Taylor Swift is heading back into the fragrance category in September with Wonderstruck Enchanted, a flanker to her hugely successful Wonderstruck, which launched last September.
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“Wonderstruck Enchanted is the next chapter in the story of my Wonderstruck fragrance,” Swift said to WWD via e-mail. “Wonderstruck is about that moment when you instantly feel a connection to someone, but then there’s that feeling of being completely enamored — enchanted — when you know a little more about that someone and still feel that strong connection.”
“Wonderstruck was such a huge success for us — we wanted to carry momentum forward,” said Lori Mariano, director of global marketing for the brand at Elizabeth Arden, Swift’s fragrance licensee. While executives declined comment, industry sources estimate that the first scent has done at least $50 million at retail globally since its launch.
Wonderstruck Enchanted is an Oriental gourmand, concocted by Swift working with International Flavors & Fragrances perfumers Loc Dong and Jean-Marc Chaillan. Top notes include wild berries, passion fruit and pink poppy; the heart is of peony swirls, sugar-glazed champaca petals and blooming white freesia, while the drydown is of white musk, hypnotic vanilla and blond woods.
The collection includes eaux de parfum in two sizes, 1.7 oz. for $49.50 and 3.4 oz. for $59.50, as well as a 0.33-oz. rollerball for $18 and a 6.8-oz. body lotion for $29. At launch, the line will be carried in about 3,400 U.S. department and specialty store doors, as well as selected stores in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and travel retail. While executives declined comment on projected sales, industry sources estimated that the scent would do about $40 million at retail globally in its first year on counter.
For the new scent, the original purple Wonderstruck bottle has been reimagined in a bold crimson with Wonderstruck’s signature iridescent finish, along with charms — also a signature of the first fragrance. The Wonderstruck Enchanted charms include a bird, flower, leaf and sparkling crystal, all with antiqued finishes.
Geri Archer, vice president of North America marketing for the brand, noted that print advertising, featuring Swift and developed by KraftWorks and Swift in cooperation with Arden, will break in October books. While details are still being finalized, the campaign will also include TV, radio and a significant digital offering which will include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr elements, said Archer. Scented pieces will include fragranced tattoos and locker fresheners.