Instant Classic: Fashion Scents

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

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"Actress Amme Francis, 1956."
Because no outfit is complete without a luxe designer perfume to match.
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"Actress Amme Francis, 1956."
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.

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Coach

$92, Coach Love Eau de Parfum; macys.com.

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Guess Girl

$62, Guess Girl Eau de Toilette; guess.com.

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BCBG Max Azria

$55, Bon Chic Eau de Parfum; dillards.com.

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Yves Saint Laurent

$102, Manifesto Eau de Parfum; yslbeautyus.com.

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Chloé

$98, See By Chloé Eau de Parfum; bloomingdales.com.

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Reem Acra

$125, Reem Acra Eau de Parfum; saksfifthavenue.com.

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Valentino

$117, Valentina Assoluto Eau de Parfum; neimanmarcus.com.

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L'Wren Scott

$195, L'Wren Scott for Barneys New York Eau de Parfum; barneys.com.

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Narciso Rodriguez

$104, For Her L'eau Eau de Toilette; saksfifthavenue.com.

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Marni

$105, Marni Eau de Parfum; saksfifthavenue.com.

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Chanel

$230, Les Exclusifs de Chanel 1932; chanel.com.

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Balenciaga

$90, L'Eau Rose Eau de Toilette; nordstrom.com.

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