SMELL THE ROSES
FROM BEAUTY COUNTERS TO CLOTHING RACKS, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ROMANTIC BLOOM THIS SEASON.
It is no coincidence that roses are cropping up left and right in fragrance. “Pink was a really big trend in ready-towear,” says Roopal Patel, fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue, “so it’s interesting to see that rose as a fragrance was top of mind for a lot of [perfume] labels.” In honor of her parents’ love story, Tory Burch pairs rose with warm patchouli in Love Relentlessly, and Armani’s Sì Rose blends the bloom with sensual base notes like amber, reminiscent of the sultry sheaths seen on Dolce & Gabbana’s spring runway. For an edgier take on the flower, Dior’s Poison Girl boasts bitter orange, and Ex Nihilo’s Devil Tender starts spicy with pink pepper berries. Aerin’s Garden Rose, with green notes of geranium blended with various roses, recalls the sheer, embroidered frocks at Alexander McQueen. .
clockwise from top: Love Relentlessly, Tory Burch
(1.7 oz. for $86). Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver, 303-388-1383; toryburch.com. Devil Tender, Ex Nihilo (50 ml for $225). Saks Fifth Avenue (online exclusive); saks.com. Garden Rose Eau de Cologne, Aerin (6.7 oz. for $165). Cos Bar, 309 S. Galena St., 970-925-6249; cosbar.com. Sì Rose Signature Eau de Parfum, Giorgio Armani (1.7 oz. for $92). Sephora, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver, 303-399-8800; sephora.com. Dior Poison Girl Eau de Toilette, Dior (1.7 oz. for $78). Sephora, see above. runway, top: Alexander McQueen. center and bottom: Dolce & Gabbana.