Long considered one of America’s premiere celebrity fashion designers (especially famous for his couture real and ready-to-wear faux fur pieces), Dennis Basso is now entering the prestige fragrance category with his debut fragrance for women, which launches exclusively at Harrods this month.
The DENNIS BASSO fragrance was developed by Basso in collaboration with Cloudbreak Holdings and Firmenich, the largest privately-owned manufacturer of fragrance oil in the perfume and flavour business.
We caught up with Dennis to find out more….
When did you start your fashion business and can you name-drop some A-listers who wear your designs?
I set up my business in 1983 and my label’s silhouettes and designs have been seen on the most fashionable and socially influential women in the world, including Eva Longoria, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Mary J. Blige, and supermodels Naomi Campbell and Coco Rocha. Most recently, Basso’s designs have been worn on-screen by Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada”, and Charlize Theron in “Snow White and the Huntsman”.
Where can LM readers find your designs?
My collections are found across the world. We have boutique spaces in Aspen (within The Little Nell Hotel), Vail (within the Four Seasons) and New York in the USA, London (within Harrods), China (Harbin City) and Moscow. So why did you choose to stray from fashion and develop a fragrance for women?
The time seemed right to appeal to women on an entirely new emotional level. Fragrance is the perfect complement to my designs; because it will make every woman who wears it feel chic, elegant and modern.
Tell us more about the notes within the fragrance, DENNIS BASSO.
The scent begins with fresh citrus notes from the highest quality Italian bergamot, seamlessly blended with succulent lemon and crisp green apple. A sumptuous bouquet of warm orange blossom, luxurious jasmine sambac and intoxicating French tuberose create an ultra-feminine heart of the fragrance. Soft, sensual background notes of cedar wood, cashmere woods and a whisper of white musk wrap the fragrance in textural elegance.
Which luxurious item could you not live without?
Lots and lots of beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers in all the rooms in my home.
DENNIS BASSO 75ml Eau de Parfum – RRP £65.00
Available exclusively at Harrods, The Perfumery Hall www.dennisbasso.com / www.harrods.com
By Reena Patel