Thierry Mugler Le Parfum coffret ~ new fragrances

Thierry Mugler Aura fragrance

As previously reported, Thierry Mugler has released a set of perfumes in conjunction with the recent European release of the movie version of Patrick Suskind's Perfume.

The scents were developed over a period of 6 years by Christoph Hornetz and perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, and include Aura, Baby, Paris 1738, Atelier Grimal, Virgin Number One, Boutique Baldini, Amor & Psyche, Nuit Napolitaine, Ermite, Salon Rouge, Human Existence, Absolu Jasmin, Sea, Noblesse and Orgie.

The coffret includes a booklet "explaining the inspirations and interpretations of the novel and film excerpts that inspired each of the creations". (via Women's Wear Daily). Aura, the one fragrance in the set that is scheduled to be released as a stand alone product, is "a creative interpretation of the bewitching magic spell cast by the 'virtuoso, terrifying scent of Grenouille'" (via osmoz), and is "designed to enhance and intensify any fragrance with which it’s worn — or it can be used by itself":

To ensure that Aura harmonizes with fragrances from each of the 12 main fragrance groups, the elixir’s formula contains at least one ingredient from each group. Unlike most conventional compositions, Aura is not structured according to top, middle and bottom notes. Not only is the fragrance designed to intensify other perfumes, but it was created “to create an abstract aura around a person,” said [Vera] Strubi. (via Women's Wear Daily)

For more information about each fragrance, visit the Le Parfum website (link no longer active, sorry!), which will begin selling to customers in the United States next month. At that time, presumably there will be English translations; for now, your choices are French or German.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I'm in the midst of this wonderful book, and boy would I love to get my hands on that set to sniff while I read!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Will Aura only be available over the web or is it set for retail release?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Isn't it a great book? And I'll take a coffret set too :-)

  4. Anonymous says:

    It sounds like they're still making plans for Aura, no date set, and no idea where they'll sell it — but if they do a separate release, I'd be surprised if it was web only.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This sounds fascinating. I can't afford the coffret (who could?) but I might very well spring for Aura. And I can't wait to see how they translate the book onto film (it seems as if it would be impossible, but the initial notices are quite good).

  6. Anonymous says:

    I can't afford it either, but I understand it sold out in France & Germany so I guess *somebody* can, even if it isn't you or me. Do check out Marcello's review of the Perfume movie!

  7. Anonymous says:

    So exactly how much IS this coffret? I can't find info – but also the french website won't load for me.
    Sounds fascinating. I have not yet read this book but should probably get on that now – when is the movie coming out?

  8. Anonymous says:

    I cannot wait to hear how it turns out! =)

  9. Anonymous says:

    I heard the coffret is $700, and the movie comes out on December 27.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Harrods has it for 380 pounds, and I think the price in Euros is 500, so $700 sounds about right.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Me too!

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