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Each of the 10 scents in de­signer Derek Lam’s fra­grance de­but was in­spired by scenes on the cob­ble­stoned street out­side his for­mer SoHo stu­dio in New York. “I wanted them to feel very true to what I had ex­pe­ri­enced,” he ex­plains. Silent St., com­posed of white musks, cap­tures his im­pres­sion of the city un­der a blan­ket of snow. Look­ing Glass, with notes of Chi­nese magnolia and tonka bean, is an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of a woman’s con­fi­dence when she looks at her­self be­fore a meet­ing or a date. “There’s al­ways an ex­pec­ta­tion that [a] de­signer will even­tu­ally do a sig­na­ture fra­grance,” says Lam, whose col­lec­tion was two years in the mak­ing. “I wanted to do some­thing dif­fer­ent.” Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fra­grance Col­lec­tion ($115 for each 50 mL bot­tle)

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