Obsession = luxury fragrance

Yes... I can describe myself “fragrance obsessive”!!! I am always looking for new scents. 

My most recent find: Ellis Brooklyn.

With her new scented body line, Bee Shapiro has payed attenyion to details. The line of scented lotions is paraben free and phthalate-free. To design the “98 percent natural” scents, Shapiro enlisted Jerome Epinette, the master perfumer behind Byredo’s cult fragrances.

(Photos: Ellis Brooklyn)

Instead of a traditional spray, all of Ellis’ fragrances come in the form of body milks. The result: The scent absorbs better and stays on your skin longer. “In the end, it was a very personal decision, because that’s how I use fragrance,” she says.

The collection began with just two fragrances: Verb, a bright mix of bergamot and green notes and Pseudonym, a warm, complex combination of fig and earthy sandalwood and tonka bean. Fable, an elegant orange blossom and petitgrain mix, and Raven, a sexy patchouli and peony blend. 

Each is inspired by a classic piece of literature from authors such as Edgar Allen Poe and Ernest Hemingway and contains hints of fig, mandarin and rhubarb. They are bound to become an autunmal favourite.

Up next?  candles. 

For now, you can find her body milks online at Net-a-Porter.com or visit ellisbrooklyn.com