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icole Ritchie, Creative Director, TV star and style icon, has launched Nicole, a fragrance, which was developed in collaboration with TPR Holdings LLD. It is Ms. Richie’s entry into the beauty category. Ms. Richie was inspired by childhood memories of the uniquely layered scent her mother wore. “I knew exactly what I wanted to do because my mom would combine different oils and lotions, and the blend of scents became very special to me,” she explained. She worked with Fragrance Resources’ Perfumer Steve DeMercado to create Nicole, a soulful fragrance rich in passion and depth that conjures those special moments that result in a lifetime of memories. Nicole embodies Ms. Riche’s style, spirit and wide breadth of creative talents. “It’s the notion that fashion can be easy, comfortable and offer juxtaposition between casual and luxury,” Ms. Richie noted. “From the bottle design to packaging to the fragrance itself, all of the elements work synergistically to result in a scent that is unique and beautiful, classic yet modern,” Mr. DeMercado shared. “Nicole is a feminine fragrance with a touch of sensuality. It’s the perfect blend of Nicole’s past and present.” Nicole opens with a top note of blackberry and Seville orange. Its middle note of golden amber, Moroccan rose, lily of the valley and papyrus blends to a drydown of cashmere, sandalwood, sugared patchouli and vanilla absolute. Ms. Richie worked closely with luxury design expert Dale Brandon Kan to create a bottle and carton that reflected her personal style and Bohemian flair. There are elements of Art Nouveau and vintage design in the carton that are offset by the Art Deco influences of the faceted flacon. The fragrance comes in a 1.7-oz. Eau de Parfum for $55.00, and 3.4 oz., $69.00. They are joined by 6.7oz. sizes of Sensual Body Lotion and Luxurious Bath & Shower Gel, priced at $35.00 and $28.00 respectively. Nicole is now available at Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and other department and specialty stores nationwide, as well as online at tprholdings.com. Ready-to-wear and bridal Designer Reem Acra has entered the beauty category with her first-ever fragrance, Reem Acra Eau de Parfum. Her eponymous fragrance reflects her appreciation for traditional classics coupled with modern luxury and sophistication.

“When designing, I always strive to make women look and feel beautiful. Perfume is a more intimate, yet subtle, way of achieving that,” Ms. Acra declared. “A fragrance can create a mood, inspire confidence and, in an instant, transform the way a woman looks and feels. It is truly magical.” Firmenich’s Perfumer Pierre Negrin linked Ms. Acra’s early life in Leba- Reem Acra Eau de Parfum complenon with her current pro- ments the luxurious fashion designs of Reem Acra. fessional life creating fashion with elegant fabrics, luxurious draping and ethereal layers. Mr. Negrin sourced a warm note in his palette to recreate a special scent reminiscent of the cedar wood forests in Lebanon. His use of orange blossom and jasmine are two of the Designer’s personal favorites. “The classic note of amber is a nod to Ms. Acra’s heritage,” Mr. Negrin explained. “Much like her designs, Reem Acra Eau de Parfum is warm, sultry, mysterious and rich. It is both classically elegant and uniquely contemporary.” Reem Acra Eau de Parfum opens on a note of orange blossom, pear and bergamot. Its heart of ginger, jasmine, lily of the valley and peony is based on a note of amber, cedar, patchouli and warm musk. The fragrance is presented in a glass flacon designed by Doug Lloyd of Lloyd & Co. Its luminous glass is embellished with Ms. Acra’s insignia, a dove pattern that reflects regal tradition from the East. The bottle is bordered in gold and topped with an architecturally modern cap, while the red detail on the collar is a tribute to royalty. Its carton is decorated with luminous gold coloring and a matching dove pattern. Reem Acra Eau de Parfum comes in a .25-oz. size for $35.00; 1.7 oz., $90.00; and 3 oz., $125.00. The collection also includes 6.8-oz. sizes of Perfumed Body Lotion and Perfumed Bath and Shower Gel, priced respectively at $50.00 and $40.00, as well as Perfumed Body Cream in a 1-oz. size for $75.00. The line is now available at Saks Fifth Avenue and other fine department stores. Nicole is Nicole Richie’s first fragrance and is targeted to every woman and any occasion.

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