Whether you prefer sexy scents or classic colognes, we've rounded up a range of fragrances from Yves Saint Laurent to Jo Malone that we (really do) insist every woman should try...
The 8 Perfumes Every Fragrance Fiend Should Try
15th February 2016
From fragrance classics by Narciso Rodriguez and YSL's Rive Gauche, to contemporary colognes by Jo Malone London and Tom Ford, we round up the 8 perfumes every woman should try.
Jo Malone splashed onto the scene in 1994 with her unique and unexpected choice of ingredients. It's hard to pick just one, but fragrance lovers everywhere should really get themselves to a counter and smell her _Pomegranate Noir_. The mature, moody scent combines juicy pomegranate, raspberry and plum with spicy woods and pink pepper. _Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Cologne 100ml, £85; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Newcastle and Tunbridge Wells_
This elegant, sexy fragrance is a modern classic. Its musky blend of floral orange flower, creamy amber and woody vetiver make up this sensual scent (that just so happens to pair beautifully with a little black dress). _Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Toilette 30ml, £35; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells_
Inspired by the Italian Riviera, this crisp, splashy scent screams summer. Featuring top notes of bergamot and Sicilian lemon with neroli, orange flower, amber and rosemary, it’s an uplifting citrusy delight. _Tom Ford Neroli Portifino Eau De Parfum 50ml, £145; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells and York_
Annick Goutal’s fourth rose-focused fragrance is a fruity, floral blend of peony, rose and raspberry that’s grounded by woody white musk to keep things from tipping over to excessively sweet. It’s a delightfully feminine and easy-to-wear perfume that’s perfect for day or night. _Annick Goutal Rose Pompon 50ml, £67; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle and Tunbridge Wells_
If you were to peer inside the dressing table of beauty editors everywhere, we’re sure there would be a bottle of Escentric Molecules’ seemingly unassuming bestseller _Molecule 01_ lurking. This intriguing scent smells different on everyone, using just one aroma-chemical, it melds to your natural pheromones and heightens your natural scent. Try it and see! _Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 100ml, £65; Available at Fenwick Kingston_
Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic _Rive Gauche_ is the game-changing feminist of the fragrance world. Originally launched in 1971, it was marketed at women actually buying perfume for themselves who could throw the modern, sleek bottle into handbags on-the-move. The fragrance has been subtly modernised over time, reworking the floral heart of rose and jasmine to give a fresher, more contemporary feel. Accompanied by bright, citrusy bergamot and base notes of myrrh to keep things grounded, it’s as wearable today as it was in the 70s. _Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 50 ml, £40; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells and York_
Acqua di Parma’s new _Rosa Nobile Special Edition_ is as much a delight to behold as it is to sniff. A skilfully engraved 24-kt gold rose adorns the elegant bottle, which hosts the brand's popular _Rosa Nobile_ eau de parfum; a feminine blend of velvety peony and lily with zesty mandarin, pepper and base notes of smooth amber and musk – it's sure to put a smile on your mum's face this Mother's Day! _Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile Special Edition 100ml, £124; Available at Bond Street, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells and York_
Giorgio Armani’s _Si_ is a bestseller for good reason. It's romantic and feminine without being sickly sweet. Combining blackcurrant nectar, neroli, patchouli oil and jasmin, this modern blend leaves a fruity, light musk to the skin. _Giorgio Armani Si Eau de Parfum 30ml, £47; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Canterbury and Newcastle_