His feminine frocks keep many a chic A-lister permanently atop the Best Dressed Lists, but even if his designs aren't presently within your budget, now you can certainly smell unforgettable - with live in love. Inspired by a passion for life, even the flacon was designed by de la Renta in the same way he conceives of a dress: with craftsmanship & attention paid to every detail. The facets of the glass are meant to represent the different dimensions of a woman's life - as lived in love - from beauty to joy to wonder.
The fragrance itself evokes the classic perfumes, opening with sparkling ginger orchid and bergamot, merged with lush hyacinth, green muguet and galbanum. The heart is redolent with florals like jasmine sambac, orange flower and rose; the dry down an earthy blend of creamy white woods, sensual musk, amber, sandalwood and cedarwood.
"The scent is a reflection of the woman who lives each day with joy, whose life is filled with beauty and inspiration," says Senor de la Renta. "For her, there is no other way to live- she loves life."
Available at OscarDeLaRenta.com.
- Lesley Scott