Every now and then the world is graced with a truly exceptional fragrance. On the fifth day of the fifth month in 1921 Chanel released the perfume that would change the face of the industry. Chanel no. 5, heavy in aldehydes signified a modern, confident woman in its day, and is still regarded as the world’s first iconic fragrance. 1994 we were taken aback by the salty masculine tone of Calvin Klein’s CK One, reminiscent of the vibes put forth by Chanel no. 5 so long ago. Today, our little blue planet is on the cusp of the next game changing olfactory treat. Derek Lam, an American fashion designer, is releasing a line of exceptional perfumes. The Derek Lam 10 Crosby series contains 10 scents ranging from florals to musks to fruity freshness. With ten choices, there’s a selection for everyone. My personal favorite is called Drunk On Youth. It’s got a light, romantic style with honeysuckle and crisp apple notes. It smells like a better, fresher version of clean. But what’s really new wave about the whole project are the product specs. I’ve bought more than one bottle of perfume that’s only applicable to one situation on a particular evening, or vice versa, bought a whole bottle of something that smelled way better in the store. The other end of the spectrum is when you’ve got a bottle of something you really love and you can’t stop blowing through it. 10 Crosby has eliminated all of those problems.
You can purchase a sampler style set with vials in either .07oz or .25oz sizes. And when you inevitably fall in love with any or all of the scents, you can purchase larger bottles in either 1.7oz or 5.9 oz sizes. Way larger than any other designer perfumes. Now you can wear your favorite scent everyday instead of saving it for special occasions. On top of it all the package design is super modern and will look amazing on any counter, vanity or dresser. Perhaps the best indicator of how luxe a product is, aside from the materials it’s made out of, (which are top of line line by the way) is the weight of the product. How it feels in your hand, and here, Mr. Lam excels. 10 Crosby is nothing short of just that, a perfect 10.
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