Is the future of the fragrance business written in the stars? A quick glance at next year's celebrity-powered launches makes one thing quite evident: this trend isn't ending anytime soon.
In addition to the already scheduled projects of Jennifer Lopez and Tim McGraw (from Coty) and Sean "Jay-Z" Carter's Rocawear (by Elizabeth Arden), Christina Aguilera's fragrance, being produced by Procter & Gamble, is set to launch in the U.S. next year. And the hottest rumor these days is that former Friend Jennifer Aniston is about to join this constellation: Aniston is said to have shot a fragrance campaign and may have been in discussions with Elizabeth Arden, Coty and the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. Aniston's rep did not return a request for comment by press time.
Aguilera launched an eponymous fragrance in Europe in October, although sources say that the Aguilera scent planned for a U.S. launch in fall 2008 will be a different fragrance entirely, one concocted specifically for American tastes.
The top notes of Aguilera's European scent are of fruit sorbet, sparkling tangerine and fruity blackcurrant tea; its heart is of peony, jasmine and plum, and the drydown is of amber, creamy vanilla and musk. "To me, jasmine has always been synonymous with old movie star glamour," said the singer in a statement on P&G's Web site. "It is such a beautiful scent and has great heritage in traditional perfumery, which I love. The blackcurrant tea note for me captures the vibrancy and happiness of my honeymoon. Its fruity, mouthwatering scent reminds me of sitting on our Bali veranda in the heat, looking out over the most gorgeous sunset while sipping a cool, refreshing cocktail."
A TV commercial featuring Aguilera was shot in Los Angeles earlier this year for the European fragrance. The spot features a sultry Aguilera in full hair and makeup and a cream robe in a designer-filled dressing room, trying to decide what to wear. She then heads toward her fragrance bottle, on a nearby dressing table, and picks it up. With her back to the camera, she slips off the robe and sprays her back with the scent, which then transforms into a black lace tattoo running across her back. The campaign's tag line is "Sometimes, it's all you need to wear."The name of the U.S. scent has not been released, nor have its prices or distribution plans.
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@badgalriri’s @fentybeauty launch in September was a massive success on social media, powering $72.9 million of earned media value, according to Tribe Dynamics. The brand’s foundation offering sparked conversations about diversity in beauty, launching the growth of emerging influencers and propelling the brand’s support on social media. Today, #fentybeauty won Launch of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📷: Chema Moya/EPE-EFE)
@marianna_hewitt has become one of the most influential content creators in the beauty space, with almost 800,000 Instagram followers and a newly launched skin care line called @SummerFridays. Today, she was awarded Influencer of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📸: @sophiachabbott )
As shopping behaviors evolve, the retail experience must follow. Head over to retail experts @colliersinternational’s Knowledge Leader series to read more about the shift in our shopping era. #colliersretail #lovecolliers
@prada opened a pop-up club, called Prada Double Club, in collaboration with German artist Cartsen Höller at @artbasel Miami. Last night, guests – including @youngparis, @ritaora and even Miuccia Prada herself – gathered in a former ice factory where the pop-up is housed for a performance from @wyclefjean. Go to WWD.com for full coverage on all the exhibits, parties and more at #ArtBaselMiami. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@louboutinworld and @disney are making magic once again, creating a set of shoe designs for the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Louboutin designed a pair of shoes for each of the film’s four female leads: Rey (@daisyridrey), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (@lauradern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Rose Tico (@kellymarietran). The shoes will debut on Saturday at the L.A. premiere of the latest episode. #wwdfashion
Today at the #BeautyIncAwards 2017, WWD will be joined by beauty leaders from around the world as we honor this year's most innovative people, products, brands and places. Follow along here and on Twitter for live coverage from the exclusive event. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Exclusive: Beauty superinfluencer @marianna_hewitt is launching her first-ever skin care brand with her business partner @laurengores. Their new line Summer Fridays, which will be sold exclusively at summerfridays.com starting in January, is launching with just one product – a hydrating cream Jet Lag Mask. “We wanted to focus on one product that was amazing,” said Hewitt. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Michelin star-rated chef PJ Calapa marks his first solo endeavor with today’s opening of @scampinyc –– the new Southern Italian restaurant located in Manhattans’ Flatiron District. The upscale yet welcoming environment matches the menu, which includes two types of scampi: traditional Italian langoustines in butter and the Americanized version with shrimp over pasta 🍤 - pictured here. #wwdeye (📷: George Chinsee)