Stepping Away From Fashion For Some Time, Iconic Fashion Designer Alber Elbaz Returns With His Own House, AZ Factory

“Now, during the pandemic I’m not seeing the pink hats and leopard skirts at the shows, I see sweaters and shirts- these are the women, this is the need, and I designed my first story with zero ego,” says Alber Elbaz…

The mere fact that Alber Elbaz isn’t a size zero has made him aware that collections cannot be made for one body type. Women know this, he gets this and then he creates this. He is a designer that truly has women in his heart and mind when creating collections, or as he rather likes to refer to them as ‘stories.’

Alber

The kind and humble Moroccan-born, but Israel raised fashion designer is a man of this age where he worked hard to

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16 Perfume Brands That Will Always Be Iconic

Any beauty product bearing a French label already feels impossibly chic, but there’s something particularly special about French perfume. Perhaps it’s because a large ratio of history’s most iconic bottles and scents bear Parisian ancestry. (Hello, Chanel!) Or perhaps French perfumers simply have a knack for creating olfactory magic. 

Regardless, we felt it was time to shed light on 16 of the best French perfume brands of all time via the ultimate fragrance capsule. From the aforementioned House of Chanel to additional, less commercialized French perfume labels like Serge Lutens, Frédéric Malle, and Maison Francis Kurkdjian, we’ve curated a feast of French fragrances just waiting to be spritzed, complimented, and placed on top of your vanity. Keep scrolling for 16 of our favorite French perfume brands and the specific bottle we’d recommend from each. 

Chanel

Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum ($105)

Key notes: aldehydes, jasmine, neroli, sandalwood, bourbon

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