Much like your wardrobe and skincare, it’s important to consider a new fragrance as the season fades from summer to fall. Two of NorthPark Center’s luxury brands recently launched new fragrance options that are sure to delight and surprise both men and women.
BVLGARI Au Thé Noir
Au Thé Noir, the latest addition to BVLGARI’s regarded Eau Parfumée collection, is a luxurious unisex fragrance created for those with a penchant for the unusual. Notes of damask rose, patchouli and oud wood blend together to evoke the black tea of the Chinese province Yunnan. Famed perfumer Jacques Cavallier first collaborated with BVLGARI 14 years ago on Au Thé Blanc, a white tea-inspired fragrance. Au Thé Noir serves as a complex counterbalance, with its inclusion of oud, the fragrance world’s ingredient du jour. But this is no ordinary oud. Agarwood, a tree resin from Southeast Asia, was naturally and carefully sourced to ensure sustainability and purity. The scarce and highly sought after extract combines with other ingredients to form a truly unique scent. Au Thé Noir ($97 for 2.5oz) arrived at NorthPark’s BVLGARI boutique last Thursday.
Versace Dylan Blue
Joining the lineup of Versace’s successful fragrances for men is Dylan Blue, a woody concoction created to encapsulate the height of masculinity. The Mediterranean blue bottle holds notes of bergamot, violet leaves, black pepper, organic patchouli and saffron. Most notably, however, is the advertising campaign behind the fragrance. Versace tapped the preeminent photographer Bruce Weber to oversee all imagery, including a mesmerizing short film to promote the launch. The campaign features model of the moment Gigi Hadid, flanked by male models cast as fighters passionate in their mission to win her heart. Dylan Blue, available now at the NorthPark Versace boutique, is priced at $49 for 1oz and $133.80 for 6.7oz.
Weber will soon be making a special trek to Dallas for the opening of two exhibitions – one at the Dallas Contemporary and one right here at NorthPark. Artists’ Portraits, an exclusive exhibition featuring his portraits of contemporary artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Geogria O’Keeffe, Cy Twombly and Andrew Wyeth, will be on view at NorthPark beginning September 15.