Nothing is more reminiscent of a time or place like a scent. Choosing the right perfume can be a pivotal decision and so it’s important to take the time to figure out what does and does not work for you and your lifestyle. Here is your definitive IMAGE guide for choosing the perfect winter 2016 scent suitable for every lifestyle.
What it really means to be a woman…
1. Elizabeth Arden Always Red Femme, €76 for 100ml An exhilarating fragrance that lifts the spirits with a zesty, warm blend of fruits and flowers.
2.Jasper Conran Nude, €39 for 100ml An elegant floral featuring crisp magnolia, and
a delicate base layer of amber, wood, and musk.
3.YSL Mon Paris, €81 for 50ml Memories are made of this beguiling, juicy, fruity floral with
a musky base.
Choose from a precious collection…
1.Thierry Mugler Les Exceptions, €170 for 80ml Six exceptional fragrances created by industry greats Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Hérault, for an olfactory hit.
2.Christian Louboutin, €275 for 80ml The designer’s three signature scents are memorable. Even the names – Bikini Questa Sera, Tornade Blonde and Trouble in Heaven – strike a chord.
3.Tom Ford Private Blend Vert Bohème, Vert des Bois, and Vert d’Encens, €182 each Three smoky, musky greens going from grassy (1), to woody (2) to heady (3).
New, Irish, and outstanding. The cream of 2016’s crop…
1.Brooke & Shoals Orange Flower, Amber, and Vetiver, €59 for 50ml A fruity floral gourmand that hits a seductive spot, thanks to the balsamic, woody base.
2.Cloon Keen Grande Dame, €80 for 60mlCreated especially for The Shelbourne Hotel, this is a sophisticated combination of floral and Oriental accords.
3.Waters + Wild Rose + Oud, €95 for 50ml A sensual take on a very feminine proposition; crafted from the finest organic ingredients.
The Urban Warrior
Fragrances for those in a New York state of mind…
1.Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria, €88.90 for 100ml Young, elegant and sophisticated, blending white pepper, rose, peony, and musk, this is a scent that evokes a spirit of adventure.
2.DSquared2 Want Pink Ginger, €91 for 100ml An edgy Oriental floral that fizzes with originality and a deep amber-infused base note.
3.Nicki Minaj Trini Girl, €50 for 100ml The iconic bottle contains a vivacious, fruity juice, inspired by the singer’s Trinidadian roots.
The Nature Nurturer
Opting for natural ingredients from our enchanting environment…
1.Jo Loves Smoked Plum & Leather, €127.49 for 100ml Jo Malone’s latest game-changer is a perfect, delicious blend for winter months.
2.Liz Earle Botanical Essence No 9, €65.50 for 50ml The most sophisticated mix of fruit and exotic notes that warms to the skin beautifully.
3.Armani Privé Bois d’Encens, €200 for 100ml A groundbreaker that’s deeply sensual with its opulent notes of church incense.
Looking for originality, leading with form…
1.Calvin Klein One Gold, €50.80 for 100ml Sensual, woody and unisex, a winter winner with jasmine, violet, and heady vetiver.
2.Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Couture, €103 for 50ml Fashion’s surrealist couturiers return with a powerful redoux of their mouthwatering scent.
3.Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence, €121.90 for 100ml Taking his 2015 Decadence launch to lighter dimensions, this blend is both sexy and distinctive.
The Uptown Girl
For ladies looking for prestige in perfume…
1.Angel Schlesser Pour Elle, €121.50 for 100ml Sensual, seductive with a burst of white flowers, this is a beguiling signature scent.
2.Creed Aventus for Her, €245 for 75ml The traditionally male stable reaches out with this refined, tenacious blend of green apple, rose, sandalwood and amber.
3.Chloé Fleur de Parfum, €82.60 for 50ml Another gentle giant of a fragrance that whispers delicious notes of pistil rose and almondy cherry blossom.
Distinctive and unique in all things; especially scent…
1.Gucci Guilty, €102 for 75ml Packing a punch, rock star style, this is fast becoming an icon of the power generation.
2.Comme des Garçons Grace by Grace Coddington, €120 for 100ml Inspired by Grace’s love of roses, with added mint, basil and cardamom.
3.John Paul Gaultier Classique Essence, €111.50 for 100ml Classic with a couture twist, 2016’s edition goes for gold.