Haute Parfumerie Collection - unisex fragrances

Haute Parfumerie Collection by Celine is a new designer fragrance collection from the fashion house of CELINE and creative director Hedi Slimane. The daytime perfumes include: Cologne Française, Dans Paris, Eau de Californie, La Peau Nue, Parade, and Saint Germain des Prés. The evening scents include Black Tie, Nightclubbing, and Reptile. Two new daytime scents, Bois Dormant and Rimbaud, are expected to launch in 2020. These new aromatic perfumes, launched in 2019, are available in eau de parfum sprays.

Celine Haute Parfumerie
Celine Haute Parfumerie
Eau de Parfum
Launched - October 2019

Celine Haute Parfumerie - new fragrance details

Celine Parade - Musky powdery scent
"A musky, powdery cologne in keeping with the very codified ritual of male sartorial appearance. An attribute of the great dandies from 19th century literature right up to the musicians on the pop and rock scene since the 60s. A return to the idea of transmission and of a very French kind of perfumery. A parade under the sunlight of neroli and the radiance of bergamot, a carefree and sophisticated mix imparted by musk and oak moss, a feminine facet revealed in an addictive and powdery residual trail."
Fragrance Notes - Bergamot, neroli, vetiver, musk, oak moss.

Celine Saint-Germain des Pres - Floral gourmand scent
"The eternal youth of the left bank and their allure, looking like heroes from a novel and the movies, young people Hedi Slimane never tires of observing, sitting in a café at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, his favorite part of Paris since he was 20 years old. Saint-Germain is recaptured in a perfume. The insolence of petit grain, the delicateness of orange blossom faceted by heliotrope and vanilla, as sweet as marshmallow or a puff of icing sugar, underlined with the elegance and nobility of orris."
Fragrance Notes - Neroli, petit grain, white orris butter, heliotrope, vanilla.

Celine Cologne Francaise - Floral woody musk scent
"A trompe l'oeil cologne, deceptively understated , aristocratic and singular. A composition playing on dissonant accords. The top note redolent with the addictive mellowness of neroli and the sensuous bite of fig tree, then the elegance of a veil of powdery orris and the tender patina of tree moss."
Fragrance Notes - Neroli, fig tree, white orris butter, tree moss, musk.

Celine Dans Paris - Citrus aromatic scent
"The promise of Paris when you are just 20 years old and feeling that the city belongs to you. A top note exuding the suave vivaciousness of bergamot and coriander seed. A boat trip along the seine in radiant sunlight. Like a tracking shot from a movie on Parisian facades, leaving you floating on air, enveloped in an addictive accord of vanilla and powdery laurel blossom."
Fragrance Notes - Bergamot, coriander seed, laurel blossom accord, musk, vanilla.

Celine Haute Parfumerie Collection

Celine La Peau Nue - Floral scent
"Reminiscences of those 70's icons, those Parisian heroines with their movie-style elegance. A slender and impeccable allure, the eyes rimmed in black and the skin blushed with the velvety-smooth accents of orris and rose. Like an image fading over time then invading the memory, the floral intensity lightens under the softness of powdery notes and the depth of vetiver."
Fragrance Notes - Bergamot, rose absolute, white orris butter, rice powder, vetiver.

Celine Eau de Californie - Chypre scent
"An acoustic and solar perfume in tribute to California where Hedi Slimane lived for more than ten years. The memory of palo santo, that magical essence of wood, with fresh, smoky and creamy facets. In the background, the powdery notes of orris and tree moss give this Californian dream the signature of a Parisian couture house."
Fragrance Notes - Bergamot, white orris butter, palo santo accord, tree moss, patchouli.

Celine Reptile - Leather scent
"A beguiling and musical perfume for center-stage. The olfactory twin of the stage outfits and rock star portraits that Hedi Slimane made throughout his life as a couturier. Like a kaleidoscope of black around tree moss, featuring facets electrified by other notes... a top note with the elegance of cedar, then the toxic and mysterious charm of leather and pepper, trailing into an addictive musky and powdery patina."
Fragrance Notes - Cedar, pepper, tree moss, leather accord, musk.

Celine Black Tie - Woody oriental scent
"A couturier's perfume, the exact olfactory interpretation of his style in relation to fashion: his obsession with black and a tailored silhouette. An androgynous composition, around vanilla as dense and as crisp as grain de poudre or lacquered satin. Fashioned like a dinner jacket, cedar and tree moss structure its allure, while the powdery caress of orris troubles body and mind."
Fragrance Notes - White orris butter, cedar, tree moss, vanilla, musk.

Celine Nightclubbing - Oriental scent
"A perfume for night birds fed by the memory of Parisian nights during the palace and bains douches era. A galbanum top note immerses us in an electric atmosphere with accents of nicotine, on a musky and addictive patina, somewhere between the scent of crimson velvet seats and the sensuality of the nape of a neck fragrant with vanilla."
Fragrance Notes - Galbanum, white orris butter, patchouli, tree moss, vanilla, musk.

