The launch for the most awaited collaboration between Bench and Furne Onè was held yesterday, November 8 at the Peninsula Manila hotel showcasing 42 pieces of Furne Onè’s new creation which has never been seen before and shoes provided by local designer Nereku. Set your scent-ses free this season and catch three of the most provocative scents by Furne Onè for Bench.
Bench, being one of the country’s top retail brand, has always been known for tapping the best of the best in the industry. This year, a stellar collaboration with one of Dubai’s most prestigious designers, Furne Onè, is born.
The early signs of Furne Onè’s creativity began at the age of 10. In 1994, he was rewarded in Mega Young Designers Competition, bringing the Filipino designer to the global fashion spotlight.
With notable distinctions, Furne Onè has earned him a long list of elite clientele. In 2002, the designer opens his first boutique in Dubai and has been servicing clients with beautiful hand-stitched garments with the intricacy and unique design he has been known for.
The face of Furne Onè’s scent for Bench is none other than Raina Hein of the 14th cycle of America’s Next Top Model. She was chosen as one of the 13 girls to compete in New York City for show and became known for her positive personality and unique look.
It was such a beautiful collection! I loved all of his designs and the concept of the whole show. To me it was about death and the underworld. What a beautiful way to die if you were wearing any of the gowns. *sigh* Moving on!
Three scents are released this season: Unholy Eau de Toilette, and an oxymoron of scents such as Beautiful Boy Eau de Toilette, and Handsome Girl Eau de Toilette.
Unholy Eau de Toilette, is bottled in a red, glass flask. A unisex scent, it has a top note of mandarin, a middle aroma of rose, and musk as its base note.
Beautiful Boy, a fragrance for men, is a concoction of grapefruit, neroli, bergamot, cardamon, peppery, rosewood, iris and musk.
Handsome Girl has a floral and fruity cocktail blend of apple, melon, lemon, orange, frangipani, neroli, cedarwood, amber and musk.
Snagged a photo with Furne Amato and Raina Heim!! I was so starstruck at that time. Haha! Fanmode! Raina is just gorgeous!
My blogger friends Arnie, Ana, Sarah, Aisa, Paul, Kelly, Kat and Niki.
Me and Kat!
Lastly, my date that evening, Jacob.
Thank you so much BenchTM and Lawrence C for the invite!