SCENTED SPIRIT: Kelly Killoren Bensimon, the latest housewife to enter the beauty category, is launching her first scent, In the Spirit Of, on Nov. 1 on Opensky.com. Killoren Bensimon collaborated with the California-based custom fragrance company Original Scent to create a product that embodies the alum of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
“So many women have never had the opportunity to do a signature scent and a fragrance is all about you,” said Nicole Winnaman, founder of Original Scent. “[And Killoren Bensimon] speaks to the consumer we’re trying to reach.”
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Killoren Bensimon claims that fragrance is in her DNA and her beauty philosophy is to always smell good. “Some people love to eat,” she said. “I love to smell.”
Not just a pretty face, the former model is working on getting her M.B.A. in international business and marketing at Northeastern University and is writing a column for AM New York. But Killoren Bensimon isn’t planning on returning to the New York housewives. “I’m not a good fighter,” said Killoren Bensimon. “I don’t like to fight with women.”