The limited-edition scent launched this week exclusively at Barneys and is part of the retailer's new, ongoing collaboration with designers to create covetable, rare, luxurious scents. While the brand has remained mum on what other designers they have lined up for the collection, we have high hopes that some of our fave names might get in on the action (Alex Wang, rag & bone, or Rodarte, pretty please?)
We got the chance to sit down with Scott to talk about the scent, following your dreams at any age, and the surprising Avon buy she can't live without. Read on to get the scoop on one of our fave designing women's first foray into fragrance.
Tell us a bit about the fragrance and how it represents you.
"With the notes I was quite specific about what I wanted. You have to think about how you want the fragrance to start out and what you want the end result, or drydown, to be. So, I wanted it to start out a bit mysterious. It has a bit of absinthe, and it's kind of interesting smelling, and then it goes into a symphony of five smells, and then as it starts to die down — the end notes are patchouli, moss, and spice. There's a bit of clove, too."
We thought the curry was pretty interesting. How did you land on that?
"I collect oils and scents and old petrified woods that you burn. I collect things from the Middle East, from Asia — all the places where I've traveled. So, that was part of my thing. I had these very specific notes in mind. I started working with Ralf [Schweiger, the perfumer], and we'd have these little bottles of stuff, and it was fun. I think he appreciated the very precise input. And I think my obsession with Indian spice markets and my love of how spices smell was part of it."
What are the advantages of having Barneys as a partner for this, rather than launching it on your own?
"Well, I think Barneys and I are very good partners. It's one of my best customers, and we work closely on a lot of very interesting collaborations. It seemed like a really natural place. I wanted to do something really unique and special, which is what my brand is about, so having it in one place, at Barneys, for an exclusive amount of time, made perfect sense for me. And it makes so much sense for my customers, because it's simple, it's in one place, you know where to get it, and you can just click and buy."
Photo: Courtesy of Barneys
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