July 30 2014

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Honoré des Prés Loves New York


When we last caught up with Honoré des Prés, the Ecocert-approved fragrance line out of Paris, it was about to touch down on American soil. Fast-forward a year and a half, and the brand is making headlines in Manhattan again with a new collection paying tribute to our fair city. Honoré’s We Love New York range finally bows in the States at Space NK this week, after premiering in Paris in the Spring. Inspired by “decadence, lust, and the indescribable raw, natural ambience” that permeates New York and its surrounding destinations, the three-piece line brings to fragrant life the year that famed perfumer Olivia Giacobetti spent as an expat in the Big Apple. The fruits of her labor include Vamp A NY, a tuberose-heavy evening scent that’s accompanied by hints of rum and bourbon; I Love Les Carottes, a raw carrot, iris butter, vanilla, and patchouli-tinged eau; and Love Coco, perhaps the most interesting coconut-inspired parfum we’ve ever smelled, which fuses sweet white coconut milk with coriander leaf. Coffee cups from Magnolia Bakery inspired the collection’s clever packaging: Each flacon comes in a to-go cup placed in a brown paper bag and sealed with a sticker for easy toting. For the trinket-minded among you, there are also decorative pins to help you declare your love for your fragrance of choice on that transitional layering piece you’re planning on breaking out for fashion week.

Photo: Courtesy of Honoré des Prés

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