23. Warm Embrace
Frédéric Malle called on Maurice Roucel to create Dans Tes Bras, which means “in your arms.” The ultrafeminine fragrance aims to imitate the smell of bare skin by blending cashmeran (a synthetic note that smells of musk, wood and resin) with violet for a softly sweet and powdery aroma. $220; barneys.com
24. Lip Service
The scarlet hue of Rock & Republic Cosmetics Noir Lip Gloss in Femme Fatale wears as a sheer cherry that gives puckers a becoming flush of color. $40 (with lip brush); rockandrepubliccosmetics.com
25. Too Hot to Handle
The beauty tools in MAC Adoring Carmine: 4 Face Brushes are about as sexy as makeup applicators get. The travel-size set of fire-engine red brushes includes the indulgently soft and supple contour brush. It’s fabulous for creating the appearance of cheekbones without leaving tell-tale makeup streaks behind. $50 for the set; maccosmetics.com
26. Cult Classic
When Issey Miyake brewed his refreshing lily and lotus– scented L’Eau d’Issey in 1990, he asked Japanese architect Shiro Kuramata to design the bottle. Manufacturing techniques at the time couldn’t realize the architect’s vision, but fortunately things have changed, and the bottle for L’Eau d’Issey Shiro Kuramata Limited Edition Perfumes is fashioned after the late innovator’s original concept. $350; at Saks Fifth Avenue.
27. Floral Arrangement
B de Boucheron Parfum, a more concentrated version of the jewelry house’s B de Boucheron Eau de Parfum, boasts the same bouquet of orange blossom, rose and apricot–scented osmanthus notes. Hints of upscale patchouli, Australian sandalwood and Moroccan cedar keep all those girly flowers in check. $250; at Neiman Marcus.
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