Leon Bridges Reimagines ‘Blue Mesas’ as Fragrance – WWD

Reflecting on the fragrances he developed with Salt & Stone, Leon Bridges — the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and producer — stated they have been the embodiment of his tune “Blue Mesas.”

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“Which is about simply type of being remoted, feeling remoted within the midst of those that love you,” he continued in a cellphone interview.

He named the limited-edition assortment after the title and the road consists of a physique wash, deodorant and candle. The physique wash ($36), a bestseller for the Los Angeles-based skincare model, has notes of black rose, lily, spiced cloves, mahogany, vetiver, santal and amber. The deodorant ($20) makes use of the identical scent, freed from aluminum, alcohol and parabens. Both are cruelty-free and vegan, packaged in post-consumer recycled supplies and recovered ocean plastic. The candle ($49), coconut and soy wax in a glass vessel, presents tobacco, leather-based, honey bourbon, toasted vanilla, rosewood and oud.

“They set off a few of these core recollections from after I was within the open mic scene,” Bridges stated of the deep and daring aromas. “A variety of my friends round that point have been carrying patchouli.”

The smells additionally remind him of house.

“My mom, she was actually into incense and my dad used to rock with this perfume referred to as Domain, which had a musky, woody scent to it. And so, I wished to convey each of these worlds collectively.”

The 33-year-old, signed to Columbia Records, made a mark along with his 2015 debut album “Coming Home,” releasing the one of the identical title and soulful hit “River.” In 2018 he dropped “Good Thing” — profitable him the Best Traditional R&B Performance Grammy for “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand” — adopted by “Gold-Diggers Sound” final 12 months. He’s at the moment engaged on new music.

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“I simply wish to outline what my sound is and do one thing that’s distinctive inside the R&B area,” he stated. “There’s a number of songs right here and there I’ve been capable of work on, however nonetheless attempting to land on what the vibe is for the subsequent one.”

He’s been touring nonstop since February, he stated, and was taking a break from the highway.

“This entire 12 months has been considerably of a whirlwind,” he went on. “It’s been superior to spend time at house.”

He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.  

“It’s a grounding metropolis,” he stated. “I’m capable of get that recharge and that freedom of being house.”

The Salt & Stone bundle ($89) is out Friday completely on the model’s web site. Minimalist, with sustainability in thoughts, Salt & Stone was based by Nima Jalali in 2017.

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