Let’s be honest: A perfume is not only a scent. It is also a name, and that name starts the story. For proof, look no further than these three perfumes.
One has a name that tells you almost exactly what you’re about to smell, despite not giving away a single note. One has a name that will pique your curiosity and suddenly make perfect sense once the scent meets your nose. And one has a name that shows what happens when something is lost in translation—but the result is so lovely that it captures your heart and makes you giggle nonetheless.
So what’s in a name? As it turns out, quite a lot.