Spring 2009 Beauty Trends: Fragrances Set in Shape

Spring's best scents are chic, modern, and covetable— and that's just the flacon.

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Beauty Inc issue 03/13/2009

Spring’s best scents are chic, modern, and covetable— and that’s just the flacon.

This story first appeared in the March 13, 2009 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

212 On Ice

For a limited time, the designer’s classic scent is available in bottles that reflect the mood of spring. The women’s version, boasting citrus, musk and floral notes like peony and gardenia, is encased in a bright pink and yellow bottle sheathed in a cool ice cube-esque box. $54 (Sephora, sephora.com)

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Taking its architectural cue from Manhattan’s instantly recognizable Flatiron building, this sturdy and sleek smoky gray glass bottle reflects the sharp lines of the iconic landmark. It’s filled with a citrus-spiked spicy wood juice, and even the carton portrays images of the designer’s beloved home city. $65 (Department stores)

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The classic Bond No. 9 star bottle receives a nod to one of New York’s most interesting and creative areas. Tagged with colorful graffiti, this grapefruit, juniper and cedarwood mixture takes inspiration from Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods. $220 (Bond No. 9, Saks, bondno9.com)

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Only the Brave

Throughout the world, a clenched hand can signify many things, from power to pride to victory. With one glance at this innovative bottle, it’s clear that Diesel’s newest men scent, featuring notes of lemon, mandarin, labdanum and amber, is meant to evoke strength and success. $65 (Macy’s, Dilliards,  Diesel, Sephora, diesel-fragrances.com)

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The desgner introduces what is destined to be another scent sensation with this combination of feminine rose, powdery iris and musky amber. The flacon, a collaboration between industrial designer Ross Lovegrove and Rodriguez, is all sharp lines and graceful curves, meant to be reflective of the modern woman who wears Narciso from head to toe. $100 (Saks)

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Kelly Caleche Pure Perfume Rechargeable Jewelled Natural Spray

The small padlock that adorns the iconic and highly coveted Hermès bags gets repurposed as a decorative flacon for the brand’s new fragrance. The juice inside is a blend of heady floral notes like mimosa and tuberose, toughened up with a hint of leather accord. $90 (Hermès, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, hermes.com)

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The Daisy Sticker Edition

Loyal Marc fans will clamor over this limited edition confection. The fruity-floral scent comes in a flacon adorned with its signature girlish daisies (green in this iteration), while inside the carton, an assortment of stickers (daisies, ladybugs and butterflies) complete the whimsical effect.  $57 (Bloomingdale’s, Sephora)

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