SMELL THE TWIGS: FKA Twigs has been described as a rising star and an all-around enigma, but she’s yet to be called a fragrance creator — until now. The multihyphenate music phenomenon is collaborating with House of Matriarch on a fragrance due out later this year, according to the indie scent brand’s founder Christi Meshell.
Meshell connected with FKA Twigs two years ago when she developed a custom perfume for the performer. “Real beauty knocks you a little bit off-kilter, and FKA Twigs knocks you a little bit off-kilter. She brings a feminine voice to beauty in a new and raw way,” Meshell said, quoting David Byrne. “I am really happy to be working with her. She’s inspiring to me. She’s gutsy.” She added it hasn’t been determined whether the upcoming scent will be a version of the custom perfume or a completely different fragrance. Regardless, don’t expect FKA Twigs to rush the fragrance into Wal-Mart stores. “She’s very antiestablishment like I am. She doesn’t want to sell it at any retailer,” said Meshell. “Overnight, she’s going to add it to her Web site. Her fans are dying for anything she drops.”