I only stopped in Saks today to get a new backpack. And then this happened: a quiet artisanal perfumery called Le Labo smack dab in the center corridor caught my nose and just stole my senses away. I’m very picky with my fragrances because I find many of them far too overpowering or artificial smelling. But a whiff of Tubereuse, a woodsy arrangement with hints of vetiver and neroli,  had me falling in love. I told myself that I would wear the scent for a day or two, and if I found myself daydreaming about it, then I would come out and purchase a bottle.


Tubereuse, $240, sold out online, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.