Super Stylish Scents
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 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; avon.com
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; fredericmalle.com
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.; lafco.com. 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; aedes.com
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.; neimanmarcus.com. My Favorite Candle... "Vie Luxe." Vie Luxe St. Moritz scented candle, $50; saksfifthavenue.com
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.; artisanparfumeur.com
Kate Young - Stylist
My Favorite Scent... "Diptyque candles in Baies."
Diptyque Baies Candle, $60; diptyque.com
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 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.)