It’s that time of year again. As autumn is being ushered in and you’re shrugging on your brand new winter coat and boots, it’s time to think about updating your fragrance wardrobe, too.
The final quarter of the year is when fragrance houses reveal their most exciting launches of the year, and this year we’re particularly spoilt with a range of choice. From fun-loving fruity florals to completely lavish chypres, here are the new fragrances that have had our beauty team spritzing with abandon.
Ready to find your new favourite scent?
Fancy and Fun-Loving
Grab your heels, backcomb your hair and slip into your favourite party dress – it’s time to sparkle and shine with the ultimate collection of glamorous, playful scents. This entourage is full of fruity and warm facets, designed to turn heads and cause a stir!
Chelsey‘s on hand to help you find your latest girl crush in this V.I.P. line up of brand new fragrances…
1) Givenchy Live Irresistible
Do you like to live life to the fullest? If so, this is your fragrance! ‘You only live once’ has never been so true with the Givenchy Live Irresitible Eau de Parfum.
Flirty, charming and provocative, the latest edition to the Givenchy Live Irresistible family has a youthful edge. Its ‘go getter’ attitude and sparkling scent make it impossible to resist.
Captivating in every way, the juice and the bottle take your emotions on an enthralling journey, adding a new lease of life to your daily routine with every spritz. This sweet set up starts with a vivacious note of pineapple, which tantalizes the heart notes of classically elegant rose. Seductive amber lies in the base, adding a touch of warmth to this happy-go-lucky fragrance.
If you like Miss Dior by Dior, you’ll love this!
2) Jimmy Choo Illicit
Jimmy Choo Illicit embodies the confidence you feel when you put on your favourite pair of high heels. Inspired by the forbidden, Illicit is for a woman who likes to take centre stage – spontaneity is her thing and everyone loves her for it.
To sum up the fragrance up in three words, I’d say Illicit is ‘seductive, magnetic and mysterious’. Its bright, floral aroma is opened with the expressive notes of ginger and bitter orange, with head turning notes of sultry sambac jasmine in the heart. The fresh composition is then ‘curveballed’ with an alluring honey-amber accord in the base. A deliciously warm aroma that’s just the fragrance to get you noticed!”
If you like Lady Million by Paco Rabanne, you’ll love this!
3) Michael Kors 24 Brilliant Gold
Living up to the lavishness of Michael Kors style, 24K Brilliant Gold is a sparkling scent embellished with the opulent MK lifestyle. Redolent of the highly prized metal, the inspiration behind this glamorous go-to is the beautiful shine of a piece of sparkling jewellery on a post-holiday glowing skin.
The scent shimmers on the skin with floral/citrus facets. Nuances of mandarin orange spark open the fragrance, whilst its flowery heart adds a sensual dimension, introducing alluring mystery to the juice. Deep in base lay the addictive woody notes, revealing an overall feminine and seductive fragrance.
If you like 212 Sexy by Carolina Herrera, you’ll love this!
Slinky and Sensuous
Fragrance is like a piece of clothing. Just like you wouldn’t wear a pair of your oldest jeans to a black tie event, you wouldn’t wear any old fragrance either. When you’re dressed up in a new outfit and you’re feeling fabulous you want a fragrance that radiates that too.
If you’ve been searching high and low for that irresistible aroma then this season’s line-up of sensuous scents may have just the thing, says Ceryn…
4) Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Toilette
For the wild, late nights there’s just one fragrance that will do: Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium. Inspired by a woman seeking thrill and adventure this fragrance has the energy to keep up with your adrenaline-filled nights.
Fast-paced, electrifying and sensuous, Black Opium is the more glamorous than ever before and a must-have for every woman that can’t resist a night of spontaneity. From its black-glitter adorned bottle to its hypnotic composition, Black Opium is the fragrance that will instantly make you want to seize the moment.
