Fragrance

By Liz Bekesz

Designer Roberto Cavalli once again proves he knows more than a bit about the wrappings and trappings of the female form. Always one to put a woman in her sensuous best. Cavalli’s eponymous news scent offering, Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum, won’t disappoint. This time, he gets assistance from Louise Turner of Givaudan who composed the sexy spritz-able animal print of a scent; it’s an addictive, ambery floral lit by Pink Peppers, leading to a heart of Orange Blossom Absolute and a captivating tonka bean base. Dare lend some hypnotic animal magnetism to your jungle prowl? Take your cue from the sexy ads starring ferociously feline-eyed stunner Elisa Sednaoui (and a real, possibly more dangerous feline…a tiger.) An embodiment of the Cavalli ideal, Sednaoui never shies away from her charismatic presence, and makes no apologies for what she wants…or for her innate ability to attract it. Find Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum at Macy’s and online at http://www.macys.com.

Counting down the last few weeks until Spring? Let L’Eau de Chloé, the newest addition to the Chloé fragrance collection, temper your impatience with certain grace and ease. This chypre rose created by Michel Almairac of Robertet (who also developed Chloé’s signature city-chic rose scent) seems to be “suffused with pure oxygen.” Maybe it has something to do with the exceptional concentration of distilled rose water used in the scent (it does lend L’Eau de Chloe its rare, refreshing essence). Spirited, airy, and modern – much like fresh-faced Frenchie Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse, who stars in the print campaign – L’Eau de Chloé is a quick study in classic – yet breezy -sophistication. Available at Chloé retailers nationwide starting February 2012.

In a world rife with reminders to keep calm and carry on, simplicity just says “breathe.” Simon Constantine‘s contribution to the movement is a duo of fragrant oils that together make up the Lush Gorilla Fragrance Breath of God, a scent Constantine created after his journey to Tibet. Inhale is the transparent, fruity part of Breath of God; there’s a freshness about it, courtesy of a lemon opening, plus a modern melon note. Exhale is the more intense, wood-smoke base of Breath of God; it’s an intoxicating, mystical blend inspired by incense and reverence, and composed of vetiver, sandalwood, cedar wood, amber, and musk. Appreciate Inhale and Exhale separately, or play with layering the two scents to discover your very own special blend of ahh. Available online exclusively at http://www.lushusa.com.

Originally published March 2012
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