Kelly Bensimon, former cast mate of the “Real Housewives of New York City,” has ventured into the beauty business with the debut of a new fragrance, an Original Scent: In the Spirit Of. RHONY’s Kelly Bensimon offered her personal tips on how to wear perfume in an exclusive interview with the Long Island Beauty Lookbook Examiner on Monday.
The model, entrepreneur, and author of "In the Spirit of the Hamptons," is holding a meet and greet at CakewalkStyle Shop in Houston on Wednesday, April 30 from 2-4 p.m., but before her busy promotional tour commenced, the designer and RHONY alum answered a few questions for the Long Island Beauty Lookbook Examiner on her collaboration with Original Scent.
In the Spirit Of is an Original Scent inspired by Kelly Bensimon’s first article, In the Spirit of the Hamptons, which subsequently became the title of her debut book. Fresh cut lemon, honeysuckle, tropical tuberose, spicy carnation, clean musk and sexy vanilla are the essences of Bensimon’s Original Scent. The honeysuckle is Kelly’s daughter’s favorite aroma “because it smells good enough to eat.” The “Real Housewife of New York’s” goal was to create a “fragrance that told her story and would linger long after she is gone.”
The RHONY star is obsessed with fragrance and scents. Thanks to her modeling career, Bensimon has been a muse for some of the top fragrance houses in the world. Her aromatic appreciation grew from time spent in Paris. The awe-inspiring French floral shops and the beautiful arrangements she was privy to, seen on the desks of top designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Valentino, infatuated Kelly.
LIBLE: Other than your new fragrance, what is your favorite perfume?
Kelly Bensimon: I love Folavril by Annick Goutal, Orange Blossom by Jo Malone, and Bobbi Brown Beach.
LIBLE: What suggestions do you have for women to wear perfume properly?
Kelly Bensimon: I always advise women to spray it both on your clothes and in your hair.
Amidst the interview, Bensimon teased that additional fragrances are in the works. The 45-year-old’s endeavor is available at CakewalkStyleShop.com and OriginalScent.com. Kelly Bensimon would love RHONY fans to stop by, say hello and catch a whiff of her new perfume, In the Spirit Of at her meet and greet on Wednesday at Houston’s Cakewalk Style Shop, 3201 Westheimer Road.