Angel Schlesser Esprit de Gingembre, Bond no 9 Saks Fifth Avenue for Her & For Him ~ new fragrances

Angel Schlesser Esprit de Gingembre fragrancesSpanish fashion designer Angel Schlesser has introduced Selection de Memoires, a new collection of fragrances inspired by Schlesser's travels. The first two scents in the projected series are Esprit de Gingembre for men and women:

Created by Firmenich's Natalie Lorson, the Esprit de Gingembre duo is said to evoke Schlesser's love of Asia and capture the idea of timeless freshness through ginger.

Esprit de Gingembre for women has notes of bergamot, pink grapefruit, tangerine, ginger blossom, lotus blossom, white pepper, oak moss, white musk and white cedar.

Esprit de Gingembre for men features ginger root, grapefruit, lemon peel, lavender, cardamom, pepper, vetiver, white musk and Atlas cedar.

Both of the Esprit de Gingembre fragrances will launch in September, and will be available in Eau de Toilette. (quote via, additional information via cosmeticsbusiness, estiloymoda)

Bond no. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue For Her & For HimAlso coming in September, Bond no. 9 will launch two new exclusive fragrances for Saks Fifth Avenue. Both scents were created by perfumer Michel Almairac, and the bottles are designed around the Saks Fifth Avenue logo.

Saks Fifth Avenue for Her is based on gardenia, and also features notes of jasmine, vetiver and vanilla.

Saks Fifth Avenue for Him features bergamot, aquatic notes, cardamom, amber and cedar.

The Bond no. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue fragrances will be available in 50 and 100 ml. (via, fashionweekdaily)

Bond no. 9 limited edition fragrance for Saks Fifth AvenueUpdate: shown at right is the "eye-catching special edition 3.4-oz. bottle of the women's scent encrusted with 350 Swarovski crystals on the front, 350 on the back and 300 on the outer carton for a total of 1,000". The limited edition run will comprise 500 bottles at $550 each. (via Women's Wear Daily)

Update: additional notes for Saks/Her include tuberose; for Saks/Him add chili, black pepper, incense and guiac wood. (via press release from Bond no. 9)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why do the men's version of a scent always have to have a “Aquatic Accord” to them? It's like it's mandatory by the big perfume makers that an aquatic accord be put in a scent or else…”Curtains!”

  2. Anonymous says:

    Couldn't agree more!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Neither of the Bond's sound particularly appealing, but the bottles are very cool.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I adore gardenia, so would like to try the women's at least. And the bottle is really wonderful!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I heard that Bond is coming out with body products of it's ten most popular scents in September. Have you heard anything?

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have smelled the Saks For Her By Bond, and it is going to thrill gardenia lovers! It's a beautiful creamy scent. I haven't had the chance to smell the men's version yet, but the notes sound good.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yes, read the same thing: body products in the top 10 scents, and 250 ml bottles in the same 10 to follow. Color cosmetics supposedly in the works as well.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Creamy gardenia sounds lovely, thanks P!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Now that Bond No. 9 is doing a custom scent for Saks, will a JFK Airport fragrance for JetBlue Airways be next, complete with a bottle designed like a JetBlue tail pattern?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Which *are* the top 10 Bonds? (Couldn't agree more about all these bloomin' aquatics, btw – ack!)

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  12. Anonymous says:

    In late 2005, Laurice Rahme listed Eau de New York, Wall Street, Chinatown, Nuits de Noho, Chelsea Flowers, Park Avenue, Chez Bond, Little Italy, So New York, and Riverside Drive. But there have been a number of releases since then, so perhaps the list has changed.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the information; but yes, I imagine it will have changed.

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