Friday, 17 March 2017

Project Renegades

The creative duo behind Escentric Molecules, Geza Schoen and Paul White, have teamed up with rebel perfumers Bertrand Duchaufour and Mark Buxton to launch new fragrance brand Project RenegadesThey all worked for large fragrance houses contributing to many classic scents for brands which you will be familiar with - Escentric Molecules, Comme des Garçons, Penhaligons and Acqua de Parma to name but a few. 
I was not only lucky enough to be present for the launch of the brand, but I got to sit, listen and ask questions of each of them which was, just the ultimate experience and an absolute honour.  

Deciding to take the fragrance world by storm, give it a kick and have some fun, each perfumer created a fragrance of their own, with no limitations of a tight brief or restrictions on materials. In fact they could come up with what they wanted and that is exactly what they did. The end result was three very unique scents, three crazy avatars and three incredibly eye-catching bottles which are not only distinctive but come with a fridge magnet of each avatar.
Geza Schoen’s Renegades fragrance is constructed around pink pepper, creating a portrait of the whole tree - berries, bark and leaves. I loved this scent immediately which might come as no surprise to those of you who know how much I adore Escentic Molecules. 

So with top notes of pink pepper, lemon, bergamot, cassis and lime; middle notes of osmanthus, iris, fir, juniper, hedione and mate and base notes of the well known iso e super, cedar, sandalwood, labdanum, incense, myrrh, castoreum and ambrette (musk mallow) what you get is the most amazing woody spicy fragrance which is suitable for men and women.
Bertrand Duchaufour’s Renegades fragrance opens with pink pepper and ends with a sea breeze. This time there is top notes of pink pepper, bergamot, cardamom, gin, cassis and galbanum. The middle notes are red berries, olibanum and hinoki wood and the base notes are balsam fir, driftwood and amber. 

This is again a woody spicy scent which is suitable for both men and women and I hadn't expected to like the scent, I'm not usually a fan of perfumes with amber in them, but this one is just beautiful and again is unlike anything else I have ever smelt or come across.


Mark Buxton’s Renegades fragrance is woody and spicy, revolving around a smoky leather rose. This time we have top notes which are basil, lentisque, black pepper, cassis-flower and galbanum; middle notes of leather rose and bay and base notes which are labdanum, guaiac wood, vetiver and amber.  

Again we have a Woody Spicy scent which has the added extra of being a smoky scent owing to the leather rose.  For both men and women, I actually think this one will be much better suited to the mister of my house than it will be to me, but I am prepared to give it a go because once again it is quite striking, it is divine and is like nothing else I have ever come across.
I know most people will be wanting to know whether or not I have a favourite amongst the three fragrances and truth me told they are all amazing in their own way, they all make you think and they are all just totally different to each other and anything else you are likely to find in any department store or on any fragrance counter.  That said, the one which appeals to me the most is from Geza, I love the freshness of the scent, I love how it smells on my skin and I love that it lasts for most of the day once applied.

If these fragrances have managed to capture your attention, then you will find the brand in Harvey Nichols and each one retails at £155.







*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

39 comments:

  1. These look amazing!!!! I love this brand too

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  2. I love how they come with a fridge magnet, I'm always a sucker for a gimmick haha xxx

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  3. The packaging is amazing! I love brands that push the envelope like this - it's such a breath of fresh air.

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  4. The packaging is so unusual! Definitely want to try one but the price!! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  5. Duchaufour sounds like my cup of tea! What a great event to be invited to! xx

    Beautylymin

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  6. the packaging is unreal such a great idea xo

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  7. Wow the packaging is so unique and cool! They sound fab xx

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  8. How cool are these bottles?? So different! First time hearing of this brand too

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  9. Wow the bottles and packaging looks amazing, so unique x

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  10. I bet you had so much fun! The packaging is amazing, completely different to anything I have seen.

    www.EmmysBeautyCave.com

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  11. Love the packaging and the bottles!!

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  12. This looks amazing and the packaging looks pretty cool :) x

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  13. Love the sound of these, especially the woody scent one! My boyfriend would love that.

    Ashleigh

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  14. Wow, I love the packaging, esp the boxes! I'd love to try these, sounds a bit expensive for my budget though unfortunately!

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  15. These fragrances and packaging are so unique and intriguing! It's so funny that they come with a fridge magnet! I think that Duchafours is the one that I would like the most.

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  16. wow the packaging is definitely a seller of the product for me

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  17. What unusual packaging and bottles.These look really interesting.

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  18. Wow love the packaging but not keen on the price tag lol! xx

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  19. I simply MUST check these out! The packaging is absolutely FABULOUS xxx

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  20. I LOVE Molecule so I think I need to check these out - interesting packaging x

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  21. I am really loving the packaging of these. it is really different and stands out

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  22. I'm so jealous, this was the one event I really wanted to go but because I live in Scotland I couldn't make it. I hope you had a lovely time and agree it is difficult to pick a fave as they are all equally wonderful in their own right x

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  23. Wow the packaging is fantastic, I've not seen any companies get that creative with their bottles before.

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  24. I love the idea behind these and the packaging is beautiful! x

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  25. The combination of smells and packaging is amazing. Quite an original. I love the Woody scents on a man's perfume.

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  26. The odd packaging is a great marketing strategy. We will always talk about the brand because of the packaging ☺

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  27. The bottles are so unusual! We'd just have them on a shelf to look at them. Pretty expensive though x

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  28. I'm super particular about the perfumes I use, but these certainly sound intriguing! The bottles are great too. x

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  29. The packaging of this looks really cool, such a different idea and definitely something which I'm sure will grab people's attention.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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  30. Well they are certainly eye catching and different thats for sure! I love the take on them! £155 a bottle is very pricey for myself though I have to admit!

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  31. I am loving the packaging of the bottles, so unique! I'm heading to Harvey Nichols tomorrow so will have to check them out! xo

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  32. Those bottle designs are so unique and interesting!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  33. How unique! I think we would have the same favourite - I love fresh scents. x

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  34. What amazing packaging! Can't believe how expensive they are though! x

    Mapped Out Blog | Beauty & Fashion

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  35. If the scent is half as good as the designs, that will be an amazing fragrance!

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  36. OMG THE DESIGN! even if i dont like the scent, I am definitely going to buy this for the packaging!!

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  37. The design of these! I love Escentric Molecules 2 so think I'd love these.

    Kenzie xx
    Kenzie | LemonaidLies - Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

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