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Jason Wu's first fragrance speaks to his childhood

Last Updated Jun 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm MDT

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015 file photo, designer Jason Wu acknowledges audience applause after his Fall 2015 collection was modeled during Fashion Week, in New York. The packaging for his namesake eau de parfum was nominated for a Fragrance Foundation Award. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Scents often bring on memories and Jason Wu packed a personal one into his first fragrance.

The namesake scent includes middle notes of jasmine sambac, flowers he picked as a boy in Taiwan. Finding just the right balance was a process.

Wu told The Associated Press he smelled a lot of raw ingredients for the namesake perfume and jasmine was the one that stood out. His first effort at a fragrance earned him a nomination for packaging at the Fragrance Foundation Awards on Tuesday. Carolina Herrera won instead.