The latest fragrance by Sonia Rykiel is called Belle en Rykiel (Beautiful in Rykiel). It is described as an aromatic oriental and is based on a central accord of lavender and incense to bring in a touch of masculinity to an otherwise very feminine fragrance with gourmand undertones. The perfumer-composer behind the jus is Jean-Pierre Béthouart of Firmenich.
Although the perfume was created in 2006 and the release was announced last fall it has become available only now in France and will be released in other countries from April 2 2007....
The top notes are mandarin, red currant, and lavender flowers. The heart has notes of heliotrope, coffee blossom, and frankincense. The base notes are patchouli, amber, vanilla, and mahogany wood.
You can visit the Sonia Rykiel Parfums site where the perfume is being promoted.
Rykiel perfumes are usually full-bodied and sensual and very much able to convey the warm and supple textural effects the Sonia Rykiel clothing brand is famous for.
Th eau de parfum is available in three sizes: 40 ml for 39. 90 Euros, 75 ml for 59.90 Euros, and 100 ml for 74.90 Euros.
You can pre-order the perfume on The Perfume Connection.
Sources: Marionnaud, Osmoz, Sonia Rykiel Parfums