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Perhaps the most visceral of our five senses, smell has the power to transport us to some of our most beloved memories and remind us of where we’ve come from. So what makes the perfect fragrance? In my opinion, the ideal scent has one and only one requirement: that it can be worn any time of the year. These 6 gender-neutral fragrances are re-establishing how a parfum can amplify personality and remain relevant in any season.
One of the most recognizable scents in passing, Santal 33 by Le Labo has become a household name across the globe. The fragrance embodies the nostalgic aroma of a lingering Marlboro with a familiar sandalwood finish. Americana has never smelled so fashionable. (Available in the Twin Cities at Nordstrom at Mall of America.)
Tantrum by current It brand Boy Smells is a scent that shatters expectations with its explosive green notes and splintering textures of cedarwood and vetiver. This fragrance is not afraid to be heard and is ideal for anyone aiming to shake things up.
Aēsop’s impressive suite of products has established it as one of the top wellness brands on the market. Its Rōzu fragrance conveys the full life cycle of the rose and is inspired by the iconic works of modernist designer Charlotte Perriand. Très chic is an understatement.
The goal of every Byredo fragrance is to translate memories and emotions into living experiences. One of the brand’s signature scents, Mojave Ghost allows the raw spirit of the desert to linger on the skin. Mojave Ghost is the perfect companion for wanderlust and a reminder that not all who wander are lost.
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer launched Henry Rose to prove you don’t need to sacrifice sophistication for safety when it comes to fragrance. Windows Down is the perfect marriage of citrus and soft deep flavors like earl gray tea that together form a distinct floral finish. It’s ready to bring a redefined freshness to the forefront.
During the 1960s, patchouli was taking over the world. Diptyque’s award-winning Tempo pays tribute to the era by layering both elegant and woodsy notes to create a superb scent that feels as recognizable and timeless as it did during its heyday. Finding your groove is easy with Tempo.