While sniffing out spring’s newest scents and comparing notes with colleagues, we were reminded of the power of fragrance to conjure the past or project an image. One woman chooses a cologne because it smells like an old boyfriend’s cigarettes and motorcycle jacket, while another picks a bewitching blend of floral and spice to say to the world she’s mysterious.
We tested these four eau-so-fragrant perfumes (any one of which is so prettily packaged it would boost the beauty of your boudoir) and are offering our totally unscientific recommendations on which Washington power women should try a spritz.
Note to Hillary Clinton: While you’re contemplating future moves, test out Jimmy Choo’s Flash in its disco-ball bottle. The top notes of pink peppercorn infuse the fragrance with energy, while the jasmine and lily notes underneath give it soul. Isn’t that just what a signature scent of a would-be president should project? Flash eau de parfum, 3.3 fluid ounces, $98 at Jimmy Choo, 5481 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, and select area department stores.
A whiff of Jo Malone’s Osmanthus Blossom cologne (available May 1) confirms the Brit
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