John Galliano Is Making Russian Perfume

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UPDATED: The former Dior designer has been named creative director of Russian perfume brand L'Etoile.

John Galliano is making the transition from fashion to fragrance, as he's tapped to become the creative director of Russian perfumery L'Etoile.

In a previous report from WWD, the Russian press was reporting that the former Dior designer's role would include working on L'Etoile's private label starting May 22. The news became official when the fragrance label held an event Thursday night in Moscow in honor of Galliano's new role.

In a statement, Galliano called the project "a really exciting opportunity and challenge for me. I’m sure our collaboration working together will lead to the creation of new and exciting events in the world of beauty for Russian women. I believe that the results will be very beautiful and breathtaking."

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After being dismissed from Dior in March 2011 for anti-Semitic remarks made in a French cafe, Galliano returned to the fashion industry for a brief moment this past January when he was invited to work at Oscar de la Renta's studio for a three-week stint. He also designed costume pieces for Stephen Fry's new stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

Russian perfume? Sure makes scents to us. 

Yes, pun intended.