Fragrant Fascination

The scent of a woman can set the tone of the day or evening, from boardroom to ballroom. Here we’ve selected the best of the season’s newest and best perfumes to stir up emotions that might be emanate from the back of the ear or a flick of a wrist. 

By Lance Avery Morgan

Clive Christian Perfume Traveller Set is inclusive of three signature fragrances from Clive Christian’s Definitive Collection: ‘X’; rich and Oriental-inspired ‘No. 1’; and fresh and enchanting ‘1872.’ Availabile at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide. $310

Mon Jasmin Noir from Bulgari is a luminous floral-amber scent whose notes melt into warm and enveloping aromas. Available at Nordstron,$102

Thymes Lotus Santal delights with sultry floral notes of cocoa orchid and red lotus swirl through layers of exotic plum wood, patchouli, and spicy touches of clove bud. Available at Tarrytown Pharmacy and Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin and Eggemeyers General Store in San Antonio. $33.

Krigler Splendid Gold 211 is a sumptuous interpretation of the smell of gold and a walk in a Japanese garden during a winter day. Available at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, $165

Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush
is fueled by enchantment and the possibility of love at first sight. Who doesn’t believe in that? Available at specialty stores, $78

Florabotanica by Balenciaga is an experimental rose fragrance whose story takes place in a strange and wonderful garden in which you don’t know whether the flowers are innocent or poisonous. It’s hypnotic. Available at Neiman Marcus, $125

Marc Jacobs DOT is a lush, juicy floral fragrance. Happy and vivacious, it is inspired by his love of polka dots. Available at Neiman Marcus, $89

Beyonce Midnight Heat by Texan Beyonce Knowles is the ultimate evening scent, sensual and enticing with just a hint of mystery with exotic Purple Mokara Orchid at its heart. Available at department stores, $47