Donna Karan Woman Perfume

Donna Karan Woman - eau de parfum for women

Woman by Donna Karan "A fragrance created for women, by women. Feminine and Sensual. The strength and softness of Woman is expressed through creamy notes of orange flower, that delicately wrap the confident signature core of Haitian vetiver and sandalwood."

Perfume House   Donna Karan New York
Introduced August 2012
Tagline Discover the new fragrance, inspired by all that a woman is.
Scent Classification Floral Woody Musk
Perfumer Anne Flipo - IFF, Estee Lauder
Fragrance Notes Orange flower, Haitian vetiver, sandalwood
Package Designer Zaha Hadid
Print/TV Campaign Christy Turlington Burns, Liya Kebede, Karolina Kurkova (models)
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (photographers)
Available Products Donna Karan Woman - Eau de Parfum 1.7oz, 3.4oz / $85-115
Body Lotion 6.7oz / $50, Cleansing Lotion 6.7oz / $45

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Donna Karan Woman
Introducing Donna Karan Woman. A new fragrance created by designer Donna Karan, architect Zaha Hadid and perfumer Anne Flipo.

The Story
"I believe women are complex, and full of emotion and feelings. We have a unique ability to care and share and make the world a better place. When I approached the project I wove this idea of the multi-faceted woman into all aspects of the process." -- Donna Karan

The Scent
"I wanted to create a fragrance that would express the many facets of a woman... a celebration of their strength, passion, patience and tenderness." --Anne Flipe, Perfumer

The Bottle
"The bottle I designed examines sensuality and infinity; featuring a soft and sensual design that gently balances upon itself." -- Zaha Hadid

Source: (Sept. 2012)

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Cosmopolitan - March 2013
Donna Karan Woman Perfume

The Dark Side of Scent
Gucci isn't the only fragrance bottled up in black (Gucci Guilty Black). Lot of new aromas (for you, him, even your home) are blacking out.

Donna Karan Woman, $115

("Beauty: The Dark Side of Scent." Cosmopolitan Mar. 2013: 118)

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Harper's Bazaar - Nov. 2012
Donna Karan Woman Fragrance

Donna Karan Woman Fragrance
Discover the new fragrance inspired by all that a woman is. A fragrance created for woman. By women. Feminine and sensual. The strength and softness of woman is expressed through creamy notes of Orange Flower that delicately wrap the confident signature of Haitian Vetiver and Sandalwood. Available at

("The Buzz." Harper's Bazaar Nov. 2012: 60)

Donna Karan Woman Perfume
InStyle - Sept. 2012
Donna Karan Woman Perfume

Three Things to Know about Donna Karan Woman

1) This eau de parfum is a spicy mix of sandalwood, Haitian vetiver, and orange flower. Eau so elegant!

2) "The idea behind the scent was to express the many sides of a woman -- strong, soft, creative, passionate," says Karan.

3) Award winning architect Zaha Hadid designed the bottle to the a "sculptural silhouette that represents the sensuality of a woman and celebrates the fluidity of the female form."

Donna Karan Woman, $115 / 3.4 fl. oz.; at Saks Fifth Avenue.

See perfumes: Marc Jacobs Dot, and Kiehl's Aromatic Blends

("Beauty: Fall Fragrance High Notes." InStyle Sept. 2012: 436)

Donna Karan Woman Perfume
Marie Claire - Sept. 2012
Donna Karan Woman Perfume

Worldly Scents
Intrepid fragrance explorer Courtney Dunlop uncovers informs history of how culture informs what smells good to us.

Donna Karan Woman Eau de Parfum, $115

(Dunlop, Courtney. "Wordly Scents." Marie Claire Sept. 2012: 346-348)

Woman Donna Karan Perfume
Redbook - Sept. 2012
Woman Donna Karan Perfume

3 Model Moms
Donna Karan like women to feeel gorgeous and empowered, and she's poured that philosophy into her latest fragrance, Woman. Nearly everyone involved in its creation, from perfumer to bottle designer, is a mother, and the fragrance -- a sensual blend of orange flower, vetiver, and sandalwood -- launches this month with a hot-mom ad campaign feauting Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, and Christy Turlington Burns. Karan chose the supermodels, who are in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, respectively, because they all have kids and support women - and family-oriented causes: Christy and Liya are working to reduce maternal mortality in developing nations; Karolina is involved in helping families of wounded soldiers.

The perfume's sleek bottle was inspired by the curves of a woman's body.
Donna Karan Woman eau de parfum, $85 for 1.7 oz.

(Kirby, Victoria. "Beauty News: 3 Model Moms." Redbook Sept. 2012: 70)

Woman Donna Karan Perfume
Vanity Fair - Sept. 2012
Woman Donna Karan Perfume

Scented Hot Looks

Stella McCartney's L.I.L.Y. gets its name from her father's nickname for her mother, "Linda I Love You" (

Little Monsters will clas for Lady Gaga's Fame (

The bottle for Donna Karan's Woman was designed by Zaha Hadid (

Tom Ford's Noir is spicy and sexy (

("FanFair: Beauty." Vanity Fair Sept. 2012: 186)

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Elle - Sept. 2012
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Ready to Wear
There's more to a designer fragrance than scent alone. Here, the recipes for five of the season's hottest house blends.

Woman by Donna Karan
Donna Karan wanted her new fragrance to communicate a woman's intrinsic "union of softness and strength," an idea she explored in her boy-meets-girl fall 2012 collection, so perfumer Anne Flipo "wrapped" the traditionally masculine notes of sandalwood and vetiver -- which resonates through the base and heart of the scent -- with ultrafeminine orange flower. The bottle, inspired by "the curves of a woman's body," was designed by renowed architect Zaha Hadid, whose buildings Karan admires because "she can make stone look poetic, as if captured in motion."

See also: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme, Chanel Coco Noir, Marc Jacobs Dot

(Long, April. "Beauty Inspirations: Ready to Wear." Elle Sept. 2012: 444-452)

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Harper's Bazaar - Sept. 2012
Donna Karan Woman Perfume

Fall's Favorite Fragrance
Uncommon Scents
Donna Karan Woman captures the essence of the feminine mystique. Snag your bottle in early September.

Donna Karan Woman, $85,

("Fall's Favorite Fragrance." Harper's Bazaar Sept. 2012: 194)

Donna Karan Woman Perfume
Allure - Sept. 2012
Donna Karan Woman Perfume

All Woman
Donna Karan's new fragrance, Woman, combines strength by way of sandalwood and Haitian vetiver with a touch of femininity via orange flower. We brought it to three influential women to see if they found it empowering.

"It smells woodsy. It's leaves; it's sweater weather. It has ambition without being overwhelming." --Jane Rosenthal, producer and cofounder of the Tribeca Film Festival and Institute

"It smells like an elegant French scent. The powder makes it a lovely, not hit-you-over-the-head scent." --Brooke Garber Neidich, owner of Sidney Garber, cochairman of the Whitney Museum, and cofounder of the Child Mind Institute

"It's a little spicy, but clean. This is for somebody who has to go from work to cocktails. You throw this on and your high heels." --Dana Perino, cohost of Fox News Channel's The Five

(Owens, Alexandra. "Beauty Reporter: Smell This." Allure Sept. 2012: 68)

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