Perfect Scents

Perfumer and regular contributor Marlene Stang suggests a few of her favorite fragrances for the upcoming spring months.

Perfumer and regular contributor Marlene Stang suggests a few of her favorite fragrances for the upcoming spring months.

IF perfume oil by Apothia, $58 for 1/3 oz., available at Tabula Rasa Essentials in Manhattan Beach. 310-318-3385, tabularasaessentials.com.  Vibrant and lush, this melding of citrus fruits and white flowers is liquid beauty in a bottle.

Léa eau de parfum by Calypso St. Barth, $135 for 100 ml, available at beautyhabit.com.
The combination of almond, vanilla and musk in this fragrance conjures the undeniably sensual scent of sun-kissed skin after a day at the beach.

Back to Black eau de parfum by Kilian, $225 for 50 ml, available at luckyscent.com.
This intoxicating blend of raspberry, cardamom, cedar and oakmoss is a weapon of seduction that is not to be wielded lightly.
 

Love in White eau de parfum by Creed, $130 for 30 ml, available at Temptress at Plaza El Segundo. 310-647-3467.
Rice husk, jasmine and vanilla are among the notes that also make this airy, refined blend disarmingly exotic.

Perfect Veil eau de parfum by Sarah Horowitz Parfums, $75 for 50 ml, available at Lulu’s in Manhattan Beach. 310-798-4577, lulubee.com.
Fresh, transparent and easy to wear, this cult classic puts a new spin on the “clean” concept with its alluring warmth.

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