Built differences. Futuristic journey. Orientalism. Westernism. New spring fragrances reveal the fluid nature of the community. Each olfactory creation is a dot on an imaginary map. Bouquets of surreal no gender perfumes, created with agreements of woody notes, dry and deep, intensified by the freshness of sparkling tones of molecules recreated synthetically in laboratories; a slight touch of liquid air that brings with itself a light mountain breeze.
New Flowerbomb Bloom Eau de Toilette by VIKTOR & ROLF. In the heart of the fragrance, an infusion of a molecule of pure air captured in the Pacific Northwest Mountains and recreated synthetically.
L’Eau # 5 by CHANEL. From 1921 to today, Chanel N°5 is the first modern fragrance for women. A true timeless cult that over the years has managed to reinvent itself without betraying itself. The secret? An unpublished cocktail of natural and synthetic notes, contained in the iconic bottle and a bit of luck because launched on May the 5th, in the fifth month of the year.
Velvet Cypress by DOLCE & GABBANA. Woody and citrusy fragrance, inspired by one of the protagonists of Mediterranean landscape: Italian Cypress.
GUCCI Guilty Absolute Eau de Parfum. The fragrance of rouged peacocks, born by the collaboration between Alessandro Michele, Creative Director and Alberto Morillas, maître perfumer, with ingredients rediscovered under the glass bell in the archive of the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Mon GUERLAIN Eau de Parfum is a feminine fragrance of the Woody-Eastern group. The starting point is the Carla Lavender, often present in men’s fragrances, which adds powerful and sensual notes and absolute modernity.
Soleil Au Zenith PRADA Olfactories Les Mirages. A myriad of sensations in an oriental unisex fragrance, created with agreements of Ylang Ylang, Peach and Sandalwood on a strong note of Vanilla. Miuccia Prada together with the creator of Prada fragrances Daniele Andrier, revisit the art of parfumery as on a global atlas.
New Spring-Summer 20017 make-up collections celebrate the chromatic exuberance of tropical paradises told with the technique with which I realize scarves for the companies I work with. Each design interprets the make up collection of each brand. A journey to discover the autobiographical traits linked to the history of every beauty maison that are renewed every season with irreverent originality. This is how the new BEAUTY-PAGES by ALESSIO NESI come to life.
Coco Code Make-up Collection Spring-Summer 2017 by CHANEL. From left: COCO CODE palette, Style Yeux Waterproof Mat Taupe, Rouge Allure Velvet 176 Indépendante.
Make-up Collection Spring – Summer 2017 by TOM FORD. From left: Orchid Soleil EDP, Lip Balm Coral Reef Dark, Countour Compact White.
Tropical Spring Make-up Collection Spring – Summer 2017 by DOLCE & GABBANA. From left: The Eyeshadow Duo in Tropical Coral 135, The Nail Lacquer in Beach Sand 817, Passion Duo Lipstick in Tropical Coral 145.
Make-up collection by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. From left: Lipstick Silky Satin Miss Clichy, CEil Vinyle Eye-liner.
Make-up Collection Spring – Summer 2017 by ESTĒE LAUDER. From left: Lipstick RNAK11, RP2W07, RP2W09, RP2W06.
Make-up Collection Spring – Summer 2017 by YVES SAINT LAURENT. From left: Nail Lacquer Vandal Orange 81, Pencil Pink Graffiti, Lipstick Rose Marceau.
Each year Maison Diptyque select an exceptional harvest to which dedicate a perfume. To inspire Fabrice Pellegrin, perfumer and collaborator of the House for over ten years, for the new Essences Insensées, are fields of Rosa Centifolia, a rarity on the French Riviera. The concentrate obtained by fresh petals has the strong smell of thick wax enriched with red fruits and honey agreements. The overture begins with a chypre head pretty definined which kicks off a miracle that takes place over the course of several hours. A splendid shape, a marked sculptural floral note that is strengthened with each passing hour and becomes more and more persistent. Essences Insensées is a pure and haughty fragrance enclosed in an onyx faceted bottle just like a precious stone, created for the occasion by WALTERSPERGER, firm which since a century ago produces prestigious bottles for luxury perfumerie and liquor haute de gamme. A true masterpiece.
