Two decades after launching her "7 Easy Pieces" fashion collection at Bloomingdales NYC, fashion designer Donna Karan still knows what "real women" want to wear. (I still own the black ballet neck bodysuit). As beloved as her famed "system" for getting dressed are her equally easy-to-wear fragrances, and this month marks the 15th anniversary of one of the most iconic fragrances of both the current and past centuries: Donna Karan Cashmere Mist, which evokes the divine feeling of cashmere against bare skin.
So how do you celebrate one of the world’s most beloved scents? By introducing its most luxurious version yet, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Luxe Edition.
"Cashmere Mist is the ultimate Modern Icon; for 15 years, it has been a worldwide passion – a soft, sensual indulgence for women to wrap themselves in year round," notes Karan about what continues to be the number four best-selling fragrance in the US*. "Cashmere Mist Luxe Edition adds a whole new level of luxury. It is my thank you to women for making Cashmere Mist what it is today".
The fragrance concentrates on heightened notes of Watery Elements and Bergamot, two Jasmine absolutes, Orange Flower, Ylang and Muget, Moss, Amber, Labdanum, Vanilla, and Blonde woods. Yet, it's the intensity and creaminess of the base notes, especially the Blonde woods, Amber, labdamum & moss that are the most enveloping and enhanced on bare skin. More modern, sensual and textural than the original - and another easy piece for your fragrance wardrobe - after the actual thing, it's the penultimate cashmere embrace.
If Donna Karan Cashmere Mist is your favorite cashmere cardigan, then Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Luxe is the silky seduction of your bare skin on the softest sheets...and all you'll want to wear to bed.
1-oz. Eau de Parfum Spray: $48.00
1.7-oz. Eau de Parfum Spray: $70.00
Cashmere Mist Luxe Edition EDP is available at Nordstrom.com & DonnaKaranBeauty.com, and will debut at Macy's East in late September 2009.
- Michelyn Camen
Camen is a New York City based fragrance specialist and the owner of FifthSense N.Y.C. where she consults for luxury, beauty and fragrance companies. She also provides personalized fragrance evaluations based on body chemistry, psychology, fashion, and lifestyle. She is an Editor for Fragrantica.com, the Fragrance Columnist for UptownSocial.net, the former Senior Contributing Writer for Sniffapalooza Magazine, New in Niche Columnist for Basenotes and Editorial Director/Fragrance Editor for Beauty News NYC & LA. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelyn AT Fashiontribes DOT com.
(*source: NPD sales data from July 2008 through April 2009 at the Fragrance Bar)
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