Nicole Richie launches new perfume inspired by her mother
Reality TV star turned fashion designer, Nicole Richie is launching an eponymous fragrance inspired by her mother. ,/p>
The reality TV star-turned-designer already has fashion and accessories lines House of Harlow 19860 and Winter Kate. Nicole is now branching out into the perfume arena with her debut offering due to hit stores in September.
The fragrance is inspired by the layered scents Nicole's mother wore when she was a child.
“I have a very traditional Southern mom — you never left the house without lotion,” she told WWD about her mom's beauty routine.
“Over her lotion went oil and perfume — she was very put together from head to toe. It wasn’t just a one-dimensional smell — there were many different layers.”
Nicole revealed her namesake scent includes notes of vanilla absolute, blackberry, golden amber, Moroccan rose and sandalwood.
As well as the perfume itself, Nicole put a lot of thought into the Art Deco-inspired bottle and packaging. Working with designer Dale Brandon Kan, Nicole created the wrapping with her customer in mind.
“I wanted it to represent different layers of a woman, which is what I try to do with Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960,” she explained.
“I’m very particular in the way that I create. We’re in an interesting time right now where women aren’t just one thing — there are many different parts to a woman. So I wanted to create a very intricate bottle that was still elegant, but not so in-your-face girly at the same time.”
Nicole is busy with her fashion and beauty projects of late. She is reportedly planning to launch a second fragrance in August of next year. The stunning star is also working on her spring 2013 collection for Winter Kate and fall 2013 for House of Harlow 1960.
She's also designing a capsule collection for Macy’s titled Nicole Richie for Impulse.