Perfume High Notes
Perfume High Notes
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
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. @ Chanel.com
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
"A lovely balance of florals and newly cut greens - it's become one of my fall staples."
$112 for 3.3 oz. @ Macy's
Galbanum, cassis, tuberose, jasmine, rangoon creeper, sandalwood, and musk
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"A pretty French-girl floral that, in my mind, will never become outdated.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
Peony, lychee, fressia, rose, magnolia, lily of the valley, amber, and cedarwood
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
Raspberry, plum, pink pepper, pomegranate, patchouli, spicey woods, and frankincense
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
"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
"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
Rosemary, mandarin, amyris, iris, tonka bean absolute, and woods
(Lee, Michelle. "Michelle's Most Wanted: High Notes." Allure Oct. 2019: 12)