Little can match a wonderful fragrance to lift spirits and brighten any day. Beauty writer Lisa Curtiss has selected some gorgeous examples from both well-known and up-and-coming luxury fragrance brands.
From those bursting with fresh and vibrant citrus to others heady with deep red rose and spice, there’s bound to be a perfume here that you’ll love.
05 by Escentric Molecules
For those who love their perfume to be truly unique and distinctive, niche, high-end fragrance brand Escentric Molecules will delight. The just launched ‘05’ is simply perfect for this time of year as it takes you back to balmy summer days, walking through orange groves by the sea on a beautiful Mediterranean island.
Price: £80 for 100ml
The Organic Pharmacy Orange Blossom Fragrance
Another excellent product from The Organic Pharmacy, this simply beautiful and uplifting fragrance evokes memories of much-missed warm summer days. Fresh notes of Brazilian tangerine, green mandarin and sweet orange are tempered with precious Moroccan orange blossom and rosewood.
Price: £150 for 100ml
Mandarino Di Amalfi Acqua by Tom Ford
A stunning fragrance which evokes memories of heady sun-kissed evenings on the Amalfi Coast. As the name suggests this is a bright citrus delight, with hints of marine accord, mint, wood and thyme. Perfect for any occasion and simply gorgeous.
Price: £85 for 50ml, £120 for 100ml
Idôle Intense by Lancôme
Elegant yet approachable, warm and romantic, this lovely fragrance has notes of rose accord, jasmine absolute and chypre accord. It comes in a handbag-perfect ultra-slim bottle which is also refillable.
Price: £54 for 25ml, £75.99 for 50ml, £90 for 75ml
Libra Intense by Yves Saint Laurent
A more intoxicating and romantic evening version of the floral bestseller, with top notes of mandarin, blackcurrant and petitgrain, a jasmine, lavender and orange blossom heart and base of vanilla, cedar, ambergris and musk.
Price: £60 for 30ml, £75.99 for 50ml, £104 for 90ml
Lady Tubereurse by Moresque
Could there be a more perfect perfume for romantic winter evenings? This heady, wonderfully hypnotic fragrance is also a must for tuberose lovers. Vibrant top notes of citrus and ginger are softened with lily, angelica and ylang ylang, while rich resins, ambers and musks deliver a deep and decadent base.
Price: £115 for 75ml
Organic Glam Rose Oud Fragrance by Organic Pharmacy
If you are a true perfume lover, and appreciate the finest fragrances, this fantastic perfume is an absolute must. Inspired by love and romance, Rose Oud evokes magical memories of summer. Zesty lemon and bergamot are softened with rose and jasmine, and warmed with tonka bean, amber and woods.
Price: £150 for 100ml
Les Classiques by Valeur Absolue
This brand offers a truly innovative approach to fragrance by using a combination of aromachology (the study of scent and feeling) and lithotherapy (crystal healing). Experts in these fields, neuroscientists and renowned perfumers worked together to create a collection of perfumes, scented candles and dry body oils, to soothe, heal and provide a potent antidote to life’s stresses and strains. Ingredients used are sustainably sourced, vegan and organic too. Try Rouge Passion with notes of ylang ylang and champaka, empowered by semi-precious garnet to symbolise sensuality and intimacy.
Price: See website link below for individual prices
Bentley Beyond – The Collection For Her
An array of three beautiful fragrances from the luxury car brand: Mellow Heliotrope with its delicate notes of vanilla, praline and strawberry; Radiant Osmanthus, a joyful fruity floral; and vibrant Hibiscus, a bold and vivacious perfume for the exciting, self-confident woman who sparks passion wherever she goes.
Price: £150 for 100ml
Gucci Bloom Profumo Di Fiori
A sophisticated floral which heroes the fresh, natural greenness of tuberose essence, with notes of jasmine and a warm base of sandalwood, orris, benzoin and musk. The result is an intense and romantic fragrance perfect for party-time and new twist on the Bloom classic.
Price: £54 for 30ml, £76 for 50ml, £103 for 100ml
4711 Floral Collection
With elegant nuances of rose, jasmine and lilac, 4711’s new Floral Collection of fragrances are inspired by the Original Eau de Cologne combined with feminine and mellow touches.
Price: £18 for 100ml
Flower by Kenzo Poppy Bouquet
A vibrant, intense and gorgeous floral with notes of Bulgarian rose, gardenia, pear and almond wood. Distinctive and memorable and a reminder that spring’s not far away.
Price: £65.50 for 50ml, £92.50 for 100ml
Gia by Tocca
A feminine, elegant and fresh fragrance with notes of Turkish rose, tangerine, ylang ylang, tuberose and vanilla. Equally perfect for romantic winter evenings or weekend walks by the sea. Brings back wonderful memories of summer’s heady days.
Price: £98 for 100ml
Evoking memories of sultry summer Tuscan evenings, this inviting fresh, yet rich, fragrance has bright citrus notes, tempered by tuberose, jasmine and coconut, with a warming base of vanilla, amber and musk.
Price: £44.99 for 30ml, £55.99 for 60ml, £83 for 100ml
Prices are correct at the time of publication.