Vintage by Kate Moss ~ new perfume

Vintage by Kate Moss fragrance bottleKate Moss Vintage perfume advert

Kate Moss will launch Vintage by Kate Moss, her fourth fragrance for women, in September.

Vintage is a fruity floriental, and was developed by perfumer Olivier Polge. The fragrance notes include pink pepper, freesia, mandarin, heliotrope, jasmine, almond blossom, tonka bean, vanilla and musk.

Vintage by Kate Moss will be available in 15 and 30 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching body products. (via, cosmeticnews)

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  1. Rappleyea says:

    Great name and bottle… but Kate Moss and “fruity” sort of negate that. Might be interesting though.

    • Robin says:

      Could be! I still haven’t tried a single KM scent.

  2. boojum says:

    The bottle reminds me of those ink-based security tags that are in everything these days. The size is good, though. ;) I’ve only sniffed one KM frag, and it was pretty insipid. They can call it a “fruity floriental” all they like, it still reads like fruity floral to me.

    • alltheprettythings says:

      I didn’t know there was ink inside those – good thing I never tried to open one! :D

      • Daisy says:

        This is an educational blog!! I didn’t know they had ink in them either! But I knew immediately what you were talking about, Boo. That bottle does look just like it’d set off the door alarm…

      • boojum says:

        I *could* be wrong about the ink. I know they’re used in some of the security tags, and the ones that look like the bottle say “remove before wearing or washing”…so I assumed those were the ones that use ink (why else would it matter if you washed it w/the tag on?).

        • sacre bleu says:

          boojum, you are not wrong about the ink. those things are a theft deterrent. and they do indeed ruin the article with a permanent stain if you attempt to remove it yourself.

    • Joe says:

      Totally agree that the effort to make us think “fruity floriental” is any different than “fruity floral” gets a big FAIL.

    • Robin says:

      It could well be a floriental…they never list all of the notes to begin with, and anyway it doesn’t really depend on the notes alone so much as how they’re used, so to speak.

  3. Daisy says:

    So far I have not been overly impressed by anything Kate Moss…including Kate Moss herself, but that’s a whole different rant….
    Here’s my problem with this fragrance…and it may be a small thing but it’s really bugging me (so of course I’m going to share with you all) The name Vintage —cool? yeah, this could be so good! the VERY FIRST NOTE listed is Pink Flippin Pepper???? If there is ONE note that (at least to me) seems OPPOSITE of VINTAGE it would be pink pepper. Okay…perhaps I’m over reacting, it’s happened before….and perhaps this will be great…but sheeesh, pink pepper? gahh!

    • Robin says:

      LOL…have to agree with that one.

  4. Sunski says:

    The bottle and ad look so sophisticated. The juice sounds so juvenile.

    • Robin says:

      Possibly, but who knows!

  5. Tama says:


    • Daisy says:

      shhhhhh…Tama’s napping….too much pink pepper makes her sleepy…..

      • Daisy says:

        if she was awake, I’d ask how her nose is doing….

        • miss kitty v. says:

          At least now we know that if she runs out of painkillers, we can just talk about Kate Moss and pink pepper to knock her out.

          • Daisy says:

            oh good idea….and we know for sure that Kate Moss is NOT addictive.

          • boojum says:

            Did someone just use Kate Moss and addict in the same sentence!? ;)

  6. Absolute Scentualist says:

    Tama, I’m right behind you. *yawn* And yes, Daisy, you hit the nail on the head. Civet, patch, orange blossom, jasmine, aldehydes, ambergris, peach, rose, vetiver, leather… I think of these when I think vintage. Pink pepper or almond blossom is the furthest thing from my mind. The small size is great, though, if I just wanted a wee bit without commiting to another huge bottle in my collection to use up. Let’s hope this size option catches on.

    • Robin says:

      Agree, like the 15 ml!

    • Rappleyea says:

      Love your list of notes A. S. Do you happen to be a perfumer?!? ;-)

      • Absolute Scentualist says:

        Thanks, Rappleyea. And no, I’ve been known to play in essential and fragrance oils, but haven’t officially ventured into perfumery yet… Though I could easily see my obsession as a slippery slope that may lead me there yet. ;)

  7. monstabunny says:

    Reminds me of Ralph Lauren’s Notorious, which smelled totally safe. Should have called it Innocuous.

