The Sephora Glossy chats with the platinum pop songstress about the new scent that bottles the bright lights and the big city.
New York City is arguably the center of the universe—it’s where people from all over the globe come to pursue their creative dreams and become top influencers. It’s full of personality, promise, and possibility. Now, the urban mecca that radiates its expressive, collective atmosphere way past the five boroughs is captured in DKNY’s newest fragrance, DKNY MYNY. Housed in a modern, heart-shaped bottle with a silver, skyline-inspired top, the magnetic blend of raspberry, pink pepper, jasmine, freesia, patchouli, and vanilla absolute unleashes spontaneity with every spritz. We caught up with singer, actress, and die-hard New York devotee Rita Ora to get her take on the vibrant eau de parfum and the dynamic metropolis that inspired it. RENEE TRILIVAS
What is your New York story? I came to New York when I was 17 to meet with my record label and began this new chapter in my life. My career started in this city, and therefore, New York has always been a fairy tale to me. It has a special place in my heart!
What do you love most about New York? What I love about New York is the energy, feeling, and vibe. It’s free, loud, and energetic. It has the most fantastic restaurants, museums, nightlife—it truly is the city that never sleeps—and that is exactly why I love it. You never know what to expect!
What draws you to DKNY MYNY? I am drawn to MYNY because it is a spontaneous, playful, and sexy scent that really does represent what New York is about. With each spritz I am reminded of New York City and all the people that make up its energy and vibe.
How do you think music and fragrance are similar? Music and fragrance are similar because they are both developed by artists and are sensorial experiences. The final product consists of a series of notes and makes an emotional and memorable connection with its audience. It’s about emotion—you can smell something and a million different emotions rush to mind. The only other thing similar is music!
DKNY teams up with UK singer Rita Ora and A$AP Illz to front the brand’s Fall 2014 ad campaign. The campaign which boasts an NYC real New Yorkers theme. Models Soo Joo Park and Eliza Cummings also appear in the images lensed by Lachlan Bailey and styled by Alastair McKimm.
British music star Rita Ora continues her work with DKNY and stars for the Fall 2014 Campaign. Stealing the limelight from other models starring in the campaign, Rita is edgy and glamorous, and represents the true New York style statement. Others models seen in the campaign include Soo Joo Park, Benjamin Jarvis, Carlos Santolalla, Daniel Bambad, Dorith Mous, Michael Bailey Gates and Eliza Cummings, all lensed by Lachlan Bailey, with style direction of Alastair McKimm.