We attended the launch event for The Ignacio Figueras Collection at Bergdorf Goodman. The Argentinian polo player, advocate charity ambassador and former Ralph Lauren model was front and center with his namesake fragrance surrounded by friends, family and fashion’s who’s who in New York enjoying bubbles and hor d’oeuvres.
The collection, which will expand to stores internationally in 2020, is influenced by the lifestyle, emotions and colors of six international polo tournament destinations — Buenos Aires, Palm Beach, Aspen, Windsor, Jaipur and Dubai. The luxury fragrance line was developed in collaboration with esteemed and talented perfumers from International Flavors & Fragrances, including work from Master Perfumer Carlos Benaim, whose creations include fragrances for Frederic Malle, Calvin Klein, Givenchy and Prada.
Figueras crafted the collection so each scent has notes and design cues that portray the stories connected to these grand locations, such as the southern nights in Palm Beach, fiery evenings in Aspen, and the stillness of dawn in Jaipur. With this fragrance line, Figueras encompasses these one-of-a-kind, lush landscapes and shares his passion for travel, polo and his work with the world.
Each bottle in The Ignacio Figueras Collection sports an elegant and modern design. Mirroring the appearance of a gem, each location is represented by a specific color, creating a stark contrast between the sleek black, the colored gem tops and the champagne coloring of the fragrance inside.
The Ignacio Figueras Collection supports the charity Sentebale, of which Figueras is an ambassador, with a portion of the sales donated to the organization. Sentebale supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.
“When we began to work on this collection, I knew we wanted this to be a culmination of all my experiences, bringing the feelings and scents from every kind of paradise to people across the globe, so they can indulge in the same sense of luxury wherever they are,” said Figueras. “The locations that inspired this collection evoke sentimental memories of time spent there with my wife Delfina and our children. I’m looking forward to sharing these fragrances with the world, which allow me to bring my love for my family, polo, fashion and design together with my dedication to philanthropy.”
Born in Argentina, Figueras is one of the top 100 polo players in the world and is captain of the US BlackWatch Polo Team. He is also a longtime model, and is considered one of the most photographed men in the world. Figueras resides in Argentina with his wife Delfina and four children.
The Ignacio Figueras Collection is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.