Fragrance

By Kim Taylor

Burberry corners the London chic fragrance market with its new scent London, and Oscar-winning Rachel Weisz is the perfect new face for this elegant brand. London is a light floral, comprised of Clementine, peony, honeysuckle, English Garden rose, tiare flower, jasmine, musk, Indian sandalwood and patchouli. Find it at Saks Fifth Avenue perfume counters, Sephora stores and www.burberry.com.

Adjust to daylight savings time with Lather’s Aromatherapy kit,, which offers a fresh roll on scent for morning, noon and night. Morning Blend is orange oil, neobee oil, jasmine and ylang oil. A sweet way to start the day, indeed. Noon blend helps you focus with peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, neobee and mint. Inhale deeply! Finally, the Night blend will tuck you in nicely with lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, grapeseed and litsea cubeba. Keep it under your pillow. Find this round-the-clock aromatherapy kit and www.lather.com or call, toll-free, 1-877-6-LATHER.

Perfumi Capri’s Luna Caprese is something you don’t often find on these shores. This is a pretty scent, light as cotton and as fresh as warm, clean laundry. It’s without florals, so it’s breezy, which is ideal for both rain and sun. Luna Caprese’s ethereal quality will prompt you to double-check your wrist periodically just to make sure it’s still there. Did you really put it on, or was it a perfect dream? Go to www.luckyscent.com and make this beloved Italian your own.

Ajne, a distinctive Carmel, CA-based fragrance line that uses only rare and precious oils instead of synthetics and aromachemicals, has two exquisite blends that would be perfect for April’s mellow weather. Sacre Coeur is a fragrant bouquet of soft florals such as rose, jasmine and violet in a smooth vanilla base note, and Verite offers a blend of herbs, lavender, carnation, styrax, liquid amber and soft florals. In a word: nirvana. Ajne’s collection also includes shower gels, soaps, scrubs, bath salts, home fragrance, massage oils and lotion. Visit www.ajneperfume.com and discover a trove of genuine fragrance craftsmanship.

L’eau by Rene is a clean, oakmoss-based scent that is as light and fresh as a cucumber with a hint of endearing sweetness. This is the type of fragrance you could fall in love with simply because it’s so refreshing – like a burst of fresh air just when you need it the most, or a light gale playing off of the ocean. This is another one of Lucky Scent’s global treasures; www.luckyscent.com.

Originally published April 2006
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