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Style Spy: Find Your Signature Fragrance


Whether you’re feeling carefree or coy, there is a scent to match your mood. Let Elizabeth Johnson of Houppette in Greenville help you follow your nose.

(All products are available at Houppette’s Greenville location.)


Mood du jour: Nostalgic 

It might be hard to pronounce, but I Profumi di Firenze Vaniglia del Madagascar—a tender fragrance from Italy—will take you back to simpler times, like when you wore Vanilla Fields or spent Sunday afternoons baking cookies in grandma’s kitchen. • $110

Mood du jour: Sexy

Slipping on a little black dress? Creed Love in Black is the perfect accompaniment. The violet, Virginia cedar, iris, clove and rose are seductive, mysterious and spicy. The bottle is also flashy—it’s made of black volcanic sand. • $350

Mood du jour: Flirty and Fun

Do you feel like running through a field of flowers? Or how about donning a flowing dress? Spritz on diptyque’s Geranium Odorata, a floral perfume with notes of bergamot, bourbon geranium, pink peppercorn, Tonka bean, vetiver and cedar. • $98

Mood du jour: Powerful

Worn by Prince William, Princess Kate and members of six presidential families, Creed’s Royal Oud exudes confidence. Oud is extracted from Agarwood trees, a carefully guarded resource that grows only in parts of India. Other notes include lemon, Sicilian bergamot, sandalwood and Tonkin musk. • $540

Mood du jour: Carefree

Feeling effervescent and at ease? Then Bond No. 9 Hudson Yards will keep the good times rolling. This explosively bright fragrance features notes of pink pepper, freesia, lily of the valley, Bulgarian rose, peony and orange blossom. • $330

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