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Smells Like . . . Graffiti?

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Springtime in New York has always been an olfactory awakening, with lilacs blooming, garbage rotting, and, this year, an unprecedented number of fragrance launches. Here are the latest (in their own words).

Perfume
Intrusion by Oscar de la Renta
The Mood
"Suddenly, a positive shockwave transforms the atmosphere. A woman intrudes into a man's world. . . . No person or thing can resist her seduction."
What's in There?
A "luminous lively revelation" of bergamot, nerolie, and Chinese star anise.

Perfume
Sexy Graffiti by Escada
The Mood
An "80's inspired fragrance. . . . The sexiness of Escada and the edginess of graffiti come together."
What's in There?
"A field of wild strawberries . . . and succulent black currants."

Perfume
Vera Wang
The Mood
"To be possessed by a woman but embraced by a man."
What's in There?
"Bulgarian rose, calla lily . . . and precious floral nectar."

Perfume
Sheer Obsession by Calvin Klein
The Mood
"Who hasn't felt passion beyond reason?"
What's in There?
"A warm amber base mingles with incense and musk to leave an impression not soon to be forgotten."

Perfume
Bouquet de la Reine by Floris
The Mood
In honor of the Queen's Golden Jubilee, "for Her Majesty, in all of her fashionably fabulous glory."
What's in There?
"Floral and fruit notes combined with precious woods and mosses."


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