In 2014, shoemaker Christian Louboutin stepped into the beauty space, launching vibrant nail lacquers inspired by the scarlet soles of his famous shoes. His beauty line then expanded to include super-luxe lip sticks and glosses. And now, Louboutin is fully plunging into the fragrance world, launching three scents at once to make a major splash.
Louboutin and his team created three scents — Bikini Questa Sera, Tornade Blonde and Trouble in Heaven — that don’t resemble each other at all.
“I wanted to celebrate woman and her desires. I wanted these fragrances to enhance an aspect of her personality, or perhaps reveal something about her that no one knew before, maybe not even her, tell a secret, a story,” the designer said in a statement. “In a way, creating these fragrances is like being a film director; some directors want to control the acting process, others want to reveal the power of character and personality. This is what I try to evoke with shoes and now with the alchemy of fragrance. I want to give women the means to express themselves and to delight in their femininity.”
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Bikini Questa Sera (in the gold bottle) is a light blend of beachy scents, including jasmine and tuberose, while Tornade Blonde (the red one) is a floral mix of rose, sweet violet and cassis. And for those who love warm, sultry notes, Trouble in Heaven (in purple) contains aroma with notes of iris, patchouli and amber.
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And it shouldn’t surprise you that the design of the bottles was as important to the shoe designer as the scents themselves; “color [was] fundamental to the bottle design; each fragrance has its own symbolic colorway,” he says.
It should also not surprise you that, like the shoes, the fragrances don’t come cheap. But if you’ve got $275 and want to make your vanity that much more fancy, you can start shopping now.
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