Lionel Richie To Release A New Fragrance

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Lionel Richie performs on stage during the Coronation Concert on May 07, 2023 in Windsor, England. The Windsor Castle Concert is part of the celebrations of the Coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the other Commonwealth realms that took place at Westminster Abbey yesterday. Performers include Take That, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, Andrea Bocelli and Sir Bryn Terfel, Alexis Ffrench, Lang Lang & Nicole Scherzinger, Bette Midler, Tiwa Savage, Steve Winwood, Pete Tong and The Coronation Choir.
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Lionel Richie is working on a new fragrance for his fans to enjoy. 

In 2019, the four-time Grammy winner released his first fragrance, Hello, which was inspired by one of his biggest hit songs. It also went on to get nominated for Fragrance of the Year by the Fragrance Foundation. 

“I was very successful when I put out Hello,” he said in a previous interview. “What I didn’t realize at that time was I was testing the water to see exactly what the vibe was going to be.”  The response was a great one, which led the singer to get ready to release a new scent, Easy Like Sunday Morning.

“I just thought it would be great to have an Easy Like Sunday Morning fragrance. It’s just the perfect segue as far as I’m concerned,” he said. “I’m from the South, Tuskegee all the way. You want something to take you to that place of calm and bliss. Something where even if it’s a Tuesday, you want to be easy like Sunday morning.”

Although this second fragrance is inspired by his hit with The Commodores, Richie revealed that it was difficult to find the right name for it. “It’s like when the music business. You want to know what that mood is for a song three seconds into it. That’s what fragrance has to do as well. When you put this on, it has to make you feel the way you want to feel about yourself.” 

He added, “But, I’m a songwriter, and what I didn’t realize was in music, there’s only 12 notes. In the fragrance world, there’s 90 billion combinations you put together. And then that’s when I became a complete Gemini. Because if you give a Gemini too many choices, I almost drove myself crazy, but I was also in heaven. I mean, once I realized the adjustments I could make, that made me really satisfied. It’s the perfect creation.” 

The all-gender scent features notes of grapefruit, strawberry, and almond blossom. It will be sold on the Home Shopping Network (HSN).