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How To: Match Your Scent to Your Outfit

Play matchy-matchy with fragrance and fashion with Joie's debut scent and the perfect summer outfit.

Since the days when I paired my Gap scent (Heaven, duh) with my overstuffed Jansport backpack, I've always had a thing for playing matchy-matchy with my fashion and my fragrance. Thankfully, I’ve come a long way since those awkward middle-school times (and questionable wardrobe choices). My latest love? Joie’s debut scent, Folle de Joie, which works perfectly with the fashion brand’s artful prints and classic shapes. Inspired by vibrant SoCal beaches and chic Parisian cafés, the fragrance is tailor-made for warm summer days (or those dreary, overcast days when I’m dreaming of an exotic getaway).

If I stumbled upon a magic wormhole that gave me unlimited access to Joie’s chic line (hey, a lady can dream), I know just what ensemble I’d pick out to pair with my fragrance crush. I’d start with Joie’s palm-printed Mehira Blazer. Made of lightweight linen, the unexpected print snazzes up my classic (read: boring) workwear and is perfect for warmer climes. Naturally, I would accentuate the fragrance’s zesty citrus notes with an equally zippy pair of smoking slippers—I’m obsessed with these gold, leather stunners. Next up, I’d emphasize the sweet floral notes of jasmine and Damascenia rosewith a romantic silk top. To spotlight the scent’s playful cognac notes I’d slip on these cheeky mint shorts. And as an ode to scent’s the vintage-inspired glass bottle, I’d throw on Joie’s art deco-looking Eye Dazzler Cuff.

To complete the breezy look, I’d grab Joie’s statement-making Edie Tote—and stash Joie's Folle de Joie hand cream inside. I love how the buttery cream-colored leather echoes the perfume’s warm base notes of spicy woods and rich leather.Then all that’s left is to cue up my favorite party mix and practice my best, “Oui, oui!”

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