Spanish 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 cosmeticsint.co.uk, additional information via cosmeticsbusiness, estiloymoda)
Also 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.
Update: 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)