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Colorado Perfumes Are the Gifts That Keep on Spritzing

Perfumers layer their wares with ingredients that unfold over time, so one of these aromas is a gift you—or a loved one—can unwrap again and again.

From left to right:

I Fiori Bel Canto | DSH Perfumes

Boulderite Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’s love for fragrance design through the decades led to this tuberose and orange blossom bouquet, inspired by Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, a tabloid darling during her career. $210 for 15 ml

Earth Eau de Toilette | Zents

Overly potent, synthetic aromas give Zents founder Cord Coen headaches, which is why his Denver studio makes subtle scents such as Earth, infused with fir needle and sandalwood. $71 for 50 ml

Nur | La Fleur by Livvy, from the Tales of India collection

Award-winning natural perfumer Olivia Larson creates plant-based fragrances like this new jasmine- and saffron-tinged offering in her Grand Junction workshop. $125 for 50 ml

Dead Sexy Eau de Parfum | TokyoMilk by Margot Elena

Centennial olfactory artist Margot Elena’s limited edition, rose-patterned bottle with an embossed skull is almost as compelling as Dead Sexy’s vanilla, orchid, and ebony notes. $110 for 100 ml

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