Its impossible to separate the allure of some of our favorite designers from their iconic fragrancesChanel No. 5, Burberry Britespecially when wearing them feels just as fancy as one of their gowns (or at least what we imagine that feels like). Just in time for awards season, its time to add a new name to the group: Silhouette by Christian Siriano, an eau de parfum from the red carpet veteran whose dresses we most recently spotted at the 2015 Golden Globes.
We sat down with the designer in his gown-filled studio in New York City to get the scoop on the perfume and why he created one: Ive always wanted to have a fragrance, something that would last forever, he explained. Inspired by one of the whimsical dresses from his spring 2013 collection, Silhouette embodies the relaxed elegance and femininity of Siriano's designs, mixing rose and freesia notes with a spicy splash of cassis and moss. Of its smoky pink sculptural bottle, he says, I wanted it to be a romantic, pleated, twisted gown with the cap as the overlay. Our take? Its a girly, wearable scent that injects even the most run-of-the-mill Monday with a little bit of glamour.
Unlike some other messages the fashion industry sends, we love the one Siriano has for his fragrance: Its all about your celebrating your silhouette, he told us. It can be any shape, any size, any age. A perfume that smells like a dream and promotes a positive body image? Well spritz to that.