Ms. Glasser said she wanted the smell to be sexy, rich and expensive, so vetiver, the perennial grass native to India, became the first of the scent’s 80 ingredients. Earl Grey tea is the main top note; bourbon and rum are in there, too; and cocoa softens the powerful oud base scent.
The 30-milliliter eau de parfum, selling for 95 pounds ($125), was introduced Sept. 7 on Mr Porter and at its new pop-up shop in the St. James neighborhood of London, and then at Harrods and on Ms. Glasser’s website. She intends to add a 150-milliliter version at £195 in November.
Not to be outdone, Julianne Moore, who plays the vampish, scheming Poppy Lane, head of the Golden Circle, wears Kingsman cosmetics: a bright red lipstick named Poppy Lane and a Kingsman-titled nail polish sold online by the supermodel Claudia Schiffer, Mr. Vaughn’s wife.
And Mr Porter is selling the seventh season of the Kingsman clothing line, now a 95-piece collection of smart suits, sneakers, retro shades and more. In another sequel tie-in, the £3,100 Kingsman-branded Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch, with interchangeable tan and orange straps, is available online and at the pop-up store, while the £1,295 orange tuxedo with black lapels, a key look in the film, sold out within days (but orders will be taken).
As for Mr. Vaughn, he said that, after 30 years of wearing Dior Eau Sauvage, he has ditched it for the Kingsman fragrance, adding: “I’ve never had more comments about how I smell.”
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