So Dolce & Gabbana are doing five new scents & each is based on a Tarot Card – one of the Major Arcana, naturally.
Scorpio Supermod Tyson Ballou embodies The Magician – Le Bateleur. Naomi Campbell is L’Imperatice, The Empress. That seems odd as the Empress is the Sensual Aspect of the Feminine Divine and usually has a strong motherhood connotation. Claudia Schiffer is La Lune, The Moon. It’s a card of artistic excess and dark emo faced up to pre-dawn, innuendo and poisoned nostalgia…Surely Claudia too Germanic and Virgo to be the Moon?
Above are Piscean Eva Herzigova & Saggo Footie Guy Fernando Fernandes as – mysteriously – the fateful Wheel Of Fortune: La Roue de la Fortune…gardenia, patchouli, jasmine & tuberose. I reckon these would have been so much more fab if they’d had more esoteric layering involved – an essential oil here, astrologically matched models to represent the tarot cards. I mean how are Eva H and FF redolent of the Wheel Of Fortune? The card means Fate is in play and there is little you can do about the situation but to go with it for the moment.
And anyway, the Moon IS in Leo, but i really like her hair. Still, could they not have bunged in just a BIT of mystical symbolism with the packaging?