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Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline

Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline

Omnia got its first flanker in 2005, with Omnia Crystalline. Like other flanker scents — Calvin Klein Euphoria Blossom, Prada Tendre, among others — it was designed for the Asian market, where lighter, fresher fragrances are the thing. And it did very well, apparently “reaching number one in Japan and South Korea”.

Omnia Crystalline is also by Alberto Morillas, and is a fresh musky woody fragrance with notes of bamboo, nashi pear, lotus flower, and balsa wood. On first smell, it would seem to have little in common with its parent scent: it is notably more aquatic, paler (in keeping with its name) and blander.

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CK one and CK be – limited edition packaging

In these turbulent and uncertain times, communication and unity are the ribbons of an idea that wend and wind their way through all of our lives. Buzzwords of a generation and the hope of many, Calvin Klein has attempted to solidfy this concepts into a fragrant message for 2009.

CK one and CK be will be available from next month in limited edition 100ml collector’s edition flacons which are boxed alongside a portable speaker. The bottle is decorated with the “we are one” slogan. The font is designed to look handwritten and the message appears in a number of languages.

The detachable speaker represents the universal language of music and in this spirit, is compatible with most standard MP3 players. The product will appear in white and silver/grey for CK one and white and black for CK be and the fragrance and speaker. Also available is a matching 250ml body spray.

CK one / CK be ‘we are one’ is available from February 2009.

Joop! Thrill for Men and Women launches in February

Joop! launch a new fragrance duo: Joop! Thrill Men and Joop! Thrill Women this February. Both fragrances have been created by perfumers at Givaudan.
Joop! Thrill Women was created by perfumer Alexandre Kosinski and contains notes of fresh dew, peach, lily, mimosa, iris, vanilla, tonka bean and sandalwood. Joop! Thrill Men contains notes of frozen lavender, bergamot, Granny Smith apple, woods, vanilla, sandalwood and amber – and was composed by Christophe Raynaud.
The Joop! Thrill fragrances will have a worldwide lauch in February 2009.

Euphoria SpringTemptation from CK

In March, Calvin Klein fragrances will be launching a new, limited-edition version of euphoria with a spring theme. Christened euphoria spring temptation, the damp, green fragrance reveals notes of frosted pear blossom, frosted musk, guava leaf, freesia and a waterfall accord. Eau de parfum 1.7 oz., 54 euros

Eden Park launches its first perfume

Pink Fizz is the name of the first perfume from the sportswear-inspired ready-to-wear brand Eden Park. Cherry, apple, cranberry, freesia, rose, lemon… this woodsy-fruity-floral juice claims rose, a trendy scent this season, as its key ingredient. Expected release: March or April.

Serge Lutens wraps up the night

‘Nuit de Cellophane’ (“Cellophane Night”) is the name of the new perfume dreamt up by Serge Lutens. Quite unlike his usual oriental creations, the fragrance is a honeyed, jasminey, lightly fruity and musky white-flower scent articulated around osmanthus blossom. The perfume’s strange name refers to the cellophane – which can be used to wrap bouquets of flowers – that is being used here to wrap up the night, and those who live it: insects, stars and mysterious scents. Eau de parfum 1.7 oz., 79 euros.

Alberto Morillas was the winner of the Prix François Coty in 2003. Flower by Kenzo won a Fifi award in 2002.

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