Amouage fragrances have reflected the wonderful heritage and mastery of perfume creation for over 30 years. An international luxury fragrance brand, Amouage is devoted to creating finely blended perfumes with the highest quality of rare and luxurious ingredients, sourced from around the world.
Led by the CEO, David Crickmore, Amouage adopts an inventive and highly creative approach to all its creations. Since 2006, Crickmore, along with Creative Director Christopher Chong, have together reinvented Amouage and developed it into a contemporary and globally appealing, luxury brand. Today Amouage is a truly international, luxury brand, with undeniable creative integrity and a growing standalone retail presence.
Amouage perfumes are developed according to Christopher Chong's inspirational brief and formulated by world - recognized, top perfumers in Paris, Grasse, Geneva and New York. The perfumers with whom, Chong chooses to work have an intimate understanding of how to interpret his inspirational direction and understand intimately the desire of the brand to create its own trend, as opposed to following the flock.
Amouage's fine fragrance portfolio comprises of 37 fragrances. Recently launched is Sunshine for Woman, a floral fragrance which captures a magical moment of joy, like a ray of sunshine smiling upon a bouquet of white floral. The brand has also introduced a new stratum of creativity in its finely crafted Library Collection with eight oeuvres, each one a numbered Opus or work of art.
Amouage has a Bath and Body Collection comprising many of the main line fragrances, with soaps, hand creams, shower gels, body creams and body lotions. A Home Collection of candles and parfums d'ambience, both in the fine fragrances and with other fragrances designed specifically for the Home Collection, was also launched some time ago. A luxurious range of exclusive leather goods hand crafted in Italy, featuring the finest top-grade leather and exotic skins, complete the Amouage ranges.
Today, Amouage has a total of 15 standalone shops across London, Rome, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Muscat, Jeddah , Kuwait and with another two shops planned for mid to end 2014 in Doha and Abu Dhabi.
Amouage has also greatly expanded its international distribution network selling to top accounts around the world and the brand is now sold in 65 countries. Amouage is to be found in most prestige department stores including Bloomingdales and Harvey Nichols in Dubai, Harrods and Selfridges in London, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, Tangs in Singapore, David Jones across Australia, KadeWe in Berlin, Gumm and Tsum in Moscow, Bon Genie in Geneva and Bergdorf Goodman in New York City amongst many others.
Arresting and alluring, the various collections of Amouage are synonymous with a lifestyle sought by only the most discerning of international patrons. The brand appeals to sophisticated, confident and well-travelled consumers who are not afraid to stand out from the crowd by wearing something special, unusual and different, and who appreciate true mastery in perfume creation along with the highest quality in everything the brand provides. Those people are amongst the ever growing number of devotees of Amouage.
It all began in 1860 in the small village of Sonvilier, Switzerland. Here Louis-Ulysse Chopard, a talented young craftsman, established his workshop. By virtue of their precision and reliability, his watches quickly gained a solid reputation among enthusiasts and found buyers as far afield as Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia.
In 1921, the founder’s son, Paul Louis Chopard, opened a branch in La Chaux-de-Fonds and then relocated the company headquarters there. In 1937, he moved the firm to Geneva, the capital of Haute Horlogerie, or Fine Watchmaking, thereby bringing it closer to its cosmopolitan clientele. In 1943, Paul André Chopard, grandson of Louis-Ulysse, took the helm.
In 1963 he sought a buyer capable of reviving and perpetuating the brand’s rich heritage, since none of his sons wished to take over the company. This was when he met Karl Scheufele, descendant of a dynasty of watchmakers and jewelers from Pforzheim, Germany.
After a brief meeting, Karl Scheufele decided to buy the company. Under the impetus of the Scheufele family, Chopard experienced spectacular development. Renowned for its creativity, its state-of-the-art technology and the excellence of its craftsmen, it became one of the leading names in the high-end watch and jewelry industry. Entirely independent, Chopard is pursuing a time-honoured family tradition.
Karl Scheufele and his wife Karin have orchestrated the company’s international expansion for more than 40 years and are still active in the firm. Their two children are its current co-presidents: Caroline Scheufele is responsible for the ladies’ collections and high jewelry, while her brother Karl-Friedrich Scheufele manages the gents' collections and the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, the production site of L.U.C movements.
Starting as a specialist maker of raincoats and overcoats, Corneliani has grown into one of the world’s leading luxury menswear labels. Here we take a look into its unique history. In the 1930s, Alfredo Corneliani established a craft company making raincoats and overcoats. By 1959, his sons Claudio and Carlalberto were able to set up Corneliani, a sizeable and respected company made possible by the years of expert craftsmanship exhibited by the family. Now in the hands of the third generation, Corneliani remains committed to quality.
Each item is still crafted by experts who are rigorously trained to meet the standards that keep the brand at the forefront of luxury Italian menswear. Alongside high-end ready-to-wear clothing and accessories, Corneliani offers an excellent made-to-measure service which is available in store. Combining skills that have been passed down through the generations, and the benefits of the latest technologies, Corneliani can craft the perfect suit for each customer.
The History of Messika – it is a dynasty of French jewelers and diamond connoisseurs. Andre Messika devoted all his life to precious stones, from his childhood he studied the jewellery craftsmanship and started his own business selling diamonds in 1972 in Paris. Andre Messika is a leader in the international diamond trade industry with solid reputation for more than 40 years.
Valerie Messika inherited love and passion to diamonds from her father, and after working for several years in his company, she decided to create her own jewellery brand - Messika. The Maison Messika is rapidly growing in one of the leading Parisian Jewellery Company. The founder and designer Valerie Messika personally involved in each step of creation process of every jewellery, which outstands by its unusual design and technical innovations.
For example, Skinny concept, one of the main brand’s know-how, required two years of research to give the jewellery an incredible flexibility, perfect skin fitting and the absence of any clasps.
During its existence, the jewellery brand has achieved incredible success - Messika represented in more than 50 countries and 250 points of sale. Its first Flagship store was opened in 2014 in the heart of Paris on 259, rue Saint-Honore. In 2015, Messika celebrates its 10th anniversary, to mark this decade the House presented its Haute Joallerie Atelier. The Maison Messika has already managed to catch the fancy of many celebrities.