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Beauty Byte: Judith Leiber Launching a Perfume

Judith Leiber is famous for her classically luxurious evening bags, and now the designer is extending that expertise to fragrance. According to Women's Wear Daily, the brand is launching its first eau de parfum, called Leiber, in September. It will be sold in 150 upscale stores, including Saks, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale's.


The scent uses top notes of bergamot, mandarin leaf, pineapple, and osmanthus and includes a number of floral accents, such as rose essence, jasmine absolu, and gardenia, plus muskier base notes. According to WWD:

"The Leiber customer wants something exceptionally crafted, rare and not available to everyone," Leiber's president and creative director, Frank Zambrelli, said in a recent interview. "We wanted to express that in a fragrance."

... The bottle is meant to resemble an Asscher-cut diamond, "an oversized cocktail ring," said Zambrelli.

The bottle also seems to echo Leiber's evening bag designs, which is a nice touch. Leiber eau de parfum will be available in three sizes: a 1.7-ounce version for $110, a 1-ounce bottle for $75, and a purse spray (naturally!) with refill for $95.

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