Shoe designer Christian Louboutin has an uncanny ability to make women desire whatever he creates.
Famous for his red-soled spindly stilettos – inspired by showgirls he admires – Louboutin cracked into the beauty market in 2014 with his Rouge Louboutin Nail Lacquer. Just so that he could have the perfect polish shades match his open-toed creations.
The ombre glass bottles come with dramatic caps that resemble a spike, and stiletto heel.
Next, came the range of lipsticks that are constantly sold out; even when they cost US$90 a pop. Gorgeously packaged, the lipsticks are shaped to look like bullets with intricate rococo designs.
That’s the appeal of Louboutin’s femme fatale aesthetic: ultra-feminine and sexy but always a little bit dangerous (and intimidating).
This fall, Louboutin expands his beauty range with three fragrances.
“The scent of love and adventure, a gorgeous red rose lies deep in a bed of sweet violet and cassis. Feminine and potent, animalistic yet floral, Tornade Blonde leaves a trail of golden light like a comet in the night. It is a burst of potent sensuality, an invitation to follow. Tornade Blonde is the scent of desire.”
Trouble in Heaven:
“Trouble in Heaven is a fragrance that lights the fire. Mysterious and sexy, for the woman who wants to provoke and who is at ease with her provocation. Turn heads, raise the heartbeat, be noticed, make dangerous liaisons. It is both intimate and overt, an intoxicating fragrance to wear close to you, to be loved by others. A second skin or perfect iris, patchouli and tonka absolut, resonates with the dry heat of oriental amber, makes Trouble in Heaven.”
Bikini Questa Sera:
“Bikini Questa Sera takes the heat into the night. The heat of the day, sun hot on skin, the voluptuousness of the beach that she doesn’t want to let go. Hold onto the intensity, feel the heat and the happiness, there is the scent of the sun which becomes the scent of the woman as day turns into night. In the cool of the night air, the headiness of the fragrance shimmers still in the moonlight, jasmine and tuberose, opalescent against the skin.”
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