Nicole Richie is adding another string to her multi-hued bow – fragrance designer.
Nicole by Nicole Richie is the name of her scent and, according to her interview with WWD, is inspired by the layered scents her ‘traditional Southern’ mother wore when Nicole was a child: ‘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.’ Sounds/smells interesting.
For those who know what this means, the scent opens with 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.
She said of the art-deco inspired bottle ‘I wanted it to represent different layers of a woman…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 plans to branch out into lifestyle, home furnishings and the like. Good for you Nicole! She has done exceptionally well since her days as Paris Hilton’s sidekick and being known mainly for her shrinking figure and as cheap tabloid fodder.
With a blossoming fashion and jewellery line in her arsenal her next foray could well be into the hair market. She said: ‘I’m not great with makeup, so it wouldn’t make sense for me to do a makeup line at the moment, but hair is something where I know the world very well, and so I probably will be focusing on that sometime soon.’
Now that’s a line we’d be very interested in.