Beauty obsession of the week: Eau de furniture!
I have been a fan of unisex fragrance since the days of cK One. Though I outgrew it (and tore the ad campaign images down from my bedroom wall) by the time high school came around, it marked the beginning of my dalliance with androgynous scent. From the clean citrus of Creed’s Neroli Sauvage to the leathery powder of Santa Maria Novella’s Melograno, there’s something inherently sexy about a scent made for both sexes.
My latest love is an eau de toilette from the Greek apothecary brand Korres. The sweet, spicy and completely enveloping fragrance is named simply, for its dominant notes: Pepper / Jasmine / Gaiac Wood / Passion Fruit. The exotic musk reminds me of really fancy, well-oiled furniture aboard the Orient Express, or a tea blended from illegal spices and wood chips. It’s the type of aroma that you want to steep yourself in—and that applies whether you’re a man or a woman.
$45, at Korres, 110 Wooster Street, New York, 212.219.0683