The Most Fashionable Fragrances
Writing about perfume is like singing about clothes: possible, but indubitably losing something in the translation. Though this task is daunting, we think we've figured out a way to match these scents with your sensibilities—hint: in involves celebrities—so read on for our takes on these new and notable perfumes!
If you're the sort of girl who loves a fresh fragrance--especially in the spring--you're in luck. L'Eau de Chloe is a light and youthful new interpretation of the brand's signature scent (Chloe Rose), involving a blend of rose water, citrus, and the subtlest hint of patchouli. This "chypre rose" is feminine yet clean, perfect for an unfussy beauty.
Who Would Like It: Reese Witherspooon, Zoe Saldana, and Amanda Seyfried.
Last month Dolce & Gabanna released a six-pack of chic scents called the Velvet Collection. While all should be sniffed, don't miss the androgynous aroma of Velvet Vetiver. Earthy and sweetly masculine, this "woody watery" this fragrance is for individualists, contrarians, and the unfussiest of girls.
Who Would Like It: Alexa Chung, Rooney Mara, and Mary-Kate Olsen.
Femme fatales, if you've been in the market for a new fragrance to compliment your Kiki de Montparnasse lingerie, Givenchy's Dahlia Noir is for you. The first scent developed under Riccardo Tisci's direction, it is unabashedly sensual. This "dusty chypre" is floral and powdery at first, but it also has sultry notes like patchouli and sandalwood that result in a truly captivating finish. Wear this if you want to seduce someone.
Who Would Wear It: Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson, and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld.
When Tom Ford makes a new fragrance, everyone pays attention--and with good reason. He's unquestionably a genius, a fact that is proven yet again by Violet Blonde. It's elegant and classic, but also feels totally unique thanks to a combination of green and citrusy florals--violet leaf paired with rose and mandarin--with earthier, woodsy notes like cedarwood and jasmine. It's undeniably chic and a must-buy.
Who Would Wear It: Natalia Vodianova, Beyonce, and Rachel Zoe.