Launched in November 2016, Christian Louboutin’s perfume oils are a new and highly luxurious way to experience his three signature women’s fragrances: Bikini Questa Sera, Tornade Blonde and Trouble in Heaven.
These perfume oils caress the skin and are the most indulgent and sensuous way for a woman to apply fragrance and to delight in her femininity.
‘I wanted to evoke the mystery and opulence of perfume, to renew the way precious oils were treasured in the past and to celebrate woman and her desires,’ says Christian Louboutin.
The alchemy of precious oil touching the skin produces a scent that is utterly personal to the woman wearing it. The perfume oil is an exceptional elixir containing the highest concentration of fragrance oil with no added water or alcohol. This provides a more intimate experience than a conventional form of fragrance.
The oil features the same unique olfactive construction as the fragrance, which is what Louboutin calls the ‘ping’. The first burst of scent, like the striking of a piano key, is followed by a beautiful resonance of scent as the note echoes its sound. ‘There is one present moment,’ Louboutin explains, ‘and then there is the trace, le sillage – I think of it as its memory.’
Louboutin has always loved the idea of the ritual of beauty, which is why he wanted the perfume oil to be applied with a glass dabber contained within the bottle, so that a woman can ‘stroke’ on the fragrance in a highly feminine and elegant gesture. Each woman can delight in her own very personal ritual, choosing where to apply the oils: décolleté, wrists, collarbone, along her legs, her inner arm, and the nape of her neck.
The oil is intended to be massaged into the body inviting the pleasure of sensation. It leaves the skin lustrous, enveloping the wearer in a second-skin of perfume. It can be worn alone or layered with the fragrances to heighten the sensory experience, to explore and create new dimensions and nuances of scent.
The perfume oil bottle is an objet d'art, which is both visually hypnotic and tactile. A collaboration between Louboutin and Heatherwick Studio, the packaging undulates with harmonious and dynamic energy. A unique and luxurious metallic finish gives the bottles an iridescent, radiant effect and differentiates the oils within the Christian Louboutin fragrance range.