Perfumes are as ever-changing as the L.A. nightlife, which is why the two, for us, are a natural fit. Here are our favorite new female fragrances, and the hottest new spots—as well as some longtime favorite haunts—to show of your newfound signature scent!
THE SCENT: CLIVE CHRISTIAN NOBLE VII COSMOS FLOWER
THE NOTES: This is a beautifully feminine yet complex perfume that lingers in the best way possible. Sweet benzoin and caramel in the base is given a Chypre twist with bitter cocoa, dry amber and a hidden touch of leather, that unfurls as the fragrance warms. The bouquet at the heart wraps around a deep and rich fruity plum accord that fuses with the intensity of ylang-ylang, the sensuality of jasmine, the fruitiness of osmanthus and the chocolatey note of cosmos flower. To replicate the rich chocolatey aroma of the cosmos flower, natural cocoa has been used in the heart, whilst creamy like chocolate, the use of cocoa adds a dark bitter edge to the perfume. A distinct fruit character is also found at the top of the fragrance, while sparkling pink pepper and a touch of fiery rum bring warmth and fun.
WHERE TO WEAR IT: Playing hide and seek with the object of your affection at the new West Hollywood hot spot from EMM Group, Catch LA.
THE SCENT: DIANA VREELAND OUTRAGEOUSLY VIBRANT
THE NOTES: This unique composition balances the luxurious floral elegance of iris with the magnetism of oud for a new take on a classic. The scent opens with crisp accents of violet before developing into a sophisticated heart of iris and lily. The deep smoky facets of the oud accord are complemented with addictive nuances of Turkish rose, tonka and leathery notes to create a hypnotic fragrance experience.
WHERE TO WEAR IT: On a night out at a restaurant as stunning as the always elegant Ms. Vreeland, downtown’s 71Above.
THE SCENT: ELIZABETH AND JAMES NIRVANA BOURBON
THE NOTES: This fragrance from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen is a provocative blend of sultry vanilla bourbon, oakwood, and a hint of tuberose for a bold, oriental-woody scent with intoxicating confidence.
WHERE TO WEAR IT: The Whiskey Room at miro downtown is a perfect fit.
THE SCENT: HANAE MORI PURPLE BUTTERFLY
THE NOTES:Butterfly’s classic blooms are enhanced with mysterious iris, violet and patchouli, creating an addictive fragrance of subtlety and sexiness.
WHERE TO WEAR IT: Wear it while sipping a flight of Vino at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hill’s new wine bar, Vinoteca.
THE SCENT: LOUIS VUITTON TURBULENCES
THE NOTES: This delicate perfume is a heady blend of tuberose, jasmin grandiflorum from Grasse, absolute of jasmine sambac from China and May rose.
WHERE TO WEAR IT: To afternoon tea at the Peninsula Beverly Hills.