Happy 30th Anniversary, Cashmere Mist
One of America’s truly iconic fragrances is celebrating a milestone anniversary next month. Donna Karan Cashmere Mist is marking 30 years in the fragrance industry winning a handful of industry awards and millions of fans around the world.
“The original philosophy of launching Cashmere Mist was to touch more customers,” explains Karan. “It was something everyone could wear if they liked it. I created it as an ode to my husband. It’s something we worked on together.”
Karan incorporated cashmere into every collection because of its comfort, ease of travel and versatility. It was no surprise that when it came time to launch her first fragrance in 1994, it would be called Cashmere Mist. The soft floral-woody-musk eau de parfum would blend notes of bergamot, suede, lily-of-the-valley, jasmine, cashmere musk, sandalwood, amber and vanilla – all housed in a sculptural bottle crafted by her then-husband Stephan Weiss. It is best described as caressing, sensual and comforting – just like slipping on a cashmere sweater.
The designer’s signature fragrance would spur a completely new phenomenon years after its launch: a perfumed deodorant. The deo version has become a blockbuster success globally selling millions of units.
We at Scent Lodge raise a glass and toast Cashmere Mist. It truly is as comforting and warm as a cashmere sweater, something Canadians coast-to-coast appreciate especially in winter.
Donna Karan New York Cashmere Mist is an elegant floral-woody-musk scent for her created by perfumer Nicholas Calderone and fashion designer Donna Karan. It blends notes of bright bergamot citrus, soft suede, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley with cashmere wood, musk, sandalwood and a hint of amber. Donna’s ambition was to create a fragrance as comforting as wearing a cashmere sweater.
Scent Style: an elegant floral-woody-musk fragrance for her
Key ingredients: bergamot, suede, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, cashmere wood, musk, sandalwood, vanilla, amber