Essences Insensées Eau de Parfum by DIPTYQUE
Ogni anno la Maison Diptyque seleziona un raccolto eccezionale cui dedicare un profumo. A ispirare Fabrice Pellegrin, profumiere e collaboratore della Maison da oltre dieci anni, per la nuova Essences Insensées, sono i campi di Rosa Centifolia, un’assoluta rarità in Costa Azzurra. Il concentrato, ottenuto dai petali freschi ha l’odore intenso di una cera densa arricchito con accordi di frutti rossi e miele. L’ouverture esordisce con una testa chypre piuttosto definita dà il via a un miracolo che si compie nel corso di diverse ore. Una forma splendida, una marcata nota floreale scultorea che si rafforza e con il passare delle ore diventa sempre più persistente. Essences Insensées è un profumo puro e altezzoso racchiuso in un flacone di onice sfaccettata come una pietra preziosa, creata per l’occasione da WALTERSPERGER, società che da un secolo produce flaconi e bottiglie di prestigio per la profumeria di lusso e liquori haute de gamme. Un vero capolavoro.
The craze for accumulation. Among junk dealer and quotes of antiques shop. From the need of superfluous, bourgeois herirtage of fast century, the aesthetic coordinates with which I designed new prints for Spring-Summer 2017 MARELLA’s Accessories Collection, are born. Four prints for two to themes, FLORAL and MARINIÉRE, printed allover on scarves, sneakers and bags.
Video FRANCESCO PETRONI
3 TIMES BAG. A bag that changees its look with a simple zip. In line with mood, time and fashion.
Phytomorphic drawings and trickets inspired by the flamboyant Art-Nouveau ornaments, abound in space charging themselves of exquisite sensations. In a mix and match of decorative styles from “Belle Epoque“, comes SS 2017 Marella’s bag, whcih has a new feature: a simple zip allows you to replace the flap and changing look according to need, mood, time and fashion.
Print realized for MARELLA – Accessories Collection SS17 pattern FLORAL.
Print realized for MARELLA – Accessories Collection SS17 pattern FLORAL in degradé.
Print realized for MARELLA – Accessories Collection SS17 pattern MARINIÉRE.
Print realized for MARELLA – Accessories Collection SS17 pattern MARINIÉRE in degradé.
Niche fragrances are different from other perfumes because they are created with fine, rare ingredients, with much higher concentrations compared to the average of other fragrances. The branch of art perfumerie counts parfumers and independent producers not aligned with market rules and therefore free to experiment. Theese type of fragrances are like a Chanel dress, they never go out of fashion, indeed, as years go by they become true icons like Rose Noir by Byredo. Jus which belong to the family of flowery fragrances, was created in 2007, but remains a novelty in the olfactory field. Starring the Rosa Damascena that in this particular olfactory pyramid takes a decadent aspect: the flower character is obscured by earthy agreements of oak and musk. One of the so called rare perfumes that do not betray the quality of this uncompromising raw material.
Interpretation of Rose Noir by BYREDO
Le fragranze di nicchia si differenziano dagli altri profumi perché sono creati con ingredienti pregiati, rari, in concentrazione più alte rispetto alla media delle altre fragranze. Il ramo dell’arte profumiera conta parfumeurs e produttori indipendenti non allineati con le regole del mercato e quindi liberi di sperimentare. Questo tipo di fragranze, sono come un abito di Chanel, non passano mai di moda, con il passare degli anni diventano vere e proprie icone, come Rose Noir di Byredo. Jus appartenente alla famiglia delle fragranze fiorite è stato creato nel 2007, ma rimane, in campo olfattivo, una novità assoluta. Protagonista la Rosa Damascena che in questa particolare piramide olfattiva assume un aspetto decadente: il carattere del fiore è oscurato con accordi terrosi di Quercia e muschi. Uno dei rari profumi così chiamati che non tradiscono la qualità di questa intransigente materia prima.
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The fragrance opens to creative original paths. Odors are a language with which you can tell the contemporary. A striking example, the new Eau de Toilette by Calvin Klein dedicated to Gold. Ductile material, alchemical and imperial, with a chaotic nature for its bright tones, is the color of glamour society. CK One Gold is a tribute to young “Re Mida” that do not make mistakes and everything they touch turns to gold. The new fragrance by Calvin Klein captures the allure of the jeunesse dorée in a limited edition, expertly mixing the energy of both sexes in a bold unisex jus, gold and scratchy.
CK One Gold Eau de Parfum by CALVIN KLEIN
It starts in the top notes with juicy notes of Fig which imprints to the whole overture a burst of energizing freshness. Neroli bright heart and a base of vetiver which leave a hot and vibrant trailon skin. The perfume is an indelible memory. CK One Gold keeps what it promises: a drop of gold to everyone. A trace of lasting emotion through gold, the unifying element of a permanent aesthetic theater, ripe fruit of a capitalism in which epic of products and fetishism of their passions predominate.
