Fashion is no longer simply about clothing, Karl Lagerfeld says.
“It’s about the whole package – not just accessories or glasses, but fragrances, too. It is important for a brand to have its own signature perfume. A fragrance is as important as a piece of clothing.”
It’s with this reasoning the designer has decided to venture into scent once more, launching a pair of fragrances for women and men this week after a brief hiatus.
Created by perfumers Christine Nagel and Serge Majoullier, the eau de parfum for women is a green floral with bursts of fresh lemon and peach, with musks and woody notes on the base.
The fragrances are encased in bottles that mimic the designer’s trademark quirks; the straight, rigid lines of his clothing are the inspiration behind the shape, and like the collar of Karl’s favourite shirts, a large metal rings sits beneath the caps.
“The bottle’s aesthetic is both high-tech and classic. I think now is the right time for it. A touch of high tech and a touch of classic glass for an exquisitely-formed bottle.”
In keeping with his high-tech message, Lagerfeld created an emoticon “language” to tie in with the new launch, including a silhouette of the designer himself, his famous shirt collar, his gloved-hands and his beloved pet cat, Choupette.
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