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Fall Fragrance: What's Old Is New Again
This season, what's most exciting at the perfume counter is the allure of retro fragrances. Givenchy relaunched two of its 1950s scents: Le De (from the "de" in Hubert de Givenchy) smells of sunlight on hayfields and the textured floral of lilies of the valley; L'Interdit is a marvelous rose and jasmine blend with a depth unparalleled by many newer scents. Others worth revisiting (or meeting for the first time) are Clinique Aromatics Elixir (born: 1971), Chanel No. 22 (1922), and Guerlain Mitsouko (1919). They are all imbued with an ingredient that's impossible to innovate: the glamour of times past.
From left: Guerlain Mitsouko, $107, Saks.com; Chanel N°22, $190, Chanel stores; Clinique Aromatics Elixir, $50, department stores; Givenchy L'Interdit and Le De, $85 each, Sephora.com
— Chandler Burr
Stylist: Marissa Gimeno for Halley Resources