DOU­BLE AGENT

ELLE (Canada) - - Beauty -

When per­fumer Anne Flipo de­vel­oped Woman, her first col­lab­o­ra­tion with Amer­i­can de­signer Ralph Lau­ren, she was im­me­di­ately drawn to tuberose. “It’s one of the most fas­ci­nat­ing flow­ers in a per­fumer’s palette,” she says. “It’s fem­i­nine and pow­er­ful and has a lot of sub­tle facets: op­u­lent yet bright, with lu­mi­nous in­flec­tions and a creamy ad­dic­tion.” To tem­per the fra­grance from be­ing too sweet, she topped it with warm san­dal­wood and dark woods and then fin­ished it with a flash of spicy pink pep­per and sparkling green top notes. The grand fi­nale is a cock­tail that feels deca­dent yet light, strad­dling the line be­tween fem­i­nine and mas­cu­line—much like the per­fect RL rid­ing boot.

Ralph Lau­ren Woman Eau de Par­fum Spray ($148 for 100 mL). For de­tails, see Shop­ping Guide.

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