It seems like only yesterday that Nicole Richie was shoveling cow manure alongside then bestie Paris Hilton for reality show viewers on their laughing-but-not-because-it’s-funny series, “The Simple Life”. But five years, two kids, a rocker husband and two thriving fashion and accessories lines later, Richie is at the top of her game (and where is Paris, again?). And if she didn’t have enough on her plate already — throw in being a judge on the popular fashion design show, Fashion Star, which was just renewed for a second season — Richie has decided to enter the fragrance arena.
Due in September, Nicole by Nicole Richie fragrance was apparently inspired by, “the layered scents her mother wore when Nicole was a child, which she describes as a combination of oils and lotions.”, WWD states. “I have a very traditional Southern mom — you never left the house without lotion,” Richie told WWD. “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.” Richie counts vanilla, amber and cashmere woods were as the notes she wanted to include in her own scent. The creation of the potion came about through Richie’s fellow Fashion Star judge, designer John Varvatos, who introduced Richie to Brian Robinson, chief of TPR Holdings LLC who is producing the scent.
And as a designer herself, Richie wanted to be a part of the construction of the bottle as well as the creation of the scent. The multi-layered formula consists of top notes of succulent blackberry and Seville orange, has a heart of golden amber, Moroccan rose, lily of the valley and papyrus, and a drydown of sensual cashmere woods, sandalwood, sugared patchouli and vanilla absolute. The bottle, Art-deco Inspired lines that mix vintage classicism with Art Nouveau. 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,” said Richie, in reference to her apparel and accessories lines, respectively.
Nicole Richie, the fragrance, will consist of Eaux de parfum in two sizes, 1.7 oz. for $55 and 3.4 oz. for $69, will be offered, as will a 6.7-oz. body lotion, $35, and a 6.7-oz. bath and shower gel, $28. The scent will be sold in about 2,000 department and specialty stores in the U.S., including Macy’s, Nordstrom and Dillard’s and international markets in the UK and Australia. Keep and eye out for it in September!
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