10/18/2016

Maison Lancôme’s New Fragrances

With the release of its new and exclusive collection of six fragrances, all composed like fine vintages, Lancôme gives a sophisticated nod to the fine art of French living.

Discover a fragrant collection that delivers French know-how at its finest.

It wasn’t just the art of French living that Armand Petitjean enjoyed in his Vallières home, the Lancôme founder also developed a passion for growing exceptionally refined and subtly fragrant flowers. Now, to fuse the flowers and the art of living Petitjean held so dear, Lancôme is revisiting the incredible French tradition of perfume blending with a new line of fragrances.

Six renowned perfumers have taken on the unique task, resulting in six fragrant masterpieces or ‘Grands Crus’. And to take the range to stylish new heights, the bottles have all been embellished with a range of golden engraved designs from the Alex & Marine collective of illustrators and fresque designers.

1. Jasmins Marzipane by Dominique Ropion.


The Blend:
Jasmine Sambac Absolute and Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute

The Signature:
Almond wood Here, essence of Jasmine Sambac and Jasmine Grandiflorum come together to create a bright, all-enveloping feminine scent. Meanwhile almond wood, extracts of creamy sandalwood, Bourbon vanilla, Cashmeran wood and musk give the fragrance a deliciously irresistible aura.

2. Lavandes Trianon by Olivier Gillotin and Shyamala Maisondieu.

The Blend:
Lavender Fine Essence and Lavender Absolute

The Signature:
Crystallized vanilla Fresh notes of lavender essence cut through sunny echoes of lavender absolute and crystallized vanilla to create a warm scent that evokes the sensuality of sun-kissed skin.

3. Tubéreuses Castane by Shyamala Maisondieu.

The Blend:
Tuberose Absolute and Tuberose Distillate

The Signature:
Roasted chestnuts Rich, bold and smooth elements of Tuberose Absolute balance fresher and lighter notes of Tuberose Distillate, while hints of roast chestnuts bring sumptuous addictiveness to this delicately refined, elegant and addictive fragrance.

4. Ôud Ambroisie by Ilias Ermenedis.

The Blend:
Oud Essence, Cedar Wood Essence and Patchouli Essence

The Signature:
Rose honey This “delicious rose nectar,” to use Illias Ermenedis’ words, blends a trio of soft woods with a velvety infusion of Rose Damascena and interweaves it with notes of Provencal honey for a divine dose of tasty sumptuousness.

5. Oûd Bouquet by Fabrice Pellegrin.

The Blend:
Oud Essence, Guaiac Essence and Copahu Wood Essence

The Signature:
Praline Rose Here Oud wood blends with smoky Guaiac wood accents and soft Copahu Wood notes to give the sugary and voluptuous Praline Rose some enigmatic power.

6. L’Autre Ôud by Christophe Raynaud.

The Blend:
Oud Wood Imprint, Cypriol Essence and Myrrh Absolute

The Signature:
Rose Incense A complex blend that takes leathery dark notes of Oud wood, Cypriol and Myrrh and rounds them out with the bright hints of rose incense. The result is a perfume that oscillates between “light and shadow, strength and softness, masculinity and femininity,” the nose explains.

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