British luxury label Alexander McQueen’s sold-out fragrances have finally landed in the Middle East this week and we couldn’t be more excited. The collection which consists of eight refined fragrances for women , effortlessly merges the art of haute perfumery with the innovative spirit of the Alexander McQueen brand to create a distinctive olfactory experience that caters to even the most refined of palates. BAZAAR caught up with four of the distinguished noses behind the exclusive fragrances to understand what exactly makes these scents so successful within the highly competitive luxury perfume landscape… “This enveloping, delicate aromatic floral draws on the depiction of the Celtic rose as an asymmetrical knot which in turn inspires the Celtic rose compass, a universal symbol of protection, exploration and a traveller’s return home. The gentle scent of rain drenched rose petals is restorative, taking care of the heart, while spicy, peppery thorns protect and empower.” Nadege Le Garzlantezec – Celtic Rose Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia: Why did you choose rose as main ingredient? Nadege La Garzlantezec: Rose symbolizes timelessness but also England, Alexander McQueen’s homeland. And in this fragrance, the rose is quirky, like English people sometimes. HBA: What key words would you associate to this fragrance? NLG: Timeless, quirky, contrast, duality. “Growing in the deep and saturated mud of the banks of the Nile, papyrus is a symbol of life itself and of the place from which all life came. To the Ancient Egyptians, the papyrus amulet was a source of protection and strength. Papyrus extract has a strong, earthy scent, redolent of existence at its most primal. Combined with juicy blackcurrant buds its untamed energy is evocative of vital armour. This spicy, woody floral fragrance embraces humanity’s earliest beliefs giving back an intense and powerful desire for new life.” Christophe Raynaud – […]