5 Beguiling scents to embrace your sensual side
A scent-sory fest
Dior J'Adore Absolu
François Demachy's newest Dior composition is all about flaunting the many faces of jasmine. "In the morning, the jasmine has sharper, almost blackcurrant notes. When it is picked, it gives its all, delivering indolic strength. In the damp, cooler evening air, when it opens once again, it provides extraordinary sensations. The harvest over, the Jasmine lets go, growing richer and even more sensual, releasing fruity apricot notes," he says. Jasmine sambac and Grasse jasmine leave a nuanced fruity yet floral trail, while honeyed rose (in both absolute and essential oil) and potent magnolia absolute breathe freshness into the scent.
Gucci Bloom Nettare di Fiori
If you liked the Gucci Bloom fragrance series and you have a soft spot for floral scents, the latest (and last) addition to this range will be your new favourite. The Gucci Bloom Nettare di Fiori is made for tuberose fragrance lovers, thanks to a chypre floral concoction of rose, osmanthus, jasmine, and tuberose. This intense scent offers underlying notes of sensuality, with patchouli and musks leaving an enigmatic finish.
Jimmy Choo Fever
One more fragrance to add to your beauty shelf is Jimmy Choo's latest bewitching take on verdant compositions. Making a play between floral and gourmand, Fever brings us on an adventurous night out with top notes of black plum nectar, lychee, grapefruit, and heart notes of heliotrope, vanilla orchid, and jasmine. The heady trail is what will induce a double take—notes of roasted tonka bean, benzoin and sandalwood will leave a decadent finish unlike any other.
Atelier Cologne Iris Rebelle Cologne Absolute
It isn't everyday that you come across an intense scent that incorporates a concentrated (a whopping 15%) heart of iris that's both enticing yet not entirely overpowering. Atelier Cologne's latest offering, created by Christophe Cervasel and Sylvie Ganter, is all of that and more. The Iris Rebelle Cologne Absolute opens with Moroccan orange flowers and Calabrian bergamot, straddling the line between feminine and exotic with rose and lavender, alongside hints of smoky patchouli and white musk.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Velvet Fatale
Get in touch with your seductive side with the new Carolina Herrera Good Girl Collector Edition Velvet Fatale, a one-of-a-kind version of its bestselling fragrance. The scent takes on a sultry look, with a red velvet flacon that is every bit the statement-making fragrance you need on your beauty shelf. The Velvet Fatale is sophistication in a bottle, with notes of jasmine and tuberose addled with dark gourmand hints of haba tonka and cacao—perfect to up the ante on a date night out.