    • miss kitty v. says:

      I liked Notorious. :(

      • boojum says:

        I think we all have room for a safe perfume or two in our wardrobes, frankly. Given that I spend all day, 5 days a week, in a cube farm… safe has a BIG space in mine. I like conventionally pretty, I admit, and the only thing that drove me into niche territory was the proliferation of the sugar-watery fruity-florals. Which is not to say I don’t LIKE some of the edgier stuff; I just don’t find it that wearable on an everyday basis.

        • alltheprettythings says:

          My ‘safe’ perfume is RL Romance. I use the body wash and lotion and my son loves it. :)

          • boojum says:

            Ah, that was mine several years ago as well. Then I had my second child, and I just couldn’t tolerate anything for many years.

      • boojum says:

        By the way…you have email. :)

      • monstabunny says:

        It’s not bad, but does it really make you feel notorious? Like, dangerous or badly behaved? Not to me. Bandit, on the other hand…

        • miss kitty v. says:

          I’m already dangerous and badly behaved. So maybe it helps keep me in my place. Which is good.

          But no, you’re right, the name has nothing to do with anything. I presume they drew it out of a hat.

    • Robin says:

      Agree with that one.

  8. RusticDove says:

    Big Fat Yawn. Upon reading the list of notes, I completely agree with the statements above regarding the ‘Vintage’ name. Quite the misnomer.

    • Robin says:

      A really vintage sort of scent wouldn’t sell….that’s that.

  9. iMav says:

    Notes don’t look vintage–judging by the notes, it’s probably going to smell like YSL Cinema. Not a bad thing, but its still not “vintage”

    That ad of her is HOT!!! She’s beautiful in that ad.

    • Robin says:

      She does look great.

  10. Amanda says:

    Nice bottle and name, but the notes don’t yell “vintage”. Sounds OK though.

  11. CynthiaW says:

    They had a tester of one of the other Kate Moss scents in Walgreen’s when I was in there the other day – the best I can say for it is that it didn’t make me angry or run out of the store screaming SCRUBBER! Of course, that’s more than I can say for Halle – although I freely admit that I shouldn’t have tried it on a day when the temp hit over 100, I’ve been traumatized forever by Halle now.

    • thenoseknows says:

      I really Liked Halle… Had a twist i can’t describe in it that really made me like it when i thought from the “GENERIC” Sound of it, it was going to be Benign at best! And just BTW… I LOVE NOTORIOUS! I really REALLY DO! It’s one of Ralph’s best!

      • CynthiaW says:

        I don’t mind Notorious, it just didn’t do much for me. I’m not a snob about dept. store frags either – I own RL Pure Turquoise and a ton of Estee Lauders and even some Bath & Body Works stuff – but Halle was a hot mess on me.

        I’m sure that the heat of the day had something to do with it, but it was so sweet and when I got in my car and was trapped in a 100+ degree car with it, I actually thought that I was going to be ill. Mind you, it wasn’t as bad as Burberry Weekend, but I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to give Halle another shot after that experience – lol.

        • thenoseknows says:

          You are right… Halle does come on STRONG! AND SWEET! Liek some explosion of Tropical Florals in a Toffee Factory, But in some idiotic way, that to me says HALLE! LOL! and i like the smell… but again, if not prepared properly for it, it could easily on first blush overwhelm to the point of intoxication! :-) So, I am sorry you had such a Sacchirine experience with it and I will just continue in my own little microcosm to love it! i am totally happy with that!

      • miss kitty v. says:

        Glad I am not alone in my love of Notorious. :)

        • thenoseknows says:

          You SO Are Not alone! Count me as one of the Congregation!

    • Robin says:

      LOL…poor Halle!

      • CynthiaW says:

        I know – it’s really not fair that I have such hate for Halle; I knew better than to spray it on me during such a beastly heat wave. It’s not like I hadn’t already sprayed it on a paper strip months ago and associated it with Pink Sugar – which I never would have sprayed on myself in such heat.

