Summer beckons a whole new crop of daring head-to-toe looks, from statement designer threads and smoky scents to jet-setting accessories, all designed to keep you cool, current, and collected


note to self

From herbaceous to earthy, nocturnal to citrusy fresh, achieved through a blend of complex, exotic ingredients sourced from around the globe, summer’s newest fragrances welcome you to a season full of adventures.

Givenchy Gentleman Society Eau de Parfum

City slickers and urban sophisticates will savor this heady concoction of Tasuki vanilla, vetiver, sage, cedarwood, and sandalwood, resulting in a signature scent that’s equal parts invigorating and intoxicating. $106,


Acqua di Parma x Samuel Ross Colonia Eau De Cologne

Like a romantic ex-cursion to the Amalfi Coast in Italy, Colo-nia’s exuberant spirit comes to life through a summery blend of lemon, Calabrian bergamot, and ripe oranges, plus just a hint of lavender, rose, and rosemary. $210,


Initio Parfums Privés Absolute Aphrodisiac

This seductive scent housed in an architec-tural ebony bottle is marked by an intimate alliance between sweet vanilla and animal musk, rendering an irresistible aphrodisiac eff ect. $345,

Summer 2023,
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great escapes

Dior’s creative director Kim Jones took everyone through a voyage across the globe in the brand’s Spring-Summer 2023 collection, from founder Christian Dior’s birthplace in Granville, France, to British artist Duncan Grant’s country estate in Sussex. The lineup was envisioned for the modern man and featured a glorious fusion of Dior’s time-tested house codes: think sharp, expert tailoring, boundary-pushing shapes and silhouettes, and the brand’s famed urban aesthetic. A refi ned palette of cool grays, pinks, pastels, fi shing blues, and pastoral greens harkened back to the great outdoors, a nod to Granville, the bucolic oceanfront commune in the Normandy region of France that raised Christian Dior. Signature bar jackets were given the luxe treatment in silk organza, gillets were rendered in refl ective technical fabrics, and double-breasted coats were teamed with layered shorts. Sweaters bearing Grant’s art in needlework were crafted from reclaimed cashmere, while 3-D printing was explored in charming gardening hats in a seamless marrying of the past and present.


From cavernous carryalls to compact belt bags and everything in between, we present a dapper lineup of the season’s most coveted accessories to nab you serious style points.

Loewe Convertible Backpack in Nylon and Calfskin
Appointed with a branded metal buckle that converts this backpack into a double-handled carryall, Loewe’s plush number in khaki green with bright orange lining toes the line between fashion and function, fi nished with thick padded straps, a roomy in-terior, and an external zip pocket large enough to hold your laptop. $2,300,

Tom Ford Grain Leather Small Zip Belt Bag What’s summer without a pop of fresh color? Cell-phone, wallet, keys: Tom Ford’s single zip belt bag in green with an adjustable strap will stow all your essentials in style this season. $1,650,

YSL Giant Bowling Bag in Suede Get ready to saunter from the city to the trails in this oversized suede number that fl aunts tubular leather handles, grosgrain lining, an adjustable shoulder strap, and sleek bronze-toned metal hardware. $2,490,

Givenchy Small Antigona Crossbody Bag in Nylon Light for summer in bright white nylon, this crossbody bag from Givenchy’s Antigona line features a padded adjust-able shoulder strap in refl ective jacquard branded canvas, an outer fl ap pocket, leather zipper closure, and a metal Given-chy 4G adornment on the front. $1,290,