As addictive as the beat of the dancefloor, the gourmand accords create an aroma that smells so good you’ll never be able to resist it again. With top notes of coffee and pink pepper blended with luminous white flowers and a base of patchouli and cedar, Black Opium is the fuel every modern heroine needs.
If you like Diesel Loverdose Tattoo, you’ll love this!
5) Gucci Bamboo
This multi-faceted fragrance is destined for a multi-faceted woman. She has many likes, dislikes, dreams and fears – and the Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum is tailor-made to complement her every characteristic.
The fragrance was created to explore the diverse sides of every woman, with waves of sensuality, femininity and elegance with every note. It’s hard not to love this fragrance, with top notes of Italian bergamot and orange blossom and a floral heart of Casablanca lily and ylang ylang, Bamboo is the perfect balance between power and delicateness.
The fragrance every woman needs in her collection, its perfect for day with its exotic floral composition but also has magnetic allure with seductive woody notes in the base, making it the ideal aroma for glamorous evenings out.
If you like Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto, you’ll love this!
6) Kenzo Flower L’Elixir
The classic Kenzo Flower aroma has been re-imagined for Kenzo’s latest fragrance launch, Kenzo Flower L’Elixir. Taking inspiration from the original, Flower L’Elixir celebrates the power of a flower with a graceful and feminine composition.
Flower L’Elixir is charming, enchanting and above all irresistible, it’s a fragrant expression of timeless beauty. The latest edition to the Kenzo Flower family, L’Elixir has an intense addictive quality that makes it the perfect aroma for a woman that wants to make a statement.
Perfectly on trend with delicious gourmand notes, Flower L’Elixir has juicy top notes of mandarin and raspberry, a floral heart of orange blossom and Bulgarian rose and an unforgettable base of praline and vanilla.
If you like Lancome La Vie Est Belle, you’ll love this!
Deep and Dramatic
This season, fragrance houses are pulling out the big guns and prioritising luxurious materials and precious ingredients more than ever. These are the fragrances to turn to for special moments, when you need your scent to match your opulent mood.
Ready to find your next ‘for best’ perfume? Look no further, says Emma…
7) Marc Jacobs Decadence
You can always count on Marc Jacobs to produce a statement of a fragrance and with Decadence, he’s pulled out all the stops. The fragrance and its accompanying bottle are more high fashion and opulent than what we’ve seen previously from the King of offbeat glamour, but you’ll be pleased to hear that Decadence is full of signature witty charm.
Every facet of Decadence tells the story of excess, from the plum, saffron and amber juice to the weighty emerald glass of the bottle (complete with gold hardware and python print cap, no less). It’s a bit of a charmer, this one – existing of Marc Jacobs will appreciate its unexpectedly grown-up vibes, while the scent will undoubtedly attract a whole new audience to Marc’s dreamy world.
If you like Agent Provocateur Eau de Parfum, you’ll love this!
8) Narciso Rodriguez L’Absolu
The newest entry in Narciso Rodriguez’s fragrant wardrobe is L’Absolu, a luxurious composition that takes Narciso’s signature statuesque, minimalist style to a new level. Where the original For Her fragrance focussed on translucent florals and musk, this new chapter is more overtly sensuous, introducing notes that offer more light and shade.
Jasmine absolute is the ‘light’ here, a sultry and golden note that transforms the Narciso signature. Patchouli is the shade, a ‘shadow’ note that adds a chypre quality to the composition. This is complete New York Chic bottled.
If you like Guerlain Idylle, you’ll love this!
9) Valentino Donna
Valentino’s new pillar Donna is a complete scene-stealer, but it does so in the most understated way (as all true stars do). My favourite new launch of the season, Donna takes the mini trend for chypre fragrance and frames it in a couture way, with delicious leather and iris for a more austere, powdery effect.
The result is the sort of fragrance that won’t necessarily make the sort of instant impact that showy fruits and florals make, but it will rather linger with a mesmerising trail long after you’ve left the room. The sillage is beautiful on this one.
If you like Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione, you’ll love this!