Fragrance fans, September is your month is rejoice. Known for being a prime month for scent launches, you can trust in the fact that your favourite perfume brands will be bringing their A game this season. So with so many to choose from and, dare I say it, with Christmas in sight, here are our top 5 fragrances that you need to know about before making your autumn perfume investments…
#1 Jimmy Choo Fever
A dark twist on the iconic Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum, Fever has set pulses and Google searches racing, and it’s all down to its provocative smell and its Instagrammable, multifaceted bottle.
How does Jimmy Choo Fever smell?
The Jimmy Choo Fever perfume smells sticky and sweet, its dark fruity-floral composition comes is set alight by a creamy base of roasted tonka bean and resinous benzoin that subtly melts down golden facets of nectar and vanilla orchid. I recently wrote a full review on the new Fever fragrance here.
#2 Yves Saint Laurent Y
A statement of style and strength, if you love the original YSL Y fragrance, you’ll adore the deeper edition for the darker nights: Y Eau de Parfum. Not only has the new campaign face, the devilishly handsome Adam Levine that has everyone talking, but this crisp, handsome fragrance has earnt pride of place in our fragrance collection for its fresh, aromatic composition that is oh, so alluring.
How does YSL Y Eau de Parfum smell?
When I think of Y Eau de Parfum, I instantly think of the colour jade green. You can really pick out the herbaceous notes of geranium and sage, but then you experience a sudden rise of darkness from the resinous facets of balsam and incense – and it completely works. Made for a man who likes to keep things fresh, but has a side of mystery, the Y Eau de Parfum will be his ideal kryptonite
# 3 Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Her
The fragrance world and Emily Ratatowski’s 19.4 million Instagram followers have been recently hit with one of the biggest fragrances launches of the year, Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Her. Hailed as the sexiest perfume in the world right now, there’s no way I couldn’t include this perfume in this line-up.
How does Pure XS For Her smell?
Pure XS for Her smells sexy and enticing. Infused with the salty-sweetness of popcorn and the aphrodisiac benefits of ylang-ylang, this floriental perfume is sure to make heads turn for all the right reasons. Lovers of powdery florals with a dominant feminine edge will love this perfume, as just like the face of this fragrance, it is truly beautiful and powerful. Intrigued to find out more? You can find out what our expert thinks in this review.
#4 Ralph Lauren Woman
Dominating your TV screen right now is the beautifully elegant, Ralph Lauren Woman Eau de Parfum. A story of sophistication and empowerment, forgive me for being bold, but I have a feeling that this gracious Eau de Parfum could overtake the popularity of the classic Ralph fragrance once and for all.
How does Ralph Lauren Woman smell?
This Eau de Parfum has a sweet and creamy side; it’s mature but fun, and once sprayed, it instantly depicts a bold, confident woman who is strong enough to take on anything (as we all know, when we smell amazing, we feel that little bit more untouchable). Once sprayed, you’ll instantly recognise the softness of white florals contrasting with a spicy pink pepper accord, but as the scent warms, opposites attract and the smoothness of hazelnut creates a seamless and seductive dry down – it’s divine.
#5 Issey Miyake Super Majuere
Super Majeure d’Issey is set to make waves and it’s all down to its airy freshness that all Issey Miyake fans love and adore. Distinctive and aromatic, Super Majeure is a surge of cool, crisp fragrance that’s distinctively different from anything out there right now. After all, you don’t name a fragrance Super for any old reason!
How does Super Majeure smell?
Like a wild wave in the ocean, Super Majeure is a turbo-powered aquatic fragrance that gains strength and sillage from deep, dark woods. Upon the first spray, clean cuts of leather instantly hit you, before the aromatic side of patchouli and woods add an earthy edge to the mix, creating a fragrance for men is both raw and exhilarating.