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Celebrity photographer John Russo will launch his debut fragrances, John Russo Photograph Woman and Photograph Man.

 Russo’s goal in creating the “classically modern” scents was to evoke old Hollywood glamour with a modern twist, perfectly represented by the rich packaging. Each bottle is encased by an embossed box, itself enveloped by a sleeve featuring Russo’s photography work. “Photograph Men’s” display is Gui Fedrizzi while “Photograph Women” features the gorgeous Brazilian supermodel Marilia Moreno, both shot by Russo  in the style of 20’s Hollywood glamor.

Though old Hollywood might have been a muse, both fragrances are also a reflection of the modern lavish lifestyles of Russo’s clientele. As one of the world’s leading photographers, Russo has traveled the globe to shoot Hollywood and fashion elite, along the way drawing inspiration from each new sight, sound and scent. From the indulgent and impeccable gardens of France to the powerful and pungent spice markets of Morocco, Russo has plenty of experience with the vibrant and beautiful. “Photograph Women” is an intoxicating, watery, fruity, white floral scent – very feminine and clean – with top notes of freesia, melon, peach, grapefruit and lemon. Its middle notes are comprised of muguet (Lily of the Valley), rose, lavender and gardenia with musky, amber-y base notes. “Photograph Men” favors an earthy, woody vibe with top notes of mandarin, orange, bergamot, lemon and bay oil. Middle notes include lavender, ginger, leather and clove with a musky, smoky, tobacco base note.

“I’ve always had an eye for beauty and a nose for amazing aromas,” Russo says. “I’ve also always wanted to have my own line of products and developing a fragrance seemed like the natural first step, a great way to bridge these worlds I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of.”


Photograph Woman

features freesia, melon, peach, grapefruit, lemon, muguet, rose, lavender, gardenia, musk and amber.

Photograph Man

features top notes of mandarin, orange, bergamot, lemon, bay oil, lavender, ginger, leather, clove and musky, smoky, tobacco base notes.

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