Dropping by Heima is always a sweet treat, but more so on December 6 with the launch of Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy La Fleur and John Varvatos’ Artisan Black EDTs. Both are reinterpretations of Juicy Couture and John Varvato’ bestselling fragrances, Viva La Juicy and Artisan respectively.
Inspired by the blushing aura of being in love, Viva La Fleur is a veil of sparkling mandarin, wild berries and water lily combined with the luminous blend of dewy honeysuckle, gardenia petals and soft jasmine. A whisper of creamy gourmand caramel, vanilla and sandalwood lingers in the background. It’s fruity and sweet, but not in an overpowering way, which is exactly how we like it.
John Varvatos is a menswear designer who started out with Calvin Klein and Polo Ralph Lauren in the ’90s before developing his own line in 2000. Artisan Black is a limited edition scent from his new collection. Each bottle is hand-woven by a craftsman, so no two bottles look exactly the same. Inside is a surprising symphony of contrasts—with top notes of citrus, black basic and boxwood leaves, middle notes of dark woods, ginger and essential floral oils, and the woody, musky base notes of patchouli and soft leather.
That day was a feast for all the senses; apart from home design eye candy, easy-listening grooves, and the fragrances, guests were invited to sample these. Created by Chef Anne Chua of My Pink Wasabi, kashi maki means “sweet maki.” This particular collection was custom-made for Viva La Juicy La Fleur so that anyone who’s ever smelled a perfume and thought, “This smells so yummy I wish I could eat it!” actually could.