FRAGRANCE FRIDAY – Top Fragrances to Give HER This Christmas
Givenchy Ange ou Démon Le Secret
The diaphanous, light-hearted top note starts with an exuberant burst of sharp Italian winter lemon and cranberry, underpinned by a green tea leaf accord. Faithful to the “white flowers” signature of Givenchy’s fragrance creations, the middle note centres around jasmine sambac, with a subtle accord of white peony and aquatic flowers, transparent and refreshing. Bewitching and unsettling, the base note of blond woods and patchouli gracefully reveals Le Secret’s sensuality…
Chloe Absolu De Parfum
This new scent was composed by michel almairac, who created the original fragrance. Its rich, woody, textured floral fragrance is not just recognisable as the eau de parfum chloé: it is a more refined version. The intensity and depth of the damascena rose, already present in the original fragrance, is increased and combined with an absolute of centifolia rose from grasse. While vanilla absolute unfurls its round, velvety facets, a touch of patchouli adds character. The chloé signature is more captivating than ever.
Tiffany & Co
The sparkling floral musk is a contemporary take on the most precious ingredients of traditional haute perfumery. The scent opens with vibrant top notes of vert de mandarine. At the heart, a precious iris flower is the hero ingredient. The iris butter is exclusive to the Tiffany fragrance, ensuring a pure, bright, sensual and long-lasting richness to the final note. This signature ingredient adds strength, femininity and grounds the composition with refinement and sophistication. Patchouli base notes wrapped in a blend of soothing musks is sensual on the skin.
Penhaligon’s, Countess Dorothea andMonsieur Beauregard
A most ferocious matriarch, Countess Dorothea is known for her sharp mind, even sharper wit and a secret fondness for the company of young men, scones and you could call it black-mail. When not holding court, dispensing intergenerational wisdom, checking in on household correspondence or playing cards, she can often be heard observing “How terribly modern.” Indeed, modernity, is nothing if not the most tasteless of crimes. We love the Oriental Spicy Fresh notes of Bergamot, Red ginger oil, Sherry and cashmeran.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Anniversary Edition
It features the same beloved juice as the original Daisy fragrance. Classic and pure, it transports whoever wears it to a place that is optimistic, beautiful and pure. The top of fragrance is infused with succulent wild berries and soft white violets, leaving an irresistibly fresh and radiant scent on the skin. At the heart, velvety jasmine wraps with each note, enhancing the vibrancy of the florals. A dreamy drowned of sandalwood imparts an aura of warmth and sensuality, creating a delicate and romantic contrast.
Boss The Scent Intense
Irresistibly fruity top notes of honeyed peach are heightened to meet with the heady oriental osmanthus flower absolute that entices at the heart. The rousing aphrodisiac base of dark roasted cocoa is intensified to enhance its unquestionably alluring power, while notes of vanilla further enrich its elegant and sensual beauty at the base.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Glace
Everything is cooler, sharper, and more beautiful when it’s iced. Just like the dazzling Juicy girl who adds a touch of iridescence to everyday life, Viva La Juicy Glacé transforms the expected and heightens the senses. Experience the chill of her freshly frozen world with #VivaOnIce. With notes of Pear Sorbet, Jasmine Sambac and Orange Blossom.
Giorgio Armani Si Nacre
This women’s perfume combines an inflection of three accords; blackcurrant nectar, modern chypre, and light musky blond wood. An irresistible combination that leaves an unforgettable trail when she leaves the room. The blackcurrant, full and rich, communes with two fresh and enveloping vanilla interpretations: the first being absolute, natural, with an intensified animal facet; the second, Jungle essence, that sparks an addictive, captivating impression. Heightened by freesia accords, the patchouli-tinged May rose creates a sophisticated blend. Lastly, the ambered blond wood adds a warm and slightly luminous quality to the scent.
YSL Floral Shock
Fresh, invigorating fragrance hits like a burst of fragrant flowers, cold as morning dew, hard-hitting like that first sip of espresso when you first wake up. A new sweet freshness of freesia notes, the soft green citrus of bergamot , and the delicate aroma of sugary pear is wrapped with soaring sensuality of golden gardenia accord and an absolute of orange blossom. Warm, like sudden intensity of winter sun through the window, it is both loving and sensual. But before you bask in the heat, feel the shock of ice-cold espresso coffee accord and mysterious note of white musk.
Burberry My Burberry
A timeless classic – the scent is the ultimate expression of the brand’s past and future. My Burberry captures the fragrance of a London garden after the rain. Top notes of sweet pea and bergamot fuse with a heart of geranium, golden quince and freesia, rounded out with base notes of rain-tipped damask and centifolia roses and patchouli. Referencing the Burberry trench coat colour palette, the My Burberry juice is reminiscent of the signature honey shade, one of the three colours used in the brand’s Heritage Trench Coat collection.
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