How to Buy a Perfume For Your Home

Photo credit: Tim Walker Studio
Photo credit: Tim Walker Studio

From Town & Country

Who would deny the allure of a beautifully scented home? Fragrance fanatic Louis XIV commissioned a perfumer to fill his chambers with a different scent every day. Estée Lauder reportedly dabbed Youth-Dew onto lightbulbs with cotton balls. Diana Vreeland injected perfume into pillows with a hypodermic needle. During domestic quarantine this year, we discovered anew ambient aroma’s transformative magic—to soothe anxiety, to transport us to longed-for places, to conjure people we love, to give shape to shapeless days.

We have come a long way from the special occasion candle, sparked only to dress our living rooms, as we would ourselves, for guests (or to conceal eau de dog). Sophisticated environment-­enhancing fragrances are created with the same artistry as the fine parfums we spritz on our wrists. Now they’re desirable decor items as well, with brands improving on, or departing from, the

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This Often-Despised Perfume Is Actually a Fashion-Girl Favorite

Patchouli is probably one of the most misunderstood scents out there. When you hear or think about the fragrance, “earthy” might come to mind (and possibly not in the most positive light) or perhaps you associate it with the hippie era due to its popularity in the ’60s. But patchouli, which is native to tropical regions in Asia, has been used for centuries as an essential oil.

The scent is musky, a little sweet, and spicy all at once. It’s a strong, statement fragrance that’s not exactly for people who want to fly under the radar. And although it’s gotten an iffy rap in the past, that’s definitely changed in recent years. Now, you’ll find patchouli in many “sophisticated” and “chic” fragrances.

And it’s a fashion-girl favorite. We’ve seen it on the vanities of many influencers, and even our own editor in chief, Kat Collings, is a fan. “I

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Handbags, Perfume, Jewelry and More

The Amazon Summer Sale — also known as The Big Style Sale — is here and chock-full of deep discounts and markdowns on our favorite brands!

Although Amazon Prime Day is postponed indefinitely, their Amazon fashion summer sale includes white hot sales and fashion deals from loads of brands that offer a discount of up to 80% off. Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Levi’s, Tumi luggage and Tory Burch are among the retailer brand names that are part of the Amazon Summer Sale.

Love Tory Burch handbags, wallets, and accessories? Good news, the Tory Burch sale is happening right now for the next few hours during the Amazon Summer Sale. Shop the designer’s popular handbags and jewelry on discount — up to 66% off at the sales event.

The brand is known for chic, luxe accessories that feature the designer’s famous logo. If

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Lady Gaga to Front Valentino’s New Perfume

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PARIS — Lady Gaga has landed a new, very fashionable, gig — as the face of Valentino’s upcoming perfume, WWD has learned.

The Voce Viva fragrance, due out in September, was conceived by the Valentino fashion house’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and the Valentino Beauty team at L’Oréal.

“Lady Gaga means freedom, self-consciousness, pure heart,” Piccioli said in a statement. “Her participation in this campaign elevates the symbolic power of the project to the highest level.

“She is the icon of a generation,” he continued, of the only artist ever to win in the same year an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA and Golden Globe, for her work in the film “A Star Is Born.” “Her message of freedom, passion for art, self-consciousness and equality is the same [as what] our Valentino community stands for.”

Lady Gaga said: “Be yourself, love who you

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