Nicole Richie is doing it all. Aside from working on her three fashion lines, she's also in the midst of promoting her soon-to-launch collection for Macy's and now, the campaign for her debut fragrance has just dropped too.
As I recently reported the fragrance, which is said to be a combination of 'blackberry and Seville orange, along with lily of the valley, sandalwood and Moroccan rose', hits stores in September and the campaign was shot by Anthony Mandler. 'I always shy away from anything that's too girly, but I consider myself a feminine girl,' Richie said after shooting the campaign. 'Anthony knows how to shoot something and make it feminine and sexy. but no so in-your-face girly,' and she's right. While the campaign does feel feminine, it's done in a sensual way.
When you think of a summer scent, fresh citrus tones springs to mind, no? For winter you think musky, sensual and intense fragrances. It's this distinction that has had me mixing scents over the years. I've never quite been the complete citrusy girl as far as my fragrances are concerned so I've tended to blend my summer staple, Sarah Jessica Parker's 'Lovely', with the more intense Hypnotic Poison by Dior.
The new Velvet Red Rose and Oud fragrance by Jo Malone London is the perfect middle ground. The new scent, which is the latest addition to the Cologne Intense series, has dansak rose, oud, praline and clove, which is where the intensity comes from but equally, it has a certain freshness to it making it as good for the evening as it is for the day, whatever the season.
The scent is available here at £95 for a 100ml bottle.
Named 'Close', the characteristically American brand Gap is launching the new scent in its stores on Monday 19th October. In true Gap style, prices start at just £5. Gap's Creative Director, Patrick Robinson, was inspired by the classic Gap wardrobe to create the fresh, crisp scent.
"My team is constantly reworking our formula to keep Gap cool and relevant. That's the most important thing to me. Being sexy is part of that lifestyle, and that was the first criteria for this fragrance. It had to be sexy, sensual and beautiful. This aesthetic extends to the bottle design too, crafted to reflect a pure white Opal. When I think of Gap, I think of a white shirt, khakis, and a pair of jeans, and all of those show up in an opal," said Robinson.
Iconic threesome, Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell – the supermodels that Testino recently shot nude for Dolce & Gabbana’s Anthology print campaigns – were spotted at Milan Fashion Week along with designer friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana last Friday evening helping promote the scents they each front.
According to Vogue.com, Naomi Campbell said: "I'm overwhelmed, this is amazing," as the semi-matching girls, all wearing white tanks, black satin blazers and denim, were welcomed by a crowd of nearly 3,000 people as they turned up at the Rinascente department store to sign autographs and pose for pictures.
Daphne Guinness is famed for her eclectic and eccentric sense of style and the individuality she brings to any outfit. Describing her style as 'regular, stuff that fits,' Guinness has somewhat surprised fashion insiders by deciding to create a perfume as opposed to designing a clothing line as most people would expect.
The scent, named Daphne, is the result of a collaboration with Comme des Garcons and is set to be launched next month. Guinness says we should expect 'a woody and kind of jasmine-y, tuberose-y, sort of thing'.
Find me a fashionista that wouldn't love to get their hands on the wardrobe of clothes horse Daphne Guinness. There's some good news and bad news. The bad news is that the muse is not in a rush to design her own collection yet, but the good news is that although you might not be be able to dress like Guinness, you can definitely smell like her.
Over the past few years she's been developing her scent based on her love of ‘woodsy and kind of jasmine-y, tuberose-y, sort of' scents.
Many were left questionning why Guiness opted to venture into fragrances rather than designing her own clothing line but the muse makes it clear that scents are her thing. ‘It's very difficult to describe in words. It's a mystery....Sometimes when you fall in love with people, you actually fall in love with their smell,' she told Grazia.