Ford sought out a recently introduced black orchid “with the barest hint of aubergine”:
Using headspace technology…[the] team captured the black orchid’s essence and replicated it molecularly. The fragrance, by Givaudan, has top notes of French jasmine, black gardenia, ylang ylang, bergamot, mandarin and effervescent citrus; a heart of Tom Ford black orchid, spicy floral orchid accords and lotus wood, and a drydown of patchouli, incense, amber, sandalwood and vanilla.
Next spring, Ford plans to “launch 12 unisex scents simultaneously”.
Marc Jacobs will introduce The Autumn Splash Collection in October:
Ivy has top notes of sparkling nutmeg, cardamom and mandarin; a heart of cool candy cane accord and fresh orris, and a drydown of warm suede, tonka bean, vetiver and sandalwood…Violet’s top notes are of sparkling bergamot and peony; its heart is of delicate violet, orchid, orris and creamy cashmere accord, and its drydown is of cedarwood, vanilla, musk and gingerbread…Amber has top notes of crystallized ginger and star anise; a heart of cassia bark, ancient amber and elegant lys, and a drydown of tonka bean, cashmere wood and benzoin.
Coming next from Miller Harris: L’Air de Rien, a fragrance inspired by Jane Birkin: “The oriental fragrance, comprising notes of amber, vanilla, neroli, oak moss and musks, is meant to recall Birkin’s life and passions.” Look for it in September.
American Beauty, the Kohl’s-exclusive brand, will launch Wonderful Indulgence this fall. The fragrance “has top notes of magnolia and dewy pear; a heart of iris, muguet, gardenia and jasmine, and a drydown of white Virginia cedarwood, white birch, velvety Georgia Peach and deep white amber.”
The next television series-inspired fragrances come from Fox Network’s The O.C. and will launch in October: The O.C for her “is a fruity, floral scent designed to appeal to feminine, girl-next-door types”, The O.C. for Him has “fresh ozonic notes and a sea spray, as well as a hint of black pepper.” (all above via Women’s Wear Daily)
Cacharel will release Amor Amor Elixir Passion in September:
A fruity floriental, the juice is described as more sensual and seductive than the original. It opens on top notes of blood orange, mandarin and blackcurrant, leading to a heart of tiare flower, jasmine and lily of the valley. The base is a blend of sandalwood, Palmyra palm and benzoin oil. (via moodiereport)