  12. thenoseknows says:

    Oh Lord… Ol’ Rat Face Kate is At it again! The Staying power of this Human Rodent is akin to that of Cockroaches and Cher! I could go on, and on… And On…. AND ON….. AND ON AND ON AND ON about how much i loathe ANYTHING to do with Kate Moss, But i won’t! I will just say this could be a As Good as Chanel No. 5 and i would NEVER VENTURE to smell it or buy because of that Cockeyed Hag! So, Nothing about the fragrance so much as to say i couldn’t care less if i was given A Lifelong Supply of AngelMen To do so!

    • krokodilgena says:

      what did she do that is so horrible?

    • RossM says:

      LMAO – my feelings towards Kate Moss are indifferent but I would have to say your tirade above was one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time!

      • krokodilgena says:

        I think you need better reading material

        • miss kitty v. says:

          Wow…that was kind of harsh.

        • Robin says:

          Please play nice!

    • laken says:

      why don’t you like her. Or even feel indifferent. You are so vehement about her.

    • thenoseknows says:

      I dislike Maybe Not so much Her (as much of a Coke Addled Arrogant airhead as she is) I hate more so the influence such a trashy UGLY non-aspirational Model such as she has had on the fashion industry at large… i hate more so the way she is Deified as some Messianic Angel from another dimension without whom the world of fashion would have CEASED to revolve had she not Deigned us with her presence! I know it must be hard when given so much unequivical adoration to not let it go to your head, but she to me, typifies and encapsulates ALL That is HIDEOUS in the fashion industry!

      this Urchin could honestly be freebasing the Innards of Third World Children while covered from top to toe in elephant droppings and Marc Jacobs (HATE) and Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour and ALL THE REST would be Cooing about how “STYLISHLY” she was doing it! She is Facial… HIDEOUS! I am not kidding, I call her RatFace because she looks like a cross eyed gap and buck toothed rat in the face! She is Not in ANY Form Fashion or Sense Inspirational or Aspirational!

      And Let’s Be serious… She could throw a Buick at her assistant and wouldn’t NEARLY be as Villified as a TRUE Model/Amazon/Glamourous figure as her Country mate Naomi Campbell has! We won’t Speculate as to why that is… but i have some Suspicions as to why… and they have nothing to do with their repsective personalities, Because as i know well enough, La Kate is as Capricious, Demanding and Unpleasant as everyone makes Omi Out to be and yes, Naomi is a little Teched in the head, i will give you that, but she is definitely More of a symbol of what a girl would want to look like and be like, presence-Wise on the catwalk and in Pictures, if she desired to be a model!

      So there. Not so much Kate Herself (although Miss Coke Moss Doesn’t do much to help herself either) it’s the Untouchable attitude that is projected onto her by the industry, and that i despise! so no, i will in no way justify this wretched little piece of street trash’s existence nor contribute to the climate of sanctity that swirls around her like some incandescent Miasma!

      She Can Go Take Flying Lessons without a plane if you ask me!

  13. Nlb says:

    The notes read quite a bit like Guerlain’s “Champs-Elysees”. I wonder if this will have vintage-type weight; the “pink pepper” and “mandarin” give the impression that it will be something aerial. If “pink pepper” were replaced with Tuberose or lilac, than the title “Vintage” might seem more appropriate…

  14. Nlb says:

    I do appreciate the “Art Deco” inspired aesthetic…

    • Robin says:

      Yes, that part they managed to make vintage.

  15. Juniper says:

    In reference to the size–maybe some corporate people have been paying attention to the blogs…

    • Robin says:

      Doubt it … I think they’re just paying attention to the economy.

  16. Bine says:

    I owed her first frag Kate and really liked it. It was totally inoffending and office-safe. But I wasn’t really upset when the bottle was empty. I now owe her bluebottled frag “Velvet hour” wich I bought unsniffed and I like it also. To me it is an comforting cold weather perfume.
    Today I’m wearing LAP Ananas fizz and brought the bottle to the office with me because of its short lasting power. And btw I really enjoy my latest found on evilbay 50 ml Kelly Caleche 20 € (29 $) wich is real smooth leather on me.

