Us lovely lot here at Luxe HQ recently teamed up with Liberty London and niche fragrance house DS & Durga, to forge an exclusive event celebrating the music of Duran Duran

A special collaboration project between Duran Duran and the perfume brand, 2018 marks the 40th anniversary for the famous band who first appeared on the music scene back in 1978

To commemorate each decade of music, four limited edition fragrances were launched with the goal of translating the lyrics into aromatic snapshots, the skill of doing so somewhat a signature of DS & Durga. Their inherent ability to translate a story into scent is the backbone behind each one of their creations

Co-founder of DS & Durga David Moltz has said how seamlessly him and Simon Le Bon worked together on the project, and the four fragrances they produced together turned out to be completely unique from each other, and from anything else available on the market

Every fragrance takes its name from a Duran Duran song from each decade. Hungry Like The Wolf from 1982 has notes of leather, sandalwood and patchouli – a personal favourite of ours! Come Undone from 1993 is more herbaceous and sexy, with notes of coca leaf and saffron. Skin Divers from 2007 is an aquatic citrus blend with ylang ylang, bergamot and seaweed. Lastly, You Kill Me With Silence from 2015 is a smoky, bitter scent with notes of wintergreen extract and Nootka tree

The fragrances are available as 10ml rollerballs and each one has its own unique packaging too. The illustrations drawn with neon ink on a black background were inspired by British illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, a nudge towards the band’s British heritage

Our exclusive launch event at Liberty was teeming with excitable guests and well-known faces, all thrilled to be part of such a unique and special collaboration. The band themselves were the focal point all evening long (obviously, it’s Duran Duran!), along with David Moltz and Kavi Ahuja, the founders of DS & Durga. Guests sipped on cocktails inspired by the four fragrances and danced the night away to tunes from the in-house DJ. A brilliant night was had by all, and no doubt a few headaches the next day. But it was well worth it