Anthrolopolgie’s novel perfumes

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Anthropoligie has launched its first line of perfumes, designed to resemble books lined up on a shelf. Called A Rather Novel Collection, it leans heavily on storytelling, using ideas of place and time and, just to confuse people like me, focus on the theme of tea.

Taverns & the Hague, for example, is not meant to evoke stale beer and reams of paper but smells of exotic Oolong spiced with mandarin. 5 O’Clock at Belvoir Castle -- a great name -- is described as ‘crisp bergamot and heady jasmine, sandalwood and damp moss.’

Each bottle retails for $48. All the Rage, our style blog, suggests adding it to your ‘scent library.’

-- Carolyn Kellogg