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.
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
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Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)