Annick Goutal Mandragore Pourpre ~ new fragrance/ As previously reported, the new variation is stronger and darker than the original and is intended for winter wear; it’s also “….spicier, more aromatic, with notes like pepper and anise”. The fragrance notes include bergamot, mint, star anise, amber, rosemary, geranium, black pepper, patchouli, myrtle, incense and heliotrope.
Colette in Paris is a fragrance in honor of actor Klaus Kinski, Kinski Eau de Toilette: Produced under licence to the Kinski Foundation to mark the 20th anniversary of the actor’s death, KINSKI the fragrance is a richly decadent, textured scent with heady top notes including cassis, juniper and castoreum; a heart with oceanic notes inspired by Kinski’s love of the sea; and a base of animalic and woody notes that reflect his own almost feral sensuality.
Bamboo Harmony (shown) ~ Inspired by The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. “Bamboo Harmony opens with luminous notes of Bergamot, Bigarade and Neroli. The perfume then evolves through a comforting combination of white tea leaves and Mimosa, highlighted with a touch of spices. The unique character of the trail is given by rare Maté Essence, interlaced with sensual fig leaves and oak moss.”
Jicky by Guerlain (1889). Cited with creation of modern perfume industry. Was not a success when first introduced because women were turned off by its innovative fragrance, blending traditional top notes (lemon, bergamot, etc) with nontraditional middle and base notes (vetiver, synthetic vanilla, coumarin, etc). Thanks to the success of Jicky with men, in 1904 Guerlain introduced a men's cologne, Mouchoir de Monsieur, based on Jicky.