Michael Kors’s new fragrance, Wonderlust, was meant to travel.
“He’s very much like myself,” says Michael Kors of Mario Testino, who photographed Lily Aldridge for the Wonderlust campaign. “He likes the idea of a life that’s full of energy and curiosity, and I think his photographs capture that.”
Pack your bags—but not before a spritz of Wonderlust, the latest fragrance from Michael Kors, an eau de parfum for the internationally minded, made from a global bouquet of ingredients: fresh Italian bergamot, creamy almond milk, heliotrope, and sandalwood from Sri Lanka. Here the designer (and man of the world) extols travel and praises supermodel Lily Aldridge, the face of a scintillating new ad campaign.
What is it about jet-setting that inspires you? Whether you’re jumping on a plane or walking down a street you’ve never walked on before in your hometown, it’s this sense of discovery that I think makes people feel energized and excited.
What sets this fragrance apart from your others? I’ve never done anything with a gourmand touch. I don’t like the idea of a fragrance that smells edible, but then we smelled the final blend and I realized that the gourmand could be really refined when you took something like almond milk, you mixed it with the bergamot, and then you have that pepper in there. I said, “Eureka!”
Why did you choose Lily Aldridge for this campaign? She’s obviously very beautiful—but beauty’s not enough. She’s also up for anything, loves to travel, knows music, and is a great mom. I really love that she’s got so many aspects to her personality! Macy’s, 111 N. State St., 312- 781-1000