Ciara, Russell Wilson to release a pair of fragrances
'It is the first beauty venture for the Seattle Seahawks quarterback and the Grammy award-winning entertainer.'
Ciara and Russell Wilson are both releasing a pair of fragrances just in time for the holiday season.
The couple have created R&C The Fragrance Duo in partnership with manufacturer Hampton Beauty.
“It is the first beauty venture for the Seattle Seahawks quarterback and the one-name, Grammy award-winning entertainer,” Women’s World Daily wrote in the caption of a photo of the superstar couple on Instagram.
“We wanted our scents to be able to be very strong individually but also be stronger together,” Wilson explained to WWD.
“That aspiration is represented in the physical shape of the perfumes, which wrap around each other like puzzle pieces and link via magnet to create a larger, unified structure,” the outlet writes.
Ciara and her NFL star hubby worked on the project “in the thick of quarantine” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I like scents to be distinctive,” Ciara explained of her fragrance. “I want it to be memorable. I always think about the feeling that I get when I smell someone that smells so fresh…You remember that scent. It leaves a mark on you.”
Wilson added, “For me, I really wanted to put out something sex. When you walk in the room, I think you want the man to bring a presence without overdoing it. That’s kind of something I’ve always wanted to feel.”
News of the fragrance collection coincides with the announcement that Wilson and Ciara are donating $1.75 million to a charter school in the Seattle area.
According to the News Tribune, through their Why Not You Foundation, the couple will be donating money to rebrand an existing charter program known as Cascade Midway Academy, just south of Seattle.
theGRIO previously reported, the Cascade high school program was originally set to debut this year before the pandemic forced founders Garth Reeves and Scott Canfield to delay opening. Ciara and Wilson have stepped in to partner with the Seattle-based charter-school leaders to instead start the Why Not You Academy.
Calling it “a long-time dream,” Wilson said this is just the first of many schools he plans to start. The academy will open in the fall of 2021 to a freshman class of 100 and will operate as a tuition-free public high school.
Wilson and Ciara’s fragrance duo will be available for $90 when it launches November 17 on the new website RandCFragrance.com. A portion of the sales will be donated to the Why Not You Foundation, which promotes education and children’s health.
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