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The Pro: Deborah Lloyd, president and creative director of Kate Spade New York.
The Product: “My aunt was a model and one of the most glamorous women I knew. She dated pop stars in London and traveled all over the world. She had this rich red hair and was fantastic. For many years, she lived in Bali and was married to a member of the Balinese royal family. One of her favorite things during her hippie years was the Roger & Gallet Sandalwood soaps. When I was old enough to travel, I would bring her boxes of them in my suitcase, and the smell still reminds me of her. It was the smell of her—exotic, woodsy, very sensual. She actually had a sandalwood fan that she carried and her husband had a huge collection of keris ceremonial blades, which he kept from getting rusty with sandalwood oil. So this scent was a theme that ran throughout her life. I’ve always loved beautiful packaging and old-fashioned soaps—I’m not into liquid soaps—so I keep these same Roger & Gallet soaps in my home today. They’re wonderful to put in the bathroom since the fragrance is not too strong; you get a little scent every time you wash your hands.” —As told to Kari Molvar
Diehard Kate Spade fans may recall her first fragrance, which bowed in 2002 and has remained the company’s sole beauty offering since. Much like Mrs. Spade herself, the eponymous eau is no longer a major presence within the brand, which is what prompted the company’s current creative director, Deborah Lloyd, to introduce Twirl. “It’s the new Kate Spade vs. the heritage,” Lloyd said of her sweet magnolia, pink watermelon, blackberry, and orange blossom fragrance over cocktails and dinner at Tribeca’s Plein Sud last night. “Kate left such a good DNA and my world is taking it forward and bringing in modernity. The fragrance brings everything together.” VIPs like Alexis Bledel and Jessica Szohr were on hand for sniff tests. “I like anything fresh and light—that you can smell but isn’t too much,” Szohr said of her fragrance preferences. (As for her makeup of choice, the oft smoky-eyed Gossip Girl revealed a love for NARS eyeliners and Burberry Cosmetics’ new bronzer, both of which she will likely be wearing this week when she stops by shows like Rag & Bone, Chris Benz, and Marchesa). 30 Rock‘s Katrina Bowden chimed in, “I like anything that makes me smell like a sugar cookie.” Twirl’s French macaroon bottom note should suit her just fine.