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A Luxury Perfume Worthy of an Icon: Diana Vreeland Full Gallop Eau de Parfum

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* Created by master perfumer Carlos Benaim
* A rich musk with notes of heliotrope, orris and Moroccan jasmine
* Lavishly bottled in a lavender glass falcon with lavender tassel

Though it’s been almost 28 years since her death, Diana Vreeland still remains one of fashion’s most memorable characters. A true icon, the former editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue was — and still is — famous for her incredible imagination, exacting personal style and directives on everything from color to shoe shines. Bringing a tangible vision to her legacy is grandson Alexander Vreeland, who launched Diana Vreeland Parfums in 2014 with a debut collection of five fragrances. The line has grown to include candles and body lotions while offering new scents every year since.

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Inspired by DV’s love of dance, Full Gallop is the latest to join the lineup. Master nose Carlos Benaim has translated her frequent references to artists like Nijinski, Maya Plisetskay and Nureyev into a musky eau de parfum featuring notes of heliotrope and orris, mingled with Moroccan jasmine, Turkish Rose and an unexpected twist of pepper.

Like the others in the collection, it’s packaging, created by design guru Fabien Baron, celebrates color in a way DV would certainly appreciate. Opulent glass bottles are topped off with ebony lacquered stoppers and silk tassels; engraved on each box are the best of DV’s memorable declarations. In this case “The World Is a Fantasy” is a motto Ms. Vreeland lived to her word.

In the last part of her life, she dreamed up some of the Metropolitan Museum’s most fantastical exhibits for its Costume Institute, whisking visitors into her fully immersive vision of fashion. Full Gallop is yet another a peek into DV’s fantastical world, and after indulging your senses with this fragrance, there might not be much motivation to come back to earth.

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