Loewe’s Latest Perfume Launch Is a Botanical Wonderland

It's a treat for all of your senses.

Loewe fragrance campaign with Greta Lee
(Image credit: Loewe)

Loewe’s latest perfume campaign has landed, and it celebrates the last whispers of summer in perfect form. Have you ever walked through a botanical garden and allowed yourself to open up to the world around you? You really feel it all (fresh air! melancholy! your perfectly planned outfit!) and smell it all (orchids! water! the on-site cafe’s signature tea blend!). Ultimately, you’re enjoying the sensory overload that comes with being alive and in nature; that’s exactly what’s going on here.

Dubbed the “Botanical Rainbow Campaign," the launch features Úrsula Corberó, Stéphane Bak, and Greta Lee in a collection of photos by longtime Loewe collaborator Tyler Mitchell and a short film by director Albert Moya. Showcasing the actors’ ultra-wide emotional ranges in screen-test inspired shots, the campaign celebrates all the ways the world transports our senses.

“Entwined with flowers, leaves, and other botanical elements arranged in the style of Japanese ikebana, the talents demonstrate a kaleidoscope of feeling, from the serene to the bold,” the brand wrote in a press release. Shot in black and white, Bak’s giant, toothy smile tells us all we need to know.

Besides being lovely to take in, the campaign marks the launch of the brand’s new unisex fragrance, Loewe Aire Anthesis, which we named “The Best New Aquatic Fragrance” in our Best Perfumes of 2023 roundup.

“With an aquatic-meets-fruity-meets-amber profile, Loewe’s Aire instantly transports me to a dock somewhere with a clear blue body of water,” wrote Marie Claire Beauty Editor Samantha Holender in June. “It’s one of those options that every single person in your orbit will enjoy.”

Beginning with Aire, this new generation of garden-colored scents feature a signature “Loewe accord” based on Spanish rockrose, a dense flowering shrub whose gorgeous blooms last only a day. Other key scents in the campaign include Loewe’s 001, Esencia, and Ella (now called the Botanical Rainbow fragrances) and Un Paseo por Madrid, relaunched and rebottled in a new, Botanical Rainbow collection-complimenting flask.

All scents feature a sleek, sensuous, block-shaped design that will look perfectly in place on your vanity—or the garden, if that’s where you’re headed.

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Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.