Deborah Fulsang shares her top fragrance picks for the month.…
A killer bottle convinces many to try a new fragrance. At least once. Ed Hardy’s new Skulls & Roses scents, for him and her, seduce—especially fans of Hardy’s Sixties-era tattoo art—with their matte black and white skull flasks. (Their design is based on Hardy’s famous and trademarked Skulls & Roses tattoo.)
Inside the sinister vessels come likable spritzes. (Alas, with the packaging, we were hoping for a little more darkness.)
For the women’s scent, perfumer Marypierre Julien mixes a fruity-floral concoction: strawberry with grapefruit, honeysuckle, magnolia and daisy combine with violet leaves. The finish: with caramel, vanilla and white musk. Sweet and easy-to-wear.
The men’s scent, a more interesting and nuanced recipe crafted by perfumer Adriana Medina, is a fresh ozonic with notes of bergamot, cardamom, violet, lavandin and geranium; with amber, sandalwood, moss and musk at the base.
These fragrances might also make for great Halloween décor too. (Just saying.)