Fragrance: From Grasse to English Gardens

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The Micallef team

People who appreciate fine fragrance know Grasse, France as the epicenter of exquisite perfume. This month we highlight Ananda Dolce, one of the Collection Ananda fragrances from Parfums M. Micallef in Grasse — as well as a new Jo Malone fragrance, Mimosa & Cardamom, perfect for work and inspired by formal tea in an English Garden.

1418911596_ANANDA DOLCE BOTTLE 100ML

Founded in 1996 in Grasse, the Ateliers M. Micallef line produces distinctive, renowned and artisanal fragrances in beautifully decorated bottles that are a work of art, some delicately bejeweled with crystals and decorated by hand. They can even be personalized for the ultimate in fragrant gifts this holiday season. Like expensive jewelry, M. Micallef perfumes will speak well of you whenever you don them, and grow even lovelier as they settle. Ananda Dolce from the Ananda Collection is a brilliant celebration of the almond trees that flower in Provence in the wintertime, combining almond with white flowers, a hint of peach, warm amber, tonka bean, and white musk. For the men in your life this holiday, order the woody, captivating men’s fragrance Akowa, too. Find it at http://www.mmicallef.com.

mimosa-box

Jo Malone’s latest, Mimosa & Cardamom is light enough for workday use, yet sophisticated enough for evening as well. It combines a honeyed mimosa with the spice of freshly crushed cardamom to present a thoroughly entrancing scent, one that evokes innocence, tea, and spice markets. Extremely sweet, yet anchored by cardamom, it also contains sandalwood, powdered heliotrope, creamed tonka, and Damask rose. This one will surprise you as it settles into your skin, because it develops a lovely richness and sophistication that sparks many a compliment. Available at the brand new Jo Malone London boutique in the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, and at http://www.jomalone.com, http://www.saks.com and http://www.bloomingdales.com.

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Whatever your olfactory palette, you’re certain to find something magnificent from M. Micallef and Jo Malone.

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