Jason Wu Collaborates with NEST Fragrances to Launch Luxury Scented Candle, Orchid Rain

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Fashion Designer’s Signature Fragrance Debuts at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman

Jason Wu Orchid Rain Candle by NEST Fragrances

As a long-time fan of NEST Fragrances, I knew that Laura Slatkin and her talented team would be the perfect partner to create a luxury scent that would represent my ideals.

Jason Wu, internationally renowned fashion designer, and Laura Slatkin, founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances, a leading luxury home fragrance manufacturer, announce the launch of Jason Wu’s first fragrance, Orchid Rain, in a luxury scented candle. Decorated with a signature orchid-floral print inspired by Wu’s Spring 2012 Collection, Orchid Rain features a unique and exotic fragrance combination of fruity and modern floral notes created by worldwide acclaimed perfumer Christophe Laudamiel. The new Jason Wu Orchid Rain Candle by NEST Fragrances debuts this week at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and select luxury boutiques nationwide.

“Florals play an important role in my designs, so for my first fragrance, I wanted to create a floral scent that would reflect my feminine design aesthetic,” said Jason Wu. “As a long-time fan of NEST Fragrances, I knew that Laura Slatkin and her talented team would be the perfect partner to create a luxury scent that would represent my ideals.”

For his first fragrance, Wu wanted an exotic fragrance mix highlighting the crisp freshness of rare, fragrant, orchids infused with a touch of Asian pear. To create this multifaceted combination, Slatkin tapped master perfumer Laudamiel who is widely regarded as a visionary in the fragrance industry, having created numerous award-winning fragrances. Orchid Rain combines white orchid – the Cattleya orchid – with nashi pear, pomegranate and goji berry. The fruity-floral essences are enhanced with blonde birchwood and hints of pink pepper and coconut.

The sophisticated, custom-made porcelain candle vessel features Wu’s signature print in a bisque finish, and it is topped with an elegant, gold-plated lid. The exclusive grey, black and white orchid-floral petal print debuted last fall at Wu’s Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

“While reading a feature article about Jason Wu last February, I was delighted to learn that his favorite scented candles are from NEST Fragrances,” said Laura Slatkin. “After exchanging notes with Jason, I learned that he was very serious about home fragrances, which led us to this collaboration. Having worked closely with Jason on this project, I have come to respect his tireless work ethic, boundless creativity and genuine kindness. He is a true visionary and a very special person.”

Packaged in one of Jason Wu’s classic soft-grey, ready-to-gift textured linen-paper boxes, the Jason Wu Orchid Rain Candle by NEST Fragrances is available in a 7 oz. candle for $48 (SRP), and can be purchased at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and select luxury boutiques nationwide beginning in late March.    

To obtain product samples and high-resolution images, please contact Tim Rossi (contact information above).

About Jason Wu
Jason Wu launched his Ready-to-Wear Collection in the spring of 2006 and today has emerged as one of the leading global talents based in New York. He is committed to making beautifully crafted clothes and the idea of creating a collection that merges American sportswear with old world glamour. Influenced by the classic photography of Richard Avedon and the works of Charles James and Jacques Fath, his collection aims to revitalize the art and perfection of dressing with a relaxed and youthful attitude. He is committed to maintaining strict quality standards and produces over 80 per cent of his collection in New York's Garment District, which is also the home to his design studio and showroom. Jason Wu can be found on facebook and Twitter.

About NEST Fragrances
Founded and owned by Laura Slatkin, NEST Fragrances (NEST) is a specialized home fragrance company that emerged from its parent company, Slatkin & Co., after it was acquired by Limited Brands, Inc. Laura has a long-standing reputation as a leader in the home fragrance industry and is well-known for her luxurious scented candles, room sprays, diffusers and other essentials for rooms and environments. NEST’s client list currently includes more than 70 prestige companies in the fashion, beauty and home fragrance industries – all of whom turned to NEST to develop their own exclusive line of home fragrance products. In 2008, Laura launched her own home fragrance collection, NEST Fragrances, which won the 2009 FiFi Award for Interior Scent Collection of the Year. NEST draws on decades of experience in the home fragrance industry with a special expertise in designing, developing, producing, distributing and marketing home fragrance collections that capture each client’s unique brand image and style. For more information, visit http://www.nestfragrances.com. NEST can also be found on facebook and Twitter.

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