The mysterious art of fragrance is synonymous with the art of music. For both, the process begins with the selection of notes. In scent, you have base notes, heart notes and top notes. All of these notes blend harmoniously to create symphonies of scent that engage our senses and emotions.
Just as a composer carefully selects individual notes and arranges them into melodies that evoke specific feelings, a perfumer meticulously chooses aromatic ingredients and orchestrates them into harmonious compositions.
We share a timeless and intimate relationship with fragrance. Perfume has long been a symbol of femininity, allure and sophistication. And it is a form of self-expression—a way to convey personality, mood and style without uttering a word. Fragrance is a signature, a unique olfactory fingerprint that sets us apart and leaves a lasting impression.
We’re sharing some of our favorite fragrances that will surely inspire and express your mood and personality. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day! And what better time to spotlight some Black-owned perfume brands while celebrating Black-owned Fragrance Week (BOFW).
Crafted in collaboration with Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, Matchmaker Red Diamond is a sensual blend of jasmine, grapefruit and amber that dances upon the skin, leaving a trail of intrigue and seduction in its wake. With a touch of citrus adding a vibrant twist, Matchmaker Red Diamond exudes an irresistible allure that captivates the senses. The fragrance is as charming and unique as the person who wears it. Irresistibly sexy, the bottle is shaped like a striking, beautiful red diamond.
Fresh, rosy and bright, this is an irresistible combination crafted to evoke the essence of romance. Rouge’s exquisite fragrance harmoniously blends velvety soft rose with clean, sweet oud, creating a symphony of scents that is both alluring and sophisticated. Top notes of litchi offer a burst of freshness while adding a touch of fruity sweetness. The heart notes—damask rose and pink rose—unveil the true beauty of Rouge, while base notes of agarwood meet the soft embrace of white woods, bringing forth a rich and woody base.
This captivating fragrance effortlessly combines the elements and nuances of cheesecake on warm skin—the luscious sweetness of juicy, ripe strawberries with hints of citrus and the creamy richness of the filling and buttery graham cracker crust—creating a truly decadent experience and scent trail.
What started as a fragrance for herself, Rihanna’s signature warm floral scent features key notes of magnolia, musk and Bulgarian rose. These notes unite with tangerine, vanilla, blueberry and hints of coconut, geranium and patchouli to create a blend that expresses itself uniquely on each wearer for a one-of-a-kind scent that is all heart and pure soul. “What began as a garden walk in the global center of perfume became an unapologetic expression of my full and true essence,” says Rihanna. The superfine mist radiates beautifully when applied to the center chest.
Inspired by sun-drenched summers in Italy, this clean, captivating fragrance transports you to the Amalfi Coast, where you relish life’s simple pleasures. With layers of coconut water, sparkling citrus, freesia and vanilla orchid, each spray blooms with a breezy, calming finish. We say, ciao, Italian Summers!
Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori is more than just a fragrance; it’s an enchanting blend of floral and woody accords that celebrates the essence of femininity and the beauty of nature. Building upon the classic Gucci Bloom Accord, Profumo di Fiori introduces a captivating twist that unleashes the irresistible allure of tuberose essence, accompanied by the delicate and intoxicating fragrance of jasmine sambac closed buds and jasmine sambac absolute. The scent is enriched with the lush floral warmth and sweetness of ylang-ylang and rich notes of sandalwood, sun-drenched woody notes and Bloom Accord.