As previously announced, Mane has launched Yu ("rain" in Chinese), one of the most expensive fragrances available on the market today at $5000. It was composed by nose Cecile Krakower of Mane.
Only 500 bottles of the scent were produced and are currently available at Bergdorf Goodman. It will also be for sale at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong starting this summer and in select Nordstrom stores in the fall.......
A technique dubbed "Jungle Essence" was used. It involves using a portable pressurized canister and solvent to conveniently extract essences of plants in the field.
"The heart of Yu features accords like champaca and genet, both of which were collected using the jungle essence method. The same method was used to collect the scent's top notes of African freesia and Asian mandarin tree leaf. Other top notes include bergamot, tangerine, orange flower and ylang-ylang. Rosewood oil is included in the heart and base notes include vetiver, sandalwood and vanilla."
The 500 g crystal bottle was created by Brosse and is freely inspired by organic forms found in nature.
Source: Women's Wear Daily