Illustration: Katherine Baxter

New York City, USA

John F. Kennedy once said that most cities are nouns, whereas New York is a verb. It’s dynamic, electric, gritty, but hopeful. It’s got its own pulse, an electric current that vibrates through each and every person within it. For Marc Jacobs, growing up in such a place has played a formative part in his career, one that’s been as diverse and colorful as the city itself. His latest fragrance, Perfect by Marc Jacobs, is the Big Apple bottled: a clash of bright flowers, juicy fruit and softer, deeper, more complicated notes. But most importantly, it’s a celebration of originality, quirk and the perfectness of being imperfect.

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