Parfum du Jour: Jolie Madame (Balmain)

Why wear it? Because as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham could tell us, being a lady and busting balls are not mutually exclusive pursuits. And also, this fragrance co-authored the playbook that Cabochard carries in tiny, leather-gloved hand.

What does it do? It may smile, and smile, and be a villain... but it accomplishes this deed in full hat-and-heels with a purse cover to match and the most exquisitely perfect up-flicks of mascara on its artfully narrowed eyelids.

How do I feel? Like a cat who has captured both the canary and the cream.