Written by The Strategy
At The Strategy, we’re all about inspiration. With the release of Celine’s new Rimbaud fragrance, we had to know more about the inspiration behind the perfume that boasts a delicate and neo-classic duality and “recaptures the stylish codes of the couturier.”
As the 10th scent in the Celine Haute Parfumerie collection, Celine’s new Rimbaud fragrance brings up memories of poetry and youth. Joining nine other fragrances in the Haute Parfumerie collection, which ranges from scents like Nightclubbing to Saint-Germain-des Prés, Rimbaud is a scent very personal to Hedi Slimane.
As a youth in France Celine’s creative director, Slimane was inspired by the writing of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud and his imagery of eternal youth. Now, the couturier has dedicated an entire chapter of his Olfactory Journal to the poet. The scent is a tribute to Slimane’s youthful days in France, the French spirit, and the writings of Rimbaud.
The gender-neutral fragrance is made up of neo-classic lavender, tempered with a powdery veil of iris. The lavender, often a choice ingredient in masculine fragrance is paired with the roots of the iris, that often makes up a more feminine fragrance. The scent also features notes of neroli, wheat accord, musk and vanilla.
Celine’s new Rimbaud fragrance is housed in a sleek rectangular glass bottle, as are the other fragrances in the collection. The bottle was designed by Hedi Slimane, keeping in the tradition of French glassmaking with a touch of art deco modernity.
The fragrance, along with the other fragrances in the Haute Parfumerie collection, is available at Celine stores and online in 100ml and 200ml bottles.