Spørg en kølig pige i slutningen af 90’erne sidder taske i klasseværelset for at navngive sin signaturfragment, og hun vil nok sige nu-ikoniske Tommy Girl. Ever since the launch in 1996 we practically bathed in honeysuckle and citrus mix, which did not yet know that smell ($ 40; tommyhilfiger.com) ville ende med at definere en hel generation. “Jeg var håb, det ville gøre det!” designeren fortalte os om Fragrance Foundation Awards i New York City i denne uge. Of course he came with some help from his friends. “Evelyn Lauder, som er hustru til Leonard Lauder of Estée Lauder and are no longer with us, she really helped me to do that, “he said.” We had created the smell and we went back and forth. Jeg var som: “Hvad skal vi kalde dette?” og hun sagde “hvad mener du? Vi skulle kalde det Tommy Girl!” “The rest, as they say, is history.
Selvom Tommy Girl er nostalgisk for most of us, comes a very different fragrance to Hilfiger’s own memory and takes him back a while long before his empire became. “The first fragrance I had ever had was English leather. I was wearing it the first time I ever made out with a girl,” he adds. “I was 12, and I had English leather, and I thought -” it worked! “Det var meget sejt.”
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