Desire November/December 2019
Gucci’s first haute perfumery line, The Alchemist’s Garden, reminds one of a laboratory filled with curious jars and mesmerizing scents. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, A Song for the Rose is part of a collection inspired by the art of alchemy and fragrance-making. An expression of absolute femininity, Bulgarian Rose extract is captured in its purest form, just before its harvest in the field. Gucci, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd., S., Las Vegas. 702-369-7333.
Bulgari’s treasured secret of Egypt’s ancient pharaohs shines through the golden, light-green color that is emblematic of life, prosperity and regeneration. Veridia Eau de Parfum is reminiscent of the wealth and splendor of the Byzantine imperial gardens, bathed in mystery and enchantment, as spicy incense unfolds with jasmine, pepper, orange and sage. $332. Bulgari, Shops at Crystals, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd., S., Las Vegas. 702-583-4747.
For the newest limited edition Essences Insensées, Diptyque glorifies the majesty of the Tiare flower that is often found blossoming on the island of Tahiti in a glorious, light-radiating bottle. The fragrance has an airy freshness, like the breeze of the Pacific Ocean, with billowing aromas of exotic flowers. $250. DiptyqueParis.com
Inspired by morning walks in the garden, Lily Aldridge’s Haven is a tropical romance of lychee, Mandarin orange, peony, freesia, while the musk, amber and cedar wood add a profoundly sensual accord. $50. Lilyaldridgeparfums.com
For those who gravitate to the classic scent of musk, Kiehl’s blends it with two intoxicatingly delicious aromas of bergamot nectar and orange blossom for a truly unique mixture that’s a treat to the senses. $42.50. Ulta Beauty, Downtown Summerlin, 2310 Park Centre Drive, Las Vegas. 702-256-3122.
While gents can certainly attest to the fresh-out-of-the-barber-chair scent, ladies, too, surprisingly love those aromas. Maison Margiela found a way to recreate the “At the Barber’s” sensation perfectly in this Replica bottle, inspired by classic apothecary jars. $126. Nordstrom. Fashion Show, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd., S., Las Vegas. 702-862-2525.
Louis Vuitton’s first-ever set of unisex scents, the “Les Colognes” collection includes Cactus Garden, which was made in collaboration with leading perfumer Jacques Cavalier Belletrud and Cali-based artist Alex Israel. It captures the essence of the West Coast with bergamot and lemongrass. $225. Louis Vuitton, Shops at Crystals, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd., S., Las Vegas. 702-262-6189.
The enticing hook of smoking orchid flower leads towards a textured and unisex attraction. AllSaint’s new fragrance, Flora Mortis, highlights notes of incense, vetiver and black pepper which leaves a sensual trail of bergamot, black pepper and cypress that blooms in smoky memory. $79. AllSaints, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd., S., Las Vegas. 702-920-0745.