    • Robin says:

      Love Ananas Fizz, glad to see another fan!

  17. zaheer says:

    The Kate Moss range it always so feminine, it really is the epitome of what she is like at different stages, the mere sniff of one of her perfumes can easily evoke thoughts of Moss.

    • Robin says:

      Hmmm. Have not smelled them but not interested in any fragrance that would make me think of KM, or anyone else for that matter.

  18. Oh, I like Kate Moss, may I confess? Cokate looks like shit without a hell of make-up, perfect light and photoshop, but given that – she looks great. She is that kind I’d love to be, a freak, a gal, beautiful and ugly, rich and dumb enough not to care.
    Who cares about her frags as long she’s on an add.

    I call her in german Katja Moos – Katja as a typical german name is for very very “average, ordinary” and Moos means also “money”.
    The perfect description of her.

    • Robin says:

      I honestly don’t care about her either way, but she does look lovely in this ad. And in the Bvlgari ads.

      • krokodilgena says:

        Her Bvlgari ads are gorgeous
        obviously she doesn’t look like that in her candids… but I think she looks far from ugly in her candids.
        I don’t get people’s definitions of “ugly”, whenever there’s a BigBang post on a blog that I read everyone is like “EWWWWWWW FUG”. The hottie in my gravatar is clearly far from ugly, these people are wack

  19. 734elizabeths says:

    And what’s with the “fruity floriental” mashup, anyway? Seems like it’s just a cheap way of trying to make it sound more interesting than it is. Why not go whole hog and call it a chypruity florientwoody fougitrus?

    Sorry, I seem to be cranky today….

    • Robin says:

      HA, you are cranky!

  20. bergere says:

    The whole thing seems weirdly mismatched. Kate Moss always looks like a druggie eleven-year-old, but in the ad she’s wearing a drop-dead classic diva gown and is posed in a diva attitude (and in my book you have to be at least 20 to qualify as a diva). The perfume is ‘Vintage’, the ad and bottle style recalling sophistication and timeless style, but the juice seems to be another variation on the most recent fruity floral trend. Would be nice if the people who thought up “vintage” as a great branding concept also sponsored a more classic-styled juice.

    • krokodilgena says:

      well good thing she is 35.

      The name and notes do sound mismatched but this is pretty typical, isn’t it?

      • miss kitty v. says:

        I like how Kate used to be older than me, and now she’s not. The same is true for Winona Ryder and a handful of other celebs. Maybe they’re so special they age at a different rate than I do…?

        • krokodilgena says:

          she was discovered in 1988 at the age of 14 and 1988-14=1974
          so…. I guess so.

          • miss kitty v. says:

            Huh. Maybe I just never knew she was so young when she started. Alright, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt.

  21. yzahbelle says:

    i love the perfume’s name and poster>> so i guess i have to smell it personally!!

    • Robin says:

      I hope it will work for you then :-)

  22. Perfumella says:

    It’s actually quite lovely – very powdery and womanly. Ok, so it’s not in the same class as true vintage fragrances, but it’s streets ahead of most of the dreck out there….

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, sounds nice!

      • Wordbird says:

        I’ve tried it a couple of times. It’s fine. Perfectly nice and wearable for office/school run/etc.

        In fairness, I think all 3 or her scents have been at the wearable end of the sleb range. All perfectly within the bounds of ordinariness so they will not offend and will therefore attract as many customers as possible. I might even splash the cash for a 15ml bottle of Vintage – it’s also priced very competitvely, which speaks volumes about the marketing strategy behind it.

        • Robin says:

          Thanks — so nice that they do a 15 ml, and wish I saw more of those here.

  23. Scarlettxo says:

    sounds slightly tacky, but kind of lovely as well. do you know where i could buy this?

    • Robin says:

      In the US? I don’t think it’s sold here as yet, but I’m not positive.

  24. sarah24 says:

    this is really nice, bit like sjp twilight and jlo still!!

  25. raluca says:

    Came to try this one yesterday. I think the justification for vintage name is tat it smells of concentrated green tea forgotten for two days in a teapot. It is not original, there are also other fragrances with this musty – old tea smell.

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