NEW YORK — Tom Ford is hoping to make a luxurious statement this fall with the launch of Gucci’s newest women’s scent, Gucci Eau de Parfum. The luxe scent, which comes equipped with luxe pricing — a 2.5-oz. bottle retails for $85 — is expected to chalk up $15 million to $20 million in first-year retail sales. Gucci Eau de Parfum is scheduled to be in 400 doors by yearend. For more, see page 6.

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