Aerin Lauder’s fra­grance line makes its Manila de­but.

Town & Country (Philippines) - - CONTENTS / OCTOBER - By Nicole Limos

Each Aerin prod­uct is in­spired by the life­style and ex­pe­ri­ences of Aerin Lauder, its founder and creative di­rec­tor. In the case of the Tang­ier Vanilla per­fume, the grand­daugh­ter of Estée Lauder was in­spired by her trips to Morocco, and took from its palaces and gar­dens, mar­kets and unique smell of spices to cre­ate a spicy, warm scent with vanilla, am­ber, berg­amot, Bul­gar­ian rose, san­dal­wood, and musk, among other in­gre­di­ents. The com­bi­na­tion is rich, but set­tles into a light, wear­able scent that may work for both day and night.

“Tang­ier Vanille is not just a fra­grance but is a com­plete ex­pe­ri­ence,” Lauder ex­plains, re­veal­ing that vanilla is the main ac­cord that sums up her feel­ings for North Africa. “The heart of the fra­grance show­cases Mada­gas­car Vanilla, one of the finest and most ex­pen­sive vanil­las in the world,” she says. “Its unique and dis­tinct im­pres­sion of­fers a twist on the traditional sweet aroma with added flo­ral un­der­tones. It cre­ates a del­i­cate yet full aroma.”

“Scent is al­ways tied to a mem­ory and all of the in­gre­di­ents we have cho­sen for Tang­ier Vanilla re­mind me of my trav­els to Morocco,” she adds. “The sto­ry­telling and feel­ing that this fra­grance cre­ates is what makes it unique.”

Morocco is Lauder’s fa­vorite travel des­ti­na­tion, which is re­flected in other lines un­der the Aerin la­bel, from the colors and the golds to the bo­hemian flair. Her fa­vorite mem­ory of the place was the time she spent at the Mar­rakech home of Fred­er­ick Vree­land, the son of Diana Vree­land and the former Amer­i­can am­bas­sador to Morocco. “The riad boasts five acres of gar­dens and fea­tures a won­der­ful mix of Mor­roc­can, Euro­pean, and Asian de­sign. The house was the back­drop for a photo shoot I did for

Town&Country. It was a very mem­o­rable trip.” Rustan’s Makati, 813.3739.

SCENt pLAy Aerin Lauder in Morocco; the range of Aerin fra­grances, led by tang­ier Vanille.

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