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Tom Ford is celebrating 10 years of BLACK ORCHID with a limited-edition in partnership with Lalique.
This is not recent news, its possible to find it in most Tom Ford boutiques since a couple of months ago, but it remains a novelty. From the intriguing packaging made by Lalique, glossy black, characterized by thick decorative lines and inspired by the originality of Art Déco, which keeps what you want to mantain secret to the dark bouquet of oriental agreements. Black Orchid is the first fragrance by Tom Ford created in 2006. To celebrate the tenth anniversary from the debut of the historic fragrance, (mainly known for publicity stunts with softcore scenes) the brand has created the Lalique Edition: a limited edition of 1200 copies all over the world. Created by perfumers of Givaudan, Black Orchid is a dark and opulent overture that would have made fallen in love for it most decadent poets; born with the goal of capturing the perfume of flower Black Orchid, “the flower par excellence, sumptuous, elegant, pure, sophisticated“.
TOM FORD BLACK ORCHID Eau de Parfum
Top notes are a voluptuous mix of black truffle and ylang ylang, combined with fresh Bergamot and a bit of Blackcurrant’s liveliness. In the heart of the fragrance the exclusive Black Orchid granted with fruity scents enhanced by Lotus wood. Finally, the sillage, which combine agreements of Vanilla, Patchouli, Frankincense, Vetiver and Sandalwood. The Lalique Edition is part of a range of eight products all complementary to the fragrance that make up the Orchid Collection. Mr Ford has made beauty an expression of pure desire, spreading it with narrative suggestions. Uniqueness as a way of life, magnificent and misty, is the essential component of any of his products where he can create worlds in which the viewer identifies with the arts of seduction of which Ford is a master.
Provocation and formal rigor. Boldness and elegance: to seize the two souls of fashion a new and irreverent creativity declined on accessories, perfumes and make-up starting from next spring. Halfway between underground irreverence and café society.
Pijonina Veau Velours 100 mm by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
Addict LipStick by DIOR
Signorina in fiore Eau de Parfum SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
Direction NEIL BARRETT Interview and Beauty Consultant ALESSIO NESI Make Up Artist MASSIMILIANO DELLA MAGGESA Photography CAROLINA AMORETTI
Neil Barrett’s aesthetic provides a taste of dry and minimal lines. The cut follows principles of abduction and summary in oder to find the absolute form in the outline of the figure, severe and essential. This same way, even the search for make-up, status symbols of every fashion-house, identifies a DNA made of detached purism. Elegant, not improvised, Neil Barrett’s neo grooming is a semiotic system of pure and “constructivist” geometric forms.
Simple signs, interpreted through monochrome black, saturated and opaque, express an independent soul, synthesize a unique body of work condensed into a visual story made of six images, which, in this global area, resets the differences between male and female and do not abandon themselves to the ghosts of the past.
How would you describe your work in purely aesthetic terms? Graphic blocking, neutral colours plus one accent only.
How was the make-up of Neil Barrett realised ? Which the developments? To take specific graphic images that we use in our prints, interiors and packaging and apply them to another canvas, the face.
Which is your relationship with colour and how do you approach the relationship with make up? I like to achieve impact without using colour to see all trough monochromatic black and white lense and still have the strenght of the image. Otherwise when I do use colour, I use one colour only or many tones of one colour.
Your definition of beauty? Purity of line, balanced imperfection.
How did your relationship with Video develop? It’s a backstage of this work, as we would do with a fashion show… but recorded spontaneously with an Iphone.
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“BlackPepper is an electric collision of molecules, a clash between spicy, pepper grains suspended in an endless darkness“. This is the way to describe the new unisex fragrance by Comme des Garçons. The cult brand for fashion victims, after revolutionizing the fashion world, destabilizes the rules of perfumery by creating olfactory compositions known for the continuous research of material expression into the unknown. In the latest fragrance called Blackpepper, black Pepper from Madagascar becomes the key ingredient of a sillage similar to a carom of molecules: a myriad of black Pepper grains soar in total darkness.
Eau de Parfum Blackpepper by COMME DES GARÇONS
Agreements of Cedarwood, Hagar, Patchouli and the caramel resin of Tonka Bean that gives to its harmony an hypnotic coté, are added to spicy notes. Blackpepper is a subversive and convincing experiment because it reproduces in a metaphoric key enigmatic odors and the dynamics of underground reality in an olfactory crash.