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Dolce and Gabbana Fragrance Anthology
Five New Scents
Dolce & Gabbana calls its Fragrance Anthology a collection of five olfactory tarot cards ($65 each; department stores). We spent some time with the deck and divined this important news about your future: It's going to smell spectacular.

From left to right:
  • 1 Le Bateleur (The Magician) will remind you of the rich, sweet scent of hot vapor coming off an angel food cake
  • 3 L'Impératrice (The Empress) has the delicate smell of a pink rose candy, but gets richer and more mellow as you wear it
  • 6 L'Amoureux (The Lovers) conjures a lemon mousse, both tart and sweet
  • 10 La Roue de la Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune) smells like a ripe, sweet plum torte
  • 18 La Lune (The Moon), most elegant of all, is mysterious and pale, the smell of a garden in the cool dark, of slightly chilled flowers, asleep. It's a perfect scent for fall.
— Chandler Burr

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