Six Scents Series Two ~ new fragrances

Six Scents Series 2

The Six Scents Fragrance Initiative will launch Six Scents Series Two next month. As was the case with Series One, the project will team six designers with six perfumers to create a series of limited edition fragrances:

Fragrance 1: Collage ~ by 3.1 Phillip Lim in collaboration with perfumer Nathalie Gracia-Cetto. [Notes: bergamot, black pepper, juniper berry, magnolia accord, patchouli, Virginia cedar and incense] [Collage is described by Nathalie Gracia Cetto as "a fresh and sensual unisex fragrance that can be worn all day long".]

Fragrance 2: Ende / Anfang ~ by Damir Doma in collaboration with perfumer Yann Vasnier. [Per Yann Vasnier, "...I constructed the fragrance like his fashion, using only natural ingredients and in layers of thin, sheer, transparent materials; all with contrasts, From light & bright, to deep & dark, From creamy & soft to rich & mysterious.” With notes of purple ginger extract, olibanum, vetiver, cedar, guaiac, cardamom, coriander, cistus, birch tar, styrax, benzoin, tonka bean, sandalwood, beeswax, gurjum balsam, patchouli, myrrh and opoponax.]

Fragrance 3: Solar Donkey Power ~ by Henrik Vibskov in collaboration with perfumer Louise Turner. [Per Louise Turner, "...a woody harmony mixing smoky tree and fresh aromatic floral facets, with some incense hints"; with notes of bergamot, sage, geranium, patchouli, moss, incense and pine.]

Fragrance 4: Smell ~ by House of Holland in collaboration with perfumer Stephen Nilsen. [Notes: lilac, mimosa, pine forest accord, green grass, sheer jasmine and musk.] [Per Stephen Nilsen, "I was very inspired by Henry’s very specific visualization of the fragrance as an oversized, purple sofa where people would gather...It is an embracing hug of a fragrance that wraps you in its comfort."]

Fragrance 5: Nicoll 17 ~ by Richard Nicoll in collaboration with perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux. [Notes: Florentine fennel, fennel pollen, black basil, white iris petals, caraway seeds, sweet orange, angelica root, magnolia and ivy buds.] ["The fennel infused scent is a simple, minimalist fragrance from a perfumer who enjoys maximalism....Every single aspect of Florentine fennel as a garden plant and as a slivered delicacy in a summer salad was taken into account: its crisp green character, its sweet anise and sambucca like aspects, the crunchy texture of the opalescent green stalks, the earthiness of the roots, the airiness within its feathery leaves and umbrella shaped flowers."]

Fragrance 6: Whiskey Caramélisé by Toga in collaboration with perfumer Alexandra Kosinski. [“Whiskey Caramélisé was inspired by the designer’s memory of a square-ish ambery bottle of whisky...”; featuring mandarin, nutmeg, blackcurrant, apple, dewfruit, hawthorn, sandalwood, musk and patchouli]

I will update with fragrance notes and prices when I can find them. (via newsletter from colette.fr)

Update: There will be 2000 numbered bottles of each scent, 50 ml Eau de Parfum for $95. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pro-Natura. (via wwd, and notes above for Collage, Smell & Nicoll 17 also via wwd, later additions via luckyscent)

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  1. krokodilgena says:

    Have I missed my chance to try the Gareth Pugh one in the first series? O___O

    2’s name is German so I’m trying that one.
    I thought House of Holland was ~*~*out*~*~* by now >__>

    • Robin says:

      The GP is still for sale…in fact Luckyscent has all 6.

      • krokodilgena says:

        Yes, I ran to luckyscent to check. No samples for 4 D:
        I can still get a sample of 3 though.

        I really like #2’s name… ~*~End / Beginning*~
        I hope it smells really good.

  2. Absolute Scentualist says:

    I’d love to own samples of these and the first six.

    • Robin says:

      I only liked 1 of the first 6, but looking forward to trying these!

      • kaos.geo says:

        I didn’t have the chance to try any of the first series.
        If I go by the description, I’d be tempet to try “Spirit of Wood”
        It says something about walking in an eucaliptus forest and it reminded me of a small forest in Mar del Plata some blocks away from my grandpa’s summer house there.
        Walking in the forest in summer, near the sea, ahh, one can dream :-)

        • kaos.geo says:

          tempet=tempted

        • Robin says:

          That was the one I liked!

  3. Flora says:

    Umm..”Solar Donkey Power?” Really?? Did this name go through a translator program a few dozen times or something? Not wanting to try that one, LOL!

    • Robin says:

      Hey, it’s my early favorite, LOL…

    • lilydale aka Natalie says:

      Hee-haw!

    • Daisy says:

      solar donkey power = fresh green clover & alfalfa…..at least that’s what keeps the donkeys going out in the country…..so maybe it’s very green!

    • vickyjane says:

      Do you think it turns you into some kind of Solar Donkey Superhero with special Solar Donkey Powers?

  4. Tama says:

    Kinda digging the idea of Whiskey Caramelise – as long as they leave the butter out of it.

  5. lightgreen22 says:

    are they limited edition?

  6. alltheprettythings says:

    3.1 Phillip Lim has a dress I would DIE for… I’m intrigued!

    • Robin says:

      Dont’ know him!

      • alltheprettythings says:

        I didn’t either until I came across some of his pieces in Vogue. :)

  7. parfumnut says:

    WOW…more of these, i haven’t even made it through the first bunch yet.

    • Robin says:

      6 a year is actually quite a lot, when you think about it.

      • parfumnut says:

        I think so too, considering all the other new perfumes i haven’t even gotten to try yet. Wow , seems like there is a pattern with having to release multiples in a line all at once. Prada recently did it, Tom Ford is going crazy with all of his releases. La Prairie has 3 and Van Cleef and Arpels had that set of fragrances recently announced. Holy smokes my head head is spinning.

        • Robin says:

          And the 5 or 6 new ones coming from Cartier…

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