In theory, wearing fragrance is easy – just spritz and go. In practice, applying perfume requires a little more skill. For example, less is more when it comes to perfume application. “Stop over-spritzing! You want it to be subtle, not so overpowering that people can smell it a block away,” said the American fashion designer Michael Kors.
Inspired by all the amazing women in his life, Kors recently released a new fragrance Gorgeous! “that celebrates women and makes them feel strong, confident and yes, gorgeous” – just in time for International Women’s Day on March 8. The scent is a blend of cheerful pink pepper, elegant bergamot, zesty mandarin oils, heady white florals and warm cedarwood.
Michael Kors Gorgeous! retails for $155 (100ml), $120 (50ml) and $85 (30ml) at all Michael Kors stores, BHG and online.
Kors knew that Portuguese model and actress Sara Sampaio was the perfect face for his new fragrance as “she radiates joy, confidence and positivity, which is exactly what this fragrance is about”.
For Sampaio. the scent smells like an “instant mood enhancer… and because the scent is so versatile, I wear it both casually and for special occasions”.
Ahead, we sat down with the designer and his muse Sara Sampaio to talk about Gorgeous!, tips and tricks to make your perfume last longer, how to build confidence and more.