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RESPECT–The New Fragrance for Men from David Beckham
The all new fragrance from David Beckham commands respect. The main ingredient is vetiver oil that is extracted from the roots of tropical grass in Haiti. Zesty grapefruit and juicy watermelon notes juxtaposed with a fiery hit of pink pepper exhilarate. The woody signature is a combination of vetiver, patchouli and moss. Conceived by renowned perfumer Nathalie Lorson, RESPECT is a fabulous new fragrance just right for all the classy men out there.
Respect is a value cherished by many people. Be it amongst friends, family, colleagues or ourselves, respect is a universal principle at the core what it means to be a decent person and sits at the heart of the new fragrance by David Beckham.
Talking about the new launch of his new fragrance RESPECT David says “I am really excited to be launching my new fragrance. It’s everything I wanted it to be. The name is hopefully something everyone can relate to and have their own interpretation of; the scent is modern and aromatic; and, the bottle is stylish and elegant.”
The contemporary elegance of RESPECT is built upon the woody earthiness of vetiver. Extracted from the roots of the tropical grass, vetiver oil has a distinctively smoky note that exudes masculinity. Vetiver is a sustainable crop with a strong root system that helps to prevent erosion and flooding in tropical climates. In keeping with the concept of RESPECT, the vetiver featured in the fragrance is responsibly sourced from Haiti and is ECOCERT-certified as environmentally-friendly. David Beckham’s fragrance house supports Haitian producers to develop eco production methods that preserve the unique quality of this precious ingredient whilst empowering the local community and improving living standards.
Conceived by renowned perfumer Nathalie Lorson, RESPECT is a multi-faceted fragrance that evokes the richness of the forest after a bright autumnal day. Full of contrasts, the scent opens on a luminous blend of zesty grapefruit and juicy watermelon notes juxtaposed with a fiery hit of pink pepper for instant exhilaration. The heart reveals clean and aromatic tones thanks to the fresh fusion of basil and lavandin highlighted by a cool hint of cardamom. This evolves to a deeply masculine dry down with a powerful woody signature that’s shaped by the warmth of vetiver, the intensity of patchouli and the deep character of moss. Bold and assured, RESPECT is a unique expression of a genuine modern gentleman.
RESPECT is presented in a refined yet ultra-stylish packaging. The sleek, square-shaped bottle is embellished with a tactile pattern of waves that ripple out from the corner of the flacon. This undulating pattern is enhanced by the bottle’s silver metalized finish that creates a striking mirror-like effect. The fragrance is housed in an anthracite grey folding box embossed with the same metallic waves and completed with the distinctive David Beckham logo. The overall design statement is uniquely elegant.
The powerful meaning of RESPECT is brought to life by the emotive television advertising campaign staring David Beckham. As the film cuts from one memorable moment to another, and from one group of people to another, David outlines different expressions of respect: for your family, team, one special person, everyone, and even by caring about the little things in life. He spreads the message that respect is shown in many different ways and has a different meaning to us all. The advertisement concludes with an eye-catching visual of David Beckham himself, captured by the talented director, Karim Huu Do.