Discover Louis Vuitton's New Luxury Fragrance Line

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They say good things take time, and in the world of luxury never has a phrase been more appropriate when it comes to bespoke products that often take months to create. Ditto for Louis Vuitton’s recently launched fragrance line, a category the storied house hasn’t entered into since 1946.

Available from this Friday, the seven distinctive fragrances created by celebrated perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud (also responsible for blockbuster hits such as Issey Miyake’s L’Eau d’Issey and Stella by Stella McCartney) are based entirely on flowers, and have been four years in the making.

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The light pink Rose des Vents transports you to a field of roses in Grass, Turbulences combines the tuberose with jasmine petals, while Dans la Peau is a musky and innovative blend of natural leather with candied apricot and jasmine.

Next there is Apogee which celebrates the fragrant lily-of-the-valley, while Contre Moi blends Madagascar and vanilla tahitensis with bitter cocoa. To complete the collection, Matiere Noire is a woody fragrance of patchouli and Laos agarwood, while the sweet Mille Feux is a unique cocktail of raspberry and leather.

Whichever takes your fancy, the eau de parfums are available in elegant discreet refillable bottles in either 200ml ($600) and 100ml ($420), in a travel bottle with four cartridges of 7.5ml ($420), or in a box of seven 10ml dainty miniatures ($510).

• Les Parfums Louis Vuitton is available at the newly refurbished Louis Vuitton store at 56 Queen St, ph 0800 586 966.

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