Bottega Veneta, the luxury fashion house known for its high-end handbags and leather accessories, will debut its first designer fragrance in July 2011. The floral-chypre scent was conceived by Bottega Veneta's creative director Tomas Maier, in collaboration with Coty Prestige.
In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Tomas Maier described the inspiration for Bottega Veneta's first fragrance: “I envisioned a room with old wood floors, library walls and leather-bound books with the windows open wide, the breeze coming in and cut grass, hay, moss, garden flowers, growing through the room and everything mixing up”."
What It Smells Like
Bottega Veneta fragrance is described as a leathery, floral chypre, representing the "invisible, private luxury" that is the signature of the fashion house. The exotic fragrance notes include Italian bergamot, Brazilian pink pepper, Indian Sambac jasmine, oak moss, and Indian patchouli.
The face of Bottega Veneta's first luxury fragrance is model Nine d’Urso, the daughter of French fashion icon Inès de la Fressange (who was Karl Lagerfeld's muse for Chanel during the 1980s) and Italian art dealer Luigi d'Urso. The ad campaign was shot in South Florida by Bruce Weber.
The Bottle Design
The limited-edition Bottega Veneta perfume bottle is made of Italian Murano glass, decorated with a metal cap and a leather bow. The bottle's beautiful shape and rounded curves is meant to offer a visually stunning and sensual addition to the vanity in a woman's boudoir.
Where to Buy It
The initial launch of the Bottega Veneta fragrance takes place at London’s iconic luxury department store, Harrods, on July 17. The new Bottega Veneta perfume will be offered exclusively at Bottega Veneta's 165 boutiques worldwide – priced at $395 for an elegant 3 ounce bottle. A body cream, body lotion and shower gel will be made available for wider distribution.