Douglas Hopkins fragrance & skin care product brochure.
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Four Fragrances.The four Douglas Hopkins scents are each imbued with history, pedigree, romance, and joy.The collection is offered in a variety of packagings, all with extended handicraft, for example, individually inspected, French acid-frost, premium glass, hip flasks. Each scent design entity is delienated by a distinctive symbol. All are accompanied by the finest of quality components, user selected screw caps and pumps, melded with minimalist packaging, and ranging in spirit from whimsical to utilitarian. Each scent is priced with flask variations from the exclusively affordable to ultra-luxury exotic. All are visually arresting. A retail presence is powerfully secured through the combined display of the alluring, limted editions, togther with the basic and affordable daily ware hip flasks. In the following pages we are pleased to present a sampling of each of the four fragances, with snapshots of the international press and fashion editorial they have garnered.
Purveyors of fine royal, ancient, or lost apothecarial discoveries.www.DouglasHopkins.com www.PerfumeFactory.org New York City 212.327.2020
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart. Proverbs 27:9
Italy Declares Douglas Hopkins the Fragrance Design WinnerThe Geometry of Aromas from A to Z.In spirit of the new age, in the name of the letter or the mathematic formula, in clear or colored bottles, here is the essence of autumn. From A to Z. The words in essence is what goes deep in the soul a game of recalling sensations. He began from A (pronounced oh-say), the perfume of Douglas Hopkins, to the arrival of Z of Zazou. A sweet touch accented by the freshest notes imaginable.
A royal formula, commissioned by The Sun King, Louis XIV, dated 1682.The four fragrances are enriched by this remarkable 17th century tome Douglas Hopkins found in the private castle library of Maria Theresa. The forgotten secrets revealed therein from the Louis XIV period -- the height of the perfuming arts -- were considered long lost. This extraordinary muse has elevated the creations of Douglas Hopkins through the Golden Age of Perfumes unparalleled formulas and methods. Below, too, his modern muse, Mrs. Oksana Katsuro-Hopkins, attending the gala launch of a new Saks Fifth Avenue, featuring her husbands full fragrance & treatment lines.
Prastara was first formulated by the Court Chemist to Louis XIV of France in 1682 (the year the Palace of Versailles was completed). Through extreme simplicity the highly layered ingredients reflect great ingeniousness using indigenous botanicals, these known to have been available in the renowned Versailles gardens. It is a citrus splash, meant to be renewed through the day, due to the high oxidation rate of citrus oils. The Sun King brought on a renaissance in the arts and sciences, a period considered to have produced the peak of perfumery. Few, if any, formulas exist from this infancy of scent. Shortly after WWII, a Latin manuscript was re-discovered in the attic of an 800 year old Polish soap factory in Lodz. This might originate from the fact that Louis mistress, who later became his last wife, was of Polish royalty. The cologne was the leading mens fragrance in the former USSR for more than forty years. A high note of blended citrus emanates from a base of fourteen essential oils blended and filled entirely by hand. Certain rare ingredients are sourced from remote parts of former Eastern Bloc countries (Bulgaria, for example). Here the herbs and flowers are pressed and extracted by manual methods refined through the centuries, untouched by modern automation. The resulting depth is a complex, almost mystical fusion of scent layering. The limited edition bottle is entirely wrapped in a meticulous hand-woven protective willow wicker, echoing an age when glass was rare and precious. Filled by funnel, each has an individually applied wax seal, impressed with the Sun Kings emblem, completing the entirely by hand production. A portable version is available with premium components of a French glass hip flask, with a user selection of pour or pump.The subtle, refreshing aura wont over-power either room or partner. Paradoxically, whilst women elect Prastara their fragrance, rejecting designer name concoctions of synthetic, mass-produced theatricals, it nevertheless retains a gentlemans message of calm, of confidence. Its four citrus top notes lend a fresh zip to the day and can be renewed with no fear of broadcasting your goodwill. It is an excellent finale to your daily exercise routine.
