The 8 Perfumes Every Fragrance Fiend 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