Lead By Hedi Slimane, Celine Reveals Its First Ever Fragrance Collection In 50 Yearsby | August 22, 2019
Ever since taking the helm of the French fashion house from his predecessor Phoebe Philo, Hedi Slimane has managed to create quite the storm. First, there was the general outcry over the dropping of the accent, which transformed Céline to Celine, followed by Slimane's drastic alteration of the brand's design philosophy. And to add to the increasing woes, the designer was called out for his casting choices in his very first show, with the grand majority of the models who walked in his first show being pale and thin.
The loyalists found a way to keep Philo's aesthetic alive in Instagram accounts dedicated to her feminine, utility-inspired outfits. Case in point: the ever-popular Old Celine.
This time around, however, Slimane happens to be in the news for different reasons. Celine, which has not had its own fragrance save for Vent Fou that until recently remained the only perfume launched by the brand, has ventured into the field under Hedi Slimane's direction. Set to be available worldwide come October 31, 'Haute Parfumerie' will have a total of 11 fragrances; 3 for the nighttime and the rest all dedicated to daywear.
The unisex perfumes are inspired by Parisian nightclubs, inducing a reminiscence of the '60s and '70s, and as per the house's Instagram "draws its know-how from French high perfumery." Named Parade, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Dans Paris, Cologne Française, La Peau Nue, Eau de Californie, Reptile, Black Tie, and Night Clubbing, they form a range which is the first-ever venture into perfumes by the fashion house in 50 years.
The packaging elevates the appeal of the fragrance in volumes. Designed by Slimane, the sleek, clear glass bottles are accompanied by a jet black cap that oozes a minimal appeal. A chic black ribbon and an uncluttered box with the brand's logo round off the packaging perfectly.
While you may have to wait for a bit until you shop the coveted fragrances, here's taking a look at the enticing perfumes in all their glory.
Featured Image: Celine on Instagram