A gift by Terry de Gunzburg! I was over the moon when I got the box with the perfume and the new make-up collection. I’ve heard so much about this great international make-up artist who has cult status. Beauty journalists have dubbed her “The genius of make-up, the guru of color …”.
At the time when she was international marketing and creative director for YSL BeautÃ©, she created Touche Ã‰clat, the brand’s concealer-highlighter hybrid that pretty much revolutionized the industry when it was launched in 1992. Today, it is the best-selling product of YSL BeautÃ©.
In 1998, she launched her own signature label, by Terry. It comprises luxury make-up, skin care and high perfumery. In fall 2012, she launched a new collection of five fragrances: RÃªve Opulent, Flagrant DÃ©lice, Parti Pris, LumiÃ¨re dâ€™Ã‰pices and Ombre Mercure. They were created by perfumers from Robertet Grasse: Jacques Fleury, Arthur Le Tourneur d’Ison, Karine Vinchon and Sidonie Lancesseur. The five perfumes are now available in Switzerland, too.
I’m wearing ‘LumiÃ¨re d’Ã‰pices’ right now. I really love it. It’s quite astonishing that I immediately loved a perfume chosen by someone who doesn’t know me. ‘LumiÃ¨re d’Ã‰pices’ is a very sophisticated perfume with a luminously vibrant bouquet. I love the jasmine combined with the citrus fruits and the spices. Its colour evokes the sunset. The contrast of the orange liquid and the beautiful bottle with a silver plaquette and a big silver cap is pure luxury.
Terry describes her perfume as follows:
LumiÃ¨re dâ€™Epices evokes Mediterranean jasmine: a bud ready to open, almost green and nourished with citrus fruits, spices and honey.
Vibrant and sparkling, the fragrance opens a refreshing symphony of citrus notes.
The bitterness of grapefruit, the blood orange zest and bergamot: awakening the heart, fresh as jasmine water, it is contagiously chic.
With facets of roses and orange blossoms, it seems oxygenated, like fresh air. Indian sambac jasmine, with honeyed tones gives warmth together with orange blossom absolute, spices and dry woods.
Muscat, clove and cedarwood bring this contemporary composition to life.
PHOTOS: HIGH PERFUMERY BY TERRY DE GUNZBURG
Photos: Courtesy of Terry de Gunzburg
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