American fashion designer Carolina Herrera has launched a limited-edition duo of fragrances for her and him called CH Africa Women & CH Africa Men, which is said to be inspired by her personal travels to the continent...
The duo is meant to reflect "...Kenya's lush vegetation, Nigeria's vast deserts, the intensity of Tanzania's red lake and the diversity of the mosaic-like salt pans."
According to the brand website, "the color of Africa is immediately represented by a sparkling tiger-striped Orange both juicy and slightly tangy, wrapped in vibrant and crispy violet leaves," to which is added a note of "refreshing rooibos tea."
The heart features iris combined with African cinnamon leaves on a sueded leather background.
The base has vanilla, "mystic incense" and a palette of woody notes, including patchouli.
Citrus cocktail (orange, lemon and grapefruit)
Mexican orange blossom and iris
Dulce de leche
The men's version "was constructed as a reflection of light and shade," with mandarin, aromatic sage, spicy pimentos and bright peppercorns from Madagascar set against Brazilian coffee beans and "mysterious, viril woods."
The blend is said to be supported by a "unexpected linen accord," to add a note of sartorial elegance.
Mandarin Zest, Green Pimento, Blue Sage, Pink Peppercorns
Linen Fiber, Violet Leaf, Black Coffee
Cashmere wood, Cinnamon wood, Atlas Cedarwood
The bottles are dressed in camo patterns to speak to aspirational safari activities in Africa.