Rick Owens wants to travel like a goth

Words by
Lee Cassanell

29th March 2022

The ‘Dark Prince of Design’ unites with the Australian luxury skincare brand.

Paris- based American fashion designer, Rick Owens, has launched a candle, travel kit and fragrance in collaboration with Aesop. Owens worked with perfumer Barnabe Fillion, who was responsible for the recent explosions of aroma at Owen’s recent fashion show, to create a signature perfume, ’Stoic’, that comes with a chain of ten porous ceramic beads that can be perfumed and worn to diffuse the scent, described as a “spicy aroma of black pepper and coriander seed with Frankincense and woody notes”.

The travel kit features Own’s favourite Aesop products such as their Coriander Seed Body Cleanser, Resolute Hydrating Body Balm, Classic Shampoo and Classic Conditioner.

Commenting on the collection, Owens said: “I am not sure if it was my body responding positively to the alchemy of the unguents they produce or my head responding to the quiet and gentle aesthetics of their ethos as a company, but Aesop’s balms represented a soothing mood that I wanted to continue seamlessly throughout my home life and my travel life.”

The Aesop x Rick Owens collection is available now at: aesop.com