Simple, subtle, sophisticated. These scents prove you don’t have to shout to be heard.
L’Occitane Thé Blanc Opening with mellow yet smoky white tea extracts, a mix of zesty bitter orange, pink grapefruit and pink peppercorn brings a sense of mystery to tea, leaving a hint of fresh scent in its wake. ($42; L’Occitane) Antonia’s Flowers Sagni del Mare Translated as “dreams of the sea,” this fruity, watery scent blends bergamot, rhubarb and blackberry with orange flowers and vanilla. ($60; Barneys)
Roger & Gallet Bamboo Gentle Fragrant Water Light yet bold, this combines citrus notes of grapefruit and mandarin, green notes of fig and bamboo and woodsy notes of musk and cedar. ($38; beautyexclusive.com)
Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint Inspired by her British background, Jo Malone marries jasmine and mint with coriander, chamomile and vetiver to evoke the feel of a traditional English garden. ($50-$95; Saks)
Susanne Lang Midnight Orchid 72 Perfect for cooler temperatures and longer nights: Orchids that bloom only at midnight and Egyptian jasmine provide a spicy floral accord, softened by musk and vanilla. ($50; Kitson) Grassroots World of Your Own There’s nothing like the warmth of vanilla to suggest moments of simple pleasure. By blending in spicy ginger and ylang-ylang, this refrains from becoming cloyingly sweet. ($23.50; Kohl’s)
Gap Washed Cotton Many scents have tried to capture that elusive “clean laundry” feeling and made the mistake of veering too far into Tide territory. Not so this, which bottles the sensation of freshly cleaned linens. ($28; Gap Body)
Prada Infusion D’Iris Like Prada’s coveted clothing, with its spare lines and impeccable attention to detail, this employs the finest extracts: a blend of orange blossom, galbanum and incense tempered by a light iris heart note. ($67-$350; Neiman Marcus)
Fresh Mangosteen Thanks to its unusually high antioxidant content, mangosteen is known as the “queen of all fruit.” Its juicy scent is joined with lemon, peony and musk for a light and bright feeling. ($65; Saks, Sephora)
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast