On Thursday afternoon, I pulled on my leather gloves and ventured into the New York cold, on a mission to get to know the newest scent from super-chic Parisian brand, Juliette Has a Gun: Anyway. Paul’s Baby Grand in the TriBeCa Grand Hotel set the scene as Romano Ricci—he’s the grandson of L’air Du Temps perfumes’ Robert Ricci and Nina Ricci’s great-grandson—told me his inspiration for his latest creation.
“For once, I was searching for simplicity… a perfume that was neither too sophisticated nor overly imposing,” Ricci said. “Something delicious that you’d want to wear all day long.” And that won’t be hard, considering that the fragrance is equal parts girly and sexy, yet fun, thanks to the blend of musks, woods, and citrus notes. In short, it’s the scent equivalent of what I hope my personal style is. Just to be clear, I asked Ricci, what the outfit equivalent would be and he answered, “It’s absurd—don’t take yourself to seriously.” Just as I figured, Anyway, is about expressing however you feel in the moment.
The Poplin Long-Sleeve Collar, available at Everlane for $55
Joseph Doll Strech-Jersey Dress, available at Net-a-Porter for $495
Alexander McQueen Velvet Bowtie in Petroleum Blue, available at Zappos Couture for $130
Navy Gothic Look Lace Tights, available at Topshop for $20
Collection Eloise Haircalf Bootie in Dark Charcoal, available at Ralph Lauren for $695
Dolce & Gabanna Classic Cream Lipstick in Smeraldo, available at Sephora for $36