The Holy Trail
Religious symbols make routine appearances in fashion—most recently in Dolce & Gabbana’s almost all-white Spring collection, and before that at Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent for Fall, not to mention pretty much every Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy collection ever. Just last month, holy matters worked their way into popular culture as well, with high school singing sitcom Glee devoting an entire episode to the topic, including a particularly rousing version of “Losing My Religion.” Now natural beauty brand Lush is looking to a higher power for olfactory guidance. In-house perfumer Simon Constantine created Breath of God after a trip to Tibet, where he was particularly inspired by the incense used in religious rituals there. The resulting scent, with notes of neroli, melon, jasmine, sandalwood, and musk, launches December 1 and is a multifaceted mingling of smoky and sweet that is equally enticing on men and women. Definitely worship-worthy, and just in time for Midnight Mass.