The Score: 3.9The Verdict: Some judges were at the outset impressed by this spicy tuberose scent, though most of the praise turned to criticism after the top notes faded. Our panel cited unoriginality and lack of inspiration as its primary sins.“Not interesting, commercial, no signature. Even if the [staying power] is not bad, what does this fresh, spicy tuberose scent bring to the market?”Innovation score: 4.5Artistic score: 4.5“Functional, synthetic and cheap-smelling…best suited to a bathroom hand-soap.”Innovation score: 1Artistic score: 1“Smells good quality, but very ordinary signature and déjà vu.”Innovation score: 5Artistic score: 4“When I spray the fragrance on my skin, it smells extremely good. It is not creative, but always pleasant. The problem is it does not go very far.”Innovation score: 4Artistic score: 5“A diluted version from the better tuberoses of the Eighties and Nineties.”Innovation score: 2Artistic score: 2“Interesting, melodious woody-fruity jasmine start. Solid but unexciting thereafter.”Innovation score: 6Artistic score: 6“I do not dislike this fragrance, however I do not love it. I wish it had one more facet to keep me interested.”Innovation score: 3Artistic score: 3“Ah, the start intrigued me. Sadly, it faded to a pleasant but undistinguished mélange of white flowers.”Innovation score: 7Artistic score: 5Editor’s note: In this Smell Test and in all Tests going forward, fragrances will be given two scores: An artistic score, based on creative merit and an innovation score, which replaces the previous technical score. The panel has deemed the technical score to be too subjective — instead, the innovation score will be awarded based on the newness and originality a fragrance brings to the market.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion
@carmeloanthony is upping his fashion game once again, introducing a hat collection with @goorinbros. Called Fresh Greens by Melo x Goorin, the line consists of five unisex models, all of which are made in America from 100 percent wool. Each hat is lined with Anthony’s signature and the inscription “Knowledge of self, wisdom and understanding.” You can purchase the collection line at Goorin’s website as well as three off its stores in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas #wwdaccessories
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” Hubert de Givenchy told WWD in an interview in 1978. The legendary designer, who died last week at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early ’50s, but he refused to pine for that time. For the first time since its original publication, read our interview with Givenchy on his awe for Audrey Hepburn and looking forward. Link in bio. #wwdarchives #fbf (📷: Pierre Schermann)
About last night: @alexachung and @supergausa toasted the launch of their capsule collection. “It’s the shape that I love, so rather than amend the last and make the sole crazy or do anything wild, we just did really subtle additions that I think make it look really luxe-y,” said Chung. #wwdfashion (📷: Marc Patrick)
Exclusive: @off____white’s @virgilabloh is launching an exclusive eyewear capsule collection @sunglasshut. The unisex collection, which is made up of three styles, first made its debut on the brand’s fall runway show in Paris. Get all the details on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion