“I’ve always thought of scent as the most defining accessory. It speaks volumes about who you are and how you identify yourself to the world,” says Carine Roitfeld.
The former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief, who has influenced the creative vision of brands from Chanel to Yeezy to her own CR Studio, releases her first eponymous product line, 7 lovers by Carine Roitfeld Parfums (3.04 fl. oz. for $285, net-aporter.com; carineroitfeld.com). The genderless scents—crafted in collaboration with Aurélien Guichard, Pascal Gaurin and Yann Vasnier, three of the world’s most notable perfumers—recalls seven lovers in seven of Roitfeld’s favorite cities. “From my home of Paris to my favorite American city, New York, the collection was inspired by special characters—some who I deeply respect and some created from my imagination—and the cities they come from,” she says. “I conjured a character and fantasy with each scent that tells a story. The seven fragrances are all crafted with high quality natural ingredients that react to the skin to create a truly personal aroma.”
Photography by: Photography courtesy Hedi Slimane