For the most part, New York City is not a fragrant place. True: there are lots of odors. Few of them, however, are truly appealing.
If the city's unique aroma starts to overwhelm, head to Greenwich Village for a literal breather at Frederic Malle, a perfume and cologne shop where you can develop your own signature fragrance. The boutique, located in a brownstone, is chic and calming, and will give you the courage to return to the city streets refreshed.