Judith Leiber

Judith Leiber is introducing a new fragrance creation for fall—a modern, floral Oriental that is modeled after her famous “Streamline” handbag. Named Topaz, to represent the dazzlingly distinctive charm of the actual gemstone, this new scent adds an alluring charm to the designer’s fragrance collection.

“Our consumer is cosmopolitan,” said Sue Hochman, vice president of sales for Palm Beach Beauté. “She enjoys diversity in fashion as well as fragrance, and Topaz will appeal to all women who consider fragrance an important lifestyle accessory.”

The juice, created by Hugh Spencer, chief perfumer at Spenarome, has effervescent top notes of kiwi berry and cassis, floral heart notes of jasmine and violet leaves, and base notes of musk, vanilla and oud.

“We drew inspiration for Topaz from the exquisite embellishment and whimsical luxury of the Judith Leiber brand,” said Joelle Guedalia, vice president of marketing for Palm Beach Beauté. “The oud (agar wood) in the base gives the scent a unique point of difference. Topaz is for the woman who wants to leave a signature.”

Joseph Messina of Joseph Messina Design House developed the architectural concept for the packaging and bottle design—a jewel-toned topaz glass that evokes the art deco motif of the “Streamline” evening bag. The bottle is adorned with crystal gemstones in a topaz hue and topped with a crystal clasp emulating a clutch closure.

“With Topaz we wanted to create a gorgeous, couture fragrance,” said Harold Ickovics, president and CEO of Palm Beach Beauté. “Topaz perfectly expresses the splendor and glamorous modern beauty that is Judith Leiber. It’s the ultimate in femininity and will have international appeal.”

The eau de parfum is priced at $115.00 for 1.3 oz., and $175.00 for 2.5 oz., and is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman and Judith Leiber boutiques.


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