Mary Coxe, an art consultant, said, "Fragrances do seem to be getting too expensive these days. There are some new ones that I might have tried if they hadn't been so expensive. I think, too, that there are too many new fragrances. Add to that the...
Mary Coxe, an art consultant, said, "Fragrances do seem to be getting too expensive these days. There are some new ones that I might have tried if they hadn't been so expensive. I think, too, that there are too many new fragrances. Add to that the high prices, and you find that people are discouraged from making purchases and are sticking with fragrances they had."
Jane Strayhan, a tennis player, said she doesn't often shop for fragrances, but "there are a few things in particular that I like, and while it may be a real luxury, it's something I just have to have. I probably buy something about every four months. I just bought Calyx by Prescriptives. It's a light citrus scent and wonderful for spring and summer."
Becky Gottsegen, a graphic designer, said she buys fragrances for herself "in spite of the expense."
"I find that when other people buy them for me, they buy the ones I don't like," Gottsegen said. "Perfume is very, very personal. It's a little like buying lingerie. When anyone has ever bought me lingerie, I have exchanged it because I'm so particular."
Allison Stewart, an artist, said, "I don't buy clothes very much because I'm in my studio all the time, but I will spend money on a particular perfume that I love. I won't buy just anything. I have worn L'Air du Temps for 20 years -- my mother wore it. Fragrance takes the edge off some of the paint and adhesive fixative odors in my studio.
"I don't want to go out and buy $50 worth of perfume and then be tired of it in two weeks," she added. "Just recently, I switched to perfumed oils for daily use. They cost less than $12 and last a long, long time."
Lisa Marse, a marketing executive, said, "I don't think fragrance is too expensive at all. I feel about perfume the same way I feel about designer clothing -- you get what you pay for. I like to put perfume on once a day, and when I pay more for a fragrance, I know I won't have to reapply."I am also buying Issey Miyake's new fragrance. I was surprised at how affordable it was. I thought that since it was his first time out with a new fragrance, the price would be higher."
Gloria O'Connor, an art gallery director, said, "Since the fragrances I have are due to someone else's largesse in the gift-giving department, I am not really familiar with the prices. A new favorite fragrance which I have just discovered, although I think it's been around, is Amarige de Givenchy."
Ellen Johnson, a media consultant, said fragrances are like cosmetics in that they are "expensive these days for a person buying for herself. As a gift, it's a good price point. Maybe that's why they are priced that way. My husband likes to buy perfume for his office staff and spends in the $35 to $45 range. It's a perfect gift, price-wise, and shows some thought went into the selection. I remember years ago when a gift like that was in the $15 to $25 range. Now it's in the $35 and above level. But it's worth it because perfume does makes a good gift."
Cathy Leger, a sales associate, said, "I'm kind of fickle about fragrances and I really like to try a lot of different ones. But at $50 for a bottle of cologne -- not even the perfume -- the price is too high for me to try as many different fragrances as I might want. So I've started to go for the body lotions."
Bonnie Warren, a writer, said, "I'm probably typical of many people in that I have my favorite fragrances that are expensive, but I consider them worthwhile indulgences. I like to have a collection of them for different occasions. I would never be without Chanel No. 5 for grand occasions. There's nothing like it. Others remind me of certain situations. Fragrances are exciting and fun -- some I use when I wear a beaded dress, another I'll use when I'm in jeans."
Toni Davis, a television executive, said she didn't buy fragrances until she was 30, and then "I met my then-to-be husband, who got me interested. He didn't say I smelled bad, he just thought fragrance was sexy, so I got started. When I buy fragrance, I don't think about the cost. I think of it as an essential accessory."But every time I find something I love, they quit making it. I think of fragrance as a person's unique signature, so once I find one I like, I want to keep it. I wore Sonya Rykiel's 7th Sense, then Halston's Couture, and I can't find either one, anymore. Now I think I'm going to settle on Halston's Catalyst."
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)