The stand out new fragrance launch of the year for me has to be from easy luxury brand, Zadig & Voltaire.
If you haven’t heard of Zadig & Voltaire before, then you’ll not be disappointed if you check them out. They’re a Paris born, quintessentially French fashion house that ooze rock star style. Their effortlessly cool and free-spirited, contemporary styling is perfect for the modern man and woman and that easy wearing, easy luxury combination is perfectly captured with their brand new scents.
What immediately struck me with the Zadig & Voltaire scents is how complex they are. They’re distinctly individual and don’t smell like anything else I’ve tried before, which is certainly saying something as we all know how much of a perfume addict I am!
I’d also say that they’re not strictly a his and hers fragrance. While the THIS IS HER! scent is a little more feminine than the THIS IS HIM! scent and the latter more masculine than the former, I do think that they’re quite interchangeable. Especially for the mens fragrance which is actually my favourite of the two and the one that I’ve been wearing most frequently.
THIS IS HIM! by Zadig & Voltaire is an incredibly sexy, powerful fragrance combining woody, oriental notes. It is unlike anything I’ve smelled before but it has the same appeal as Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 in that when I wear it, every man and woman within a 10 mile radius wants to know what fragrance I’m wearing!
I’m often complimented on the scents that I wear (I’d like to think I’ve got a nose for these things!) but I’ve never had so many people ask specifically what I’m wearing before, except for when wearing Molecule 01.
I even had a lady from across the aisle on the train to London ask me what fragrance I was wearing when I had this on this week and she had me write the name and where to get it into her phone!
THIS IS HIM! is made up of a grapefruit top note, heart notes of black pepper and incense and a base of sandalwood and vanilla which give it this incredibly warming, alluring smell.
THIS IS HER! by Zadig & Voltaire is also a woody scent with some similar notes however it also has the addition of more heady, floral notes within the makeup of the fragrance too.
You’ll find top notes of rose and pink peppercorns which give this perfume a touch of spice, heart notes of Arabian jasmine and Chestnut and base notes of Benzoin, Sandalwood and Vanilla.
The scent is strong and dark yet clean. Like the THIS IS HIM! scent, it has a bit of mystery to it and is unlike any other fragrance that I can think of.
What I love about these scents is that they’re both incredibly long lasting, the THIS IS HIM! scent even more so than the THIS IS HER! which surprises me as the former is an EDT and the latter an EDP. They’re very much interchangeable too and I’ve been wearing both of them throughout the month without feeling as though I’m wearing a mens fragrance.
One secret that I’ll let you in on with these fragrances is that they work in perfect harmony with one another, perhaps because of their similar base notes, and so they smell absolutely DELICIOUS when worn together. I tend to spritz the mens fragrance first, followed by the ladies and the effect is stunning.
THIS IS HIM! and THIS IS HER! have definitely hit the ground running with their first entry into the fragrance world. Their branding is instantly recognisable. I love the black and white monochrome packaging and the department store stands that you just can’t miss.
Check out Zadig & Voltaire looking effortlessly cool in Fenwick, Newcastle today!
As for retailers, Zadig & Voltaire, have pretty much taken a clean sweep at all of the best places online and in store that you can buy fragrance from. I’ve listed all available retailers with direct links through to the products below.
What immediately struck me about these fragrances is that they’re at realistic, affordable price point which certainly surprised me, coming from a designer brand.
Gift sets are already available for both of these fragrances which are ideal for Christmas and Birthdays as well as all year round to make the most of the scent and your money.
You’ll also find a concise range of complimentry products with a candle for him and for her, deodorant spray/stick, shower gel and body lotion online here so that you can layer up your fragrance and leave your home smelling amazing too.
I’ll certainly be picking up a THIS IS HIM! Candle. I’m officially OBSESSED!
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Have you seen Zadig & Voltaire’s new fragrances? What are your favourite fragrance notes?