Quiet dazzle. Prastara Blue.Women love this! says Vogue magazine. The fragrance is spicy, hints of citrus and fruit with a foundation of complex metallic warmth. Fruit sweetness countered with lemon and filtered through floral with a woody sunshine. It has an unusually low lift, not intrusive; well modulated. This mens fragrance defies traditional fragrance classification and becomes indelible to the memory of your beholders. Each handcrafted, limited edition bottle of Prastara Blue is tied and knotted for closure, hand embossed with real sealing wax. The royal mark of Prastara Blue on each bottle is the Sun Kings emblem, over three hundred years old. Long a stand-by in the mens department of Bergdorf Goodman, in 1999 it was selected to be the only American product in the premire edition of Europes Villeroy & Boch luxury goods catalogue.
Mademoiselle magazine extolls the Prastara pedigree.
An American in royal Europe.Prastara Blue featured full-page back cover, the only U.S. product included in the premiere luxury merchandise catalogue of Europes 400 year old Villeroy & Boch.
Bergdorf Goodman. Timely/Timeless....Spring catalogue 1998.
American Vogue: Get This. Made for a king, but women love it...November 1997
Day use safe.Youre too young to w ear this! W ho but ZAZOU could be so light-hearted and complex???The beholder is held captive on elegant ethers censed smoothly teasing with whimsy as the precocious fragrance intertwines its opening layer of berry-inspired reverie into a gauze-thin quiescence of sensuality. Time is at your side as this blend of essential oils, in their natural and varied oxidation rates, transforms from Red Currant, Blackberry & White Peach into a lingering transparency of Parma Violet, Pear Leaf, Sheer Jasmine, Madagascar Clear Vanilla, and Sandalwood. The faithful forgo the superfluous gold, silver and cellophane enticements, rewarded instead with a Persian miniature of complex, layered, olfactory images. Pursued beyond the cover.
awards three positions on the prime Players list!
The behelden are m oved on the notes of an iconoclastic scent infused w ith rom ance and tradi tion, encased in m aterials chosen by the finest ecological and esthetic standards, y et forever defying conventional classification.
This delectable frag in a flask sinks a hoop to lasting quality in the fine, oh yes so fine, I am here now experience, the imprint of one mans passionate commitment to perfume as an intimate messenger of personal radianting joy.
Take it home, Zaz, its yours.
What woman wouldnt want a perfume named after her?
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The limited edition purse flask.Douglas Hopkins extracted his first womens scent right from romance. Fastidious CARE was taken, with two years in the making. FLUX is the scent of se: sophistication taunted by liberation; a cool refinement punctuated by undercurrents of sensuality so pervasive as to be UNCONTROLLABLE. A rare and fertile rose attar evokes provocatively redolent feminine warmth discreetly veiled by cool top notes of VIRGIN gold spice. It is civilized self-confidence tempered by earthly obsession. NOW YOU TAKE CARE: removing the stopper of this delicate cordial yields no symmetry, no obvious answer; only a cloaking of purpose. Balance and abandon are uneasily poised as essence grazes a womans pulse point.
A miniature fragrance ask of ne Chinese porcelain & handcast, solid silver ttings in limited, numbered edition of ve hundred worldwide. Available in the two sublime Douglas Hopkins exclusive fragrances.
One-half ounce purse dimensions with three-quarter ounce rell. Flask design inspried from a 350 year old Chinese export perfume container. Enrobed in velvet, silk-lined pouch. Numbered edition each of se & Zazou is 750. Twenty percent extrait distillation. In pure silver: $736. In Russian red gold: $1640.
se & Zazou
Purveyors of fine royal, ancient, or lost apothecarial discoveries.
Simply put, Douglas Hopkins is not a likely candidate to be the founder of a luxury fragrance and personal treatment company. Creating for more than a decade, this unlikely perfumer discovered his passion for the language of fragrance almost accidentally. Twelve years ago, while traveling through the former Soviet Union, Hopkins fell in love with an ancient, Louis XIV provenanced fragrance called Prastara, meaning ancient in Russian. A well-kept secret of the cold war era, it had been the leading mens cologne in that part of the world for over forty years. So moved by the fragrance he bought the world rights and set to work developing it for Western appreciation. Today, with the addition of three supremely singular fragrances and a seventy-piece, meticulously produced treatment line, Douglas Hopkins finds himself the object of a seriously devout following.
Artisan creators of luxury.For over fifteen years Douglas Hopkins & Co. has developed, manufactur