By Allison O'Rourke

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St. Patrick’s Day is the one day a year when rivers run green, beer flows freely, and no matter what your last name is- everyone is Irish. Don’t have any clovers in your cap? Not to worry, here are some fragrances that will grant you “the luck of the Irish” forever! Well, for at least one day anyway.

Lucky Luxury
Silver Rain from La Prairie is quite simply a slice of pure, alpine heaven. Designed for those who treasure rare and exotic ingredients, a combination of essential oils create perfect drops infused with notes of green apple, coriander, juicy plum, and smoky jasmine. Moroccan rose petal, heady magnolia mix with a warm base of tonka bean, patchouli leaves, and heliotrope flower. The elegantly designed bottle shaped like a silver rain drop is an ultra chic accessory for the boudoir as any I’ve ever seen.

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Lucky Attitude
Happiness in a bottle? Yes, don’t worry, be happy- literally with the new fragrance, Smiley from Arthes. Created with psycho-tonic micro-nutrients like theobromine and phenylethylamine to induce a feeling of happiness and euphoria, the unisex scent smells of cocoa, praline, and just a hint of orange. The warm, sweet aroma has a solid base blending patchouli and myrrh and brought a smile to my face with just one spritz.

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Lucky Prep
From professional prep-sters, Lacoste comes Inspiration, a fresh floral scent, with top notes of peppercorn, pomegranate, and mandarin. The oriental heart boasts peony, jasmine, and tuberose, while the sensual base oozes sex with notes of musk, vanilla, sandalwood, and iris.

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Lucky New York
Channeling the New York city vibe has long been a passion for fragrance house Bond No.9. With their latest scent, Bryant Park, inspired by the midtown locale and site of New York City Fashion Week, they have once again succeeded in capturing a scene in olfactory sense. Notes of patchouli, lily, rhubarb, and amber lend a warm feeling to the scent, while rose, pepper, and raspberry add a bit of a kick. Just like the bustling midtown streets of New York, Bryant Park never slows down.

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Originally published March 2007



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