You know how you always want to smell like those really fabulous women you meet at stylish soirees? Well, maybe that's just me. Recently, at the launch for Maiyet x Barneys New York Eau de Parfum ($195), the specialty store's latest exclusive designer fragrance, I found the secret. One of said superchic women, Barneys Fashion Director Tomoko Ogura described the new fragrance as smelling like every place you'd want to travel.
She's not off in her description: Maiyet cofounders Paul van Zyl and Kristy Caylor were inspired by the global artisan location where their clothes are constructed when they created the scent with perfumer Ralf Schweiger. Notes include saffron, jasmine, and sandalwood from India (the location of the high-end label's hand-loomers and embroiderers); patchouli from Indonesia (where the brand sources batik work); and myrrh from East Africa (the home of Maiyet's metalworking). You can also expect hints of Italian bergamot, Madagascan vanilla, Haitian vetiver, and American cedar in the spicy-sweet concoction. I can't wait to wear it to my next sophisticated city brunch date.
— Lauren Levinson, beauty editor