Since we know that Guerlain l'Heure Bleue is one of two of her favorite perfumes, with Bluebell by Penhaligon's, it is very tempting to think that Velvet Hour is a poetic translation of the first one. We are in fact encouraged to do so by the description of the atmosphere that the scent conveys, if not by the literal notes themselves.
The press release invites us to imagine that the new scent might be a reinterpretation of a sensation linked with the Guerlain fragrance famously known to, itself, translate this time of the day suspended between day and night,
"With her new fragrance, Kate invites you to be part of her 'Velvet Hour', a brief, precious moment as dusk settles, when the air is electrified with possibility. It is all about entering an intimate, almost ritualistic moment of intense sensuality and seduction as she describes it herself: "this scent conjures up that special moment when night time comes and envelops you in velvet. I really love that time, it's very sexy and sensuous, full of longing and promise." ...
The fragrance opens on notes of blue pepper, freesia and Cashmere incense then segues into notes of patchouli and nutmeg and lingers on with notes of sandalwood, amber, and ebony wood.
The packaging was designed by Lutz Hermann.
Expect to discover the perfume in the US from September 2008.
Via Kate Moss press release