Willow Smith, Sasha Lane, models Teddy Quinlivan, Hanne Gaby Odiele and Molly Bair, and singer Princess Nokia, are all the faces of Maison Margiela‘s first scent Mutiny under the creative direction of John Galliano. Mutiny can be summed up as a diverse and rebellious perfume story from Maison Margiela shattering the conventional beauty norms and redefining what it means to be truly unique.
‘Everybody’s looking for a reason. For me, that reason is to create. I think this generation is a little more defiant,’ says Smith. ‘We’re willing to endure pain in order to do what we love. Femininity, it’s like water: I can break rock, I’m that strong, but I can move with harmony. We want something more and something spiritual, even. Create the rules, then break them.’
Drawing on three qualities of tuberose: tuberose heart, tuberose absolute and MD tuberose, ‘Mutiny’ has an unexpected leather accord created with safran, oud and vanilla beans. Orange flower and citrus notes add a freshness to the typically heady white flower, transforming it from a classically feminine scent into something more elusive and fluid. The scent is housed in a gold multi-faceted flacon to reflect the complex values ‘Mutiny’ aims to convey.