EXCLUSIVE: Alexander McQueen Parfum
Unlocking a sensual new olfactory dimension for the brand, Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, galvanises the dark poise of the house through taking fashion and fragrance hand-in-hand. The alluring new scent captures the essence of the McQueen woman - powerful, mysterious, seductive with a sultry romantic edge. Revealing the secrets of after-dark, night-blooming flowers make up the core of the scent, with Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose and Ylang Ylang weaving their alchemic spell, with lighter notes of black pepper, clove and pink pepper layered above to add hints of light to the heart of the dark.
“I wanted this fragrance to come from night flowers, the kind that exude an eternal freshness once the day is gone," says Sarah Burton. "To make up for their lack of colour, the scent of the Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose and Ylang Ylang are most powerful at night to attract their pollinator. People forget that these flowers become newly modern every day; that even as they’ve faded, they soon regenerate and flower, shaping the air with their scent. Here at McQueen, we are all about discoveries and the eternal blossom; originality in an atmosphere of tradition, craft, and daring.”
Every element of the McQueen experience is hand-crafted and meticulous - as demonstrated by the beauty of the beguiling fragrance flacon. An object d’art, intricate antique gold feathers - a signature of the house, envelop the crown of the bottle, topped with an exquisite facetted cap then based with gold. A stunning dress-table jewel for all fans of the House of McQueen.
Available exclusively at Harrods, shop the scent below and our edit of key McQueen pieces for the season or visit Harrods, Knightsbridge to experience the scent...
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