Try Celine’s Latest Scent, Inspired by Bath Time

Hedi Slimane’s latest fragrance journey at Celine unveils Cologne Céleste, an homage to personal memories and cherished rituals.

Article by Caitie Kelly

09-TMAG-HUDSON-VALLEY-BOOKSHOP-3Celine by Hedi Slimane Cologne Céleste, Huile Céleste, and Lait Céleste Pour Le Bain, Courtesy of Celine.

Hedi Slimane’s line of fragrances for Celine, which debuted in 2019, draws from a journal of the designer’s personal olfactory memories such as a bergamot and coriander seed-scented sail down the Seine as a 20-year-old or the palo santo that reminds him of the nine years he spent living in Los Angeles. The brand’s newest perfume is designed to bring Slimane back to one of his most treasured childhood rituals: bath time. Cologne Céleste, which also comes in the form of a perfumed oil, bath milk and soap, takes inspiration from warm soaks and the delicate perfume they leave behind on skin and clothes. The scent opens with citrusy notes of neroli (an extract from the bitter orange tree), lemon and petitgrain and is rounded out by powdery orris and ambrette butters. For those who want to extend the line’s use from bathtub to closet, the Triomphe-embossed soap can double as a pretty fabric freshener when left in a drawer. From $520,