Donna Karan has a new fragrance for women, to debut in August 2012, called Woman. A core guiding principle for the perfume creation was this personal notion of hers about the complementarity of women and men. Alluding to her own experience with her late husband, sculptor Stephan Weiss, - whom she has always credited as being key in her success, explaining that behind every successful woman, there is a strong man - she reiterated this time that,
"Woman -- a woman and a man all coming together for me -- that is the power of a woman,"...
This core belief of hers is represented by the shape of the bottle designed by architect Zaha Hadid. It was meant to harmonize with the flacon of Cashmere Mist designed by her late husband - like the other bottles of her brand.
The upcoming Eau de Parfum is reported to be as complex as the women who will wear it. The composition by perfumer Anne Flipo of IFF, working together with fragrance developer Trudi Loren of the Estée Lauder Cos Inc, features notes of sandalwood, Haitian vetiver and orange flower.
Another Haitian vetive fragrance might be on the horizon motivated by Donna Karan's wish to save Haitians from their plight.
"The collection includes eaux de parfum in two sizes, 1.7 oz. for $85 and 3.4 oz. for $115, as well as a 6.7-oz. body lotion, $50, and a 6.7-oz. body cleansing lotion, $45.
At launch, Woman will be carried in about 240 doors in the U.S., including Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. It will enter the U.K. at Harrods later this fall."