Fragrance

By Nicole Cornella

Whether you have an interview for your dream job, a date with your leading man or a night out with your crew, you want to be sure you look and feel like a million bucks. From hair to make-up to attire, everything has to be perfect, even down to your scent. Look like a million bucks, feel like a million bucks and most importantly, smell like million bucks with these fragrances.

Edgy downtown perfumery, Bond No. 9, is known for mix-mastering the scents of New York City. Using the with legendary artist, Andy Warhol, and the dollar sign as inspiration, Bond No. 9 has fittingly created the rich scent Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York. Packaged in collectible Andy Warhol designer bottles with the almighty dollar sign dripping in neon colors reminiscent of his 1981 series, the genderless fragrance carries a rich and intoxicating aroma. The fragrance hits you with a spicy-citrus aroma of coriander, mandarin and bergamot and then leads into jasmine, rose and plum and finally segues into an oriental base of vanilla, patchouli and amber. Hit your next job interview with your head held high, feeling like a million bucks and smelling like success is a job in New York. The collection is available at all four Bond No. 9 stores and Saks Fifth Avenue and retails for $145-$220, http://www.saksfifthavenue.com.

Every woman in New York City leads multi-faceted lives: the lower east side hipster, downtown business professional, Upper East Side mother of three, or the SoHo trendsetter. La Prairie understands the complexity of the NYC woman and introduces Life Threads: three exquisite new fragrances that speak to the moods of a woman’s life. Available in Silver, Gold or Platinum, every woman can choose their choice of metal that correlates with their lifestyle. What better way to feel like a million bucks than embracing yourself with the luxury “threads” of fragrance that are bold, daring and rich.

Choose Silver for an enchanting floral woody fragrance filled with scents of golden bergamot, Indian jasmine, orange blossom, sandalwood and more. Or drench yourself in liquid Gold with a spicy oriental flare rich in tangerine, coriander, lily of the valley, and patchouli. Take it to the next level with Platinum that is an elegant and edgy floral fragrance vibrant in violet, plum, Persian rose, leather, amber and more. Visit http://www.laprairie.com for more information. Each Life Threads fragrance retails for $125 and is available at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue or Bloomingdale’s.

Hate when you are or running around the city during the work day, or leaving a small bustling restaurant feeling anything but refreshed? It is so difficult to maintain that “fresh” out-the-door feeling when hustling around a busy city. And, it is equally difficult to carry around your favorite fragrance bottle when you have a small clutch or a business tote full of file folders and work essentials. From crazylibellule and the poppies comes Les Garconnes Crazy Sticks: small little solid perfume the size of a lipstick that won’t shatter or break in your purse.

The Les Garconnes Collection is inspired by the women of the roaring 1920′s who changed their world. Les Garconnes translates to “flappers” and invokes the free spirit of the women of those times who feel confident everyday. The collection is feminine and elegant, but also has a masculine feel. Each of the seven fragrance sticks pays homage to the influential women of the time: Hommage a Gabrielle, Pompon Gardenia, Josephine Jonquille, Jeanne Voyage, Chere Louise, Tamara Charleston, Rose a Saigon. Each stick has its own distinct fragrance and a background story that can provoke your own style and confidence that translates to the 21st century. Each crazy stick retails for $18 and is available at Korres/Studio BeautyMix in SoHo or http://www.beautyhabit.com.

Originally published December 2009
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