Patricia Kaas presented her first fragrance in Cannes. "A perfume is before anything else a matter of desire, of skin sensibility. These millions of cells explode when meeting each other and create an emotion," says Patricia.
At the same time of the implementation of the project "Kaas chante Piaf," Patricia Kaas presented her first fragrance, on 21 October 2012 at the Majestic Barriere Hotel in Cannes. A narrow circle of invited guests had the opportunity to attend the presentation of the first fragrance and get a CD with the "Kaas chante Piaf" project, with the inscription: "I hope that this project will fascinate you as I am fascinated with Edith Piaf. Kaas chante Piaf, my tribute, shows respect for passionate life and for her as an artist of life. "
With her first fragrance, K by Patricia Kaas, she wanted to bring together inspiring artists. She has always dreamed of her perfume. The team that participated in creating the perfume by Patricia Kaas includes Ludovic Perin (Fragrances & Emotions), Melanie Leroux, perfumer and Silvia Hofbeck, designer of glass. The above artists and Patricia worked over a year and a half on the perfume creation.
Melanie Leroux, this fragrance's perfumer, accentuates that cooperation with Patricia was crucial and allowed her to clearly understand her desire, style and taste that are transferred to the creation. Both came to the olfactory concept that will offer a blend of chypre notes of patchouli and moss. The perfumer Melanie was influenced by the strong personality of Patricia Kaas, and her style that includes elements of rock, baroque, black and white contrast ... All the details and needs were included and a very good quality chypre-floral composition with fruity accords was created.
"For the top notes, we selected fruit and smoky chords to provide for gentleness and freshness. Using white flowers such as orange blossom, jasmine and lily as notes of the heart, we achieved perfect correspondence with Patricia’s taste which confirms her femininity, her sensitivity and sensuality.
At the bottom, chypre-woody accords enrich the refined composition, providing wealth, power and mystery. It seemed important to me that this perfume had a personality while remaining stylish and timeless at the same time, " says perfumer Melanie Leroux!
The composition is commented by Patricia Kaas, revealing the mystery of her first perfume, and noting that the blend included ingredients of exotic names among which are oud and ylang-ylang!
Top notes: fruity notes
Heart: jasmine, orange blossom, lily, ylang-ylang
Base notes: woody notes (including oud), chypre notes
Designer Silvia Hofbeck created a glass bottle that emphasizes the contrasts of Patricia Kaas. Silvia sees her as a strong, mysterious, glamorous, elegant, black and white, explosive, confident, energetic personality. The heavy crystal bottle of geometric shape is coated with dark glass creating a game of contrasts. The color of the liquid is amber yellow which allows us to see the inside of the cylindrical flacon filled with the wonderful scent.
The massive cap is twisted and we have the possibility of setting a black atomizer making the design concept more exciting. The cap contains a glass needle which can be used to apply the fragrance on pulse points. The crystal bottle is available in three sizes, as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Perfume, with a perfume concentration of 16%.
The outer carton is designed to be opened on all four sides by offering a photograph of famous Kaas, while the outer sides and lid are covered with dark material. A special limited edition is presented in a crystal bottle with 300 ml of 24% concentration of perfume (elixir de parfum).
The fragrance is named K by Patricia Kaas , and the letter K is designed and stylized specially to suggest a close connection to music.
In the end I would like to convey what Ludovic Perrin, general manager of Fragrances & Emotions said: "When on stage, Patricia gives her pure voice in an energetic manner with natural seductiveness, always searching for perfection. Privately, she was always focused on all aspects of the creation of her first perfume. Patricia immersed herself in this creation, searching for the perfect equilibrium between timeless, modern and elegant. Her perfume is a reflection of her sensibility, and of her past. "
While testing the new fragrance K by Patricia Kaas, I realized that the purpose of this fragrance was reached by returning to the past, to the good old and rich fruity-chypre compositions that suggest prestige, luxury and wealth, while giving casual charm at the same time. Their modern interpretation is enriched with white flowers and deep and warm base notes, leaving very pleasant shades that remind us of the sweet and intoxicating scent of expensive cognac discreetly fluttering in the air and hovering over the variety of offered notes. The bottle is also carefully designed and very heavy, letting you know that you are holding power and a powerful liquid in your hands: His Majesty—perfume. Her last name "Kaas" engraved on the dark, smooth surface of the glass is really a seal to her style and elegance and the seal of a well-designed creation.
Patricia said: “You know my passion is to sing…I travel all over the world to make people happy!
I worked with the best photographers, I played strong women in movies, I wrote a book about my life that I like and after this I went on an adventure.
A perfume is all about desire, the skin, those millions of cells that are in touch with each other and rouse emotion.
How to create it?
How to explain it? First the bottle, like a precious jewel. I gave it a square shape that is inspired by the nineteen thirties.
And it is made of crystal to give it strength and nobility.
Then there is the mystery of plants: Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Lily to name a few. All this components are in this bottle, imprisoned but free to mingle.
When trying it on my skin suddenly I found the exact memory that I wanted!
I found the scent that I want to offer to those that love me. It is a bit of me that you put on your skin.
It is a liquid that expresses the femininity and strength of being a woman, but also
a sensual caress, a transparent veil, glamor.
Here it is, called K and this is my first fragrance! For you.