(Photos: Louis Vuitton)
Just a week ago, French fashion power house Louis Vuitton launched their new Les Parfums Louis Vuitton fragrance line. There are seven scents total in the collection and was created by renowned French perfumer, Jacques Cavalier Belletrud. The perfumes are unisex. The bottles designed my Marc Newsom have a beautiful vintage apothocary feel to them and yet also look very luxurious. French actress Léa Seydox is the face of the new Louis Vuitton fragrances. You may remember her from last year's James Bond movie, Spectre.
There are two different sizes of bottles you can purchase. The bottles can also be refilled when you are finished at a significant discount.
Here are the prices:
140 ml is $240 (refill is $150)
200 ml is $300
To purchase the Les Perfumes Louis Vuitton you can shop online or visit your local Louis Vuitton boutique. If you're in San Francisco and don't want the hassle of the Union Square Maison flagship, I love the excellent service at the Louis Vuitton boutique inside Bloomingdales. Lyn is my go to S.A. -- she's fantastic but so is the rest of the sales staff there. Lyn spent some time with me yesterday letting me try all of the fragrances and explaining them all to me. She had a jar of coffee beans to help cleanse my nose palette between testing each fragrance so I wouldn't be overwhelmed or get confused on scents. For me personally, I love soft or fruity scents.
Here are my favorite scents:
#1 Mille Feux (Translation: Thousand Lights)
Lyn told me that Jacques Cavalier Belletrud was inspired by the raspberry colored Capucine bag and created this scent made up of raspberry and leather. It's so beautiful and really unlike anything I have ever smelled before. It's soft and sweet, definitely not too strong.
#2 Contre Moi (Translation: The summit)
If you like vanilla, this one is for you. It's a mixture of vanilla with orange flower, rose and magnolia petals. Just heaven!
#3 Apogée (Translation: Against Me)
This is the softest of all the scents and is just that "fresh" scent that is work friendly. The scent is lily-of-the-valley mixed in with petals of jasmine, magnolia and rose. It's beautiful!
#4 Rose Des Vents (Translation: Pink Winds)
I love the smell of roses and this one is just unique with a mixture of roses with iris and cedar. I think this is a great everyday scent.
#5 Matière Noire (Translation: Dark Matter)
This scent just smells sexy to me and it is perfect for a man. It's also a great scent for a gal out on the town. Featuring a blend of dark wood and white flowers, it's just so darn good. It's also surprisingly not overly strong either. This also would be a perfect scent for a man.
For you perfume collectors you can get all seven perfumes in this Miniature Set ($290). Currently at my LV at Bloomingdales in San Francisco it's sold out and there's a wait list.
I like the Travel Spray Set ($240) that comes with three glass tubes of the fragrance of your choice along with a sleek LV atomizer. To refill this set it is $130. There seems to be stock of this online so just choose the fragrance you want and choose Travel Spray from the drop down menu.
I'm not sure which perfume I am going to get yet, but I am going to purchase one. I have narrowed it down to the ones listed above. The fragrances and the packaging are just too beautiful to resist! Head over to your local Louis Vuitton to try them out. I really think you need to smell these beauties in person and the presentation of the fragrances on top of a trunk is beautiful.