Roos & Roos

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Perhaps you’ve heard of Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium? Paris? Or Kouros? Chantal Roos, the French mastermind behind those iconic scents-as well as bestsellers from Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, and Jean Paul Gaultier-has teamed up with her daughter, musician Alexandra Roos, to create a distinctly-Parisian collection of fragrances.

”We first conceived of the idea to create our own line four years ago, shortly after my mother retired (from her job as President and CEO of YSL Beaute),” recounts Alexandra. “I said to her, ‘You are a legend in the fragrance industry; it’s time we created our own collection.’  As we discussed the idea, we also realized there were very few women making fragrances in France, and we liked the idea of bringing a female point of view to a male-dominated industry.”

The concept of Roos & Roos Paris was simple: Each fragrance would describe a moment in a woman’s life, such as an early morning stroll through a garden filled with roses and crisp ivy (A Copella); salty kisses while on holiday along the Riviera (Sympathy for the Sun); or dancing and sipping wine under a clear, night sky (White Song). The fragrance names also often include words such as song or a cape/la to pay homage to Alexandra’s musical background.