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The Power of Fragrance Memory: Versace's Yellow Diamond

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The last two weeks have seen two of the season's most anticipated new fragrances Versace's Yellow Diamond and Stella McCartney's L.I.L.Y. Though the two fragrances are quite different scentwise, they share one interesting note: nostalgia.

Donatella Versace's inspiration for Yellow Diamond was a yellow diamond that her late brother, Gianni, had given to her. It was the last thing that he gave her before he died, so the jewel holds an especially meaningful place in Donatella's life.

As for Stella McCartney, her fragrance L.I.L.Y. is an acronym for "Linda, I love you," something that her dad Paul McCartney used to say to Stella's mom Linda before she died of breast cancer. L.I.L.Y. incorporates some of Linda's favorite scents, including lily of the valley, which Stella also used in her wedding bouquet.

Now if you'll excuse us, we have something in our eye.
· Versace Yellow Diamond Fragrance: In Stock [StyleList]
· Stella McCartney Chooses Malgosia Bela for New Fragrance Campaign [Racked]