Lacoste Rouge

Lacoste Rouge joins the trio of Vert, Blanc and Bleu

About a year back, Lacoste launched a trio of fragrances – White (Blanc) a fresh crisp fragrance, Blue (Bleu) an aquatic scent and Vert (Green) a more relaxed perfume ideal for the weekend. Inspired by the legendary Lacoste Polo shirt that dates back to 1927, these scents wear the  iconic crocodile logo on the left hand corner of the bottle almost like the logo on the left chest of the Tee. Rouge (Red) is the latest addition to this family and was launched earlier in 2012 as an intense high-energy scent. Red Roobios Tea, Mandarin liqueur, fruity mango and spicy notes like black pepper, ginger and cardamom make this quite a lively juice. (The 75 ml EDT is priced at Rs 3000/-)


D Squared2 Potion – The new scent of seduction?

First it was the best selling fragrance He Wood in 2007 and Canadian designer duo – Dean and Dan Caten (D Squared2) followed that up with Potion in end-2011. Crafted by perfumer Annick Mernado, Potion’s interesting recipe includes freshly picked red mint leaves, thyme, rose petals,  black peppercorns, gentian, cinnamon sticks, Cashmere wood, pathcouli, amber and musk. The packaging is inspired by ancient pharmaceutical vials and this potent  aromatic woody scent is just be the kind of love potion that might appeal to her.  (Rs 4700/100 ml)

Boucheron’s classic re-launched in India

Its more than 20 years since Boucheron, one of the world’s most celebrated jewellery houses launched its first men’s fragrance. With packaging inspired by the brand’s legendary Reflet watches, the bottle’s bottle cap comes with golden gadroons and a sapphire peak. Developed by Francis Deleamont and Jean-Pierre Bethouart, this aromatic, citrusy, woody fragrance has truly stood the test of time. Boucheron Pour Homme’s top notes include orange, lavender, mandarin orange, basil, lemon verbena, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are carnation, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and rose. Sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, musk, benzoin, oakmoss, vetiver and incense make up the base. (Rs 4500/100 ml)

Lanvin Launches Avant-Garde

The last time Lanvin launched a major men’s fragrance it was Sport and it was fronted by Rafael Nadal. Launched in the second half of 2011, Lanvin’s Avant-Garde  is imagined as a modern interpretation of masculinity and elegance. Avant-Garde’s top notes combine Italian bergamot, Madagascar pepper, pink peppercorn and juniper. The heart is composed of lavender, nutmeg, cardamom and beeswax. Intensive vetiver blends with benzoin, tobacco and Georgywood molecule make up the base. Crafted for the modern-day dandy by perfumer Shyamala Maisondieu this oriental-woody composition incorporates an all-new ingredient Georgywood. (EDT Rs 4150 / 100 ml)