Daughter Harper isn’t the only new project David Beckham has going on: The soccer star is set to launch a new scent, David Beckham Homme, in September.
“David Beckham Homme is a strategic launch for us and represents a key new orientation for the David Beckham fragrance brand — getting back to the male roots of the brand, enhancing David as an athlete and an aspirational man and building a new pillar to the David Beckham franchise,” said Steve Mormoris, senior vice president of global marketing for Coty Beauty. The scent’s masculine bent also is a boon for Coty, he noted. “It brings a lot to Coty Beauty as we don’t have many iconic male brands, so this brand is and remains strategic for us,” he said. “We are ambitious, and we want a new hit.”
While Mormoris declined comment on projected sales, he noted that the scent could exceed the figures generated by Beckham’s 2006 Instinct launch, which generated worldwide sales of more than $60 million at retail. While most Beckham scents have involved pulsed rollouts, David Beckham Homme will launch in all global markets simultaneously.
Concocted by Firmenich’s Pierre Negrin, the scent has top notes of citrus, ginger, pine and fiery pepper; a heart of cashmere wood, leather and rosemary, and a drydown of mahogany wood, patchouli and skin musk. Eaux de toilette in three sizes — 0.5 oz. for $17.83, 1 oz. for $25 and 1.7 oz. for $33 — will be sold. Outside the U.S., Coty will also offer a 2.5-oz. size, along with a hair and body wash, deodorant body spray and deodorant stick. Coty is unveiling a new brand logo for Beckham with the range, a circular design with a dark gray metallic typeface.
Print advertising, shot by Alasdair Mclellen, features a color shot of Beckham against a gray background with a product shot of the fragrance. In the U.S., it will begin breaking in October fashion, beauty and lifestyle books. A TV campaign has been shot by Anthony Mandler and a new dedicated Web site for the scent is also expected.
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“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia