A Guide to Bespoke Fragrances

What does "me" smell like? It’s a question Lynn Yaeger—an obsessive about most other matters of style—never pondered. Until now.

I am the sort of person who will go to the ends of the earth to have her portrait painted on her handbag. I fantasize about having the words Baby Lynnie embroidered on everything from my underpants to my umbrellas. But I have never considered having my very own scent, created for me alone. Maybe this is because of all the senses, smell is, in my case, the least developed. It isn’t that I don’t...