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 through this year’s winter season smelling amazing with these superb fine fragrances.
Machrie Mens Eau de Toilette
Gift the scent of Scotland, with Arran’s refreshing Machrie Eau De Toilette. Containing sea salt and rockrose, the aroma is evocative of the brand’s island home; the packaging too has been inspired by the driftwood on its sandy shores. This is the perfect gift for a city dweller pining for Scottish island life.
Jo Malone London White Moss And Snowdrop Cologne
Sleek and simple, Jo Malone’s bottling of this cologne comes in a cream and white bottle, mirroring the notes of snowdrops contained within. You’ll also detect cardamom and white moss, combining to create a scene that’s made for crisp winter days. It comes presented in the brand’s iconic black and cream box.
Byredo Pulp Eau de Parfum Spray
One for those who prefer a fruitier, sweeter scent, Byredo’s Pulp is a great option. It contains bergamot, blackcurrant, red apple with tiare, fig, cedar, peach flower and praline and is vegan-friendly, held within a chic monochrome bottle.
Armani Privé Vétiver D’hiver Eau De Toilette
Fresh and citrusy, this eau de toilette was first released in 2008, proving to be a longstanding favourite from the Italian fashion house. It may be named for winter, but it’s a more Mediterranean take on the season, incorporating bergamot, citron, suaves, mandarin, coriander, pink pepper, patchouli and vétiver.
Acqua Di Parma Sakura Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
With a name meaning “cherry blossom”, it’s fitting that Acqua Di Parma’s spray contains just that. The cherry blossom is blended with refreshing citrus mandarin, bergamot, pink pepper, jasmine sambac and a musk base.
Montblanc Explorer Eau De Parfum
Made with the adventurer in mind, Explorer comes from a brand named after the highest summit in Western Europe. Unashamedly masculine, this fragrance is wood and musky with notes of leather. The black bottle reflects this vibe and is designed to represent the earth’s two hemispheres.
Jimmy Choo I Want Choo Forever Eau De Parfum
If you’re searching for a gesture that speaks to your feelings, look no further. Made in France the glamorous bottle features gold-colour detailing and contains romantic aromas of rose, bitter almond oil, black cherry liquor, jasmine sambac, vetiver, moss accord, vanilla and tonka beans. An enduring fragrance for enduring love.
Prada Paradoxe Eau De Parfum
An olfactory collaboration by Nadège Le Garlantezec, Shyamala Maisondieu, Antoine Maisondieu, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, Paradoxe is a French-made parfum. It leads with floral notes, neroli, amber accords and has a base of musk, and boasts a bottle shaped in the Maison’s own iconic triangle logo.
Chanel N°1 L’eau Rouge Fragrance Mist
From the maker of Marilyn Monroe’s favourite perfume, comes this sassy and sophisticated spray. It centres around the red camellia, a flower said to revitalise and energise. Wear this for a feeling of youthfulness.
TOM FORD Velvet Orchid Eau de Parfum
Black orchard features in Tom Ford’s tempting fragrance. The bottle is both grand and dramatic and contains exotic aromas of labdanum, Peru balsam, narcissus, and heliotrope, with touches of suede and myrrh. Velvet Orchid is a wonderfully feminine parfum.
Bon Parfumeur 002 Eau De Parfum
Lose yourself in the sumptuous aromas within Bon Parfumeur ‘002’ Neroli, Jasmine and White Amber Eau de Parfum. Refreshing and crisp, the fragrance opens with top notes of Italian Bergamot and Neroli, evoking sun-kissed visions that allow you to daydream of swaying fruit trees, bursting with captivating produce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.