Whether playing on notes of violet or jasmine, or even candy apples and cashmere woods, today's orientals run the gamut from musky to sparkling, muted to audacious.
Calvin Klein Secret Obsession Calvin Klein’s newest Obsession is both subtle and sensuous, even if its ad campaign starring actress Eva Mendez isn’t. A combination of exotic plum, mace, rose, jasmine, orange flower and tuberose blends with cashmere woods, burnt amber, Madagascan vanilla and Australian sandalwood for a warm, sophisticated effect. $72, department stores.
Creed Love in Black An ode to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, this violet oriental pays tribute to her fashionable and peripatetic life. Virginia cedar, Greek wildflowers, Italian violets and irises and French black currant reference her glamorous travels and residences. The scent also honors her philanthropic bent: A portion of the proceeds will benefit the World Wildlife Foundation. $350, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks.
Ralph Lauren Notorious Inspired by film noir sirens, this provocative scent plays both hot and cool, with top notes of black currant, spicy pink peppercorn and Italian bergamot; a heart of chocolate cosmos flowers, white frost peonies and fiery carnation, and a base of vintage patchouli, vannis and orris. Femme fatale Laetitia Casta is the fragrance’s perfectly cast muse. $85, department stores.
Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Maurice Roucel Dans Tes Bras Lush and intimate, this scent evokes warm skin with intense sandalwood, patchouli, incense and Cashmeran. The musky, woody blend gets a wash of flowers with jasmine, violet, bergamot, heliotrope—and a glimmer of spice from clove and white musk. $220, Barneys, barneys.com.
Beckham Signature for Her David and Victoria Beckham, the tabs’ favorite power glitterati couple, take on women’s fragrance with a fruity floral oriental. Anis flower and candy apple are laced with orchid, heliotrope and vanilla, all bottled, natch, in Victoria’s favorite pink with silver plating and the Beckham family crest. $62, department stores.
Kenzo Amour Le Parfum Kenzo’s latest fragrance bottles the exotic East in a matte gold flacon. Classic indigenous ingredients like rice, amber and frangipani mix with patchouli, vanilla and Siamese benzoin balm to evoke the beauty of Southeast Asia. $65, Sephora.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)