The Ultimate French Combo: Perfume and Ballet Flats
In an effort to infuse our quotidian lives with the elegance of the ballet, Repetto—a Parisian brand known for being the premier maker of pointe shoes (traditionally for the danseuses of the Paris Opera Ballet) and ballet flats (for the rest of us)—is launching its very first fragrance. The über-feminine eau, fronted by Dorothée Gilbert (a prominent French prima ballerina), features a delicate mélange of rose and vanilla, along with pear and cherry-blossom accords. “I sought to achieve a hand-sown effect by combining a selection of luxurious and authentic raw ingredients,” says perfumer Olivier Polge. The blush-colored bottle—tied at the neck with the same satin ribbon that wraps around many dancers’ ankles—perfectly echoes the wall of La Carlotta pointe shoes in Repetto’s Paris flagship boutique. If you haven’t yet mastered an arabesque or perfected your plié, don’t sweat it, simply spritz to bring out your inner danseuse étoile…then buy a ticket for a night at the ballet.
Repetto Eau de Toilette, $75; sephora.com.