Perfume High Notes

Michelle Lee, Allure Editor in Chief

Allure Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Lee gives us a rundown of her Most Wanted fragrances in October's coveted "Best of Beauty" issue.

Excerpts from the fragrance editorial, High Notes, in Allure Magazine October 2019.

"I have more fragrances that I can county, but these favorites take me through every season." --Michelle Lee

HIGH Notes

Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel Le Voyage Fragrances

Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel Le Voyage

"Fresh notes and citrus will always float my boat. Chanel is releasing a convenient set with three travel-size fragrances inspired by Deauville, Venice, and Biarritz. Perfectly dreamy."
$240 for the set, each 1.7 oz. @

Floral Citrus Greens
Paris-Biarritz - Lily of the valley and mandarin
Paris-Deauville - Basil and mandarin
Paris-Venise - Neroli and an oriental accord

Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori

Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori

"A lovely balance of florals and newly cut greens - it's become one of my fall staples."
$112 for 3.3 oz. @ Macy's

Floral Green
Galbanum, cassis, tuberose, jasmine, rangoon creeper, sandalwood, and musk

Chloe Eau de Parfum

Chloe Eau de Parfum

"A pretty French-girl floral that, in my mind, will never become outdated. This eau has been a go-to in my regular rotation for nearly a decade - and won an Allure Best of Beauty last year."
$105 for 1.7 oz. @ Sephora

Powdery Floral
Peony, lychee, fressia, rose, magnolia, lily of the valley, amber, and cedarwood

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne

Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir

"I typically shy away from spicy fragrances, but this warm, fruity yet exotic cologneis so pleasing, either worn solo or layered with a cleaner scent."
$140 for 3.4 oz. @ Neiman Marcus

Fruity Spicey
Raspberry, plum, pink pepper, pomegranate, patchouli, spicey woods, and frankincense

Le Labo Bergamote 22 Perfume

Le Labo Bergamote 22

"Light and woody with a bright dash of grapefruit, this is a true contender for my favorite fragrance ever."
$189 for 1.7 oz. @ Saks Fifth Avenue

Bergamot, petit grain, grapefruit, amber, musk, and vetiver

Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit Fragrance

Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit

"Remember what I said about fresh and citrus? This is it, condensed into one vibrant spritz."
$90 for 3.4 oz. @ Sephora

Lemon, orange, grapefruit, bergamot, lotus flower, jasmine, rhubarb, and musk

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme

"Ignore the gender labels: This sophisticated scent with notes of rosemary and mandarin is a charmer on everyone."
$215 for 2.4 oz @ Bloomingdale's

Woody Aromatic
Rosemary, mandarin, amyris, iris, tonka bean absolute, and woods

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Allure High Notes Perfume editorial

(Lee, Michelle. "Michelle's Most Wanted: High Notes." Allure Oct. 2019: 12)

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