I was curious and realised that Coco Chanel, as a fashion designer already started this trend in 1921 with the launch of her world famous Chanel No 5 Eau de Parfum. It is almost natural that perfume forms part of the clothing and accessories line. Let’s delve a little deeper in getting to know these three designers and their first perfume releases.
Elie Saab, sometimes known simply as 'ES', is a Lebanese fashion designer. In 1982, Saab launched his Beirut-based fashion label when he was 18 years old. His main workshop is in Lebanon. He also has workshops in Milan and Paris. After 279 trial versions, an ultra - feminine, flowery - woody composition, called Elie Saab was selected, signed by the perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. The perfume opens with notes of orange blossom. Jasmine is in the heart, including grandiflorum and sambac, whereas the base consists of cedar, patchouli and rose honey accord.
Jimmy Choo, born Choo Yeang Keat, is a Malaysian Chinese fashion designer based in London. He is best known for founding Jimmy Choo Ltd that became known for its handmade women's shoes. Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum is described as "feminine yet empowering, with a lot of sensuality to it". It was developed in co-operation with Inter Parfums and the famous perfumer from International Fragrance Foundation, Olivier Polge. The seductive composition is a modern chypre fruity, with green top notes, tiger orchid, sweet toffee caramel and Indonesian patchouli.
John Charles Galliano, is a Gibraltar-born British fashion designer who was head designer of the French fashion companies Givenchy, Christian Dior and John Galliano S.A. The perfume John Galliano was presented in July 2008 in full co-operation and talent of John Galliano. He wanted a floral fragrance which would include rose, peony, iris with powdery aromas, violet and transparency. In collaboration with creating John Galliano's signature fragrance was perfumer Cristine Nagel, who created this floral aldehyde fragrance with notes of aldehydes surrounded with floral notes, amber and patchouli in the base notes. Its bottle is a real piece of art, crowned with a Gothic letter G, while the outside package is illustrated like a book.
Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts, would love to hear from you?
Written by: Diana Rankin