Jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels is going to inaugurate a new, higher-end fragrance library from September 2009 called the Collection Extraordinaire which is also characterized as Haute Parfumerie in reference to Haute Couture.
Like other perfume brands' upper-tiered niche lines such as Guerlain L'Art et la Matière, Les Parisiennes or Armani Privé or Prada exclusives or Hermès Hermessences and soon the upcoming Cartier Les Heures du Parfum, it is an exploration of perfume as supposedly a more authentic item of luxury and creative research....
The Collection Extraordinaire is guided by the wish to explore raw materials as Van Cleef & Arpels declare wanting to pay homage to nature. The collection debuts with 6 compositions called Gardénia Pétale, Orchidée Vanille, Lys Carmin, Muguet Blanc, Bois d'Iris et Cologne Noire.
Update: Nathalie Feisthauer signs Gardénia Pétale; Randa Hammami signs Orchidée Vanille; Lys Carmin is by Nathalie Cetto; Muguet Blanc by Antoine Maisondieu; Bois d'Iris by Emilie Coppermann; Cologne Noire is by Mark Buxton (Via FashionMag.fr).
A 75 ml bottle will be priced at 130 €
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