5 Pleasant Perfume Happenings
For beauty junkies like us, finding the perfect perfume—much less committing to a single signature scent—is a task of Herculean proportions. And for good reason. Seems like the minute we think we’ve found The One, a newer, crisper, sexier scent comes along. Our solution? Embrace the ever-changing perfume landscape and spritz freely. We’ve sniffed out a few of our favorite options—both old and new—sure to leave you smelling divine. A spray or two of these perfumes, and you’ll make a statement without uttering a syllable.
Arquiste For J.Crew Perfume
The day diehard J.Crew-enthusiasts have been waiting for has finally arrived: The brand that invented the roll-neck sweater has officially infiltrated the fragrance market. The prepster-cool clothing label turned to small-batch perfume house Arquiste to help whip up a duo of potions, No. 57 (warm, woodsy and just a tad spicy), and No. 31 (a happy mix of rose and patchouli).
Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle
The first in Frederic Malle’s series of scents inspired by notable creatives, this unisex sandalwood and vanilla blend is an aromatic interpretation of prolific designer Dries van Noten’s designs.
Leave it to fashion powerhouse Burberry to bring together two generations of top supermodels for one epic ad campaign. Starring Burberry darlings Cara Delevingne and Kate "The Great" Moss, the ads feature dreamy images that perfectly capture the newly launched fragrance’s geranium, golden quince and freesia notes. The best part? Each bottle can be personalized with its new owner’s initials.
Maiyet X Barneys New York
A first for Maiyet, this pretty fragrance is inspired by such sensory treasure troves as India (sandalwood and jasmine), Indonesia (patchouli) and Africa (Namibian Myrrh). Staying true to their philanthropic reputation, Maiyet—in partnership with Barneys—is donating 5% of perfume sales to fair-trade and labor-advocate organization The Kustha Project.
Though not necessarily new to shelves, this collaborative venture between Swedish perfumery Byredo and Parisian creative collective M/M deserves a mention. At first spritz, the smell is distinctly inky, gradually morphing into a pretty blend of patchouli leaf, dark amber and clover.