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A Bouquet in the Bag - Ladue News: Fashion

A Bouquet in the Bag

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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00 pm

Whether you’re toting a clutch, a satchel or a handbag, sometimes, what matters is what’s inside. From basic rollerballs to a fancy flacons, there’s a fragrance that’s perfect for your purse or pocket.

From left: Command attention with this red leather flacon with gold trim, embossed with the royal coat of arms and gilded insignia of the House of CREED ($175). Fill it with our CREED fragrance of choice, Spring Flower—floral and fruity, it’s perfect for spring! $420 (8.4-oz. flacon), available at Neiman Marcus.

The essence of iris is captured in MARCHESA’s Parfum d’Extase, which balances floral and woody notes to create a fresh and delicate scent. Freesia, young violet and night-blooming jasmine complement the elegance of the iris flower, with ambrox and musks providing the finishing touch. $25 (rollerball), available at Sephora.

TRISH McEVOY’s original No. 9, with notes of sweet blackberries and rich vanilla, powers up the sexy quotient with Amazon lilies, patchouli and amber for an intoxicating and irresistible scent. $25 (pocketable fragrance), available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Considered by various civilizations as ‘the eternal perfume,’ Frangipane’s sweet, calming fragrance is derived from waxy yellow and pink blossoms native to Peru and the West Indies and captured in CHANTECAILLE’s sweet, full and rounded bouquet. The vial’s floral design is inspired by the gardens at a 12th-century palace in Udaipur. $68 (roll-on fragrance), available at Neiman Marcus.

Both subtle and sublime, JO MALONE’s limited-edition Osmanthus Blossom is topped with petitgrain and finishes with cashmere wood, with the white flower at its heart for a delicately exotic scent. $60 (30 ml), available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Celebrate every day with Citron de Vigne from FRESH, inspired by Veuve Clicquot’s vintage La Grande Dame Champagne. Neroli, bitter orange and pink grapefruit combine with Fresh’s pinot noir accord, jasmine tea leaves and lemongrass, plus a base of patchouli, sandalwood and amber. Cheers! $20 (rollerball), available at Sephora and fine department stores.

CALDREA evokes a spa getaway far, far away, with its lineup of light, soothing and wearable scents. No. 2, Tea Olive Lime, is green yet sensual, with citrus steeped in vanilla, orchid and tea. No. 3, Coconut Fig Leaf, is fresh and exotic with hints of violet, clover sandalwood and musk. $18 (.25 ounces), caldera.com.

Roses and black currant evoke a lush garden by water’s edge with DIPTYQUE’s L’Hombre dans l’Eau (the shadow in the water). A memorable scent like no other. $40 (travel spray), diptyqueparis.com.

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