August 29 2014

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2 posts tagged "La Vie en Rose"

Viktor & Rolf’s Rosy Outlook


Spring and summer are ripe for fragrance reinvention. As the weather gets warmer, perfumes get softer and lighter to appeal to the overwhelming desire to strip off winter’s heavy layers and look on the bright side. The East Coast winter of 2012 will go down as perhaps the mildest on record, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still excited about refreshing our perfume arsenal. Yesterday, we discussed Agent Provocateur’s seasonal offerings, and today, it’s all about Viktor & Rolf’s limited-edition Flowerbomb La Vie en Rose. Back for its fourth annual appearance, the classic scent’s patchouli base has been blended with hints of just-blossomed rose and then spiked with zesty citrus notes of bergamot and mandarin as well as a crisp green apple accord. The resulting eau is a bit more sparkling and tangy than the original and no less addicting; ditto its collectible grenade-shaped, faceted bottle, which features an ombré fuchsia color. If you somehow managed to miss the flacon’s appearance last year, now is the perfect time to add it to the growing Flowerbomb shrine every true enthusiast keeps on her vanity.

Photo: Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Floral Fragrance, Five Ways


Maybe it’s the fact that the temperature in New York is expected to climb into the seventies today or that April’s blooms are making their first appearance, but spring is finally in the air—and so too is our seasonal lust for floral fragrances. While we’re typically devotees of rich gourmands and heady orientals, it’s rose and violet, jasmine and honeysuckle, gardenia and lily that we find ourselves in the mood for these days. You too? Here, our top five picks for perfect petal essences.

Chloé Eau de Parfum, Rosebud Edition

An oldie but a goodie, Chloé’s signature scent—which features notes of pink peony, freesia, magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and rose—has gotten a mini makeover for spring courtesy of a festive, limited-edition pink ribbon. It’s the little things that excite us.


Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit

The fourth flacon in Hermès’ Un Jardin series (previous scents were inspired by the Mediterranean, the Nile, and India), Sur Le Toit takes its sensory cues from a garden much closer to home: the one on the roof of the brand’s Parisian flagship. Its blooming magnolia, apple, and pear trees result in a luscious, fruit-tinged floral.


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