Christian Lacroix is launching two perfumes under his name with Avon.

The flamboyant French designer has created Rouge for women and Christian Lacroix Noir for men in collaboration with the beauty giant.

He said:" I believe fragrance reveals a women’s character even more than fashion. I was inspired by my love of red to create a powerful and fiery fragrance, the ultimate accessory embodying the energy of life, sensuality and passion."

In the press release Lacroix also revealed he wanted to celebrate a women’s individuality and their inner spirit with the new scent which launches in September.

" By partnering with Avon I can connect with women everywhere. I envision Rouge becoming the Avon woman’s signature, one that is utterly feminine yet mysterious and bold."