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Best Fragrance Picks

09 Dec

Whether you want to make a strong statement or send a subtler message, these perfumes are must-haves:

Strong Statement

Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne leaves a violet-tinged wake redolent with notes of patchouli, vanilla, Cashmeran wood, and musk.

Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne


Quiet Type

The warm rose-and-honey Strange Invisible Perfumes Dimanche was inspired by “leisurely Sunday lunches in Paris”—and, fittingly, it’s both low-key and memorable.

Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

Strong Statement

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb unleashes a broad floral trail with a dose of tea.


Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

Quiet Type

L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada is an ode to Brazil, with a lime and vetiver cocktail that wears close to the skin.


Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

Strong Statement

Clinique Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve is a modern twist on the classic complex chypre—a sophisticated union of hundreds of notes, now with added bergamot and orange blossom, originally launched in 1971—“You know when someone is wearing it, even when there’s nobody in the corridor,” says Labbé.


Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

Quiet Type

Launched in 1963, Kiehl’s Original Musk has a patchouli and tonka nut dry-down that’s both sensual and long-lasting.


Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

Strong Statement

Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower blooms into a voluptuous tuberose and jasmine trail that will follow the wearer all day.


Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

Quiet Type

Prada L’Eau Ambrée’s understated sillage reveals a romantic mingling of amber, lemon, rose, and vanilla.


Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

Strong Statement

Guerlain Shalimar became a sensation in 1925, when Raymond Guerlain’s wife wore it on a transatlantic voyage, its lingering scent allegedly earning her many admirers.

Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

Quiet Type

Lancôme Trésor has a distinct but soft lilac, apricot, and amber trail.

Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

Strong Statement

The spicy oriental base and floral accord that distinguish Chanel Coco Mademoiselle give it an attention-grabbing sillage.

Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

Quiet Type

Bulgari Jasmin Noir’s luxe blend of floral and woody notes with almond and licorice has a quietly sophisticated allure.



Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne


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Posted by on December 9, 2011 in Fashion

 

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