Hedi Slimane is Bringing Fragrances Back to Celine

A little over a year into his tenure at Celine, creative director Hedi Slimane is starting to make scents in his role. After 50 years of avoiding fragrances — the last was 1964 Vent Fou — the designer is introducing the Haute Parfumerie Collection, a range of 11 perfumes inspired by the traditional craft of French perfumery. According to a press release, the “Celine Perfume Collection draws its know-how from French high perfumery, in keeping with the tradition of the ‘couturier parfumeur.”


The unisex collection contains a range of day-to-night scents influenced by various places and lifestyle. Some scents are inspired by physical regions, like SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS and EAU DE CALIFORNIE, while others are inspired by activities like NIGHTCLUBBING, BLACK TIE, and the intriguingly-titled REPTILE. In classic Slimane form, the bottles are minimal and branded simply yet strikingly.


The Celine Haute Parfumerie Collection will launch later this fall.