Fashion - Fragrances 02/07

An Ode To Oud

Inspired by a quest for the exceptional, this collection of Louis Vuitton perfumes is informed by the Middle East’s olfactory heritage, showcasing the most emblematic and luxurious raw material: oud.

A Journey Into The Desert

Fascinated by the scents, rites, and traditions of a several thousand-year-old perfume culture, Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud pays homage to the olfactory culture of the Middle East with Ombre Nomade, Les Sables Roses, and Nuit de Feu. A treasure of nature that connects humankind to the divine in numerous cultures, oud is a raw material of such depth and so many facets. Oud is a journey unto itself.

At Louis Vuitton, perfumes are about contrast. One element enhances another and vice-versa.

Ombre Nomade

A Shadow In The Desert

While everything else seems motionless, the desert comes alive and draws the traveller into a passionate odyssey. Designed for lovers of rare essences, Ombre Nomade diffuses the changing reflections of oud as if they were plumes of smoke, shaped by the wind on desert sand. It is an ardent perfume, as intense as the fire of the setting sun. With its strong leathery, spicy and woody accents, Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud blends the complexity of oud with a hint of benzoin and accents of raspberry. Never has oud been so mystical.

Les Sables Roses

An Eternal Fragrance Trail

Les Sables Roses is an inspiration seized from a moment in time and set to the spellbinding rhythm of the desert: that handful of minutes when night cedes to the promise of a new day. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud orchestrates a composition of contrasts centred around the rose, oud and ambergris, three raw materials that have traversed time and geography to express “something eternal”. An ode to the magic of the desert, the fragrance warms upon contact with the sun’s first rays, wearing a majestic shade of rose that blends the dunes with the sky.

Nuit De Feu

A Plume Of Smoke Rising Into The Night

Nuit de Feu, a majestic fragrance evoking the glow of a campfire in the silence of a desert night, offers an enchanting composition around eternal notes of incense with an infusion of leather and oud wood. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud sought to use the most emblematic and luxurious raw materials in this composition. By using ingredients that men have worn since the dawn of time, he weaves emotion throughout, telling a timeless tale that raises the spirit and speaks to the soul.

A Dreamlike Mirage

The theater for the creations in this collection, the desert is a magical and timeless world. A legendary place for travelers and explorers; faced with the absolute power of the elements, it is a place where one comes to understand who they really are like nowhere else on earth.

The Collection

Louis Vuitton’s Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud pays homage to those who, like him, are infatuated with exquisite raw materials. Using the most precious ingredients that mutually elevate one another, Ombre Nomade, Les Sables Roses, and Nuit de Feu highlight the depth and many facets of oud wood. A tradition that is simultaneously ancestral and contemporary, scents can be layered, adding a touch of personalization, bringing new light to each fragrance.

Ombre Nomade £275.00
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Les Sables Roses £275.00
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Nuit de Feu £275.00
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