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Scenting Hamilton: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Smells Your Story?

Team Karen Hamilton

We were lucky enough to score last-minute tickets to Broadway’s Hamilton a few weeks ago. It was a life-changing experience, and we can’t stop vibrating! The show inspired us in so many ways, including wondering what fragrances the characters would wear. Here are our scentful musings. Talk less, spritz more!

Alexander Hamilton:  John Varvatos Dark Rebel He’s young, scrappy and fragrant and he’s not throwing away his shot. Or his cologne… the Schuyler sisters really dig it.

Aaron Burr: Chanel Egoiste He wanted to be in the room where it happened, but he wasn’t invited. And he’s pissed. Burr spritzed first!

Marquis de Lafayette: Caron L’Anarchiste Dreaming of life without a monarchy, he’s looking for revolution and revelation on two continents. And a classic French Eau de Cologne with citrus and lavender.

King George: Creed Royal Water Oceans rise, empires fall, but his loyal, royal subjects have had enough of him. Luckily he still smells fab. Awesome. Wow.

Eliza Schuyler: Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady  Her perfume smells like her daddy’s got money. And that’s a man-magnet… just ask A.Ham.

Angelica Schuyler: Robert Piguet Fracas She would never be satisfied. And she sprays like she’s running out of time.

Peggy Schuyler: Thierry Mugler Angel She married well, but died before Act Two. There’s a million fragrances she hasn’t tried.

Maria Reynolds: By Kilian Dangerous Liaisons Hamilton didn’t know how to say no to this. Something smells funny, just look around!

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