October 31st, 2016

Classic Scents

I’ve been hunting for a new scent. The WSJ listed five chic women who wear Chanel N°5—perhaps, a classic fragrance is the way to go.

Top image © Vogue Paris


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Gold-tone choker


Huntley shearling and suede double-breasted blazer


Striped ribbed-knit turtleneck sweater


Le Crop mini boot raw edge


Joaquin double-breasted pleated cashmere coat


Cat-eye square-frame sunglasses


Belted wool-twill coat


Leather Charlotte kitten heel knee high boots


Tweed wool-blend single-breasted coat


Mora embroidered cotton shirt


Avery oversized belted two-tone cotton twill trench coat


Knotted sleeve-waist wool sweater

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  • Patou Mille aka Patou 1000. Have worn it for thirty years, never get sick of it. Always gets raves.

    Ruth HarrisOctober 31st, 2016  7:45 AM

  • There’s a new version of No. 5–L’eau–the notes sound lovely.

    JoannawnycOctober 31st, 2016  8:08 AM

  • I want to try the Loewe one…

    disneyrollergirlOctober 31st, 2016  8:14 AM

  • I have loathed Chanel No 5 since the first time I smelled it, one of those uncontrollable reactions to scent that sometimes happens. Perha

    SueMOctober 31st, 2016  9:00 AM

  • Oops, itchy trigger finger.
    Perhaps it’s a blend of your own you’re looking for?

    SueMOctober 31st, 2016  9:02 AM

  • I have tried multiple times to like the scent of Chanel n.5 to no avail but I do love the bottle. My new favorite scent is mens Aqua di Parma Mediterrano, Arancia di Capri.

    karenOctober 31st, 2016  9:18 AM

  • It’s been “my ” classic for years and I’m particularly loving the new version just recently launched. A very modern update and just as lovely and personal to wear.

    LisaOctober 31st, 2016  9:34 AM

  • Did you try the new Hermes fragrance?

    careyOctober 31st, 2016  10:05 AM

  • I did, it’s not for me.

    PrestonOctober 31st, 2016  10:17 AM

  • Everything changes and turns sour on me – I sort of give up.

    KathyOctober 31st, 2016  11:07 AM

  • Have you tried Inflorescence by Byredo at Barneys or Chelsea Flowers by Bond number 9 at Saks? Both are lovely florals. Sometimes I mix them by spraying a little of each! Pamela Taft

    Pamela TaftOctober 31st, 2016  12:47 PM

  • Have you tried Eau du Soir from Sisley Cosmetics Paris? It’s been my go to scent for years. Unique beautiful feminine elegant fragrance….

    CelesteNovember 1st, 2016  5:27 PM

  • I have worn Chanel No 5 for over twenty years. I can’t imagine going out without it.

    Thanks Preston for bringing back a classic. I particularly love that you are showcasing a lot of classics. Your site gets better and better.

    EricaNovember 2nd, 2016  8:09 PM

  • Hermes Eau des Merveilles is signature scent and I get compliments ALL the time. Ive also started wearing Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 and have had people stop me on the street. You can order a sample of it from Luckyscent to see if you like it.

    Jen Z.November 9th, 2016  3:22 PM


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