Odes to living fully, these oriental fragrances suggest there’s rarely too much of a good thing.
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01 Fresh Cannabis Rose
Heady and sensual and unabashedly maximalist, with notes of Bulgarian rose, pomegranate flower, sheer jasmine, cannabis, dark chocolate, white musk, patchouli and oolong tea. ($85; Blue Mercury, Fresh, Sephora)
02 Liz Claiborne Curve Connect
A fragrance for the Facebook set, Curve Connect is youthful but deep. Bergamot, tangerine, white juicy lemon and cactus fruit mix with saffron, cinnamon bark, vintage woods, patchouli, Tahitian vanilla and amber crystals. ($52; Boscov’s
03 Thierry Mugler Miroir des Secrets
Leave it to Thierry Mugler to create a sophisticated fragrance as modern as its sculpted bottle. A natural aldehydic note (most are synthetic) is blended with accents of patchouli and musk to create a shimmering, bittersweet effect. ($150; select Saks)
04 Etat Libre D’Orange Rossy De Palma Eau De Protection
A unique scent inspired by and created for the singular Spanish actress Rossy De Palma. Built around the theme of an irreverent rose, its spicy top notes include ginger, Madagascar black pepper and bergamot with a heart of Bulgarian rose and jasmine and base notes of patchouli, incense and cocoa. ($85; Henri Bendel)
05 Baby Phat Kimora Lee Simmons Fabulosity
Kimora Lee Simmons’ celebration of voluptuous living is bling in a bottle. The fruity juice opens with plum, orange blossom and tiger lily, segues into a heart of Chinese osmanthus, coconut milk and purple violet and ends on Tasmanian honey, vanilla, patchouli and amber. ($45; Macy’s)