Seasonal appropriateness only applies to situations calling for common sense. Sandals in the snow? No, unless you’re not a fan of having toes. That would almost be as insane as coming out with floral fragrances in the winter. Until now, that is, with Gucci‘s launch of a headier eau de parfum version of Flora, its sparkling flower detonation from last spring, conceived by creative director Frida Giannini. $70 for 1.6 oz at Gucci stores.
Also consider the full range of fragrances from Maison Francis Kurkdjian, all of which are based around plants that bear petals instead of just leaves, and launched when everyone else is rolling out the spice. Besides cologne, the scents come in what almost counts as mixed media: a simple leather bracelet that lasts six months (a play on the poison ring), blowing bubbles, incense papers and fabric softener. $18-$195 at Bergdorf Goodman.