Marchesa just announced the launch of its debut fragrance, and the luxury label not the only one with a new scent to offer. Which designers are stepping into the world of scent for the first time? Which are offering a new eau? And which have brought back a vintage favorite? Find out in this round up of the latest on tap, below.
Life is beautiful at Lancôme—the French brand just launched its newest fragrance, La Vie Est Belle, fronted by Julia Roberts. Appropriately, the actress world-famous for her smile is paired with a scent housed in “The Crystal Smile,” an archival-inspired bottle design from 1949 featuring an upward-turning glass imprint. Iris layers with a gourmand blend of vanilla, praline, black currant, and pear for La Vie Est Belle’s little bit of je ne sais quoi, available at Lancôme counters or Lancome.com ($55 for 1 fluid ounce to $95 for 2.5 fluid ounces).
Isaac Mizrahi loves his bright pastel colors and polka dots—and Fabulous, his first-ever, soon-to-be-launched scent, incorporates both: the bottle comes with a spotty neck, while the juice inside is tinted a pale pink. Mizrahi collaborated on the concoction, which combines tuberose and bergamot, both of which his mother often wore while he was growing up, he told WWD. Fabulous debuts September 6 on QVC ($65 for 1.7 fluid ounces and $78 for 3.4 fluid ounces).
“Before me, no one would have dared dress in black,” Coco Chanel once said. In homage to that very fact, Chanel is on the verge of launching its third Coco-named fragrance, Coco Noir (the original Coco bowed in 1984, while Coco Mademoiselle was introduced in 2001). All three are Oriental-inspired scents, but Noir comes with top notes of grapefruit and bergamot to accentuate the floral accord. Its bottle may be the classic Coco shape, but it’s executed in black with gold accents. “You can’t see the juice inside, which makes it more mysterious,” Christopher Sheldrake, perfumer for Chanel, told WWD. Coco Noir hits counters globally on August 17 ($98 for 1.7 fluid ounces and $130 for 3.4 fluid ounces).
Marc Jacobs returns to a polka dot motif time and time again, whether it’s for his recent Louis Vuitton collaboration with Yayoi Kasuma or his signature Fall 2011 show. Now, the iconic pattern forms the basis for his newest eau, Dot, a mix of fruity (red berries, dragon fruit) and floral (jasmine, honeysuckle, orange blossom). The whimsical flacon comes in ruby red with ladybug and butterfly-like flourishes, and it can be found exclusively at Bloomingdales until next month, when it expands to select retailers nationwide ($69 for 1.7 fluid ounces to $89 for 3.4 fluid ounces).
It’s a ’90s redux at Dolce & Gabbana: the house’s signature perfume first unveiled in 1992 is making a comeback with top ’90s model Laetitia Casta appearing in its campaign. “It’s not so much a re-edition as it is a fine-tuning,” Stefano Gabbana told WWD. The updated bottle keeps the original’s crimson and gold top and stoppers a raspberry, sandalwood, and tangerine-tinged neroli essence. Find Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme in select department and specialty stores come October ($66 for 0.85 fluid ounces to $98 for 3.4 fluid ounces).