Estee Lauder Legacy Collection ~ new fragrances :: Now Smell This

Estée Lauder will launch the Legacy Collection in Feburary, with five of the brand’s fragrances (Azurée, Estée, Knowing, Private Collection and White Linen) in updated formulas developed by Frédéric Malle working with perfumers Anne Flipo, Carlos Benaïm and Bruno Jovanovic.

[Frédéric Malle] noted that, in Lauder’s day, perfumers combined base scents that were “like premixed mini-perfumes” to create a final fragrance. “They contained things that weren’t necessary and created background noise,” Malle said. To update the formulas, any nonessential ingredients in those bases were stripped away — “it’s like cleaning up,” he said.

Azurée Legacy ~ an updated version of 1969’s Azurée, “…the new Azurée is a portrait of strength and sensibility”, with bergamot, basil, tarragon, cardamom, cumin, sage and jasmine.

Estée Legacy ~ an updated version of 1968’s Estée. “For the woman who makes champagne bubble”, a musky floral with carnation, ylang ylang, rose, jasmine and honey.

Knowing Legacy ~ an updated version of 1988’s Knowing. “The new Knowing is both familiar and excitingly unknown”, a fruity floral chypre with raspberries, black currant, rose, patchouli, sandalwood, orris, vetiver and amber. 

Private Collection Legacy ~ an updated version of 1973’s Private Collection. “Mrs. Lauder’s exclusive private fragrance reemerges as modern art”, a green floral with basil, galbanum, rose, jasmine, oakmoss, patchouli and musk.

White Linen Legacy ~ an updated version of 1978’s White Linen. “Mrs. Lauder’s vision of crisp simplicity and freedom”, an aldehydic floral with rose, jasmine, musk, vetiver, cedar and labdanum.

Estee Lauder Azurée Legacy, Estée Legacy, Knowing Legacy, Private Collection Legacy and White Linen Legacy will be in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $280 each.

(first quote via nytimes, subsequent quotes via, additional information via thezoereport)

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