LONDON — Fragrances concocted by designers including Phillip Lim, Henry Holland and Richard Nicoll will bow in October as part of the second Six Scents initiative.
Fragrance house Givaudan has partnered with Six Scents Parfums, which was founded by Kaya Sorhaindo of creative consultancy Metaproject and Joseph Quartana of Seven New York, on Six Scents: Series Two. The project also comprises fragrances developed with designers Damir Doma and Henrik Vibskov, as well as fashion label Toga.
Collage, Lim’s fragrance, which was blended by perfumer Natalie Gracia-Cetto, includes notes of Italian bergamot oil, black pepper oil, juniper berry oil, a magnolia accord, Indonesian patchouli oil, Virginian cedarwood oil and incense.
Dubbed Smell, Holland’s juice is meant to be an olfactive interpretation of an oversize purple sofa where people would gather. Concocted by Stephen Nilsen, it incorporates notes of lilac, mimosa, a pine forest accord, green grass, sheer jasmine and musk.
Nicoll’s scent, called Nicoll 17, plays on Florentine fennel. Created by Rodrigo Flores-Roux, it includes notes of Florentine fennel, fennel pollen, black basil, white iris petals, caraway seeds, sweet orange, angelica root, magnolia and ivy buds.
Yann Vasnier created Doma’s End/Beginning; Louise Turner composed Vibskov’s Solar Donkey Power, and Alexandra Kosinski worked with Yasuko Furuta of Toga on Whisky Caramélisé.
The fragrant collaborations have also been interpreted in short films and photographs. The multimedia project incorporates nature as an underlying theme.
Last year, Gareth Pugh and Jeremy Scott were among the designers who participated in Six Scents’ first iteration.
“With each Six Scents collection we envisage multiple possibilities for a unique experience that will ultimately change the way that people engage with fragrance,” stated Sorhaindo, who is Six Scents Parfums’ creative director.
Two thousand numbered bottles of each scent will go on sale in October in stores including Henri Bendel, Apothia, Liberty, Colette, 10 Corso Como, Restir and Joyce. They will be priced at $95 per 50-ml. bottle of eau de parfum. Part of the proceeds will go to supporting the Pro-Natura charity.
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