Forget changing wardrobes, the quickest way to dive into fall is by leaving behind the light airy scents of summer for the dark muskier scents of fall. The temptation has just gotten even more enticing with two new fragrances in the scent game; the newbie Marchesa with Marchesa Parfume d’Extase and the seasoned pro Chanel Coco Noir.
The fashion powerhouse Marchesa conjures up images of couture confections, red carpet elegance, and exquisite bridal. Soon to be added to this star-studded roster is perfume, as the fashion brand seeks to debut their first foray into the fragrance world with Marchesa Parfume d’Extase.
Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig set out to create this Scent of Ecstasy that evoked the beauty and allure of their gowns. With top notes of iris, freesia, and violet leaves mixed in with essences of jasmine, iris root, ambrox, and musk, the glamour succeeds the scent to even the bottles packaging. With a nod towards the brands handbags and signature crystals looks, the bottle has the look of raw quartz and shimmering details, topped with a bow-like cap, sure to help the new perfume stand out.
Available exclusively at Sephora in two eau de parfum sizes, 30 ml. for $60 and 50 ml. for $85, or in a rollerball form for $25, the perfume launches on Sephora.com on August 24, and nationwide in local Sephora boutiques in September.
Not to be outdone by any newbie in the fragrance game, the ever-popular perfumes of Chanel have a new sibling to the family; Chanel’s Coco Noir.
Inspired by the romantic city of Venice, Chanel’s master perfumer Jacques Polge wanted to capture the seduction of the city with the lure of black. The third addition to the Coco franchise, after Coco and Coco Mademoiselle, Coco Noir has notes of floral and citrus, mixed in with some sweetness and deep musk. These notes include heart of rose absolute and essence, jasmine absolute, narcissus and rose geranium leaf, grapefruit, vanilla, New Caledonian sandalwood and white musk frankincese. The dark nature of the scent transcends to the even the bottle; forsaking the translucent encasing of its predecessors, Coco Noir is sheathed in an all-black solid rectangular bottle, the one outwardly recognizable structure to tie the franchise together.
Almost eleven years after the launch of Coco Mademoiselle, the brand has been careful to not launch a plethora of fragrances. Each fragrance has its own story, and its own depth, its own history. For this reason, the launch of this new venture from Chanel is sure to secure its place among the competitors. Available globally August 17, the perfume retails for $98 for 1.7 fl oz and $130 for 3.4 fl oz.
With such impressive new players in the arena, making that jump into fall’s scents has never been more CHIC!