The famous American store chain of luxury clothing, Bloomingdales, is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year. They have this ingenious project in honor of this celebration. Bloomingdales has announced their exclusive re-release of five iconic and exceptional fragrances, preciously released by five different houses. These five retain their core note composition, yet see fundamental alteration to the bottle’s design and artwork. These five limited releases will be exclusive only to the Bloomingdales stores, so be on the lookout for them.
Top Notes: Aldehydes, Bergamot oil from Italy.
Middle Notes: White floral accord, Jasmine from Egypt.
Base Notes:Sandalwood accord, White musks.
The first of the bunch is Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s724. This musky and floral Eau de Parfum pays homage to the urban landscape and the surrounding architecture. It evokes a feeling of freshness and vigor thanks to a bouquet of flowers including jasmine absolute from Egypt, sweet pea and mock orange. It is an addictive scent that is both comfortable and sophisticated. The new bottle will feature the name 724 engraved by hand in gold alongside a gold cap wrapped in elegant, blue, silk ribbon, reflecting the iconic 724’s blue hue reminiscent of the sky.
Top notes: Marigold, Bergamot, Bucchu
Middle notes: Cyclamen, Violet
Base notes: Moroccan Cedarwood, Vetiver
The next fragrance re-release is Bal d’Afrique by Byredo. This fragrance acts as a travel account of the many cultures recorded in Ben Gorham’s father’s diaries while he lived in and traveled through Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya. It mirrors the awe-inspiring atmosphere of ballroom parties of the 1920s, heavily inspired by the night sky. Similarly, the bottle design saw some tweaks in the artwork. The new bottle struts a black dome-shaped cap, with the brand’s name written in the classic fonts that are seen in silent movies of the 20s.
Bond No. 9 New York Bond No. 9 New York:
Keynotes: Cacao Absolute, Green Hazelnut, Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Cedarwood, Ambroxan, Moss, Caramel
Among those re-releases is Bloomingdale’s NYC Eau de Parfum by Bond No. 9 New York. It is an ambery, floral, unisex perfume that is both youthful and sophisticated, made specifically for Bloomingdales’ customers. It was released to honor its namesake, one of New York’s most iconic establishments. The bottle retains the clothing-shaped design, covered in gold circular patterns with the NYC logo engraved in the middle. The case itself has the brand’s name written in green.
Top note: Green Mandarin
Middle note: Peony
Base note: Musks
As far as the 4th fragrance re-release, Bloomingdales is also re-issuing Giorgio Armani’s Armani Privé Pivoine Suzhou. This fragrance is a tribute to the Chinese gardens of Yuzu made even more luminous thanks to its seductive, soft and fruity notes. For this re-release, the bottle design will be fully colored in black and white, with concrete white for the glass and a black cap. The brand’s name is written in gold in the middle of a checkered label.
Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne:
Cassis, Acacia Honey, Peach
Last, but definitely not least, is Jo Malone London’s Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne. This fragrance is fruity in nature, with a plethora of sweet notes ranging from honey all the way to peaches. It is an ode to London’s Covent Garden in the early morning as you take a walk in the lively market. This limited edition release will also have a customized appearance when it comes to bottle design. the glass bottle will have a blue ribbon around a silver cap, with a checkered label on the side of the transparent, glass bottle.
The new Bloomingdales 150TH Anniversary fragrances are currenlty available on the official website.