Aftelier Tango & Orchid, Angel Schlesser Essential for men ~ new fragrances

Aftelier Tango perfumeAftelier has launched two new fragrances:

Tango is a liquid perfume, "inspired by the dance of love, sexy and smoky with roasted seashells and champaca; a heady floral with spice and honey notes."

Orchid is a solid perfume described as "the fresh and spicy floral fragrance of orchids in bloom featuring the mysterious aroma of orange flower absolute."

Aftelier has opened a new boutique in Henri Bendels in New York. If you'll be in town on October 18, Mandy Aftel will be hosting a private event from 6 pm to 8 pm in which she will speak about the history and structure of natural perfumes, and demonstrate the creation of one of her perfumes which will be raffled to a member of the audience. The $75 reservation fee is redeemable towards a purchase during the event; there will also be refreshments and Bendels goody bags. To reserve, call: 1.800.HBENDEL and reference "Mandy Aftel Event 10". (via Aftelier)

Angel Schlesser Essential for men fragranceAngel Schlesser will launch Essential for Men, a "citrus, fruity floral scent" developed by Alberto Morillas, this month in Spain, with other regions to follow. (via cosmeticnews)

Update: Angel Schlesser Essential For Men includes notes of bergamot, apple, violet leaves, cinnamon, coffee, cedar, tonka bean, musk, styrax and leather. It is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching grooming products.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Roasted SEASHELL? as in BURNT SHELL? That can't smell good, no matter how you romaticize it – LOL!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Smells like smoke, Zippy.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We'll have to take Anya's word for it…I have a sample and hope to get to it soon, but haven't yet :-)

  4. Anonymous says:

    I don't know, I must be weird, but roasted seashell and champaca sounds wonderful to me.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I need to try that, as a keen tango dancer. Does anyone know if Aftelier is available in the UK, since Scent Systems shut down?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Actually, smoky champaca sounds pretty darn good to me too.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Good question…I don't see anything on their list:

  8. Anonymous says:

    You can buy it at Suendhaft in Germany, that is where I bought my Aftelier:

    The site is in German but they speak English and ship to the UK.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I took a class with Mandy Aftel earlier this year, and we used the roasted seashell essence in our perfumes: it is something that adds sexiness and smokiness to perfumes, and is fantastic.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for commenting, and wish I could take one of the classes myself.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Good to know, thanks!

  12. Anonymous says:

    She's teaching the same class again in Jan. 2007 at Esalen.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, that is another one I'll miss but good to know :-)

  14. Anonymous says:

    Angel Schlessers Essential homme is still spicy and fresh like the original but deeper and more woody for those slightly macho men. I love the bottle – bold, black and makes a statement.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the report, I never see the Angel Schlesser line here although I've tried one of the women's scents.

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