Stella’s love of perfume and patterns

Stella’s love of perfume and patterns

We buy fragrance for so many reasons: the scent, the history, the romance, the brand and the package.

If y0u’re a collector with a passion for beautiful bottles add Stella McCartney’s 2012 edition of The Print Collection to your love-it-need it-want-it list. And if you also have one or two perfume appreciators on your holiday shopping list, consider buying all three flasks in this offering.

Each 30-ml flacon in the trio comes in a striking geometric pattern that looks inspired by ornate ceramic tiles. Aesthetes with a love of décor and Mediterranean or Middle Eastern destinations will swoon—they’ll be building dressing-table still-life vignettes based around these fragrant objets.

If you intuit that those same sophisticates would enjoy this designer’s namesake rose floral spritz (which brings together notes of the grand bloom with mandarin, amber and peony) you’ll win extra points for your most thoughtful gift giving gesture.
—By Deborah Fulsang

Stella by Stella McCartney The Print Collection EDP, $52 (30 ml) each,

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Deborah Fulsang has spent the last two decades as a journalist covering news and trends in the worlds of style—in fashion and beauty, design and décor, food and entertaining. Her long-held love of fragrance led her to launch The Whale & The Rose, a destination for all things perfume-related. Now, when she indulges in a crazy-expensive bottle of fragrance, she can do so guilt-free. Well almost. It’s all in the name of research after all.