Perfume holds much more potential than the promise of a pleasant smell. Research shows that fragrance can improve moods, boost confidence, and conjure special memories associated with the scent.
Whether you’re reminded of the vast lilac fields of a trip to Provence or the sweet notes of your mom’s baking, a fragrance can summon warm thoughts from the past. Woodsy, floral, fresh and fruity – there’s a perfume to fit everyone’s personality.
Here are eight designer fragrances we love:
Chanel N°5 is a timeless scent to have in your fragrance arsenal. Since its creation in 1921, the eau de parfum has enchanted its wearers with its splendid notes of floral and smooth bourbon vanilla. The fragrance’s scent profile features notes of May rose, jasmine, and citrus. One little spritz of Chanel N°5 and you’ll be transported to a secret garden.
Gucci has managed to capture paradise in a bottle. As if you were walking through a field of flowers, Gucci Bloom evokes a sense of peace and authenticity. Tuberose and jasmine combine with Rangoon Creeper – a unique flower discovered in South India that blooms from bright white to deep red. Perfect to be displayed on your vanity, the sleek blush-hued bottle is lacquered to look like porcelain. Swoon.
Who said love potions were a myth? Louis Vuitton’s Spell on You fragrance is a hypnotic scent that exudes romance and sensuality for the empowered woman. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud sought to play with scent in a way that’s both mischievous and passionate. Spell on You’s star is the iris padilla of Florence, an Italian flower that’s complemented by rose and Sambac jasmine. The honeyed acacia flower and rich musk play a tug of war between playfulness and passion.
If you’re looking for a gorgeous perfume bottle to dress up your vanity, Signorina is as chic as they come. Signorina – Italian for “young woman” – is a line of captivating scents that embody the many sides of the Ferragamo woman. The iconic bottles are marked by Salvatore Ferragamo’s signature Vara bow, embellished with three flacons. Signorina Misterioso is dark and mysterious with top notes of blackberry and neroli, middle notes of tuberose and orange blossom, and base notes of black vanilla husk and patchouli. Spritz Signorina Misterioso when the sun goes down to prepare for a magical night on the town.
“Every woman has a feline side and every flower has a hidden animal essence,” says Mathilde Larent, the in-house perfumer at Cartier. La Panthère is one of Laurent’s many sultry and sophisticated scent designs. The fragrance’s gardenia notes blend velvety musk, creating a feminine perfume with an edge. Laurent included the musk to add a wild touch to the scent that captures the ferocity of Cartier’s panther.
Givenchy’s Irresistible eau de parfum is adored by the fashion house’s devotees. The bold scent mixes woodsy, floral and fruity notes in a powerful perfume designed by master perfumers Fanny Bal, Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo. Luscious rose is at the heart of the scent with Virginia cedar wood and musk at its base. Pear and ambrette round the scent out with a sweet, fruity smell. We promise it’s just as alluring as its name suggests.
Be the Queen B of the hive when you try on Jo Malone’s Starlet Mandarin and Honey cologne. The fragrance’s yellow mandarin kindles warmth, anchored by cedrat and star anise. The honey at the heart of the fragrance features a hint of tobacco for a rich surprise that teeters between bold and sweet. With coumarin at its base, the fragrance gives off balsamic oriental notes of Peru balsam and the creaminess of sweet grass.
It’s time to stop and smell the roses … and the rest of the garden. Select your signature fragrance for the season at Aventura Mall. For more information, call 305-935-1110.