Sweet Summer Perfumes from Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Bond No. 9
Eau, perfume! How we love thee. You have the power to uplift, embolden, and awaken our senses with a simple spritz on our pulse points. Here, we’ve selected three designer creations to share, illustrating not only their layers of fragrance, but also, the emotions they enliven in our hearts and minds. Breathe deep, and discover a new scent for summer.
By Nicole Barley
Photographs by Cayla Zahoran
Styling by Allie Wist
Daisy Eau So Fresh
This energizing eau de toilette embodies the phrase, “fresh as a daisy,” with its top notes of grapefruit, raspberry, pear, and green. Soft and sensuous, fruity and fizzy, Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh bursts with florals (literally — take a look at the blooming cap), including jasmine, wild rose, violet, and apple blossom. The base notes of musk, Virginia cedar, and plum transform a spray from simply sweet to a multifaceted mix of floral and fruit. Wear the clean, light scent to energize and carry you through the work day.
Available at Schiller’s Pharmacy, 2.5 fl. oz./$85.
The limited-edition, extra-large version of Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel thrills us. Provocative, Parisian, and powerful, just like its namesake, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, is this blush-colored eau de parfum. At once bohemian and chic, the seductive scent is layered with bergamot, mandarin, Indonesian patchouli, vetiver, vanilla, and musk, with a center around the two ingredients that are the basis for all Chanel parfums — Jasmin Absolute and May Rose Absolute. Channel your inner lioness (Chanel’s astrological talisman) as you float on a lovely cloud of Coco.
Available at Macy’s at South Hills Village and Nordstrom at Ross Park Mall, 6.8 fl. oz./$195.
Central Park South
Bond No. 9
Blackcurrant buds, clementine, and green ivy spiral elegantly skyward at the top of Bond No. 9’s Central Park South. The spring flower-inspired bouquet then settles into a seductive center of heavy tuberose, acacia, yellow jonquil, jasmine, and orris, the root of the iris flower. Woody notes, including sandalwood and cedar, act as an anchor. The perfumers describe the bottle’s “luscious swirling blossom” as a “stylized fantasy,” the figurative flowers symbolizing the equally bold and bright scent inside. Like the iconic New York City location, the perfume is rich with greenery, and airs of sophisticated high fashion.