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A moveable feast, with sweet, savory, citrus and everything in between, this season’s gourmand fragrances represent a cornucopia of options.
This story first appeared in the September 12, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
A unisex scent epitomizing the essence of Italian warmth and nobility, Tuscan Soul has citrusy notes of bergamot and petit grain, a heart of magnolia and orange blossoms and a base of two Italian classics, iris and fig. A designer for the bella figura set, Ferragamo captures Tuscan style in a bottle. $105, Neiman Marcus, Ferragamo.
Viva La Juicy
Never known for being demure, Juicy Couture has a new fragrance that’s all about rococo sweetness—and comes, of course, in a flacon hung with a gilded crest. Inside, the scent of wild berries, mandarins, honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine blend with amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and praline. $85, department stores.
Sweet Lime and Cedar
Thai cuisine, with its expertly balanced scents and flavors, inspired Jo Malone’s newest. In addition to its namesake ingredients, the mouthwatering Siamese blend includes Kaffir lime, blood orange, pomelo, passion fruit, jasmine, ylangylang, coconut and tamarind. $95, Bergdorf Goodman, Jo Malone, Neiman Marcus, Saks.
Let Them Eat Cake
This nostalgic blend mixes sugar cane, coconut milk, vanilla orchid and white musk. Packaged in a simple bottle with vintage-style fonts, this is the scent to reach for when you’re looking for old-fashioned sweetness. $28, anthropologie.com.
Playful and sweet, this scent is nearly edible, full of pear, apricot nectar, red fruits, toasted almonds, vanilla and caramel. Like its flirtatious muse, Fancy is unabashedly feminine, too, thanks to gardenia, jasmine, sandalwood and amber. $59, department stores.