R & B and pop singer and actor Usher Raymond IV is launching a duo of fragrances named Usher She and Usher He. The scents were formulated by Firmenich in collaboration with Usher and developed by perfumers Honorine Blanc and Richard Herpin......
Usher She was composed by both Honorine Blanc and Richard Herpin and "has top notes of red currant, pink freesia and apple blossom; a heart of frangipani, apricot nectar, blooming jasmine and passion rose, and a drydown of amber wood, sensual musk, cashmere wood, vanilla orchid and incense." Usher He "...developed with Herpin, has top notes of verbena, pineapple and melon; a heart of blue lavender, white pepper and violet leaf, and a drydown of vetiver, amber wood, black suede, sandalwood, sensual musk and guaiac wood."
Usher said that the women's scent "represents a woman of mystery and confidence; a woman who exudes sexuality. The masculine counterpart "for me, represents something I would wear — with everything from a tux to a pair of jeans."
The flacons' caps and necks were inspired by a spinning ring that the singer wears.
The R & B superstar next plans to develop fashion lines and he sees the fragrance launch as a first step in that direction.
"The women's lineup will consist of eaux de parfum in two sizes, 1.7 ounces for $52 and 3.4 ounces for $68. A 0.5-oz. parfum will retail for $120, and three ancillaries will be offered: a body lotion, $38 for 6.7 ounces; body cream, $45 for 6.7 ounces, and a shower gel, $35 for 6.7 ounces. The men's collection will include eaux de toilette in two sizes, 1.7 ounces for $50 and 3.4 ounces for $65. A concentrated eau de toilette will retail for $95. Four ancillaries will be sold: after shave tonic, $45 for 3.4 ounces; after shave balm, $40 for 3.4 ounces; deodorant, $16 for 2.6 ounces, and shower gel, $25 for 6.7 ounces."
Source: Women's Wear Daily