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11/01/2012 at 05:00 PM ET
Courtesy Reem Acra
We’ve drooled over the Reem Acra creations seen on stars like Kristen Bell, Zooey Deschanel and Abbie Cornish, and now we’re excited to say we can own a little something from the design house — for a somewhat affordable price.
Acra just released her first, eponymous fragrance, a light, feminine scent that contains notes of orange blossom, amber, ginger, pear and jasmine. (See the ad, starring model Crystal Renn, at left.)
“I think it completes the image of the brand and it gives an opportunity for those young, fabulous women out there that are not getting married or going to a big event to be able to wear Reem Acra in a different way,” the designer tells PEOPLE. “It reaches out to all of my fans, and that’s exciting.”
The fragrance bottle references some of Acra’s designs, especially in its gold detailing — “There is always gold in my shows,” she says — and the delicate logo, seen throughout her New York City showroom. “I really think it’s a fragrance for everybody,” she adds.
Just as Acra considered her customers when creating her fragrance, she often thinks of celebrity clientele when designing gowns.
“When I’m draping, I think, ‘This is perfect for Angelina Jolie,’ then I do send a picture,” she reveals. “Or I’ll make something that is a perfect color for say, Miley Cyrus, and why not send her a picture to tell her what I’m up to?”
So will we be seeing any Reem Acra dresses on the red carpet once the big awards shows kick off in January? She hints with a smile, “I’m sure you will.”
Find Reem Acra fragrance for $ 90-$ 125 at Saks Fifth Avenue stores.
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