This week in Luxpresso – Perfumes, the Beauty and the Beast Collection and a campaign based on real life stories


From real life stories that inspired a campaign to Oud perfumes to Chloe perfumes to Hidesigns latest collection on the Beauty and the Beast we bring you the world in this post.


Real life stories in Huemns latest campaign
While most of us are in the habit of following celebrity stories and activities, Indian label Huemn (owned by designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty) is setting a rather real tone with its latest autumn-winter campaign. The campaign, created in collaboration with photographer Mark Hanauer, draws focus on real-life stories of common people, and celebrates the joy of being different.
This is the second time the duo has associated with Hanauer. In 2012, the designers used one of his works—a portrait of German-born American poet Charles Bukowski—as print on one of their autumn-winter 2014 ensembles.


Celebrating the musky scent of Oud perfumes
One of the most expensive perfume ingredients in the world, Oud or Oudh (Arabic name) comes from the Agar tree wood. Found in India’s Assam, Bangladesh, and a few other parts of Southeast Asia, it is procured when the wood comes in contact with a certain parasite. The contact results in a dark, fragrant resin that is oud a.k.a agarwood. This resin exudes a warm, earthy, and intense scent, and is mostly used as the base note in men’s fragrances.
Some of the brands that have come out with this fragrance are Gucci, Boss, Estee Lauder, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Versace to name a few.

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Hidesign’s Beauty and the Beast Collection
Ahead of the release of the most-awaited fantasy movie, Beauty and the Beast, Hidesign (the homegrown leather brand) has collaborated with Disney to introduce a limited edition collection of leather and canvas wallets and bags. Titled Enchanted, the 30-piece range is Disney India’s move to take storytelling to the next level. It is defined by rose motifs and illustrated patches of Mrs.Potts, her son Chip, and more.


What makes Chloe perfume so sought after
Chloé’s Fleur de Parfum is everything and more than what one can expect from the French luxury brand, one can’t help but fall in love with its beautiful flacon that is so quintessentially Chloé. A chat with Patrick Veillet, a fragrance bottle designer and the man behind this beautiful bottle, about what inspired him to create this beautiful bottle and what makes it so special.
Chloé’s Fleur de Parfum entered the market somewhere around mid last year as an addition to the Chloe Eau de Parfum range of 2008, bringing with it the soothing scent of a bunch of fresh roses. A flowery concoction created by perfumers Michel Almairac and Mylene Alran, it is said to contain rose pistil, apart from fruity and spicy undertones of verbena blossom, cherry blossom and powdery rice. On a warm and balmy afternoon, this one is sure to work magic.

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