The Scents that set the Scene
The fragrances inspiring the David Jones Flower Show
There’s a change in the air – you can feel it every September. The coat comes off, the boots get put away, the sun shines a little brighter every day and you know spring is ready to be sprung. It’s the beginning of something special, the lead up to that iconic Australian summer the world has come to know us for.
For the past 31 years David Jones has been celebrating this seasonal change with its highly anticipated Flower Show: an event that brings together flowers from across Australia and the world and pairs them with some of the Beauty world’s most coveted fragrances. These are the scents that are setting the scene; that will take us from winter right into spring:
CHANEL N°5 L’EAU
With its iconic, code-like name, it ushered perfumery into a new era. Indefinable and eternally enigmatic N°5 is not a fragrance. It is an olfactory heritage: a certain idea of femininity, a masterpiece of chic, passed on from generation to generation. Above all however it is the signature scent of pure modernity: here, now and always.
The eponymous debut fragrance from Tory Burch, Tory Burch Eau de Parfum balances the classic with the unexpected. Feminine yet tomboyish, easy and polished, it captures floral peony and tuberose blends with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli anchored by earthy vetiver.
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Goldea, the new Eau de Parfum, is a manifesto of Bulgari’s style. Goldea sparks off the innovative scented emotions of a floral-oriental fragrance, a true hymn to the precious ingredient – musk.
It is also a tribute to the ultimate icon of light, sensuality and gold in history: Cleopatra. The iconic Serpenti illuminated at the centre of the window is the symbol of her wisdom, strength and eternity.
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TOM FORD Orchid Soleil
Orchid Soleil illuminates Tom Ford’s original obsession with the elusive Black Orchid. A radiant and sensual force of nature, the new scent captures the seductive warmth and reflective bare skin of the Tom Ford Woman.
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The Jo Malone London window is inspired by Orange Blossom. A shimmering garden oasis, clementine flowers sparkle over a heart of orange blossoms and water lily, with warm undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver – simply put this fragrance is pure delight.
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Tangier Vanille - the latest addition to the AEIRN Fragrance Collection. A mesmerizing dance between classic and modern worlds, Tangier Vanille wraps the luxuriousness of rich vanilla in radiant light. The distinctive combination of warm vanilla and crisp bergamot creates a fascinating contrast of mystery, much like the city of Tangier itself. Pre-launch of Tangier Vanille is exclusive to David Jones Elizabeth Street.
ACQUA DI PARMA – Magnolia Nobile
Italian aristocratic gardens are renowned for their exquisite design. The unique blend of nature, beauty and elegance provides inspiration for Acqua Di Parma’s Le Nobili collection. Today, the collection is enriched by peony, a sumptuous fragrance with an alluring, captivating power. The fragrance, like the flower, is a unique blend of delicate and sensual notes. This Eau de Parfum reveals sophisticated femininity abounding in unexpected nuances.
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Les Infusions de Prada are each a poetic interpretation of a single, emblematic natural ingredient; an elegant confrontation of tradition and modernity. The collection of six iconic scents: Iris, Iris Cedre, Fleur d’Oranger, Amande, OEllet and Vetiver is now joined by Mimosa, a velvety and tender new fragrance. Under the creative direction and inspiration of Miuccia Prada, Les Infusions de Prada are blended by perfumer Daniela Andrier.
For the 2016 David Jones Flower Show window, the new addition to the collection is brought to life with a vibrant explosion of colour to celebrate the power of the latest single flower interpretation, Mimosa.
CHLOÉ Scents of Roses
In the Chloé garden blooms an inconic fragrance, Chloe Signature Eau de Parfum – intimate and sensual, delicate and full of grace. The Chloe Signature scent captures the creative and confident individuality of the Chloe woman. Drawing on the classic rose, the ultimate feminine scent, modern and timeless fragrances are created. Enclosed in a modern, delicately pleated bottle adorned with a hand-tied ribbon, the delicate fragrances are sure to gracefully inspire all Chloe girls.
Coach Eau de Parfum is the ultimate accessory, embodying the values and heritage of the iconic American luxury brand. Rooted in the cool, urban atmosphere of New York City, it is a spirited, sensual scent that symbolizes a resolutely contemporary, independent woman – a modern classic.
DIOR – Sauvage
Dior presents a modern western story: a story of a man leaving the urban rage and the shallow cities behind. He drives towards the desert, trusting the road to take him there; by day, a sky as blue as the sea, by night a rocky landscape beneath the desert sunset. The desert is the sign of his new departure, reconnecting to this wilder side, a new start. Sauvage, the new fragrance with lasting freshness, woven around a woody structure is a fierce exchange of aromas that find harmony in their differences.
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