London jewelry designer Solange Agazury-Partridge will launch a new scent on November 14 2006. It is called Stoned and is described as a modern heady oriental. The nose behind the scent is Lynn Harris of Miller Harris. Notes feature Italian bergamot, classic rose, jasmine absolute, labdanum, tree moss, musk and vanilla bourbon. The perfume also, more unconventionally, includes diamond dust....
The designer explained that "I feel very underdressed if I go out without wearing perfume," "I'm very faithful. I've worn Chanel No.5 and [Guerlain's] Shalimar for years, and I wanted my perfume to be as compelling as theirs.…I'm not claiming my perfume is as fabulous as that, but I would want it to be."
Stoned will be introduced with only 1000 copies and will be exclusively available during the first 6 months at select Space NK stores. The 100 ml flacon of eau de parfum will retail for $ 276. 60 at current exchange rate. The beauteous bubbly red bottle is topped with a Virgo goddess stopper.
It is interesting to see this trend of creating very limited exclusive fragrances for the happy few. Perfume after all can mean real luxury and not just be its pretence and yet remain relatively affordable, more so than haute couture, as it has often been stressed. Fortunately for our more democratic times a successful initial launch or even its anticipation may mean wider distribution in the future as for Aura by Thierry Mugler.
Source: Women's Wear Daily