Karl Lagerfeld Launches Debut Fragrance Line

By Paul Joseph

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has launched his first ever line of men’s and women’s fragrances at a lavish event in Paris.

Created by perfumers Christine Nagel and Serge Majoullier, the women’s fragrance is described as opening with lemon and peach, before moving through to a heart of rose, magnolia and plumeria, before the arrival of the basenotes of musk, amber and woods.

“Creating a fragrance for Karl Lagerfeld is translating a whole universe of fabrics, sophisticated cuts, textures, strong values and images,” Serge Majoullier explained.

The men’s fragrance, meanwhile, was concocted by perfumer Jean-Christophe Hérault, who was charged with translating the German designer’s “Black and White emblematic colors into a contrast of expressive and sensual raw materials”.

Opening with lavender and mandarin zest, the fragrance follows with a crisp heart of apple and violet leaves, before a sandalwood and amber drydown.

The new fragrance line will be available exclusively at Galeries Lafayette and BHV Marais in Paris and in Karl Lagerfeld boutiques worldwide.

Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1933, Lagerfeld has grown to become one of the world’s most famous fashion designers, artists and photographers. Over the years he has worked with renowned fashion brands including Chanel, Fendi and Chloé.

By Paul Joseph