Louis Vuitton’s latest fashionable foray comes in the form of pleasing olfactory stimulation. The collection—called Les Pafums Louis Vuitton Collection—has a new entry, called Heures d’Absence.
The name means absent, or wayward, hours. The name suggests travel, and more than that, a sense of travel. Its literary analogue may be a dogeared, battered paperback copy of Bowles’ Things Gone and Things Still Here that has seen the inside of many a suitcase or grip.
The scent is the result of a collaborative effort between the fashion house and master perfumer Jacques Belletrud. It is floral, but subtly so, and tempered with a bit of spice and musk. Rose, jasmine, and sandalwood form the core of the recipe.
Vuitton’s newest Heures d’Absence will be available in 100 and 200 milliliter bottles, as well as smaller travel-sized packages. It will be in stores any day.