Hedi Slimane: I’m not responsible for Black Opium

Hedi Slimane has been mentioned several times in the press in connection with the introduction in the market of Black Opium with Edie Campbell by Yves Saint Laurent Beauté (L’Oréal Group). It is appropriate to precise that no creative direction has been given by Hedi Slimane on the market launches and on the choices of artistic elements, or definition of image, related to the product lines or the advertising campaigns of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, including the ones of Black Opium.

— Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane kindly asks that you not blame him for Black Opium, according to a release sent out via YSL at Twitter.

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What would Roudnitska have done

It’s very much in the style of people like Edmond Roudnitska, like a modern version of Eau de Rochas and other scents from the 1970s. It’s that type of writing we went back to. It’s very true to the flower, actually. I discovered a while ago that Roudnitska had a magnolia planted in his garden. It’s something that I always kept in mind, thinking, What would he have done?

— Frédéric Malle, talking to Bora Kwon about his new Eau de Magnolia fragrance, in an interview at Tank Magazine.

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