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Best Bets

Frédéric Malle Soap. Plus, sparkly sandals for kids, the smoothest tequila, a table for summer...


The Best Bet
As one of the world’s top perfumers, Frédéric Malle could easily spend his career whipping up one surefire sweet concoction after another. Instead, he traffics in dark, complex fragrances like Musc Ravageur and Vétiver Extraordinaire. Now Malle has crossed over to the bathroom with his first line of soaps, sold in a set of three ($70 at Barneys New York; 212-826-8900) that comprises Vétiver, Bigarade, plus one new fragrance, Anterenea. Powerful yet concentrated, the scents have a deep, intense bouquet that will make your next long soak feel much more sophisticated.