A Spritz of Cinna

Could a new scent compete with the sweet redolence of President Snow’s roses in the Capitol? This afternoon, uber-stylist Cinna debuts his eponymous fragrance with stunning billboards throughout the city and misters releasing wafts of CINNA. It’s a follow up to last year’s launch of his signature Liquid Skyliner, which sold out citywide in two hours.

“The scent speaks for itself,” Cinna says of the fragrance. The ultra-cool and laconic stylist gave Capitol Couture an exclusive first whiff. CINNA is boldly feminine, with notes of fresh violet, grey vetiver and bergamot underscored by mandarin. But the fragrance—which comes in a chic crystal flacon—alters its chemistry depending upon its exposure to natural light.  At nightfall, the scent deepens with flourishes of sultry black orchid and smoky tobacco.

Of course, everyone wants to know the story behind the exquisite model seen in the ads for CINNA. “I picked her out of a crowd in the Capitol because of her spirit and natural beauty,” he says. “There are always champions among us.”

Game Faces: District 1’s Cashmere

D1F: Cashmere

Coif: 7

Pout: 5

Poise: 7

CC Style Score: 6

Cashmere could be the most calculating girl-next-door. With her cascade of honey-hued hair and big cerulean blue eyes, this tribute could double as a prom queen or a pageant fixture. But don’t be seduced by those seemingly innocent looks. We know from her ferocity in the 64th Hunger Games that she wields a knife like a samurai.

While our judges applaud her prep team’s attention to appearances, we wonder if a fistful of those locks could prove a disadvantage when the games begin. It’s not hard to imagine brutal victor Johanna grabbing hold of her hair in battle and scalping this glam girl. No doubt, Cashmere’s brother Gloss will be protecting his kin and that bond gives both of them a decided edge.

Clearly, Cashmere–like all District 1 career tributes–has never taken a hiatus from training. There’s a hubris in her stance that doesn’t surface overnight. Her comeliness may turn heads in the Capitol, but it won’t distract anyone in the Cornucopia.