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First Published: Fri, Sep 28 2007. 02 00 PM IST

Updated: Fri, Sep 28 2007. 02 00 PM IST
Yves Saint Laurent’s perfumery is working overtime. The couture giant’s hugely successful Opium has a new limited edition version, Opium Eau D’Orient Orchidee de Chine (Rs2,960 for 100ml). Here, the fragrance of Chinese orchid mingles with the powdery, amber essence of the original Opium. And if you want your man to smell like Oliver Martinez, get your hands on YSL’s latest, L’Homme Yves Saint Laurent (Rs3,540 for 100ml). The floral, spicy and woody notes of the fragrance are contained in a clear glass cylinder with a hexagonal steel top.
Ralph Lauren’s Romance for Men (Rs3,600 for 100ml) is created using old-fashioned perfumery techniques and is inspired by old wedding customs from various cultures. Lavender, vetiver and cardamom all feature in this crisp, sensual scent.
Get your hands on Valentino’s tribute to rock princesses with the designer’s latest fragrance, Rock ‘n Rose (Rs3,700 for 90ml). The scent is a cocktail of everything that’s edgy and girlie—think goth make-up with pressed white cotton dresses. Bergamot and blackcurrant, gardenia and orange blossom, sandalwood and vanilla, as well as the baby pink and black packaging, make this scent a delicious contrast.
At Nina Ricci, the mood is lush, happy and inspired by nature, so an old fragrance gets a fresh interpretation. Love in Paris Fleur de Pivoine (Rs2,500 for 50ml) retains the peony focus of the original but adds on patchouli, musk, neroli, violet, Turkey rose and blackcurrant buds. The amber liquid is now pale pink and the chunky glass flacon is adorned with a garland of peonies.
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to get a glimpse of the tantalizing Keira Knightley in her new ad film for Chanel. The British actress and a red dress by Karl Lagerfeld star in a TV commercial for the label’s fragrance Coco Mademoiselle, which won’t be aired on Indian television. But (and probably even better), you can get your hands on the scent (Rs5,750 for 100ml) and two new products inspired by it. The Purse Parfum (Rs5,050), in a pearly white iridescent case, is a concentrated version of the scent’s most significant notes—the May Rose and iris. Another handy product to make Coco Mademoiselle last all day is the Solid Perfume (Rs6,100). The pearl-and-gold case contains a non-oily cream perfume that reproduces every facet of the original scent and melts on contact with the skin.
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First Published: Fri, Sep 28 2007. 02 00 PM IST
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