Alaïa and Miu Miu have more in common than you think. This month, each house announced their first fragrances, both named after their respective brands—Alaïa by Alaïa and Miu Miu by Miu Miu. Alaïa's fragrance mirrors the bottle. Inside the oriental-inspired black glass is a heavy, musky scent lightened with hints of peony. Miu Miu’s bottle is a nod to the past opulence of perfumery and also to the brand's iconic aesthetic. The scent is what you’d expect a Miu Miu girl to wear—it’s clean, complicated, and feminine, while also managing to be a bit showy. The two offer a lot of variety—musky and mysterious, or fresh and fun. Pick one, pick both—they're both truly a triumph in firsts.
Photographed by Tom Newton.