Every season, new fragrances proliferate at an alarming rate, leaving many of us feeling completely overwhelmed. Luckily, though, many of the names are familiar, thanks to popular scents that have myriad spin-offs, known in the industry as flankers. Says Jenine Guerriero Ocasio, director of fine fragrance marketing for Givaudan, flankers bring attention and freshness to a brand. “A new version of an existing scent may be targeted at a younger woman,” she says. “Other customers may want something new, and this keeps them loyal and not searching elsewhere.” Flankers also help remind devotees of the original and how much they love it. “It can bring renewed interest and an increase in business to the classic,” says Karyn Khoury, senior vice president of corporate fragrance development for the Estée Lauder Cos. Sister scents tend to employ the most salient notes of the original, then add or subtract others to create a new yet similar feeling. For example, Lauder’s Pleasures is joined this spring by Pleasures Exotic. “Both contain notes of muguet, peony, black lilac and bay rose, but we added Tahitian gardenia, cassis, bergamot and bougainvillea to capture an exotic feeling,” says Khoury. Chanel’s Chance has also been reworked, with Chance Eau Fraiche, a brighter, zestier offspring. “It has many of the same notes but is more noticeably citrusy,” says Laurie Palma, senior vice president of fragrance and Internet marketing. Others joining the flanker fray this spring include Calvin Klein, Lancôme, Ferragamo and Anna Sui, to name a few.
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)