"There Is No Minimalism With L'Wren"
As anyone who got stuck in traffic on Atlantic Avenue outside of the newly erected Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend knows, the Rolling Stones are in town kicking off the U.S. leg of their "50 and Counting" arena tour. Mick and company will make appearances at Madison Square Garden's Sandy relief show on Wednesday and at the Prudential Center in Newark on Thursday. But first came dinner at the Carlyle hotel last night to celebrate the debut scent from Jagger's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott.
"L'Wren is always game for a new project," Barneys CEO Mark Lee said of the designer. Scott is the first collaborator in what will be a full collection of Barneys New York Designer Fragrances, and apparently it took very little arm-twisting. "This is a really exciting dream come true for me," she told the crowd, which in addition to Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood included Ryan McGinley, Daphne Guinness, and co-host Rachel Feinstein Currin and her husband John Currin, as well as latecomers in the form of Lorne Michaels and Martin Short. ("We were just across the street at the Portlandia premiere," they revealed over a plate of frites, no steak.)
Earning her "hostess with the mostest" cred, Feinstein Currin was effusive about the new fragrance. "I'm wearing it right now,” she said of the chypre eau with the surprising absinthe top note, explaining that she'd come across the large bordeaux flacon in a glass case at the Stones' after-party this weekend. "It's very sexy," she continued—a point on which her husband seemed in complete agreement as he took a deep whiff of his wife's neck. "There is no minimalism with L'Wren," Feinstein Currin concluded. "It's all about pleasure and life."