Lou Doillon Is Calamity J.-------
Jane Birkin’s offspring are taking over the fragrance industry. As previously reported, Charlotte Gainsbourg is fronting the new Balenciaga perfume. Now, Lou Doillon has allied herself with Juliet Has a Gun creator Romano Ricci for his latest olfactory offering, Calamity J. Branded as “a masculine-inspired fragrance exclusively dedicated to women,” the amber and iris eau officially launches tomorrow on beautyhabit.com, but here’s a preview of the ad images. Ricci met Doillon at a party, where all great collaborative ideas are hatched, and was actually drawn to the model/actress because of her smell. “She was wearing my perfume, Lady Vengeance,” he recalls. The connection between the two didn’t end there. Doillon happened to be studying the story of Calamity Jane for a theater project and was fully enthralled with the defiant heroine of the old West, who had also recently enraptured Ricci. “I liked that she wasn’t afraid to break codes,” he said of the frontierswoman. It was with her adventurous spirit in mind that he embarked on the fourth installment of his scent collection. A lady who wore chaps, cussed, spit tobacco, and frequently bested all of the men around her with an admirable sharp-shooting ability sounds like a very sexy fragrance muse to us. But pictures of a tough-chic Doillon don’t hurt either.