“There is a renewed focus on fresh botanical notes, such as soothing tea, brisk mint, breezy oceanic, and fruity green rhubarb,” says Jan Moran, creator of Scentsa, a touch-screen program for fragrance and skincare for select Sephora stores, and author of Scent of Triumph (St. Martin’s Griffin, March 2015). “Richer notes of oud wood and leather are also employed in a new contemporary trend of exotic travel-inspired scents, also known as modern tribal fragrances.” But the hero note of the season will keep you smelling like a rose. “Rose reigns supreme as the flower of choice, though this season’s rose is a light hearted composition, often with accents of honey or [powder].”
MORAN’S FOUR STEPS TO FINDING YOUR IDEAL SCENT.
Pick your preferred fragrance family (fresh, floral, spicy, woody).
Sort through options on blotter strips to narrow your choices.
Try samples on your skin only four to five scents at a time.
Let perfume scent develop on skin for 10 to 15 minutes.
Vince Camuto, Bella.
$78 | department stores.
Top: Italian bergamot, peach nectar, pear and lemon ice; Heart: Strawberry flower, nectarine blossoms, jasmine water; Bottom: Solar musk, white amber, sandalwood, blonde woods, caramelized wood.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
La Vie en Rose.
$95 | Nordstrom.
Top: Rose, Jasmine Sambac and Heights orchid; Heart: Mandarin, grapefruit, pink pepper, green tea; Bottom: Patchouli and amber.
Elie Saab Le Parfum Resort.
$98 | fine department stores.
Top: Mandarin, fig; Heart: Jasmine, orange flower, frangipani flower; Bottom: Cedar, amber.
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