Christophe Raynaud Fragrances

Antonio Banderas The Golden Secret – Burning the Phases Really Fast

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For me, the fragrances developed by Antonio Banderas (produced under an agreement with Puig Beauty, of course!) remain at the moment of Diavolo, the first release and probably one of the most successful, in spite of its obvious reference to Dior’s Fahrenheit. As a result, I’m not  following the new releases, except for situation like […]

Karl Lagerfeld Karleidoscope – A Combination between Classic Elegance and Modernity

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Since his early debut (at the age of 22) in the fashion industry, as one of Pierre Balmain’s apprentices, the German fashion designer, artist and photographer Karl Lagerfeld turned into a reference for this domain. With a career that included the famous names of Jean Patou, Chloe and Fendi, the year 1982 marks his arrival […]

My Insolence Guerlain – A Delicate Fragrance

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My Insolence, a flanker to 2006’s Insolence, was presented by Guerlain in September 2007. Developed by perfumers Christophe Raynaud and Sylvaine Delacourte (Fragrances Development Director at Guerlain), My Insolence is a delicate and feminine floral fruity fragrance. Compared to the original, I consider that in My Insolence, the aromas are lighter, yet the scent exhibits […]

Azzaro Chrome Legend – Inspired by the Sea

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As a flanker to Chrome, launched in 1996, Chrome Legend arrived on the market in 2007, as an aromatic fruity fragrance, developed by perfumers Christophe Raynaud and Olivier Pescheux. With a source of inspiration coming from the sea and the shipbuilding design, the fragrance delivers a more refreshing and masculine character. I have nothing against […]

Carner Barcelona D600 – Inspired by a Walk in Barcelona

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Sara Carner, the founder of Carner Barcelona, planned 2 perfumes, to be the first launches of her newly established perfumery house: D600 and Tardes (Catalan and Spanish for “afternoon”). I tested them both last year and I managed to penetrate a little the statement that promised “evoking memories, sharing experiences and transmitting emotions”. D600 was […]