Sarah Jessica Parker Says Her New Fragrance Inspiration Comes from Cognac, Leather and Men’s Body Odor

Sarah Jessica Parker really sniffed all kinds of things for her latest fragrance, Stash.

In an interview with The Coveteur, SJP talked about some of her inspirations in finding Stash’s unique scent.

“I knew that I wanted a teeny bit of cognac, a teeny bit of leather, a teeny bit of body odor. We started working on this back when Lovely came out [in 2005] and nobody was ready for it. They were like, ‘genderless doesn’t work, there’s nothing like that on the market’ — and then I watched it happen.”

She continued, “So I started working on [Stash] with the people that I worked on with Lovely and they sorted it out. I really wanted it to smell personal, that it could be adaptable, which is a very hard thing for fragrance. Fragrance tends to be super surface-y and it can wear you… and then someone hugs you and then you smell like them.”

Parker then asked, “Can you smell like, all the smoke? All the dark wood and body odor. It’s old and sexy, like a sweater from a guy who was on the Eurorail too long or something. Do you know what I mean?”

We do, and now we want to try this Stash thing. Read Parker’s interview with Coveteur here.

Parker will be seen next in the new HBO dramedy Divorce, premiering in October.