Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir, Serge Lutens Mandarine Mandarin & new fragrances from Exte and Trussardi

Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir fragrance

Bvlgari has launched Pour Homme Soir, a new variation on their Pour Homme fragrance for men. It is described as "is the richest and most sophisticated fragrance of the Bvlgari pour Homme collection" and has notes of darjeeling tea, bergamot, papyrus, amber and musk. Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette. (quote via nordstrom, additional information via osmoz)

Serge Lutens has launched Mandarine Mandarin. The fragrance joins the exclusive line (i.e., it will not be sold in the United States). Top notes include Chinese orange and nutmeg, the heart is candied mandarin, orange peel and smoky tea, and the base is composed of rock rose, labdanum, tonka bean and ambergris. (via osmoz) Update: see a review of Serge Lutens Mandarine Mandarin.

J’S Extè Man is a new fragrance for men from the fashion house Extè:

The juice, an aromatic-oriental, was created by Sophie Labbé of IFF. It is rich in Mediterranean scents such as bergamot, thyme and oregano, set off by a heart of lavender, geranium, orris and cinnamon leaves. The base is a blend of patchouli, cedar and vanilla. (via moodiereport)

Trussardi Inside fragrancesTrussardi launched Bianco, a limited edition fragrance for women by perfumer Alberto Morillas, earlier this summer. Bianco is said to "recall" Trussardi Skin, and the notes include pink grapefruit, water lily, gooseberry, magnolia, white pepper, woods, amber and musk. Trussardi Bianco is in 30 and 75 ml Eau de Toilette. (via cosmeticnews, In November, look for the Trussardi Inside duo (shown):

As in the house’s fashion tradition, leather is featured strongly in the fragrance’s design. Firmenich perfumers Daphne Bugey and Nathalie Lorson were behind the women’s and men’s formulas respectively. The feminine is an oriental floral and the masculine scent is a woody amber. The fragrances come in heavy glass bottles covered in a crocodile skin print, signed Thierry de Baschmakoff of Aesthète. (via cosmeticnews)

Update: the notes for Trussardi Inside for women include bergamot, nut leaf, rose-bay, freesia, coffee, heliotrope, teak, amber and musk. The notes for Trussardi Inside for men include bergamot, basil, yuzu, coffee, white pepper, tobacco, teak, cashmere, wood and musk. (via

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I love the new packaging and bottle of Bulgari Pour Homme, as well as the jus itself. I have tried the Soir and, as I reported to Marina, it didn't strike me as particularly soirish. Unlike the original, which is quite rosewoody, teaish and musky, the Soir is gentler, a sweeter and more watery citrus that lasts quite a good deal before the trademark muskiness takes the stage. I like both but cannot decide which I prefer. The former is tart and more masculine, the latter definitely sweeter (citrus) and brighter, so why name it Soir? Puzzled.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Soir is also available at Nordstrom. I was amused that the saleslady kept calling it “soar.” Idjit.

    I agree that this scent is a sweet and watery citrus that doesn't quite fit the “soir” name.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Well, that does sound puzzling. Haven't smelled the original in a long time but will try to smell them both this weekend.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks…didn't know it was at Nordstroms already. Sounds like I'm not going to love it…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mandarine Mandarin sounds wonderful. Dang it. In which of the four fragrance families (timeless, sumptuous, woods, flowers) is Serge placing this one?

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’ve got both the original and the Soir on my wrists and am smelling them side by side. Yes, the original is definitely woodsier, smokier and muskier, while the Soir is sweeter, but far from cloyingly sweet. It’s transparent and quite lovely actually. I wouldn’t be surprised if you liked it, it kind of reminds me of Omnia and I know you love that one :-). Do try them both and please report back and don’t forget to try Roberto Cavalli Black as well because I’m very interested to hear what you make of it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    LOL…and yes, it is very enticing. But all the comments I've read say it is a spicier Fleurs d'Oranger, or something to that effect, in which case I don't know if I'll love it.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Will do, although come to think of it, I'm not sure where to find the Black. Sephora? Ah well, if its at the mall, I'll find it!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Sigh. I didn't realize the SL Mandarin Mandarin was going to be in the exclusive line only… =( I can't wait to hear the reviews though! ;-)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Was trying to decide if all the best SLs are exclusives, or if it is just a case of “the grass is always greener”, LOL…

  11. RHINORAY2 says:

    I love Soir. It’s one of those sents that has you sniffing for it throughout the day or evening and doesn’t overpower people you come in contact with. They catch a wiff and they want to go sniffing for it’s scent. I don’t believe you can put to much on. It’s light and sophisticated. Great scent.

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