It’s tough not to sound like a fangirl, while writing about Bodyshop- The only brand that I’ve been loyal to for almost 9 years now! The Lip & Cheek tint is my absolute must have from Bodyshop but I also love their White Musk and Vanilla fragrances – two other regulars in my beauty box.
Last night, Bodyshop took a huge leap in launching a fragrance that has zero floral influences! All spice, wood and cinnamon, the hot new Red Musk comes as a smouldering surprise and a rare delight for women.
Gathered from pepper plants, the sundried pepper fruits are steam-distilled to preserve their biting scent. The addictive note adds a sparkling dimension to the fragrance.
A known aphrodisiac, cinnamon is used in perfumery for its versatile depth. Its sweet yet savoury scent is intriguingly irresistible.
Almost exclusively used in male fragrance, tobacco accord is a contemporary classic. The smoky note gives the base a mysterious allure that is impossible to resist.
The master perfumer and ‘nose’ of the fragrance, Corinne Cachen answered a few questions:
Q. What inspired you to make an all-spice fragrance?
A. I wanted to create a fragrance that wasn’t the typical ‘girly girl’ scent – I wanted to change the rules of fragrance. Instead, I used the sensuality and the warmth of spices blended with musk to approach femininity differently.
Q. Why did you pick pepper, cinnamon and tobacco?
A. I used pepper for its sharpness and because it contrasts beautifully with the warmth of cinnamon. I chose tobacco because it gives the entire fragrance a soft touch of addictive warmth.
Q. Did you create the scent with someone in mind?
A. When I created this fragrance I was inspired by the movie ‘High Heels’ by Almodovar. Almodovar is known for his movies starring women and he often uses touches of red in his films to represent their dramatic sensuality.
Available in-store on September 25th, Red Musk fragrance will launch with eau de parfum (100ml AED295; 60ml AED 199) and perfume oil (30ml AED 90) for an alluring introduction to the collection.