Talk about a drink with a twist: Inspired by the molecular cooking movement, Dario Comini dreamt up “Scent” cocktails as a way for his customers to sample their favorite fragrances in a new way. At his eclectic Milanese bar, Nottingham Forest, Comini pours a concoction of liquor, spices and juices—often using notes of a particular fragrance—into a white glass goblet, and serves it with a few spritzes of the same scent. Comini claims the goblet’s form allows the cocktail to mix with the fragrance’s vapors for a multisensorial experience.
“Taste is 60 percent influenced by smell,” he says. “If you put a peg on your nose and tasted a slice of apple and potato, you won’t be able to tell them apart.”
This winter, Nottingham Forest’s menu carries three “Scent” cocktails inspired by best-selling fragrances: Anaïs Anaïs by Cacharel, a favorite of female customers, is made with a flower-based liqueur. Sicily by Dolce & Gabbana (the drink) features lime, vanilla and vodka as its key ingredients, and Jean Paul Gaultier 2, a hit with the bar’s gay male clientele, is a potent rum and bitters drink laced with port.
The lineup changes each season. Stuffed with paraphernalia from around the world, the bar itself is considered one of Milan’s most intimate and kooky, and boasts more than 500 drinks on its list. The “Scent” cocktails are among the most ordered.
Notes Comini: “They’re very popular with clients who are fragrance lovers.”
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew