Super Stylish Scents

We tracked down 10 top tastemakers and coaxed them into sharing the guiding philosophies of their exquisite taste and the sources behind their impeccable style -- from jeans to jewels, plus all the genius beauty tricks they just can't live without (and think you shouldn't either).

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Inside the Files of the Super Stylish, in InStyle Magazine, October 2011 issue.

Zoe Saldana, actress celebrity perfumes Avon Eternal Magic Enchanted perfume

Zoe Saldana - Actress and Avon spokeswoman
Avon Eternal Magic Enchanted
My Signature Scent... "I never wanted to smell like flowers until I caught a whiff of Eternal Magic Enchanted. It's feminine but not cloying."
Avon Eternal Magic Enchanted, $24;

Vera Wang, fashion designer Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle candles

Vera Wang - Fashion designer
Frederic Malle Candles
I'm Obsessed With... "Frederic Malle candles. I love them during a bath or for dinner parties."
Frederic Malle scented candle in Coffee Society, $95;

Gucci Westman, makeup artist Santa Maria Novella colognes

Gucci Westman - Makeup artist and Revlon global artistic director
Santa Maria Novella Colognes
My Signature Scent... "I layer Santa Maria Novella fragrances in pomegranate and musk for a clean, masculine smell." Santa Maria Novella cologne, $110 each/100 ml.; I'm Obsessed With... "Cire Trudon stink bombs. You crack the vials, and they fill your home with the most divine scents." Cire Trudon Stink Bombs, $41;

Prabal Gurung, fashion design Prada Amber Pour Homme Prada fragrances

Prabal Gurung - Fashion designer
Prada Amber Pour Homme
What's Your Favorite Fragrance... "Prada Amber pour Homme." Prada Amber pour Homme eau de parfum, $75/3.4 oz.; My Favorite Candle... "Vie Luxe." Vie Luxe St. Moritz scented candle, $50;

Pamela Love, jewelry designer La Chasse aux Papillons L'Artisan Parfumeur perfumes

Pamela Love - Jewelry designer
L'Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons
My Signature Scent... "La Chasse aux Papillons is the only perfume that doesn't give my a headache."
La Chasse aux Papillons eau de toilette, $145/100 ml.;

Kate Young, stylist Diptyque Candles Baies

Kate Young - Stylist
Diptyque Candles
My Favorite Scent... "Diptyque candles in Baies."
Diptyque Baies Candle, $60;

Marisa Berenson, model and actress

Marisa Berenson - Model turned Actress, and author of Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures
Spritz Perfume to Leave an Impression. "Fragrances makes me feel dressed and together before I walk out the door. A nose who is now at Guerlain created one for me with a lot of white flowers, and I've worn it for years--it has become my trademark. You know when I've been in a room or in an elevator."

Padma Lakshmi, model and TV host

Padma Lakshmi - Model and host of Bravo's Top Chef
Whats your signature scent? "I buy organic geranium, rose, and neroli essential oils from Neal's Yard Remedies in England, and then I mix them together myself--tinkering them to what I'm feeling that day."

Also featured in the article, but no fragrance favorites: Lauren Hutton, and Coco Rocha.

(Wexler, Sarah Z. "Inside the Files of the Super Stylish." Instyle Oct. 2011: 221-230.)

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