March 21 marks National Fragrance Day, a day dedicated to the stirring of your senses through perfumes, colognes, and all things olfactory. We catch up with 6 Philadelphians and find out what scents they will be sporting this season.
Dallas Shaw, Fashion Illustrator
"Right now, I can't stop dousing myself in the new Elizabeth and James Nirvana fragrances. Both of them are really unique and very warm, but not so rich and strong that they can't take you into spring. I couldn't choose which one I liked better."
Flora by Gucci ($72 for 1.6 oz; $92 for 2.5 oz.). Nordstrom, 2000 New Jersey 38 #100, Cherry Hill, 856-773-5600
Noelle Zane, Owner of Pure Barre Philadelphia
“I love mixing up my scents daily and am pulled to fragrances that have clean and natural undertones. I usually keep it low-key day-to-day, using coconut oil as my moisturizer, sandalwood essential oil, or Kai. All are light, soft and sweet. When dressing up, I love Flora by Gucci. "
Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum by Tom Ford ($210 for 1.7 oz; $290 for 3.4 oz.). Neiman Marcus, 170 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia, 610-962-6200
Sabir M. Peele, Founder and Creative Director of Men’s Style Pro
“My go-to for nighttime [is Tobacco Vanille Eau Parfum by Tom Ford]. The deep tobacco scent mixed with the vanilla and the fragrance is intoxicating. It reminds me of going to the cigar bar with the strong, smoky notes. "
Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf ($115 for 1.7 oz.; $165 for 3.4 oz.). Nordstrom, 2000 New Jersey 38, Cherry Hill, 856-773-5600
Mary Dougherty, Owner of Nicole Miller Manayunk and Nicole Miller at the Bellevue
“My must have fragrance this season has got to be Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb. This sweet floral explosion is the perfect complement for spring, [and it] leaves me feeling fresh all day.”
Cheryl Ann Wadlington, Style Director of Evoluer Image Consultants, LLC
"For my favorite fragrance, I would have to say [it's] “Agent Provocateur' Eau de Parfum” all the way. Its exotic floral scent of jasmine, French magnolia, and rose oil titillates all the joy and pleasures of my senses, and complements the fearless attitude and perky-chic fashion statement [that] i am going to sport come spring."
Ian Michael Crumm, Lifestyle Blogger/Columnist of IanMichaelCrumm.com
"Changing your fragrance is just as important as changing your clothes. This spring, I'll most likely wear Lacoste Essential. It's a light, citrus scent that lasts all day thanks to the patented Time Release Technology.”
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ELIZABETH AND JAMES (ELIZABETH AND JAMES); NORDSTROM (AGENT PROVOCATEUR, VIKTOR & ROLF, GUCCI); MACY’S (LACOSTE); NEIMAN MARCUS (TOM FORD)