This feminine, romantic eau de parfums's signature note is stephanotis, a flower often called "bridal veil" because it's used traditionally in wedding bouquets. Perfumers used headspace technology to capture the actual scent molecules from the stephanotis blooms that grow in Oscar de la Renta's own country garden.
Serge Lutens' latest scent is this ruby-tinted juice which combines notes of dark red rose with red pepper. Like all of Lutens' fragrances, this one comes with a poetic backstory: a girl from Berlin emerging from ruins more beautiful than before. Wear it to conquer the breakup blues.
This scent featuring notes of lily of the valley, rose, moss, truffle and amber is inspired by Stella's childhood memories of the English countryside: "It makes me think of my Mum. Her nickname from my Dad was L.I.L.Y, Linda I love you." More than 90 percent of its ingredients are derived from natural sources.
$60 (30 ml), $80 (50 ml) and $100 (75 ml) at sephora.com.
Celebrities are prone to slapping their names on any dime-a-dozen fruity floral, but Fergie's first fragrance, Outspoken, garnered buzz for being truly unique. Her latest eau, Viva By Fergie, continues the theme with an unconventional blend of cool herbs, lavender and woody vetiver, which create a feminine-masculine contrast.
Don't let its dark name fool you: Ptale Noir is a light, likable floral with just the slightest hint of an edge (thanks to musk and leather base notes). And like Agent Provocateur's sexy lingerie, the scent makes for a sexy surprise: The collection's moisturizing Luxury Body Elixir features extracts of the "Devil's Eyelashes" plant and Tephrosia Purpurea seeds, both said to be aphrodisiacs.
Created as an alternative to the floral and fruity scents that dominate designer fragrances, Marni's first juice is an eclectic blend of spicy and woody notes with a touch of rose and incense that's as uniquely statement-making as the playful proportions and prints that characterize the label's designs.