Break the Perfume Rules

With this new group of bold blends, it's time to buck tradition and wear fragrances in fun, unexpected ways.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Break the Rules, in InStyle Magazine, March 2013 issue.

Break the Perfume Rules

Spritz Against the Season

Spring is here -- but that doesn't mean you have to stick with light colognes or eau de grass. We love this sophisticated, heady bouquet of jasmine, tuberose, and spicy patchouli.

Valentino Valentina Assoluto perfume
Valentino Valentina Assoluto

Eau de parfum -- $88 for 1.7oz -- chypre

Sport a Man's Scent

Forget labels and judge notes by how they smell on your skin. This Prada creation (with spearmint, sage, and soft lavender) leaves a clean, fresh aroma.

Prada Luna Rossa perfume
Prada Luna Rossa

Eau de toilette -- $82 for 3.4oz -- woody citrus

Wear Two at Once

Spray pulse points with one perfume, then another. Hint: Pairs that share common notes play well together (these Cavalli and Molton Brown juices feature sweet tiare flower).

Roberto Cavalli Just Cavalli perfume
Just Cavalli for Her

Eau de toilette -- $60 for 1.7oz -- floral
Molton Brown Mahina perfume
Molton Brown Mahina

Eau de parfum -- $110 for 1.7oz -- floral

Sleep On It

Consider misting your body with a subtle fragrance before bed, such as this understated vanilla-infused-sandalwood blend. Sweet dreams!

Guerlain Eau de Lingerie perfume
Guerlain Eau de Lingerie

Eau de toilette -- $98 for 4.2oz -- powdery floral

Break the Perfume Rules, InStyle magazine March 2013

("Beauty-Fragrance: Break the Rules!" InStyle Mar. 2013: 446)

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