Wednesday, 16 November 2016
With a busy slate of holiday parties, dinners-a-deux, and festive events, you’ll want to treat yourself with the perfect fragrance for the season. It’s time to put away those light, watery, summer scents and indulge in deeper, richer, heavier perfumes laced with sexy base notes that compliment cold weather. Turn to ingredients like amber, sandalwood, vanilla, musk, and patchouli.
Winter 2016 doesn’t disappoint, with a myriad of fabulous fragrances on offer. Here, the best new scents to close out the end of the year.
Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream
One of the most revered celebrity makeup artists—her clients include Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and Kate Moss—British beauty guru Charlotte Tilbury has just released her first fragrance, a warm floral with notes of lemon, peach, black pepper, mixed perfectly with tuberose, frankincense, and fire tree. Spritz it everywhere and don’t be surprised when the compliments roll in.
Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream ($75)
Gucci Guilty Platinum Edition
Featuring notes of mandarin, pink pepper, lilac, geranium, peach, patchouli, and amber, Gucci Guilty Platinum is a new, holiday limited-edition version of the classic (and oh-so-romantic) Guilty fragrances. The bottles are collector’s editions, too, decorated with platinum-hued metal and guaranteed to look gorgeous on your vanity.
Gucci Guilty Platinum Pour Femme ($99)
Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris
A sophisticated and sensual fragrance inspired by the City of Lights, Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris bills itself as a modern floral and features top notes of red berries and pear, middle notes of white datura flower, and base notes of creamy white musks and patchouli. Mais, oui!
Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris ($70)
DKNY Be Tempted
The bottle looks like a candy apple, which isn’t a coincidence—this sweet scent features notes of black currant, licorice, juicy red fruit, wine sap apple, violet, and patchouli. The rollerball version is perfect for popping into your clutch and reapplying throughout the night.
DKNY Be Tempted Rollerball ($26)
Victoria’s Secret Scandalous Dare
A twist on the original Scandalous scent, Scandalous Dare is a fruity floral—perfect for holiday parties and wintry date nights—with sugary notes of iced plum, pink tuberose, and pink jasmine petals.
Victoria’s Secret Scandalous Dare ($58)
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon & Nirvana Rose
You might still think of them as the Olsen twins, but Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have carved out space for themselves as hugely successful, hugely respected fashion entrepreneurs. Their latest Elizabeth and James fragrances are Nirvana Rose, a modern floral featuring notes of geranium, rose de mai, and vetiver, and Nirvana Bourbon, containing oriental vanilla bourbon, woody oak, and tuberose.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon ($85) and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose ($85)
SJP Stash Eau de Parfum
Sarah Jessica Parker, fragrance maven? Believe it: SJP Stash is an addictive, sensual, woody fragrance that mimics the personal brew Sarah Jessica would whip up for herself over the years. Its notes of black pepper, sage, cedarwood atlas, patchouli, vetiver, and musk are sexy, sexy, sexy.
SJP Stash Eau de Parfum ($50)