Celine Haute Parfumerie fragrance collection

The new fragrances in the Celine Haute Parfumerie Collection are each available in Eau de Parfum sprays, $220 for 3.4 oz. and $320 for 6.8 oz. (celine.com, Celine boutiques)

Celine Haute Parfumerie Collection

Created by Hedi Slimane, the Celine perfume collection draws its know-how from French high perfumery, in keeping with the tradition of the "couturier parfumeur". The Celine Haute Parfumerie collection is comprised of 9 perfumes to date. Their names, chosen by Hedi Slimane, stem from the couturier's olfactory journal.

The Parisian spirit, pronounced classicism and dissonant sophistication are at the core of this olfactory project that raises the question of French taste and its meaning within our era. The Celine Haute Parfumerie collection restates and revisits a tradition, a style and cultural roots but in a reverse sense. From an olfactory perspective, it transposes an allure, a tone and the notion of timeless wear so dearly valued by the couturier.

The starting point and the root of the collection's creation is Hedi Slimane's olfactory journal, where each perfume relies on the memory of emotions, on the remembrance of something specific or the narrative of the couturier. Hence, there is a personal and sentimental character at the heart of the project and hedi slimane's relationship with his perfumers. De facto, it takes on a personal and universal dimension where the reassurance, the memory and the emotion of a perfume resonate within everyone.

All the perfumes are linked together by one singular olfactory imprint. A powdery note dominates the collection, shading the singular features of each composition. Like a diaphanous veil placed over the skin, this powdery filter provides each perfume with an enveloping patina and the French elegance of a couture trail.

The Celine Haute Parfumerie collection recaptures Hedi Slimane's masculine-feminine stylistic codes. The faceted accords and compositions in the collection deliberately make no distinction or separation between traditional masculine and feminine notes. They harmonize or blend together in a continuous questioning of identities.

The rectangular bottle designed by Hedi Slimane for Celine is in keeping with the great tradition of french glassmaking. The bottle for the Celine Haute Parfumerie collection is decorated on two sides with sharp-edged fluting and topped with a faceted black lacquered cap. An aesthetic inherited from late 17th century Classicism, whose distinctive minimalism imbues the bottle with the modernity of Art Deco: spare, taut lines, a touch of black lacquer and transparent glass whose workmanship and amber-gold reflections highlight the nuances of each perfume.

The box is adorned in paper with a "grain de poudre" feel and embossing that recreates the effect of 17th century moldings. They are inspired by the woodwork paneling in the Hôtel Colbert de Torcy where the Celine ateliers are housed at 16, rue vivienne in Paris.

The maison's emblem, the "triomphe" is engraved on the top of the cap. It was chosen by its founder, Céline Vipiana who, one day in 1971, saw her split initial C designed in the links cinching the "arc de triomphe". It comes to complete this bottle's sense of belonging to the history of the couture house.

Installed at 390, rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, the first haute parfumerie boutique designed by Hedi Slimane, hosts all of the maison's perfume creations. This first parisian fragrance establishment reconnects with the inherently french heritage of the Celine couture house.

(Source: celine.com, Apr. 2020)

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Celine Haute Parfumerie Ad

Notes: French to English translations...
Cologne Française in French translates to "Cologne French" in English.
Dans Paris = "In Paris"
Eau de Californie = "California Water"
La Peau Nue = "Naked Skin"
Saint Germain des Prés = "Saint Germain meadows"

Fragrance Editorials - Celine Haute Parfumerie

Elle - March 2020
Celine Haute Parfumerie

Hedi in the Clouds
The nine scents in Celine's first fragrance collection in more than 50 years were inspired by Hedi Slimane's fondest memories, mostly of Paris. Each fragrance features a powdery accord masterfully blended with florals, woods, or vanilla for a range that is at once commemorative and forward-looking. Here, the designer shares exclusive notes from his olfactory journal.

CELINE Saint-Germain-des-Prés Eau de Parfum, $220.
Notes: Neroli, petitgrain, white orris butter, heliotrope, vanilla. "This is my twenties... The elegant, isolent, and fragile youth of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is eternal."

CELINE Black Tie Eau de Parfum, $220.
Notes: White orris butter, cedar, tree moss, vanilla, musk.
"For myself, I wanted a nighttime perfume... The androgynous trail of vanilla in the heart of the night. The allure of a girl and a boy merging into a powdery cloud."

CELINE Parade Eau de Parfum, $220.
Notes: Bergamot, neroli, vetiver, musk, oak moss.
"Parade has resulted from... the quest for sophistication and elegant ultradecadence."

CELINE Dans Paris Eau de Parfum, $220.
Notes: Bergamot, coriander seed, laurel blossom accord, musk, vanilla.
"When I was 20, I used to meet with my friends... We sailed down the Seine under the radiant sun... We were...stunned...by the insolent brillance of Paris."

(Becker, Katie. "Beauty: Hedi in the Clouds." Elle. March 2020: 172)

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