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“He can do something completely different each season and you’ll know that it’s Marc; the contents are core,” Bridget Foley said of Marc Jacobs at an intimate gathering moderated by WWD’s executive editor—and longtime Jacobs champion—to introduce the designer’s new fragrance, Dot, a few months back. The same happens to be true of his beauty offerings as well.
Jacobs’ latest comes in a bottle that is classic Marc in that it boasts a wacky design and deliberately 3D cap (while similar flacons and toppers litter the perfume counter these days—from Justin Bieber’s Someday to Vera Wang’s Lovestruck—it should be noted that Jacobs pretty much invented the aesthetic). “I approach [them] as [objects],” he admitted of his fragrances, adding that he was “absolutely insistent” on there being an abstract butterfly on this bottle, despite certain packaging limitations. “It tells the story right away,” Jacobs continued of the Alice In Wonderland—”but not in a literal way”—vibe of the red and black polka-dot visual and the corresponding Codie Young-fronted ad campaign.
At the end of the day, though, Jacobs is very aware that it’s what inside that counts. Comparing Dot to the eccentric, Dr. Seuss headgear he showed for Fall, the prolific designer explained that his consumer is “going to like the hat, want the hat, and buy the hat, but the story’s not going to sell it to her,” which is why he’s hoping that the world’s Marc-faithful are ready for Dot’s lush floral aroma that features essences of red berries, dragon fruit, and jasmine tinged with hints of coconut water, orange blossom and driftwood. Our bet is that they are, considering Jacobs puts as much energy and passion into his perfume projects as his seasonal collections, all of which are guided by the same overarching principle: “If you trust your instincts, something will come of it.”
Marc Jacobs is in beauty takeover mode. First came this week’s announcement that the designer was creating a makeup collection in collaboration with Sephora, and now comes news that Jacobs has also been hard at work on a new fragrance franchise. Dot, as the red berry, honeysuckle, jasmine, coconut water, and vanilla scent is called, is Jacobs’ third “girl,” as he refers to his scent successes, which also include Lola and Daisy. [WWD]
Rihanna is planning to expand her growing perfume empire as well with a new men’s fragrance. “I’m working on a male scent,” the singer reveals. “But it will be unisex, because I love wearing men’s fragrances. You know how you love to smell like your boyfriend all day?” [Contact Music]
Following in the footsteps of Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung, Thakoon Panichgul has embarked on a nail polish collection in partnership with NARS Cosmetics. The six-piece color range will debut May 1 and was inspired by the vibrant colors of Indian spice markets. [NARS]
Harvard’s Harris Center just held its 15th annual “Health Is Beauty: Defining Ourselves” forum, which addresses issues pertaining to body image and the media. On this year’s expert panel: Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani and curvaceous model Doutzen Kroes—both of whom had interesting things to add to the conversation. Kroes, who says she’s been told to lose weight on numerous occasions, admits that even she has flaws. “I never say [what they are, though]. If I say it, people focus on it. Even my husband doesn’t know,” the Dutch beauty insists. For her part, Sozzani, who actively campaigns against “thinspiration” Web sites on her own magazine’s online outpost, thinks everyone owes it to themselves to “fight, day by day, to arrive where you want to arrive. It doesn’t mean to be too skinny or too fat, but feel curvy and sexy and happy.” [Huff Po]