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By Deborah Fulsang and Alexandra Donaldson
The style statements made on the red carpet of the Oscars are endlessly analyzed on all corners of the earth, in every media and social media stream imaginable: What couture labels were worn, what diamonds were donned, what hair wizard styled what goddess of the moment. But when we looked at our favourite leading ladies attending the 2015 Oscars, we couldn’t help but wonder what perfume they chose to meet the paparazzi. So here, for all a top 10 of leading ladies we propose the wish-they-had-worn list of fragrances for the biggest night in Hollywood.
CATE BLANCHETT WORE MAISON MARGIELA
Such confidence and cool. We imagine she’s wearing a man’s fragrance and totally owning it. Dior’s Eau Sauvage perchance?
Christian Dior Eau Sauvage, $68 (50 ml), www.sephora.com
KEIRA KNIGHTLY WORE VALENTINO
Had Keira Knightly stuck with ethereal Valentino and spritzed Valentina Assoluto, with that perfume’s floral, truffle and patchouli notes, the effect would have been romantic with a bit of boho je ne sais quoi.
Valentino Valentina Assoluto, $118 (50 ml), www.nordstrom.com
LADY GAGA WORE ALAIA
Lady Gaga in sparkling white Alaia most undoubtedly should have worn her own Fame fragrance, as her Oscars performance showed the world, once again, that her 15 minutes of celebrity is no where near expired.
Lady Gaga Fame, $59 (50 ml), www.thebay.com
MARGOT ROBBIE WORE SAINT LAURENT
So chic, so black and so timeless in that plunging Saing Laurent gown. To suit: Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere.
Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, $100 (50 ml), www.chanel.com
EMMA STONE WORE ELIE SAAB
In her Roaring Twenties-style frock, Emma Stone would have done well to have dabbed a spritz with perfume pedigree: Something Guerlain would have been divine. Imagine L’Huere Bleue or the iconic Jicky.
Guerlain L’Heure Bleue, $88 (50 ml), www.sephora.com
NAOMI WATTS WORE ARMANI
Naomi Watts in her graphic Armani halter gown is a post-modernist style statement that would have been a good match for the cleanly elegant Carven L’eau de Toilette.
Carven L’eau de Toilette, $90 (50 ml), www.sephora.com
ROSAMUND PIKE IN GIVENCHY
In ravishing, scarlet-hued Givenchy lace, imagine the impact of Rosamund Pike had she also spritzed Tom Ford’s Jasmine Rouge. With that scent’s heady notes of jasmine and spice, it would have been a killer accompaniment.
Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge, $281 (50 ml), www.nordstrom.com
SCARLETT JOHANSSON WORE ATELIER VERSACE
To suit her Green Hornet-meets-Thierry Mugler ensemble, we imagine a scent most unusual and even botanical. Balenciaga Floribotanica would have been an ideal casting job.
Balenciaga Floribotanica, $100 (50 ml), www.sephora.com
SOPHIE HUNTER WORE LANVIN
That red and that joie de vivre calls for a spirited and opinionated scent. Frederic Malle Portrait Of A Lady, that decadent rose-laden oriental, has both the requisite style and the substance to co-star with that one-shoulder number.
Frederic Malle Portrait Of A Lady, $240 (50 ml), www.fredericmalle.com
JENNIFER LOPEZ WORE ELIE SAAB
Jennifer Lopez was the princess of the ball in beaded Elie Saab. We hope she wore something equally spectacular like Narciso Rodriguez’s new Eau de Parfum with all of its glorious flowers and warm musk.
Narciso Rodriguez Eau de Parfum, $106 (50 ml), www.thebay.com