In spite of being cult, the Helmut Lang perfumes disappeared over night leaving fans and, more generally, lovers of great perfumes, frustrated and disappointed.
Relaunched last year after a ten year absence, now they’re available as a travel spray version.
Remember how between 2000 and 2003, the fashion designer invited two giants of the perfume world to make his perfumes… Maurice Roucel (the flowery Iris Silver Mist by Serge Lutens (1994), 24 Faubourg by Hermès (1995) and Musc Ravageur by Editions Frédéric Malle (2003)…) made Eau de Parfum and the marvellously powdery, musky Eau de Cologne. Françoise Caron, a masterful author (Eau d’Orange Verte by Hermès in 1978, Gio by Giorgio Armani in 1992, Iris Nobile by Acqua di Parma in 2004…), created Eau de Cologne Cuiron, a woody and spicy scent with distinct animal overtones.
A small miracle last year saw the three perfumes relaunched in an interpretation that’s as close as possible to the original - legislation no longer allowing the use of products deriving from animals.
Brand new this year, the label is offering different sets made up of travel sprays; the version photographed here combines the 3 olfactive creations.
Eau de parfum, Eau de Cologne and Cuiron, HELMUT LANG. 105 euros for a set of three 10ml vials. Available in Helmut Lang boutiques.
By Laurence Hovart