As Oscar de la Renta once coined it perfectly, fragrance is an invisible dress. It’s time to dress appropriately and transition your fragrance wardrobe into fall 2012. This season, we are seeing the release of some of the most exciting and potentially classic scents in recent fragrance years.
Marc Jacobs — Dot
Everything Marc Jacobs touches becomes unforgettable, and his scents aren’t any different. First it was Daisy, a light and fresh scent that continues to be worn year-round and fly off the shelves. Then we had the fruity and flirty Lola collection, a drift from Daisy’s innocence and a dive into bold. Marc Jacobs’ latest creation is Dot, and this is for the spontaneous female.
Chanel — COCO NOIR
Chanel fragrances have come a long way since Marilyn Monroe famously said all she wears to bed is Chanel No. 5. Other classics from the Parisian fashion house include the youthful but romantic Chance and for the more powerful woman, Allure. Now comes a fashion forward fragrance unlike anything Chanel has done before.
Oscar de la Renta — Essential Luxuries
Oscar de la Renta’s fragrances are just as impactful as his fragrance wisdom. When inventing his new line of scents, he wanted to depart from the traditional fragrance-designing ways of other fashion houses. He spent a lifetime of research collecting the inspiration for his six-scent Essential Luxuries fragrance collection.
Lady Gaga — Fame
It comes as no shock (considering who designed it) that this eccentric scent has already been involved in controversy. Lady Gaga’s Fame is the first perfume that is completely black in color but clear when sprayed; she is the first fragrance designer to utilize such technology. Better yet, it’s based off the molecular structures of blood and semen, but it smells absolutely nothing like them. Thanks Gaga. It smells surprisingly incredible.
Price: $55 per bottle of Fame