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Coming Soon: New Fragrances from Gucci and Karl Lagerfeld


Luxury addicts will soon have their noses in the air—not to look down on people, but to smell two forthcoming fragrances. Karl Lagerfeld, who designs Chanel, has teamed up with Coty to create a signature line of fragrances. No word yet on when it will be ready for public consumption, but if I have to, I'll track down the ponytailed designer myself to find out!

If you can't wait for eau de Lagerfeld, you'll merely have to count down until October to smell Gucci by Gucci. The new fragrance is meant for women, but according to WWD, it has notes usually found in masculine scents: Top notes of patchouli, honey and musk; middle notes of Tahitian Tiare flower, orange blossom and spider lily; and top notes of guava, raspberry and pear.

To find out which famous director is directing some high-profile models for the TV ads, and to find out about the amazing bottle design, read more

I'm not always a fan of Gucci (sometimes I think it's a little too overtly sexy for me), but I can hardly wait to check this out. Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, researched antique English and French perfume bottles from the '30s and '40s before designing a brown glass bottle with gold-scripted "Gucci by Gucci." According to WWD, the bottle is adorned with a gold necklace and horse-bit charm. It sounds luxurious, creative, and yes, sexy in a good way!

When Gucci by Gucci rolls out, it will be available only at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Gucci boutiques (a few months later, it'll be available at other stores as well). A 1.6 oz. eau de parfum will retail for $80 and the 2.5 oz. size for $100. A body lotion ($48), and a shower gel ($40) complement the parfums.

And when Gucci launches a fragrance, they really launch a fragrance! Director David Lynch—he of the brilliant Twin Peaks and cult classic Blue Velvet—is directing models Raquel Zimmerman, Natasha Poly and Freja Beha in a commercial.

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