PARIS — Lalique is introducing a fresh men’s scent, called Lalique White, into its portfolio this fall.
“We are missing a fresh fragrance,” said Dominique Daviaud, Lalique Parfums’ managing director.
Yet the house wanted to avoid using notes traditionally found in fresh men’s scents, said Laurence Paul Keller, Lalique Parfums’ marketing director, who explained Fragrance Resources’ Christine Nagel came up with the idea of working freshness with spicy notes instead. The advantage of spices is that they are at the same time fresh and warm, explained Keller, adding specific ingredients were chosen for their quality, such as Calabrian bergamot.
Lalique White’s top notes include lemon tree leaves, Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian tamarind and elemi from the Philippines. In the heart, there are notes of white pepper, nutmeg, Guatemalan cardamom and violet flower, and in the base are notes of moss, white cedar, white amber and musks.
Perfumers were given no limits, according to Lalique executives.
For the scent’s name, inspiration came from the brand’s polished and unpolished crystal pieces that play with light.
Lalique White, whose bottle was created in-house, will be available as 75- and 125-ml. eau de toilette sprays retailing for 59 euros and 73 euros, or $90.80 and $112.30 at current exchange, respectively. Prices are for Europe. There will also be ancillaries.
The scent is to be introduced in Europe and the Middle East in mid-October, and then the Far East and the Americas in early 2009.
While Lalique executives would not divulge sales estimates, industry sources say the company’s new scent will generate $5 million in wholesale revenues during its the first year worldwide.
Lalique is also to produce 25 numbered and signed limited edition geometric crystal bottles filled with a hanging opalescent crystal bubble and an extract of the Lalique White scent. It should be available starting in October for an estimated 15,000 euros, or $23,077, each.
For men, too, are 1,500 signed and numbered crystal bottles featuring wrestlers on the cap and containing the Lalique Pour Homme juice. These have just been introduced for 960 euros, or $1,476, each. And for women, 3,000 signed and numbered crystal bottles, topped with a reclining female form and filled with the Lalique de Lalique juice, go for 980 euros, or $1,507, apiece.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye