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How to Smell Like Donatella Versace

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As I waited to meet Donatella Versace, in New York to promote her newest perfume, I couldn’t help but think of the only other version of the famous Italian designer I had known until now — her doppelganger on SNL, played hilariously by Maya Rudolph. But the diminutive woman who appeared in front of me was nothing like the crazed TV diva. In a quiet Italian accent, she described her experiments to create the ultimate floral bouquet. “I really like floral fragrances,” she said, “like water lilies and jasmine, mixed with something salty, like musk.” Want to become Versace’s modern woman for a day, enveloped in wisteria, lilac, and lotus flowers? Check out the complete line of perfume, body lotion, and shower gel at saksfifthavenue.com. — Thailan Pham

Photo:John Angelillo /Landov

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