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.
Kids’ Sandals That Sparkle
Kenneth Cole has miniaturized the supremely popular, crunchy-style metallic thong for children ($35 at Harry’s Shoes ; 212-874-2035).
The Smoothest Tequila
Milagro’s Select Barrel Reserve Añejo, aged for three years in oak barrels, is perfect for sipping, with a peppery aftertaste ($100 at Park Avenue Liquors; 212-685-2442).
A Soccer Ball That Improves Your Footwork
The thermal-bonded seams and polyurethane coat on Adidas’s Pelius create a more predictable touch ($130 at Paragon Sporting Goods; 212-255-8036).
A Table for Summer
Grass cloth adds tropical texture to a simple coffee table ($5,900 at Todd Alexander Romano; 212-879-7722).
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A Headband With Personality
Rachel Weissman’s vintage-inspired silk designs inject new life into the typical bland plastic headband ($58 at Henri Bendel; 212-247-1100).