What V Want: Celine Fragrances
From the pages of V123, Hedi Slimane elaborates on the house’s new fragrances.
Hedi Slimane further illustrates his vision of the storied Parisian house with 11 new fragrances, nine of which are available now (two will be released later this year). The collection is designed with no gender in mind, and offers the first Celine fragrances since 1964. And as such, the range hints at glimmers of the past—specifically touchstones of Slimane’s own life, namely his club kid days. Trips to Le Palace at age 15 informed Nightclubbing, which smells of Galbanum with accents of tobacco. Unsurprisingly, it’s a perfume for night, promising sensuality and intrigue. Meanwhile, in a different time zone, Eau de Californie is a tribute to California (where Slimane lived for ten years), and is described as “an acoustic and solar perfume.”Think earthy elements of palo santo fused with powdery notes, marrying the worlds of West Coast ease and Parisian sophistication. And if you’re a fan of Slimane’s “Rock Diaries” from the pages of V, you’ll surely fall under the spell of Reptile, the olfactory manifestation of the rock persona, elegance tinged with poisonous notes. The full range is a trip through the world of Celine—the world of Slimane.
Count us in!
COLLECTION HAUTE PARFUMERIE CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE ($220 FOR 3 OZ, $320 FOR 6 OZ, AVAILABLE AT CELINE.COM)