Isaac Mizrahi Explains How To Be Fabulous
When it comes to fashion, Isaac Mizrahi is a household name. The sartorial icon debuted his first fragrance last fall (we can hardly believe he waited so long!) and named it Fabulous. This month, we sent the perfume to some of our subscribers, but we wanted to get the inside scoop on what makes it so special. So we went straight to the designer and Jennifer Mullarky from The Cloudbreak Group, who worked with Isaac to develop his debut scent. Read on to find out more.
Q: What was the inspiration behind the fragrance?
Isaac: The inspiration behind Fabulous was to somehow distill the spirit of my brand, my over 20 years of work, into a scent. I think it’s one of the most emotional things that a woman wears. It’s the thing she puts on before anything else. I grew up in New York, so I was exposed to a number of very fabulous women.
Q: How long did it take to develop the fragrance?
Jennifer: The fragrance process took about six months. We worked with several different perfumers on a number of directions and then finally selected the fragrance, we felt this was the right fit.
Q: How difficult was it to find a blend of notes that worked well together?
Jennifer: When developing the fragrance, we really focused more on the entire composition of the fragrance instead of the individual notes. We wanted the fragrance to have an element of fresh radiance with underlying sensuality.
Q: When naming the fragrance, why did you settle on Fabulous?
Isaac: I always use the word and It’s a honest expletive, I never lie when I use the word Fabulous!
Q: What’s your best tip for being fabulous?
Isaac: Confidence, it’s every woman’s greatest asset.