After discussing the elusive scent of figs yesterday, I was surprised to open my issue of Cosmetic World and discover a mention of an interesting new launch from Guerlain. Figue-Iris was created by Jean-Paul Guerlain in collaboration with Sylvaine Delacourte, Guerlain’s creative director. As Ms. Delacourte described in the article, “Today, fig is very well known and popular… I wanted to contrast it with something very chic.” Figue-Iris combines the green freshness of fig with warm, powdery iris.
Laurier-Réglisse was created by Firmenich’s Marie Salamagne and it combines “the sweetness of licorice wood and the freshness of laurel with bergamot, orange blossom, violet, galbanum and amber.” Both Figue-Iris and Laurier-Réglisse will be launching in April of 2008, priced at $52 for 4.2 oz. eau de toilette bee bottle.
Moreover, Shalimar lovers will be glad to discover Eau de Shalimar, which “builds on the contrast of the bright and dark notes found in the original Shalimar.” The other new Guerlain launch includes Cruel Gardenia as part of L’Art et la Matière collection, which is available only from the Guerlain boutiques. Perfumer Randa Hammami of Symrise worked with the notes of damask rose, peach and neroli to build the gardenia accord. The gardenia is supported by violet, ylang ylang and white musks. The classical Guerlinade accord of tonka bean, vanilla and sandalwood forms the backdrop for the floral notes. Finally, L’Ame d’un Héros (the reissue of Coriolan) will join Les Parisiennes collection.
Via Cosmetic World and Osmoz.fr.