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Donna Karan has launched pureDKNY, an eco-conscious series of fragrances. The
perfumes focus on a single ingredient (vanilla or verbena), which is the key to
the whole composition. The vanilla and verbena are grown by women in
Africa with the help and guidance of CARE and DKNY. The project around the
Ugandan Pure Vanilla fragrance was designed to support women in Uganda, while
also educating US consumers about the important role women play in breaking the
cycle of global poverty. The second in the line of Pure scents is the
Pure Verbena, with basil and verbena as the main ingredients. The verbena is
grown by women in Togo. A perfect pair for summer. NIS 590 for 100 ml. and NIS
410 for 50 ml.
Voyage d’Hermes Perfume, a new edition of the unisex
fragrance, is being launched this spring in the same beautiful black flacon.
Designed around the notes of the original scent with added floral notes, the
composition provides lemon, cardamom and spices in top notes, accentuated rose
notes in the heart, and green tea with a strong trail of musk at the end.
Available only at the April chain of perfumeries. NIS 415 for 35 ml. NIS 575 for
100 ml. NIS 595 for a refillable 125 ml.
Released by Parisian fashion
designer Lolita Lempicka in 1997, Lolita Lempicka for Women soon became a
favorite among sophisticated yet romantic women. A refreshing, Oriental, woody
fragrance, it has an exotic but fresh blend, which is perfect for spring. To
celebrate the brand’s 15th anniversary, they have launched a smaller bottle
under the slogan “Good things come in small packages.” NIS 306 at all
perfumeries and drugstores.
Omnia Coral by Bulgari is a romantic,
feminine floral-fruity scent, inspired by red coral and the shimmering colors of
summer. The top notes include bergamot, goji berry, hibiscus, water lily,
pomegranate, cedar and musk. The characteristic red bottle adds an optimistic
air to the boudoir. NIS 498 for 65 ml eau de toilette. NIS 397 for 40 ml.
Available at most perfumeries.
Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli
launched a new women’s perfume last month called Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum.
The fragrance is intense Oriental and based on notes of orange blossom,
symbolizing Italian femininity, sensuality and extravagance. There are
also amber, Oriental nuances of benzoin, pink pepper, tonka and vanilla. The
bottle’s stopper bears the designer’s initials. Golden shades and leopard print
decorate the bottle and packaging. NIS 470 for 75 ml., NIS 359 for 50
La Prairie has introduced three new fragrances in the Life Threads
series. Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald join the Gold, Silver and Platinum that were
launched earlier. The bottles of the fragrance collection are wrapped in threads
with sapphire, ruby and emerald colored stones. The company says the unique
design “symbolizes the most cherished connections of our lives.” The Sapphire is
woody with amber and green notes; the Ruby is a floral-Oriental scent; and the
Emerald is exotic with notes of galbanum, orange blossom, rose, jasmine,
sandalwood, oak moss and amber.NIS 750 for 50 ml. Available at all La
Prairie points of sales.
Paco Rabanne is launching two new fragrances –
Black XS L’Exces for him and for her. The bottles are designed in a rock
’n’ roll fashion with tattoo- like shapes and silver rose and skull pendants,
and music icon Iggy Pop is the chosen presenter. The scent is categorized as
Oriental-floral with neroli and black pepper. The target market is the young
rock ’n’ rollers: “Smelling it is like walking onto the stage – energetic, full
of life and sexy.” NIS 499 for 100 ml. eau de toilette, NIS 439 for 50
ml. eau de parfum. Available at Super Pharm, April, Hamashbir, New Pharm and
Amber, the new fragrance by L’Occitane, is described as
truly Mediterranean. A warm and natural-smelling perfume, its delicious scent
brings to mind the shrubs on the beaches of Grasse in southern France, which
release their scent as the sun goes down with the intense aroma of amber. Other
notes are vanilla, bergamot, freesia and wood. NIS 195 for 75 ml.
Available at all L’Occitane stores. www.loccitane.co.il