The Halston brand have revived their perfume classics under the aegis of Elizabeth Arden. The original Halston for Women issued in 1975 and Halston Z-14 (1976) will be introduced after having undergone a modern adaptation work by perfumer Carlos Benaïm of IFF who collaborated with Bernard Chant on the original feminine scent....
The packaging has been revamped as well by Elsa Peretti to offer a cool, sleek and molten silvery platinum surface design a little in the spirit of Ross Lovegrove's work for Narciso Rodriguez Essence.
Benaïm said "I followed the basic idea, but added ingredients that were not available when the first scents were launched,"
To stress the interrelationship of fashion and perfume for the brand, new designer Marios Schwab will inaugurate his tenure at Halston with a 2010 collection called Pure Metallic reportedly directly inspired by the perfumes.
"Halston Woman, a floriental woody, has top notes of Sicilian bergamot, marigold and black currant; a heart of precious roses, orris, jasmine petals, rose absolute and rose essence, and a drydown of patchouli, sandalwood and deep amber.
Halston Man -- an update of Halston Z-14 -- has top notes of citrus, artemisia and juicy passion fruit; a heart of lavender, pennyroyal mint and cardamom, and a drydown of patchouli, labdanum and musk.
The Halston Woman fragrance will be available in three sizes: eau de toilette in 1 oz. and 1.7 oz. for $50 and $70, respectively, and a 3.4-oz. eau de parfum spray for $100. The Halston Man collection will include two eaux de toilette, 2.5 oz. for $50 and 4.2 oz. for $75, and a 4.2-oz. aftershave spray for $50."