King Karl reigns supreme! Anything any other brand does, Karl Lagerfeld usually tends to do it better. Not one to follow trends but one to make trends, he also only does things when he feels the time is right. After last year’s gorgeous Choupette collection, he’s now back with his next big launch, his own perfume for him and her!
“Perfume is like fashion for the nose!” Karl Lagerfeld
Perfumers Christine Nagel, Jean-Chistophe Hérault and Serge Mjoullier were tasked with creating and Eau de Parfume for women and an Eau de Toilette for men, with the brief being an fragrance translation of Karl’s esthetic: “A modern approach of traditional ideas”. This resulted in a female fragrance that is in fact a study in contrasts: Crisp, fresh lime and soft peach to make way for a core of roses, magnolia and plumeria (frangipani). After a few hours, this will round out with soft amber and musk notes. Edgy and elegance combined!
The male fragrance is slightly different, but still cut from the same cloth. Timeless yet ultra-modern, that’s the best way to describe it. Fit for a thoroughly modern man with some old-school Cary Grant / Humphrey Bogart charm. Opening with lavender and mandarin, moving on to hints of fresh apple and violets before rounding out into spiced wood and amber. I may or may not have already stolen this one a few times from my husband’s collection…
The bottles for both fragrances are prime personifications of the Karl Lagerfeld universe, ie black vs white, studs on the packaging and on the top of the bottle, an imprint of his famous logo on the metal ring on the bottle, and all in all, very streamlined and clean.
Available at luxury beauty halls and Karl shops from Mid March
Women EDP 45 ml – € 59
Women EDP 85 ml – € 85
Men EDT 50 ml – € 55
Men EDT 100 ml – €72
Comes also in a bodylotion for women and a showergel, aftershave balm and deostick for men.