Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses ~ new fragrances

Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses

Ed Hardy will launch Skulls & Roses, a new fragrance duo inspired by Hardy's skull & rose tattoo design, in September.

Skulls & Roses for Her ~ a “warm and sugary” scent with strawberry, violet leaves, honeysuckle and caramel.

Skulls & Roses for Him ~ a “fresh, ozonic” scent with bergamot, cardamom, lavandin, moss and musk.

The fragrances were developed by perfumers Marypierre Julien and Adriana Medina. I will update with sizes and concentrations when I can find them.

(via wwd)

Update: Skulls & Roses for Her is in 100 ml Eau de Parfum; Skulls & Roses for Him is in 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

Another update: see a review of Skulls & Roses for Her.

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  1. nathanthomas50 says:

    wow – are those the bottles?!!?! presume you take the top of the skull off to spray !

  2. xendawg says:

    A perfect gift for the Hot Topic addict in your life who does not mind smelling like hell, I suppose :^)

    • Robin says:

      HA! I’m actually fine with the general idea, but they look too cheap. Who knows, maybe they’ll look better in person.

  3. Apparently says:

    Please oh please let it be like the Omnia bottles, so that when you press down on the skull the juice sprays out of the nasal cavity.

    • Robin says:

      Seriously, if it was an opaque ceramic skull bottle (afraid this is plastic) that sprayed through the nose, I would HAVE to buy it.

  4. Ikat says:

    Looks like the dome above the eyebrows flips open. Cheap and creepy. Should do well with the usual Ed Hardy trash-loving crowd.

    • Robin says:

      I think you’re right. Shame, I’ve really liked some of their bottles.

  5. thegoddessrena says:

    Warm and sugary? Shouldn’t the woman’s version be in a dia de Los Muertos sugar skull? That would be really cool–bottle and contents would be in harmony

    • Marjorie Rose says:

      Yes! And they could do a flanker called “offrenda!”

    • Julia says:

      Right there with you. I can’t imagine why they didn’t go with a sugar skull. I don’t know a lot about tattoos but I did see Kat Von D do a sugar skull motif on Eric Balfour one time. It also reminds me of those skull shaped alcohol bottles. Tequila or vodka? I don’t remember.

  6. alextang2k says:

    love both bottles …….. but ED HARDY perfumes not lasting ……..

  7. Kelly Red says:

    The only thing worse would be if they were solid perfumes and you took the top of the skull off and rubbed your finger in the “brains”.

    • FragrantWitch says:

      Lol, actually that would be good for lipgloss!

  8. halimeade says:

    Poor Ed Hardy… CA has really dragged his name through the mud hardcore : /

    • Robin says:

      He sold his name — I’m sure he’s sobbing all the way to the bank!

      • KateReed says:

        I thought he was dead and the family/estate was kind of pissed about all this stuff? Maybe I’m thinking of someone else.

  9. FragrantWitch says:

    Why put sweet cr*p in skull bottles- cool idea totally wasted.

    • KateReed says:

      Yeah, it should be dark, smoky, earthy and incensey. And kind of evil. And maybe syrupy and resiny. And a little more evil. And downright dirty as in “skank in a graveyard.” And cold. And even more evil. (and there should be a cannabis note in there somewhere.)

      • Marjorie Rose says:

        Precisely my response! I want resinous, earthy, a hint of decay!. . .

      • nozknoz says:

        Basically, vintage Narcisse Noir!

  10. poodle says:

    The bottles do look cheap and plasticky, but they remind me of a liquor (not sure if it’s vodka or tequila) but it comes in a glass skull bottle which is actually pretty cool looking. I bet people buy it just for the bottle.

    • Emily says:

      Heh, we have a bottle of that vodka (it’s called Crystal Skull, I think). Husband bought it a while ago solely because he thought the bottle was awesome. It came in a gift set with a couple of skull-shaped shot glasses. The booze is acceptable for mixing, but really, it’s all about the packaging.

      I also see tequila in ceramic Dia de los Muertos skulls from time to time; Costco had a bunch of them around that holiday.

  11. ZHABEYCH622 says:


    • Robin says:

      You can always see where I got the info at the end of the post, in this case (via wwd), so it came from Women’s Wear Daily, link in the article

  12. Paisley Flowers says:

    Um, wow. That is all I can say! :O

  13. basia says:

    I am a radiologic technologist and collect items with skulls on them but I will be passing on this!
    Poodle- it is vodka in a glass skull-didn’t buy that but was more tempted by thatbottle than this Ed Hardy!

  14. RavynG says:

    yuk and….yuk.

  15. nozknoz says:

    I can’t believe they are putting a “fresh ozonic” scent in a skull (and probably the black one, at that)! Skulls and ROSES, people! What are they thinking?!?!?

    • Marjorie Rose says:

      Oh, I don’t know. When I think fresh, clean, effortlessly sexy, I think about cemeteries and funerals. Don’t you? *blinks innocently*

  16. COSMICSCENTS says:

    The black one looks like the new Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance for men.

  17. jonr951 says:

    My friend at Nordstrom said they’re getting these two. I hope the bottle looks good in person. She said she got a kick out of them when she saw them. : )

  18. Jernero says:

    Wow. I’m just seeing this. I’m a fan of Ed Hardy’s first male fragrance, but this fragrance bottle looks so tacky. Really tacky. When I think of skulls, I think of death. No gracias.

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