FASH ON MUSINGS

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Bazaar Fragrance Awards 2016 -

BE ST CHIC S C ENT

Chanel Chance Eau Vive, a re­fresh­ing in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the iconic Chance, was con­cocted by the house’s new nose Olivier Polge. Open­ing boldly with grape­fruit and blood or­ange, this en­er­getic cock­tail is given a fem­i­nine fin­ish with jas­mine, cedar, and iris notes. As al­lur­ing as to­day’s most cov­eted styles, Polge’s de­lec­ta­ble mix in Eau Vive her­alds a new era at Chanel Fra­grances.

BEST COUTURE FRAGRANCE

When Azze­dine Alaïa, iconic Parisian de­signer, de­cided to launch his very own scent af­ter 40 years in fash­ion, he wanted to evoke the sen­su­al­ity of naked skin. The black fla­con of Alaïa Paris, with its golden cap re­sem­bling a tai­lor’s spool of thread, takes pat­terns from his iconic laser-cut and body­con Houpette dress. Based off his child­hood mem­o­ries in Tu­nisia, the scent is brood­ing and nos­tal­gic. An al­most an­i­mal­is­tic note in­ter­min­gles with musk at the base, grow­ing on one’s skin with strik­ing el­e­ments of freesia, peony, and pink pep­per.

MOST STYLISH SCENT

“My Burberry,” de­clares su­per­model Kate Moss, as she, to­gether with Cara Delev­ingne, mes­merise in the cam­paign for the new My Burberry scent. Both icons are dressed in, then un­dress from, the clas­sic Burberry trench­coat—the driv­ing con­cept be­hind the fragrance. The cap of My Burberry re­calls a but­ton from the coat; it’s a nod to the Bri­tish fash­ion house’s sense of tra­di­tion. Fran­cis Kurkd­jian led the project with Christo­pher Bai­ley, cre­at­ing a per­fume that is fem­i­nine and English, like Lon­don af­ter the rain. Notes of sweet peas, gera­nium, and golden quince are un­der­scored by patchouli and berg­amot.

MOST GLAMOROUS FASH­ION FRAGRANCE

Michael Kors Sexy Am­ber ra­di­ates glam­our with an en­tirely golden fla­con and head-turn­ing scent. This is for the mod­ern god­dess, whether she’s loung­ing on the French Riviera or light­ing up a New York night. Jas­mine, san­dal­wood, and am­ber em­anate the warm ef­fer­ves­cence that ac­com­pa­nies the de­sir­able Michael Kors woman as she em­barks on a chic get­away.

Fran­cis Kurkd­jian Michael Kors Sexy Am­ber EDP, RM285 (50ml)

Azze­dine Alaïa, pho­tographed by Pa­trick De­marche­lier

Michael Kors Spring/ Sum­mer ’16

Chanel Chance Eau Vive EDT, RM448 (100ml)

Alaïa Paris EDP, RM485 (100ml)

Burberry My Burberry EDP, RM540 (90ml)

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