Take note! Spring's hottest runway trends blend perfectly with the season's most intoxicating eaux.
Clockwise from top: Mille Feux, Louis Vuitton (100 ml. for $240). Wynn Las Vegas, 702-650-9007. Turquoise Eau de Parfum, Michael Kors (3.4 oz. for $112). Macy’s, Fashion Show, 702-731-5111. Daisy Dream Kiss Edition, Marc Jacobs (1.7 oz. for $80). Sephora, The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-228-3535. Sole di Positano, Tom Ford (50 ml. for $225). The Shops at Crystals, 702-740-2940. Romance Summer Blossom, Ralph Lauren (100 ml. for $96). The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-734-0030
Gone are the days of committing yourself to a single signature scent. Like your closet—filled with wardrobe basics, but transformed each season with on-trend pieces that ensure your personal style evolves with the times—your fragrances should be a means of self-expression. Each one reflects a day’s particular mood.
“Fragrance and fashion are historically linked,” says legendary perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. “I do believe that one should have a fragrance wardrobe, a mix of ageless classics and fashionable trends.” Kelly St. John, VP of beauty at Neiman Marcus, agrees: “A fragrance wardrobe is expected and encouraged, allowing our customers to select something that fits the day’s inspiration.” It’s only fitting, then, that the season’s strongest fashion looks pair so seamlessly with today’s boldest scents.
Clockwise from top: Gucci Bamboo Limited Edition Eau de Parfum, Gucci (50 ml. for $78). Sephora, The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-228-3535. Magic Dirty Trick Eau de Parfum, Viktor & Rolf (2.5 oz. for $220). Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show, 702-733-8300. Fleur Universelle 1900 Eau de Parfum, Lalique (100 ml. for $300). Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show, 702-731-3636. Tobacco & Mandarin, Jo Malone London (30 ml. for $70). Neiman Marcus, see above. Good Girl, Carolina Herrera (2.7 oz. for $115). Macy’s, Fashion Show, 702-731-5111
From Boss and Salvatore Ferragamo to Tory Burch, power dressing via crisp and sleek suiting was all the rage on spring catwalks. Reinforcing the look of soft fabrications with strong silhouettes are fierce scents that finely balance both sides of the spectrum, such as the opulent, white florals and powerful sandalwood of Gucci Bamboo Limited Edition. Likewise, Good Girl from Carolina Herrera enjoys the irony of a bright jasmine and deep cocoa combo.
Lalique’s Fleur Universelle 1900 is all-around intense with a fiery mix of cinnamon and cardamom, and Jo Malone London’s Bloomsbury Set honors Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, and their fellow English intellectuals with distinctive scents like Tobacco & Mandarin. Viktor & Rolf also pairs vastly different notes with iris and ink in Dirty Trick—a combination, says perfumer Marie Salamagne, that creates “a distinctive and extraordinary depth.”