Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta visited Charlotte recently for the Mint Museum Auxiliary’s “Room to Bloom” celebration and to stop by the SouthPark Belk store to launch his first new fragrance since 1977, Esprit d’Oscar. While there, he spoke to SouthPark Magazine about the woman the new, updated scent with notes of citrus and jasmine is for: “We are addressing a different consumer, a different woman,” he said. “It has never been a more exciting time to be a woman than it is today. The most important consumer today is a professional woman. Esprit d’Oscar is a recreation of what the original essence was, but we’re addressing that new woman. It’s a woman who is proud to be a woman, who is proud of her femininity, a younger consumer.”
50 ml ($78) and 100 ml ($98) Oscar de la Renta Esprit d’Oscar Eau de Parfum. Belk, SouthPark mall, www.belk.com.