Smells Like Fashion

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Hello, luxury! Narciso Rodriguez is launching a limited-edition pair of fragrances tomorrow at Saks Fifth Avenue. The pair, according to the company, "captures an eloquent fusion of fashion and fragrance." One, called For Her In Color, emulates "intense mystery and passion." It has notes of amber accentuated with hints of vanilla. The other, Essence In Color -- which we tried -- is all about "luminosity." It too has notes of amber, along with sensual musk and feminine incense. It's super rich, and a touch masculine -- in the best sort of way. Definitely worth at least a test spray at the counter ... The perfumes retail for $84 (1.6 oz.) and $108 (3.3 oz.).

--Kristy Eckert