Clear Perfumes with Complex Notes

In the December issue of Allure magazine, senior beauty editor, Jessica Chia, takes note of three new transparent fragrances housing complex scents.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Taking Notes - Clear Winners, in Allure Magazine, December 2016 issue.

Jessica Chia - Allure Senior Beauty Editor

Taking Notes - Clear Winners

"These see-through perfume may seem like odes to simplicity. But look past their transparency and you'll find plenty of complexity, inside and out: lattice-patterned glass; a decanter with both sloping curves and sharp angles; a vitrified, hyperpolished stirrup. ... These scents capture light and cast shadows. And, fittingly, smell like beautiful studies in contrast."
-- Jessica Chia, Senior Beauty Editor Allure | Read more @

Galop d'Hermes Perfume
HERMES Galop d'Hermès Perfume

The smoky Galop d'Hermes sprinkles rose with saffron, then wraps them in a taut leather note. (Perfumer: Christine Nagel)

Galop d'Hermes - Leather Floral, 1.6 oz. / $210,
Notes - Rose, leather, saffron, quince

Alaia Blanche Fragrance
ALAIA Blanche Eau de Parfum

Alaia Blanche dips heliotrope into a pool of almond and vanilla absolute. (Perfumer: Marie Salamagne)

Alaia Eau de Parfum Blanche - Floral Musk, 1.7 oz. / $120,
Notes - Almonds, heliotrope, musk, vanilla

Eric Buterbaugh Kingston Osmanthus

Eric Buterbaugh's EB Florals Kingston Osmanthus roots sparkling violet leaves and jasmine petals with deep musk. (Perfumer: Alberto Morillas)

EB Florals Kingston Osmanthus - Floral, 3.3 oz. / $395,
Top notes - Violet leaf, jasmine
Heart notes - Osmanthus, orange blossom, rose
Base notes - Sandalwood, iris, woods, musk

(Chia, Jessica. "Taking Notes - Clear Winners." Allure Dec. 2016: 53)

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