The long-awaited unveiling of the debut fragrance by burlesque icon Dita Von Teese has finally taken place. After a corner of the veil was lifted at the beginning of the month, the full details have been revealed. The name of the fragrance is like a feminist manifesto in reverse, Dita Von Teese, Femme Totale. There won't be any copying of male behavior here, but a full-on embrace of femininity.
"Her new perfume is just like she is as a woman: glamorous and mysterious, self-confident and seductive. Dita Von Teese created a scent for the type of woman that she embodies like no other: the Femme Totale. She is a vamp and an innocent beauty, provocative and unattainable at the same time. She knows what she wants, and how she will get it – with style, class, and elegance."...
The diva further explained about the creative process that,
“There were enough moments when I could have easily said ‘this is how the perfume should smell.’ But I wanted it to be perfect, and threw out many previous compositions and refined them. I gave samples to friends, and tested how others reacted to me and to my perfume. This process continued until I found the exact composition that was perfect both for me and for others,”
What we are promised at this point is extreme sensuality. The perfume reads from the list of notes as a slightly freshened up version of a floriental, or it could be a neo-chypre, or it could be an semi-oriental, semi-chypre structure as sometimes can happen.
"The head note [is] composed of fresh peonies, fizzy bergamot, and slightly spicy Bourbon pepper. The heart of the perfume beguiles the senses with a full and at the same time pure bouquet of Bulgarian rose, Tahitian Tiaré petals, and fresh jasmine. And in the base note, the mystical and warm scents of patchouli, musk, and smoky Gaiac wood and sandalwood captivate all who smell it."
Top: fresh peonies, bergamot, Bourbon pepper
Heart: Bulgarian rose, Tahitian Tiaré petals, fresh jasmine
Base: patchouli, musk, smoky Gaiac wood, sandalwood
The fragrance officially launches from the end of October 2011.
“Dita Von Teese”
Eau de Parfum, 20 ml, MSRP: € 16.50
Eau de Parfum, 40 ml, MSRP: € 28.00
Deodorant Spray, 150 ml, MSRP: € 11.50
Shower Gel, 200 ml, MSRP: € 11.50
Body Lotion, 200 ml, MSRP: € 11.50
Gift Set incl. Eau de Parfum, 20 ml, and Shower Gel, 75 ml, MSRP: € 16.50
Via press release