Finding A Fragrance

text by Nicole Spellman    photos courtesy of Barneys New York

Looking for your signature scent? Start the spring season on an extra-fresh note by discovering the right fragrance for you. Here at Barneys headquarters, our team has tested the latest perfume launches, and these are the brands they can’t get enough of. Whether you’re fan of floral, spicy, citrusy or muskier aromas, we have something for everyone to try. Read on and add one of these beautiful bottles to your own top shelf.

Jennifer Miles, VP DMM Cosmetics

Potion No. 1, this new scent by Wendy Nichol, is so warm and cozy, plus it smells amazing on the skin. The notes of sandalwood and leather are such a beautiful combination and feel very modern and cool.”

Erica Choi, Art Director

“You can always trust Byredo to introduce the most sophisticated-yet-modern scents, and the new Velvet Haze Eau De Parfum is no exception. With notes of ambrette, coconut water, patchouli, cocoa absolu, and wild musk, it’s fresh and invigorating. I’ve accumulated a collection of Byredo perfumes over the years, and aside from making me smell amazing, the bottles add an incredibly chic touch to any space they are placed in.”

Mirella Siciliano, Cosmetics Buyer

Colonia Pura is a fragrance that’s perfect for a spring day. Crisp air accentuates the scent’s fresh top notes, and then a base of white musk and cedarwood is brought out. While Acqua di Parma created it for the modern man, I find it so fit for the modern woman, too.”

Taylor Gross, Cosmetics Assistant Buyer

“My new scent this season is Ever Always by Boon the Shop. It’s such a beautiful, feminine scent that I want to wear it everywhere, always. The fruity notes of peach and bergamot mix with floral notes of rose and cedarwood, creating an aroma that reminds me of a perfectly sweet, spring afternoon.”

Monica Porostosky, Cosmetics Buyer

“I love all Maison Margiela Replica fragrances, but I found my new go-to with Sailing Day. I just gravitate towards anything with Juniper notes!”

Katherine Pegno, Fragrance Assistant Buyer/ Men’s Treatment and Apothecary

Nuit de Cellophane is the perfect scent for the spring. Consisting of florals, sandalwood, and musk, this fragrance offers a unique combination of notes all in one bottle.”