We've long been fascinated by the beyond-chic enigma that is Daphne Guinness. Heir to the Guinness brewery fortune, the skunk-tressed beauty is famous for rocking some of the most outrageous couture creations out there (complete with matching 10-inch platforms)—and yet unlike some other fashion-forward style icons (*cough* Anna Dello Russo *cough*) Guinness always manages to look cool rather than cartoonish. Even when traipsing around in a ball gown with a 20-foot train or towering armadillo boots, the British-born eccentric wears the outfit, not the other way 'round. So with her fragrance, Daphne. Made in collaboration with Comme des Garcons, the scent is "a battle of contradictions," according to its namesake, with top notes of incense offset by tuberose, vanilla, saffron, patchouli, iris, amber, bitter orange, rose centifolia, Tunisian jasmine and oud, which result in an olfactory reflection its creator's peripatetic wanderings and her love of contrasts (as evidenced by her signature two-tone 'do). Daphne is, in a word, stunning. It's also strong (as in empowering), feminine and sensual—and we've been wearing it every day for the past year and a half. Hey, we may not be able to afford her million dollar wardrobe, but thanks to Daphne, we can channel a bit of her eccentric glamour—and smell like a million bucks.
images courtesy Daphne by Comme des Garcons