Bottling the Misia Sert Spirit
When asked what she wore to bed, Marilyn Monroe once famously purred: “five drops of Chanel No. 5.” How utterly sexy is that? In 1920 Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel asked her perfumer to create something that ‘smells like a woman’ et voilá: Chanel No. 5 was born.
Now, almost 100 years later, Chanel launched a spectacular new scent. The inspiration? The woman who claims SHE was the one who told her best friend Coco to start making perfume: Misia Sert.
To be honest, I was amazed and delighted when it was announced, since I had just finished designing an entire collection inspired by this magnificent Parisian Queen of the Belle Epoque! Great minds think alike, right? (wink, wink) In any case, Misia is definitely in the air…
So what does ‘Misia’ smell like? Well, this is no dainty flower-like scent! Olivier Polge, Chanel’s handsome in-house ‘nose’, was inspired by the dressing room scents of the Ballets Russes. After all, it was Misia who introduced her friend Coco to impressario Diaghilev and the dancers of his legendary ballet company.
When I put on the scent, I could immediately smell the lipstick, powder and the bouquets of flowers from admirers that must have filled those famous dressing rooms. I recognised a powdery violet, some rich vanilla-like tonka bean, gorgeous hints of iris and and some sensual Turkish rose.
I loved it, and could imagine both Coco and Misia approving. But the most important question: would I wear it to bed? Oh oui, I would! Though I would add some of my own Misia-inspired lingerie, just to make it utterly sexy…
Shop the Misia Loves Coco collection.
Coming home for xmas
Confession: I am a total Xmas fanatic. I LIVE for the holiday season. While my usual taste can best be described as austere and intellectual, come Christmas, I’m into kitsch. Big time. Bring on the glitter, the glühwein and the sentimental songs!
Real life Cluedo with a sexy twist
Forget about stressful family gatherings and long, boring dinners; let me show you how to survive the (Christmas-) holidays in sexy style!
Embrace your dark side – get inspired for Halloween
Imagine if there were a night where it would be socially acceptable to indulge your deepest darkest dreams. An annual opportunity for women to dress like their sexual fantasies – be it a blood-thirsty vampire or a flirtatious nun – without getting ‘slut shamed’. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well there is a night just like that, and it happens to be one of my favorite moments of the year: Halloween.
Welcome to the Signature collection
Welcome to the Signature collection, a showcase of the uniquely seductive work of Dutch lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers.