The celebrity fragrance craze took a menacing turn Tuesday night.During the American Society of Perfumers’ Perfumers Choice Awards, Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri, or Tony Sirico, as he is known outside of “The Sopranos,” unveiled a fragrance he developed, dubbed Paolo per Uomo: Inspired by Tony Sirico.While distribution plans for the scent, $64 for 3.4 oz., have not been finalized, nor a launch date set, much of Sirico’s involvement in creating the fragrance was part of a video centerpiece of the evening.The soiree was also marked by a four-win night by Limited Brands Inc., which took home awards for Best Bath and Shower Fragrance Specialty (Bath & Body Works), Body and Face Lotion Specialty (BBW), Candle Fragrance Mass (BBW) and Candle Fragrance Specialty (Henri Bendel).Sirico, who was among the crowd of about 250 people at the event, described in his video the process of creating the scent, noting he took whiffs of some 15 formulations presented to him by International Flavors & Fragrances perfumers Laurent Le Guernec and Jerry Caiazzo.“Fourteen times I said ‘no,’” the 66-year-old Brooklyn native declared, “and on the 15th — bada-bing!”The scent blends top notes of cognac, anise, Italian bergamot, mandarin, cinnamon, clove, French Clary sage and chamomile, which dry into a heart of geranium, muguet and jasmine. Base notes include patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, vanilla, balsam, amber and musk.Industry sources estimate it could initially garner more than $250,000 in retail sales.Meanwhile, there were some 25 honors given out and the Limited sweep had Camille McDonald, president of brand development and merchandising at Bath & Body Works, traversing the course from table to podium several times.Estée Lauder’s Beautiful (IFF) took home the Best Fine Fragrance Women’s Classic award, while Dior’s Fahrenheit (Symrise) got Best Fine Fragrance Men’s Classic honors. Calvin Klein’s Euphoria by Coty (IFF) received the Fine Fragrance Women’s Contemporary award and Fine Fragrance Men’s Contemporary went to Polo Double Black by Ralph Lauren Fragrances (Givaudan). Also recognized were products from Procter & Gamble Co., Neutrogena, Unilever, Dial Corp., Creative Concepts and Bond No. 9.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim