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Scents of style

Late last year it was announced that Marc Jacobs--a big name in the international world of high fashion--would be moonlighting for Waterford crystal. The collaboration arrived on the heels of a burgeoning movement--one that establishes itself as a response to the array of artists, designers, brands and labels who've joined forces to promote both a collective brand recognition and evolvement of styles.

Taking his success into consideration, it seemed fitting that Jacobs accept this role, a position that marries the classic and traditional sensibilities behind Waterford with his own eclectic and modernized tastes. The line, which speaks of a regal juxtaposition, features thick colored glass, vintage-inspired stemware, bold, vibrant china and smart, textured vases--all in an array of shapes and sizes. It is, to say the least, an incredibly chic line.

Which is why it's no surprise that WWD just revealed that Jacobs is now delving into the world of home fragrances. His limited edition--part of a partnership with Coty Prestige--will be unveiled this September to a welcoming audience. And you better believe this carefully selected line will be sure to dazzle any hostess this side of Midtown with it's recognizable cache and smart packaging.

Alas, where one succeeds others shall go. In a move similar to Coty, Crabtree and Evelyn--the British home apothecary which opened its doors in 1973--has partnered with style arbiter India Hicks on Island Living, a collection of fragrances inspired by her travels. One of the first companies to support the natural wellness movement, Crabtree and Evelyn has continued their tasteful approach with the inclusion of this conscious collection. Boasting botanical oils, seaweed extracts and homegrown ingredients like honey and avocado, the line is a surefire winner with today's eco-conscious, organically green consumer.

A final mention goes out to Jonathan Adler, a name synonymous with interior style. Known for his porcelain pieces, furniture and fabrics, Adler is bringing scents to the forefront with his nature-inspired candles. The ingredients are bold and masculine, while the packaging is as chic as the names...Big Sur Forest and Palm Beach Sunshine.

By Taryn Bickley

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