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Holy Smoke

Shana Novak

Scents to elevate your mind

Photography by Shana Novak. Styling by Julien Sauvalle

A pleasant smell can instantly take you to a happier place. This fact has never eluded perfumers, whose rapturous concoctions help you get that much closer to nirvana. The smoky notes of incense, burned wood, and spices in Memo's Kedu and Diptyque's Tam Dao evoke the serenity of remote Buddhist temples, while the mysterious Himalayan-inspired blends of L'Artisan Parfumeur's Dzongkha and Tom Ford's Noir Extreme elevate you to new spiritual heights. If you're looking for calm and contemplation, just inhale deeply and let your mind wander. It's about time you took care of yourself.

From left: Kedu by Memo Paris, 2.5 oz., $250, available at Bergdorf Goodman; Noir Extreme by Tom Ford, 1.7 oz., $100; 07 Tanoke by Odin, 3.4 oz., $145; Tam Dao by Diptyque, 3.4 oz., $140; Incense Kyoto by Comme Des Garcons, 1.7 oz., $95, available at Dover Street Market; Dzongkha by L'Artisan Parfumeur, 3.4 oz., $145, available at Barneys New York

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