Stella McCartney launched her first fragrance, STELLA, in 2003 . As with ready-to-wear, her approach to fragrance plays with contrasts and contradictions, fusing femininity with sharpness, vintage with modern, extrovert with delicate.
The inspiration is visual, deriving from a simple yet sensual moment in time such as a rose in decadent full bloom just before it begins to wilt. The faceted fragrance flacon, framing a seemingly infinite plum degrade is reminiscent of an amethyst crystal and was designed by McCartney herself.
Stella Eau de Parfum is based around notes of Rose, a much-loved scent from the designer's childhood, complemented by a gentle touch of sparkling Mandarin essence and a base of woody Amber.
"I wanted a smell that reflected my English side, something very traditional," commented McCartney.
100 mL/ 3.4 fl. oz.
About Stella McCartney:
Central Saint Martins alumnus Stella McCartney launched her own label in 2001, after completing an apprenticeship on Savile Row. A highlight of Paris Fashion Week, McCartney has developed a signature brand of sportswear-inspired clothes, remixed tailoring, and streamlined evening dresses. Technical fabrics, rich colours and precision cuts are integral to her aesthetic, while her ethical accessories always create a buzz.