Best Beauty Buys 2019: Fresh New Scents You Need To Add To Your Fragrance Arsenal
Fragrance of the Year (Women)
Picture waking up to a beautiful sunrise in the countryside, and you’ve captured the essence of the Joy By Dior EDP, $115 (30 ml). Created as an ode to life’s many pleasures, this feminine scent leads with bright bursts of citrus notes that’s balanced with the soft florals and white musk that soon follow.
Fragrance of the Year (Men)
Thanks to its medley of passionate notes that include pink peppercorn, lime, mint and vetiver, the Creed Viking EDP, $450 (100 ml), is inspired by the strength, perseverance and sense of adventure synonymous with the Vikings. In other words, it’s perfect for the modern-day man who leads the pack.
Taking its cue from the colour that it’s named after, be thrilled by fiery notes of vetiver, tonka and sandalwood interplaying with passionate top notes of white musk, rose and iris within the Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Rouge EDP, $184 (90 ml).
Best Women's Scent - Oriental
At first whiff of the Serge Lutens Féminité du Bois EDP, $185 (50 ml), you are transported into the sandy laneways of Morocco as heady cedar, cinnamon and plum notes evoke the experience of exploring the Moroccan markets, before landing a honeyed finish with a mixture of floral.
Fruity without being saccharine, the Anna Sui Fantasia EDT, $126 (75 ml), will appeal to women who want a scent that’s sensual and uncompromisingly feminine; and it owes its appeal to the effervescent balance of raspberry, pomelo and peppercorn.
Best Women's Scent - Green
Celebrating the bonds of friendship formed between women, base notes of white musk and sandalwood within the Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori EDT, $144 (50 ml), give way to a sprightly concoction of cassis, galbanum leaves, jasmine and honeysuckle.
Best Women's Scent - Gourmand
Comprising of just four main notes, the Kenzo World Intense EDP, $101 (30 ml), hints of juicy black plum and warm vanilla – that warrant immediate intoxication – and opens up into a bouquet of peony
and jasmine petals.