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Top per­fumers re­veal the fra­grances they can’t live with­out.

The only fra­grance I’ve worn so much that I’ve emp­tied one bot­tle af­ter an­other is Les In­fu­sions De Prada Iris. You have to smell it to un­der­stand it. The dif­fu­sion of it is po­lite and subtle. It’s very poetic in the way it sur­rounds a per­son, so you smell it eas­ily, but it’s never in your face. It’s el­e­gant, like a ten­der veil. And then there’s the lovely bal­ance be­tween fresh­ness, wood­i­ness and iris notes. It’s the fra­grance that, if I meet some­one who isn’t wear­ing per­fume, I might say, “Oh, you should try this one.”

There’s no cliché to this fra­grance. It’s dif­fer­ent, yet time­less. It has a qual­ity of mem­ory to it. I’ve had a lot of peo­ple write to me about the fra­grance and they’ve all ex­pressed the same ideas – that it’s the smell of mem­o­ries. That is beau­ti­ful, be­cause we don’t have the same mem­o­ries. Yet it some­how re­minds you of things you love.

MORE IRIS-BASED SCENTS: 1. Tif­fany & Co. Eau De Par­fum, $165 for 50ml, TIF­FANY & CO., 1800 812 663 2. 1988, $299 for 100ml, FLORIS LON­DON, agencede­par­fum.com.au


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