What if you could take tea with Queen Victoria in a garden of Richard Serra sculpture? Or follow Alice down the rabbit hole, but while riding a rocket ship? There's something about the old-new whimsy of Stephen Jones that brings these kinds of images to mind. Stephen Jones opens with a tumble of violets that smell as if they're lying on a chilled chrome platter sprinkled with cloves. Soon, the metallic underlay gives way to the warmth of gaïac wood and clean, fresh vetiver. The resulting fragrance is a lush, long lasting spicy-floral blend that tickles your nose and your fancy. This juxtaposition of retro and modern, tender and strong, mirrors the longstanding creative relationship between British milliner Stephen Jones and the avant-garde Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. It's also what makes it perfect for a man or a woman. Fragrances like this remind us what a crazy and wonderful world it is.