A Case for Hair Perfume

One of an elite group, Dutch hair stylist extraordinaire Christian Houtenbos has been making tonsorial statements for four decades. His most radical creations are Grace Jones’ flat top and Debbie Harry’s multi-hued mop, not to mention his countless editorials and campaigns. Sort of a neo-spiritualist, he’s all about freeing the hair and even gives free haircuts in Central Park most summers.

Therefore, it’s only fitting that he’s come up with hair perfume, in collaboration with the Swedish scent label Byredo. The new collection is available in the three classic house fragrances — Blanche, Gypsy Water, Bal d’Afrique — to create an invisible shield around the hair fiber, leaving it nourished and subtly aromatic.

Around $43 at Colette