Reality TV star Nicole Richie is set to do battle with longtime pal Paris Hilton and Fashion Star castmate Jessica Simpson at the cosmetic counter after announcing plans to release her first fragrance this autumn (12).
The fashion designer daughter of singer Lionel Richie will launch the perfume in U.S. department and speciality stores in September (12) and the stylist, who is married to rocker Joel Madden, reveals she sought product inspiration from her mum.
She tells fashion publication Women's Wear Daily, "I have a very traditional Southern mum - you never left the house without lotion... Over her lotion went oil and perfume - she was very put together from head to toe. It wasn't just a one-dimensional smell - there were many different layers."
And the 30 year old insists she designed everything herself - right down to the packaging.
She adds, "I am very particular in the way that I create. We are in an interesting time right now where women aren't just one thing, there are many different parts to a woman. So I wanted to create a very intricate bottle that was still elegant, but not so in-your-face girly at the same time."
Nicole will include a variety of scents from blackberry to vanilla, with prices starting at $55 (£34).