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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

La Prairie Life Threads~Silver, Gold, Platinum: new fragrances

Luxe Swiss brand of skincare and cosmetics La Prairie had issued Silver Rain a few seasons ago to lukewarm results. Now a trio of fragrances, the collection Life Threads in Silver, Gold and Platinum is entering the market fronted by French actress Arielle Dombasle with hopes of scoring one better. Constance Georges-Picot is behind the new line.
Silver encompasses notes of green leaves, golden bergamot, all-spice, jasmine, orange blossom, sandalwood, musk and peppered moss in a woody floral composition.
Gold is a warm and spicy oriental with top notes of mandarin, Chinese prune, and clove. The heart rests on ylang ylang, coriander, lily of the valley, rose and cinnamon, while the base incorporates vanilla, musk, myrrhe, incense, cedar and patchouli.
Platinum is a "modern and elegant" floral chypre in which violet leaves, galbanum, prune, jasmine, rose, leather, cardamom, iris, patchouli, vetiver, amber, oakmoss and labdanum intermingle.

The designation of precious metals for feminine fragrances is an old practice, famously exploited by Dana and later by Estee Lauder (Dazzling Silver, Dazzling Gold) as well as Claude Montana with his discontinued collection of three scents (Argent, Or et Cuivre) and so the new fragrances by La Prairie follow well-charted territories while the notes seem to correspond to what is populary referred to as "silvery" or "golden" smells. Nothing revolutionary then, but of course we will only pass judgement when we sample them.

The two official sites lifethreads.com et laprairie.com will be featuring small teasers with Arielle. Launch is scheduled for 15 October with prices of 100 euros for 50 ml/1.7oz which puts them in the higher-end of department store fragrances.

7 comments:

  1. The notes sound promising. :) But that's often the case and the result is often enough not as promising.

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  2. I,

    they do? I was a bit less optimistic myself, somehow it seemed like one would expect from the names, the concept etc. But they're not fruity-patchouli mixes,for the most part, so maybe we're spared another SR....

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  3. I would try the silver but I've tried perfumes with notes I love and hated them so we will wait and see. Doubt they will be worth the price though.

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  4. I kinda agree with you on the price...La Prairie is luxe, but I'm more confident in their cosmetics and skincare than their scents. These sound like deja vu, somehow.

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  5. Anonymous22:56

    I think they are beautiful bottles, my fav is the gold and it is so amazing ... have you guys seen the videos? so sexy http://www.youtube.com/user/LifeThreadsLaPrairie

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  6. Anonymous21:53

    I tried the Life Threads Gold on a recent trip to Chicago, I usually cannot wear any fragrances because it doesn't seem to mix with my body chemistry. I wore this scent for an entire day and loved it. It was hard for me to make this purchase because of the high cost, but the "girls" talked me into it. I have no regrets and wear this perfume daily.

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  7. Gold is a warm and spicy oriental with top notes of mandarin, Chinese prune, and clove. The heart rests on ylang ylang, coriander, lily of the valley, rose and cinnamon, while the base incorporates vanilla, musk, myrrhe, incense, cedar and patchouli...

    I love GOLD perfume! it smells so nice on my skin...oh!

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