As the weather becomes colder as we get closer into the winter months, it’s time to look at fragrances that make you feel as warm as a well-lit fire. Here are a few we’d love to wear during the grayer, darker days.
Marc Jacobs Pink Honey Limited Edition ($76) — There’s no mistaking a Marc Jacobs fragrance bottle. Chances are that it’s pretty as a Barbie doll, and capped with some whimsical and colorful flower (think Dot, Lola, and others). The latest Pink Honey Limited Edition dresses up the classic Honey fragrance in tones of fun florals, with top notes of pear, fruity punch, and juicy mandarin; middle notes of orange blossom, peach nectar, and honeysuckle; and base notes of honey, smooth woods, and golden vanilla. These blended florals definitely come out with more of a sharp edge than say, Daisy. Pink Honey Limited Edition is ideal for a night out, especially if you’re a girly girl.
WINTER Unisex Fragrance ($85) — Unisex fragrances closes the gap between His and Hers, they free up shelf space in your cosmetics cabinet for other purchases, and they actually smell pretty good. A cult obsession in Los Angeles, WINTER Unisex Fragrance — created by Dasein Fragrance founder and perfumer Sam Rader — invokes the frigid season with comfortingly relevant notes of blue spruce, forest pine (both harvested from the pines of the Austrian alps) black cardamom, and French lavender. Instead of using steam-distilled lavender, lavender absolute is extracted by using a solvent for a fresher, richer bouquet. Black cardamom is a rare note to include in a unisex fragrance and the perfume crackles with this addition. This scent is clean and crisp, like most winter days.
Elizabeth Arden Untold Absolu ($89) — A deeper, more sensual fragrance to usher in the winter months, Untold Absolu is the latest fragrance by Elizabeth Arden. This fragrance with notes of floral absolutes, red plum, and ginger along with generous and sparkling bursts of raspberry, gives this a well-rounded finish, and perhaps that hint of harvest too. All these notes are over a magnetic amber base. The bottle itself is a bijou as they say in French, a strawberry-shaped jewel with gold-toned base and a clear top.
Photo Credit: brioni.com
When you think of Brioni, the sensuality of fine Italian cashmere, silk, and wool come to mind. It is a label that speaks to prestige and elegance, most notably for finely crafted luxury menswear. A made to measure Brioni suit is the ultimate male status symbol — a mark of quality for a man who won’t settle for less than perfection.
The Italian couturier has launched a brand new fragrance, simply named Brioni. As you would expect, the hand fashioned bottle is a work of art in itself, and suitable for the Brioni man with discriminating taste. Designers Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard created a modern bottle by hand that captures the movement of light and fabric in motion. Inspired by the Italian sculptures in Rome, the unique bottle is capped in hand brushed bronze which adds to its male character with a touch of antique charm.
The fragrance captures the essence of Brioni’s heritage of masculine grooming and elegance since 1945. “When a man wears a custom Brioni suit, he exudes a sexiness because he feels confident and protected,” says Brendan Mullane, Creative Director. “We wanted to bottle that feeling with a sensual and elegant scent.”
The new Brioni eau de toilette is comprised of three rich complex accords: Citrus (Sicilian lemon), Boutonniere (floral notes of magnolia, iris, and violet) and Woody (smoky, saffron, black licorice).
Brioni eau de toilette (75ml, $280) is available at Brioni boutiques, Bergdorf Goodman, select Neiman Marcus stores, and Selfridges in the U.K.
Photo Credit: beautyinthebag.com
The best accessory for fall is one you can’t even see…a beautiful new fragrance that brings out your inner vixen. With the subtle to sultry new launches this season, you’ll surely want to expand your horizons. So step up to the nearest perfume counter, spray your scent of choice on an unscented spot on your arm or wrist, wait until it dries, and take a long whiff. These are three of our favorite new scents that have us thankful for crisper, cooler days.
Agent Provacateur Fatale ($72) captures the essence of the modern femme fatale–she’s strong, confident, and seductive! From the faceted bottle with its sharp angles and planes, to the enticing juice with notes of spicy pink pepper, mango, blackcurrant, Indonesian patchouli, vanilla orchid aphrodisiac, and chocolate gourmand addiction, everything about this floriental tempts and attracts.
Anna Sui La Nuit de Bohème ($65) embodies the magical sensuality of the free-spirited woman. This fruity-floral-woody concoction features sparkling citruses, blackberry zest, lotus, and rose petals as well as cedar, Haitian, vanilla orchid, and Indonesian patchouli. The gorgeous gold filigree bottle, inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, will be just as beautiful on your vanity as it is on your skin.
My Burberry ($72) is a grand floral fragrance with an edge that was inspired by a London garden after the rain. Sweet pea, bergamot, golden quince, rain-tipped damask, and centifiola roses combine to create a compelling scent, but you’ll be just as excited by the fact that you can personalize your 90ML bottle ($125) with up to three initials, through a monogramming service available on Burberry.com and at select Burberry locations. Through smart phone technology, you can also interact with the campaign on digital billboards at selective sites from London to New York, to personalize and project a giant My Burberry bottle with your initials.