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Six Scents Heads To Miami Art Basel

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Art Basel Miami will soon be in full swing, and if you’ve had a chance to peruse our thorough preview of the week’s events, you’ll have noticed that there are more than a few notable beauty initiatives at this year’s fair. In addition to Dior’s Anselm Reyle-designed eye shadow palette and Johan Lindeberg’s BLK DNM fragrance debut (more on both in a bit), Six Scents is heading south for the festivities. For those not in the know, Six Scents is the fragrance enterprise of Kaya Sorhaindo and Joseph Quartana, who pair designers like Mary Katrantzou, Gareth Pugh, and Jeremy Scott with renowned perfumers to create signature flacons. This time around, the curators asked Symrise perfumer David Apel to conjure an aromatic version of André Balazs’ The Standard Spa, Miami Beach. That meant Apel had to spend a large chunk of time at the relaxation haven to properly translate Balazs’ unique homey-chic ambience into spritzable form (it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it). The result isn’t a single perfume but a duo: Verde recalls the lush green walls that enclose the spa’s garden, which runs rampant with jasmine, orchids, green galbanum resin, and dried iris roots, while Incense Into the Sea combines the woody incense of its outdoor fire pit with fresh, salty sea notes. The set will be gifted to hotel guests during Six Scents’ installation and pop-up shop at Miami’s Scope Art Fair between December 1 and December 4, where two garden “walls” will hang, displaying the colors, textures, and various notes of the perfumer’s ingredients. Fair-goers not staying at the hotel can still indulge in the eaux, which will go for $50 each at the spa until the 300 limited-edition bottles are sold out. Put your orders in with friends heading to the 305 now.


The Standard Spa Miami Beach, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, Fla.,
(305) 673-1717, www.standardhotels.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Six Scents

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