Perfume Notes from Abroad

Can you bottle up a beloved destination? Take a trip to the far-flung locales that inspired these superb scents.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Notes from Abroad, in Marie Claire Magazine, November 2011 issue.

Oscar de la Renta Live in Love perfume

Dominican Republic - Lily of the valley -- found in the designer's private garden -- is a central ingredient in Oscar de la Renta Live in Love Eau de Parfum, $98.

Dior Patchouli Imperial perfume

Southeast Asia - Deep notes of patchouli, coriander, and cedar evoke the South Pacific in Christian Dior Patchouli Imperial Eau de Parfum, $225.

Bottega Veneta perfume

Venetian Countryside - A blend of pink peppercorns, oakmoss, and bergamot captures the spirit of the leathermaker's home base outside of Venice. Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum, $95.

By Kilian Incense Oud perfume

The Middle East - Incense and musk are blended with traditional oud (agarwood resin) for a modern Middle East interpretation via By Kilian Incense Oud Eau de Parfum, $425.

Other perfumes mentioned in article include:

Notes from Abroad by Ying Chu, Marie Claire Nov 2011

(Chu, Ying. "Beauty: Notes from Abroad." Marie Claire Nov. 2011: 205-208.)

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