Christian Louboutin is getting in on the fragrance game, with the launch of a debut perfume trio. After nearly three years of development, a trio of fragrances are finally making it into the lineup of Christian Louboutin Beauté’s range of nail lacquers and lipsticks. The three fragrances, which will retail for $275 each, are called Bikini Questa Sera, Tornade Blonde and Trouble in Heaven.
“I want you to experience the fragrance in the same way as you experience a piano note being played,” explains the famous footwear designer and beauty mogul. “So there is the ‘ping’, the first burst of the scent like the striking of the piano key, followed by a beautiful resonance as the note echoes its sound. There is one present moment, and then there is the trace, ‘le sillage,’ I think of it as its memory.”
Bikini Questa Sera is a sultry and exotic scent featuring jasmine and tuberose, opalescent against the skin. Tornade Blonde references love and adventure, thanks to a rose heart combined with sweet violet and cassis, while Trouble in Heaven is a fiery scent made from a mixture of iris, patchouli and tonka absolut, resonating with the dry heat of oriental amber.
The bottle itself is a work of art – the clam shell is supposed to emulate a Caesar or Oscar award. Louboutin actually enlisted an architect, Thomas Heatherwick (who also recently designed the new London double decker buses) to come up with a classic, strong design to capture light, play with transparency and reveal the intense colors associated with each individual scent.
Model, actress, film director and philanthropist Elisa Sednaoui has been signed up to front the fragrances, shot by fashion photographer Ali Mahdavi.
The perfume will be carried at over a hundred retailers globally — including 65 Louboutin boutiques in addition to Louboutin’s website.