Hotel Fine Fragrances

The latest trend of high-end hotel fragrances.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, One Fine Spray, in Marie Claire Magazine, October 2015 issue.

Joy Hernon

Hotel Scents - Smells of Success

"Forget pillow menus and logo-ed robes -- fine fragrances are the new hotel must-haves. Air fresheners may not be a novel concept, but for hotels hoping to lure chic jet-setters, and industrial-size plug-in isn't going to cut it. Instead, some top properties are commissioning perfumers to create fine fragrances that smell just as amazing on the skin as they do wafting through the lobby ... Wanderlust never smelled so good."
-- Joy Hernon, Assistan Beauty Editor Marie Claire | Read the full article

Hoteliers are using their own perfumes and candles so that guests can take a sensory reminder home...

D.S. and Durga El Cosmico Perfume

D.S. & Durga El Cosmico

D.S. & Durga's El Cosmico Eau de Parfum is a woodsy blend of oak, mesquite, and pinon pine created for El Cosmico, and unexpectedly chic campground in the artistic mecca of Marfa, Texas.

D.S. & DURGA's El Cosmico Eau de Parfum ($150;
Notes -- pepper, sumac, creosote, pinyon pine, oak, mesquite, desert air accord

Eau d'Italie Fragrance

Eau d'Italie

Eau d'Italie Eau de Toilette - the signature scent of Le Sirenuse in Positano, Italy - transports you the the Amalfi Coast with a seductive mix of bergamot, amber, and tuberose.

Eau d'Italie Eau de Toilette ($140;
Notes -- bergamot, blackcurrant byds, sweet yellow clover, musk, incense

Arquiste St. Regis Candle

Arquiste St. Regis

In developing Caroline's Four Hundred Candle by Arquiste for the St. Regis brand, perfumer Carlos Huber used a bright fusion of apple and cherry blossom to evoke the lavish parties thrown by socialite Caroline Astor, whose son founded the original NYC hotel.

Arquiste St. Regis Caroline's Four Hundred Candle ($80;
Notes -- American Beauty roses, hyacinth, white lily, greens, quince, apple blossom, cherry blossom

Hotel Le Bristol Paris Candle

Le Bristol Paris Candle

The warm cedar and sandalwood notes of Hotel Le Bristol Paris Candle reflect the sophisticated decor of this quintessential Parisian luxury property.

Hotel Le Bristol Paris Candle ($33;
Candle & Home Spray -- fresh woody scent to reflect the hotel gardens created in 2008 by head perfumer Jean-Michel Duriez of Maison Jean Patou

Fragrance Files - One Fine Spray Marie Claire Oct 2015

(Hernon, Joy. "Fragrance Files: One Fine Spray." Marie Claire Oct. 2015: 214)

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