New Innovations in Scent
Nicole Wieder , Editorial Assistant
The world of perfumery features new introductions every season, but these eight releases go beyond scent by offering innovative ways to wear your fragrance. Each product delivers a divine scent that can be worn or used to make any environment more appealing to your senses. These range from candles and gels to flash drives and home décor. If you are looking for new ways to wear your perfume or want your home or office to smell as lovely as you do, check out these new innovations and let us know your new favorites.
Relaxing Ambience: Tackling the sector of scent with a twist on technology, Florame USB Diffuser ($39) delivers a dose of pure essential oil aromatherapy when you plug it in to your computer.
Scented Strands: Just a spritz of the nourishing jojoba oil-infused Serge Normant Avah Eau de Parfum ($60) leaves behind the exotic licorice-amber scent of sensual musk-meets-amber. Use it on your hair (and your body) for the freshest way to elevate your style.
Double Duty: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse ($46) multi-use dry oil can be applied to your face, body and hair all year long. For a flawless finish to your face, mix a drop into your usual foundation and sprinkle a few drops into your bath or mix with your lotion to get smooth, silky skin. You can also spray a little into the palm of your hand and gently tousle through your hair to get a soft, shiny and healthy look.
Long-Lasting Formulation: Perfect for portable perfume application, Elizabeth Grant Perfume Gel ($30) lets you take the signature scent with you wherever you go (with no reason to worry about a glass bottle or rollerball breaking or leaking in your purse). Because of its composition, the unique formula also stays on skin longer so the floral fragrance sticks around.
Multifunctional Art Glass Bottle: Beauty Beyond Form’s bottles ($60) offer vintage inspired, elegant art that helps create a relaxing environment all while rejuvenating your spirit. With multiple ways to disperse your favorite fragrances in your home or office, you can use this piece of art as a candleholder or oil lamp. You can even use as a vase by filling with the water beads and adding your favorite flowers!
On-the-Go Compacts: Presented in an elegant black velvet and pink satin box comes a highly fashionable way to wear your fragrance. Robert Piguet Solid Perfume in Fracas ($75) comes in a sleek, mirrored silver compact that is easy to apply and you can take along with you wherever you go.
Silks and Candles: There are two new things about Bond No. 9’s Manhattan: the Moroccan Jasmine scent and its unusual ways to wear it. Instead of spritzing yourself with perfume, why not hydrate your skin at the same time with this fabulous Body Silk ($115) that evokes the same lingering scent as using the perfume itself? Or try this multiuse candle ($95) that lasts up to 60 hours. These candles come stocked with the best wicks and soy based wax, which can also be used as a solid perfume. Just touch a bit of the wax (when the candle hasn’t been lit and the wax is solid) and apply to enjoy this charming fragrance.
Fragrance Jewelry: Infusing jewelry with scent, Lisa Hoffman created the Fragrance Jewelry collection. Inspired by a pair of gifted Victorian-era earrings, tucked inside the trendy bracelets, earrings and pendants lies a hidden secret—a spherical charm that ensconces fragrance that is slowly released as it comes into contact with air. We especially love these necklaces ($65).