FRAGRANCE FAMILY: CHYPRE
Housed in a pink porcelain egg-shaped flacon that sits in the hand just-so, Agent Provocateur’s signature scent is just as you might imagine it to be, from the legendary lingerie name: deeply sexy and provocative.
Designed for the brand by Azzi Glasser, in collaboration with nose Christian Provenzano, it epitomises the brand from start to finish. Bold, seductive, alluring and – being one of few floral-Chypres of the time – pretty groundbreaking.
The innocence of the rose – garlanded by gardenia, magnolia and jasmine in the heart – is juxtaposed with an intense animalic base. Surrounded by rich aromatic saffron, vetiver and cedar it whispers of old Hollywood, of starlets with sultry cigarettes hanging from their lips. A smoky, rosy haze in a dimly-lit bar. Lace slips and low lighting. (Now all you’ll need is the suspenders to match.)
Agent Provocateur Signature, from £36 for 30ml eau de parfum
Buy it at House of Fraser