I’m really feeling the spirit of Halloween today, so I’ve put together a fun little round-up of some dark fragrances. So if you like your scent to be heady, or if you’d prefer something a little more niche,there’s a suggestion right here. Have a suggestion? Tweet me at @EscentualEmma, or @Escentualdotcom…
Amouage Memoir for Her
Inspired by the chronicle of tension, interconnectedness and desire between men and women, this resonating chypre fragrance for her is a deep scent in every sense. Right from the top notes, Memoir takes you on a dark journey through absinth, pepper, clove, frankincense, styrax and leather.
Hugo Boss Bottled Night for Him
Hugo Boss Bottled Night is made up of masculine, sophisticated notes including lavender, birch, violet and lauro amarello wood. Despite its name, it is suitable for daytime wear – aromatic, woody with just a twist of darkness, it is the ideal fragrance for those who want something a bit more sensual.
Paco Rabanne Black XS L’Exces for Her
If you loved the sweet woodiness of the original Black XS, try this deeper variation from Paco Pabanne. Black XS L’Exces is all about seduction, with compelling notes of neroli, black pepper, queen of the night jasmine, rose absolute and unusual black vanilla.
Juliette Has a Gun Vengence Extreme for Her
Brooding and passionate, JHAG Vengence Extreme takes notes of patchouli, bulgarian rose, and Madagasgan vanilla and overdoses them to a very heady degree. Designed to be hedonistic and pleasurable, the Eau de Parfum is deep, dark and dangerous.
DSquared2 Potion for Him
This fragrance from DSquared2 is concocted in a special way: 2 red mint leaves, 2 pinches of angelica, 4 black peppercorns, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1/2 cup of amber. Like a real potion, it is a rich elixir that intoxicates the senses, revealing intense masculinity and sensuality.