Raf Simons is Launching His First Fragrance for Calvin Klein

Diana Bell-Heather   |   16 - 07 - 2018

It’s been 13 years since Calvin Klein released a new fragrance, and now Raf Simons has revealed his plans for a brand new chapter in the brands fragrance history.



Titled ‘Women’, the latest scent has been in Simons mind since he started at the house in 2016. Talking to Business of Fashion, he explained how he looked back at the iconic scents like CK and Eternity and decided that he needs to open a whole new fragrance chapter. He added:


“Women was born out of the desire to celebrate both the plurality as well as the individuality of femininity today. It’s a message of unity and inspired strength. I am immensely proud of everyone who contributed to and gave voice to this project.”

It will launch exclusively at Harvey Nichols in London for a month before landing in other stores. What can we expect? Edgar Huber, the President of Coty Luxury, described it a ‘sophisticated scent’ and added that it will have ‘woody floral with notes of orange flower and lemon pepper.’


The bottle has a feminine shape and the campaign, captured by Anne Collier, is fronted by actors Lupita Nyongo’o and Saoirse Ronan. Their images are merged with black-and-white portraits of women who ‘inspired and influenced’ them. Nyong’o looked to Eartha Kitt and Katharine Hepburn, while Ronan chose Sissy Spacek and Nina Simone.


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