Instant Classic: Fashion Scents

Because no outfit is complete without a luxe designer perfume to match.

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    From the Old to the New

    The allure of designer fragrances can be traced back to the launch of Coco Chanel's famous No. 5 in 1921, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, thanks to the busywork of fashion's finest houses from Saint Laurent to Valentino, such sparkling incarnations have become ubiquitous. This spring, newcomers like Reem Acra, who was inspired by heady amber notes from her native Lebanon, and L'Wren Scott, whose blend is spiked with rock-and-roll-esque absinthe and star anise, join the club with the debut of their namesake perfumes. So spray on: A sartorially inspired scent is a fashion lover's best accessory.

    Actress Amme Francis, 1956.
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