VALENTINE’S DAY “SCENTIMENT”: UNCAPPING THE WORLD’S FINEST FRAGRANCES THAT WILL MELT YOUR CHOCOLATE
Incense Oud by Killian
The Fragrance Foundation reports, following the hype of the bling era in fragrance, the new “must” is fragrances with “Arabian notes”.
Luxury brand Kilian, founded by the grandson of LVMH Group, elegantly blends incense, a mystic fragrance whose smoke was said to be one of the links between mortals and Gods, with oud – an extremely rare and precious”woody” oil found in agarwood, the resinous heartwood of the aquilaria tree from southeast Asia believed to be worth more than its weight in gold. The result is a fragrance that is mysterious, warm and stunningly modern… and completely decadent. Kilian.com.
Cuir Cordoba by Keiko Mecheri
Absolutely the best – new classic favorite. Truly something special. Long-lasting yet low-wattage, Cuir Cordoba is lushly sensual, masculine, pampering and comfortable – featuring suede-like olfactory textures delicately accented with powdery and indulgent androgynous notes including black violet, bergamot, patchouli, sandalwood and benzoin.
For ladies, Keiko offers A Fleur de Peau – among other fragrances – which has an animalic sensuality,harmonized in suppleness and a floral accord. It is the epitome of striking elegance and femininity, featuring Chinese mandarin, iris, ylang-ylang and amber.
Cuir Cordoba and A Fleur de Peau were created by the brilliant Keiko Mecheri a master niche ultra-luxury perfumer for more than a decade. When developing any fragrance, Keiko applies the principles of fine art that she learned while studying art at UCLA, after growing up in Japan. The result is an ultra-exclusive scent portfolio with a elegant cult-like following by “those who know”. Try her $18 sampling program to find the perfect heavenly scent for you – you will then realize every other fragrance in the world is vinegar. KeikoMecheri.com.