Beauty + Style Editor
Scents That Seduce
Beauty secrets of the sexiest fragrances
-Lois Joy Johnson
A sexy summer fragrance calls for a little fling, even if it’s just eye contact or a “WOW you smell fantastic!” from a stranger on the street.
These 7 fragrances will leave you with a conga line of admirers:
1. I fell in love with Vanille Abricot by Comptoir Sud Pacifique ($53, 1.6oz EDT, sephora.com) in 1992 while in St. Bart’s trying to seduce a French photographer on a photo shoot. All the models were wearing it and it seemed like a good idea. It was. When you wear this, rejection is not an option. Try the brand’s new Coco Figue by Comptoir Sud Pacifique ($85, 3.3 oz, comptoirsudpacifique.us), a blend of vanilla, coconut, figs and sugar – or my original. I guarantee it will have your date skipping dessert.
2. Like fizzy cocktails at a Soho bar, Love From New York DKNY ($45 EDP, dknyfragrances.com) is a definite flirty NYC party girl scent. It tickles the nose with sparkly water lily, freesia and a citrus/ berry twist, then leaves a trail of magnolia, white lily and violet, Plus the ultimate independent woman’s role model, The Statue of Liberty, is right on the cap.
3. Marc Jacobs Lola Eau de Parfum ($65 1.7 oz, Bloomingdales.com). If the amazing bottle with gigantic vinyl flower cap doesn’t get your attention, the big, full-on peony scent with sprinkles of ruby red grapefruit and roses will. Smells like you can afford to shop at Barneys and will attract men who do.