If you’ve any familiarity with Marc Jacobs’ scent Lola, you may have done a double take when the first images of Justin Beiber’s new scent, Someday, arrived. In addition to both fragrances being youthful, fruity florals, the bottles of each feature a strikingly similar shiny red bloom. WWD sat down with Jacobs and asked about the issue:
B.F.: Does [Justin Beiber’s Someday] remind you of anything?
M.J.: Yep, yep. We just had a conversation about it. Coty said, “Do we sue them?” and I said, “You know what? Let everyone else say what they want.” I received Google [Alerts] about people saying it was derivative. We’re not going to do anything about it.
B.F.: That bottle is very similar to your Lola.
M.J.: But you know, I look around the room and I look at the work we’ve done and a quote I always bastardize but I really believe in, is something Chanel said: “He who insists on his own creativity has no memory.”
I hope I’m not the only one who thinks Jacobs is being a class act. …Which is always surprising for a famous person.
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