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Best Designer Fragrances For Men And Women This Winter

Winter is a time for layering and there’s no better final touch to your ensemble than a stunning scent. A simple spritz will help evoke a sense of atmosphere and identity. Stride into 2021 smelling amazing with these superb fine fragrances. 

Maison Francis – Kurkdjian L’homme À La Rose Eau De Parfum 70ml

Masculine meets feminine in this woody and floral Eau de Parfum. Initial notes of fresh green and grapefruit burst through, with a lingering sensual essence of Damask rose from Bulgaria, French sage and woody accord alongside amber. The Parisienne label’s bold creations are ideal for those who enjoy a sense of sophistication, elegance and free-spiritedness.

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Creed – Royal Oud Eau De Parfum 100ml

Shopping for a unisex parfum? Royal Oud contains notes of wood, leather, marble, and gold, inspired by the Persian palaces of old. Silky sandalwood blends with Lebanese cedar, lush galbanum, peppery angelica and of course its namesake, oud – an opulent and revered ingredient held in high esteem by ancient Asian cultures. Wear this fragrance to embody an air of majestic refinement.

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Escentric Molecules – Molecule 04 100ml

Molecule 04 is a super contemporary fragrance featuring the ingenious molecule of javanol. This sandalwood type molecule has the radiance and endurance of natural sandalwood but, unlike the real thing, is transparent. The bottle is futuristic in style and presented in a barcode-like box of russet tones. 

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Le Labo – Baie 19 Eau De Parfum

Hip New York-based brand Le Labo has brought an exciting new urban edge to the fragrance industry since its noughties inception. Baie 19 offers a crisp aroma akin to the effect that water gives to earth after the rain. Its recipe includes the raw ingredients of dry juniper berry, patchouli and green leaves. The handmade perfume is presented in a signature understated apothecary-style bottle. 

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Maison Crivelli – Iris Malikhan Eau De Parfum

This French Haute perfumery house was founded by Thibaud Crivelli just two years ago. Its fragrances are crafted in France and presented in handmade plastic-free boxes. Named after the incredible iris fields that perch on the edge of the desert, Maison Crivelli’s Iris Malikhân provides an intoxicating and exotic aroma. It contrasts the powdery lush iris with warm notes of vanilla and arid leather. 

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Abel – Golden Neroli Eau De Parfum

Soft and floral yet fresh, Abel’s Golden Neroli harmoniously blends its namesake with matcha tea accord, rich jasmine sambac, petitgrain, ylang-ylang heart and a soft santal. The brand was started by a Netherlands-based winemaker, in collaboration with Sao Paulo-based master perfumer Isaac Sinclair. This fragrance is suitable for men or women. 

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Tom Ford – Santal Blush Eau De Parfum

The beauty mogul’s range extends into aroma and this mesmerising, spicy wood oriental perfume. Textured with creamy sandalwood, exotic eastern spices, intoxicating florals and sumptuous woods it exudes a gentle glamour along with modern earthiness. The bottle is chic and moody, in a deeply rich hue. 

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Eight & Bob – Limited Edition Eight & Bob Eau De Parfum

This special edition commemorates JFK’s younger brother, paying homage to his work in the defence of human rights, and marking the 50th anniversary of his death. It has notes of pink pepper, cardamom, lemon, violet leaves, labdanum, dried wood, sandalwood, vetiver, amber and  “Andrea” (a rare extract of the Andean plant). Produced in collaboration with the Robert F.  Kennedy Human Rights Foundation, part of the revenue received from this Special Edition fragrance is donated to the charity.

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Kilan – Gold Knight Eau de Parfum

Perfumer Pascal Gaurin said of this fragrance: “Gold Knight blends finery and eroticism, a glistening quality of deep sensuality.” It was inspired by the handsome golden-armoured chevalier in Klimt’s 1902 Beethoven Frieze and designed to be elegantly sensual. The addictive dark sensuousness of patchouli is contrasted with an effervescent brightness of bergamot, and warm golden shimmer of vanilla, with spicy anise.

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Maison Matine – Into The Wild Eau De Parfum

Fun, funky and on-trend, the jungle style bottle houses an aromatic tropical odyssey. Created in Paris by perfumer Adilson Rato, Maison Matine’s Into The Wild Eau De Parfum provides a mixture of hot and cold notes. Travel and discovery are evoked by chocolate and ginger, while juniper berries, spices and fresh pepper create the cooler vibes of unknown frontiers and new horizons.

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Van Cleef & Arpels – Collection Extraordinaire Bois D’amande

This warm woody accord is wrapped in a sweetness reminiscent of the blossoming Italian almond trees in summer. A soothing scent, it has a milky effect in combination with the musk and vanilla and a silky texture on the skin. Collection Extraordinaire Bois D’Amande provides top notes of lemon essence and almond accord, a heart note of cedarwood essence and musk vanilla base notes.

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Kilian – Dark Lord ‘Ex Tenebris Lux’ Eau De Parfum

The masculine and heady Dark Lord ‘Ex Tenebris Lux’ has been imagined for the ‘gentleman of the night’. It seduces in seconds with its elegant, long-lasting accords of leather and strong vetiver and jasmine soaked in rum. Contrast comes in the form if its lighter notes of bergamot and pepper taking the scent from darkness, into the light. All Kilian fragrance bottles are designed to be refilled and reused.

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Stories Parfums – Stories No. 01 Eau De Parfum

This dinky bottle of perfume tells the feelgood story of sadness reawakened as beauty. Citrus notes of bergamot, grapefruit and orange blossom provide an initial pop, giving way to the soothing earthiness of cedarwood, jasmine, heliotrope and a fig-tea accord. Further notes of amber, vibrant sandalwood and a hint of vetiver provide an air of mystery, making it an alluring yet contemporary parfum. 

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