The latest new release from Lovehoney is the Coco de Mer Pleasure Collection, a range of seven luxury toys and nine essentials which celebrates the lives of the world’s most famous femme fatales. The range, created in conjunction with Coco de Mer, was inspired by some of history’s grand-dames of seduction, including Nell Gwynne, Georgiana the Duchess of Devonshire and Catherine Howard.
Coco de Mer’s managing director Lucy Litwack said: “We are thrilled to be able to partner with Lovehoney on this exciting range and bring the exquisite Coco de Mer Pleasure Collection to other stores. This is one of the most luxurious and decadent collections of pleasure products we have ever created. We are entering a new era of opulence with lovers of sensual joy sparing no expense in finding pleasure products of the highest luxury.”
The new range has been shot by photographer Rankin. The shoot, entitled Exquisite Curiosities, is said to have captured the rare sensuality of the Pleasure, displaying the products in a series of elaborate glass domes and gilded cages.
The Georgiana G-Spot Vibrator is named after Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, notorious for her whirlwind love affairs. The Catherine Pleasure Balls Set are in memory of Catherine Howard – the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was beheaded for her adultery with the king’s favourite courtier, Thomas Culpeper. They come in three different shapes with graduated weights to effectively tone and strengthen the pelvic floor. The Nell Pleasure Seed Vibrator recalls the life of Charles II’s long-time mistress, Nell Gwyn, who was regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England. She grew up in Covent Garden, a stone’s throw from Coco de Mer’s erotic boutique in central London. The Nell Pleasure Seed is available in pure, sleek silicone and also in limited edition gold – the latter comes encased in 18 carat gold plate and presented in an artisanal wooden box with gold detailing. The Emmeline Pleasure Wand gets its name from the fearless leader of the British suffragette movement, Emmeline Pankhurst. The George Vibrating Cock Ring is inspired by George Eliot, male pseudonym for Mary Ann Evans, one of the Victorian era’s leading writers. Finally, the Emma Pleasure Egg remembers Emma, Lady Hamilton, most commonly known as the mistress of Lord Nelson.
The Pleasure Collection also includes a range of lubricants, massage oils, massage candles and an orgasm balm. Lovehoney says the range’s packaging has picked up awards including the coveted D&AD Yellow Pencil Award.
Litwack added: “Everything about the range oozes decadence. Based around the idea of exploration and discovery, encountering the unexpected, and using Coco de Mer’s famous heritage prints, the packaging features a seductive peep-hole, subtly teasing people with the erotic prints that lay behind.”
Lovehoney international sales manager Kate Hodgson-Egan said: “The Coco de Mer Pleasure Collection combines sensuality, fashion and erotica to form a decadently heady mix.”
The retail prices of the Coco de Mer Pleasure Collection are as follows: Catherine Pleasure Balls Set £90; Georgiana G-Spot Vibrator £130; Nell Pleasure Seed Vibrator £130; Emmeline Pleasure Wand £130; George Vibrating Cock Ring £100; Emma Pleasure Egg £120; Limited Edition Nell Pleasure Seed Vibrator 18K Gold Plate £10,000.
The essentials range consists of: Divine Glow Aqua Lubricant; Pearl Blossom Silk Lubricant; Radiant Bloom Anal Lubricant; Pure Delight Orgasm Balm (all £25 each); Roseravished Massage Candle; Roseravished Massage Oil; Enraptured Figment Massage Candle; Enraptured Figment Massage Oil (all £30 each); and Coco de Mer Toy Cleaner (£20).