•A new women's scent, Spirit of Scotland, inspired by Scottish malt whiskey will be released in Great Britain in the fall. Initial reviews appear to be vastly positive. Its author, perfumer George Dodd is the creator of a line of fragrances, drawing his inspiration from the Scottish landscape and history. They are available here. A precursor to the new fragrance is one called Robbie Burns named after the great Scottish bard; the masculine version, Robbie Burns - Gentlemen, is based on notes found in whiskey while the feminine version, Robbie Burns - Lady, is centered on a rose theme. The earthenware flacons are reminiscent of the types of flacons that would have been commonly used in the 18th century during Robert Burns' lifetime.
• Manufacturer Lotus "...has blossomed into the driver-care business and launched its own perfume. Lotus eau de toilette fragrance is said to have an invigorating character reminiscent of the thrill of the cars. Each bottle is shaped like an engine cylinder, with the brand logo etched on the side, and is available only from the Perfume Shop (0845 601 1950, The Perfume Shop ) at Pounds 19.99 for a 50ml bottle."
Source: The Sunday Times, 21 May 2006
• Elizabeth Arden had also announced earlier this year that the company would launch a fragrance called Daytona 500 "...to capture the exhilarating thrill of this racing spectacle and put it in a bottle." Its launch is planned for the second or third quarter of 2006.
Source: Brand Sense Partners
• Valentino V ete is now available at Neiman Marcus. It is described as a modern oriental fragrance.
• A new Salvador Dali perfume called Purple Lips will be released in September. Notes are blueberry, crocus, pomegranate, violet, lilac, vanilla orchid, amber, sandalwood, musk.