Christmas Fragrance Guide
Fragrance is so personal. It tells a different story for every different person. We fall in love with it, it makes us content and it becomes a staple in our lives. Whether you know what you like and find it hard to compare anything new, or you are always trying a diverse range of scents, we want to help you this festive season in finding yourself and your loved ones the perfect fragrance fit.
We’ve seen so many beautiful scents released this year, especially coming up to the Winter Season. So, we thought we’d create this little guide to something new this Christmas time! Here are the Top 8 NEW fragrances we’ve personally picked for you here at Scentstore;
The newest member of the L’interdit Family, L’interdit Intense Eau de Parfum is even deeper and more sensual than its sisters. This is one of my favourite ranges from Givenchy, a bottle of L’interdit Eau de Parfum sits right up front on my dressing table! So, when they released the Intense version, naturally I was extremely excited. Perfect for those winter months, immerse yourself in this sexy and radiant fragrance, full of body. A heady opening of tuberose and orange-blossom leads you to a leathered-vanilla and salty, roasted sesame heart, before settling into an indulgent, dark wood infusion of patchouli and vetiver. This fragrance is sure to have heads turning.
An iconic fragrance since 2008, Paco Rabanne 1 Million has now evolved into a richer, smoother scent; 1 Million Parfum. Since its arrival, the reaction from customers has been phenomenal and we are more than confident this is going to be a Christmas bestseller! One of my favourite men’s fragrances, the richness of 1 Million Parfum is guaranteed to warm you up through the colder seasons. Let confidence and bravery exudes you like the sunbeam embellishment on the bottle. This fragrance is described as a floral leather scent, holding notes of addictive tuberose, iodine and sensual leather. As well as accents of resin and pine with the warmth of amber. Let yourself be seduced!
“I am what I live” has definitely become a new life mantra for me and is exactly what Giorgio Armani My Way aims to express. Created for the one’s finding their truest selves; this new release encapsulates curiosity and encourages women to challenge their preconceptions throughout life. The scent sparkles with bergamot and orange blossom to open, while a bouquet of jasmine and tuberose radiates through the heart, and the warmth of cedarwood, Madagascan vanilla and white musks combine for the base. Not only a beautiful fragrance, it is also the beginning of something wonderful for Armani, who have created a new 5-year plan to try and reduce their carbon footprint by 25%, which would make the company’s products carbon-neutral by 2025. As well as this, they also sustainably sourced their ingredients, their packaging contains recycled materials and the bottle itself is refillable. Being very passionate about sustainability and the environment myself, these factors have made me fall in love with Giorgio Armani My Way even more.
Attention Sailors! The Captain has definitely arrived with this fragrance, standing at the for-front of the Le Male collection. Jean Paul Gaultier has not disappointed with this suave and sophisticated new release, just in time for Christmas. With great strength and power, Le Male Le Parfum is an intense, woody-oriental scent, drawing on the potency of cardamom as it opens out into the freshness of the heart with notes of lavender and iris, and the immersion of a prominent vanilla base. Taking leadership has never been so effortless as this fragrance settles into your skin. Elegant and addictive, this Eau de Parfum is a must have for any gentleman.
YSL Libre Intense
Witnessing the sensational launch of YSL Libre last year after 8 years in the making, left fragrance lovers like you and me everywhere besotted. Now YSL brings us Libre Intense, an even more bold and sensual scent, full-bodied with a burning-hot personality. And who better to be the face of this launch, embodying the aura of Libre, then the amazing Dua Lipa! This fragrance leads with notes of Tangerine, Bergamot and Lavender, into a bold heart exploding with Jasmine Sambac, Orange Blossom and Orchid Accord. As it settles into the base we are witness to the intense build of Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Amber Gris and Vetiver, that settles gently but with lasting presence on the skin.
For the sophisticated gentleman, the newest edition to the Gentleman Givenchy Collection is the perfect Christmas gift this year. Ultra-luxurious and sensual, Gentleman Givenchy Boisée is full of elegance and class. Opening with the spiciness of black pepper essence and coriander, the heart then fills with the warm embrace of iris and cocoa’s addictive accents. The fragrance then reveals its captivating character through the base, holding notes of sandalwood essence, patchouli essence and burning wood. The warm and earthy vibe of this scent definitely makes it perfect throughout the wintery season.
Another new mantra added to my collection this year is definitely that of Valentino’s brand-new release, Voce Viva; “My voice, my strength”. A fragrance designed to empower women to use their voices and be heard! Voce Viva celebrates the essence of individuality and diversity, so who better to be the face of this scent and embody this ethos than singing sensation Lady Gaga! Let the radiance of Mandarin, Italian Bergamot and ginger begin your journey, as a bouquet of orange blossom absolute and golden gardenia accord stand strong in the heart. A confidence settles in the base notes of unexpected Chrystal Moss, Smooth Vanilla, Musk and Sandalwood. Seeing nothing but incredible response since its release, we just know Voce Viva will be a bestseller this Christmas!
Finally, held with prestige and royalty, we have the honour of introducing to you Dolce & Gabbana K EDP. Gaining on the heels of best-selling Dolce & Gabbana K Eau de Toilette, be the King of today with this more intense, woody Eau de Parfum. Delve into the depths of this fragrance and experience true heart and strength by wearing the crown! With a confident entrance of citrus, blood orange, juniper berries and cardamom, bath in the powerful heart of citrus, clary sage, geranium, lavandin and fig milk. Then welcome to the table, a regal base of cedarwood, vetiver, patchouli and nagarmotha wood. Embody the passion and charisma of K EDP from day until night.
Embrace the magic of Christmas this year whether treating yourself or that someone special. Fill your days with warmth and embrace by choosing the perfect fragrance. Walk yourself through these wintery months encompassed by a story. I can’t wait to bring that little something extra to my loved ones Christmas this year, with a personal touch of perfume…and maybe a little something for myself too!
Written by Loren