Choosing a personal “scent” is well, so personal. This holiday season let our recommendations of the trendiest fragrances guide you and your loved ones through the gift of giving.
By Emily Glocer and Samantha Subar
SHIMMER IN SWAROVSKI
Notes of rose, plum, honey and patchouli, compels every woman wearing it to feel like a million dollars. Bond No. 9 The Shimmering Ruby Fountain by Perfumista Avenue. $6,500. Availability and photo courtesy of Bondno9.com.
GOLD AND BOLD
Gucci introduces Premiere, inspired by timeless Hollywood glamour, to embrace your red carpet moment with this splash of orange blossom, musk, white flowers, and bergamot. This enticing scent will leave you feeling like a queen. $105. Availability and photo courtesy of Gucci.com
KEY TO YOUR HEART
Ralph Lauren introduces the limited edition 15th Anniversary Romance that allows all women to connect with their inner romantic. $95. Availability and photo courtesy of Ralphlauren.com
FIRST AND FINEST
One of the most beautiful floral fragrances that will send every woman wishing for more of the dreamy Un Air de First perfume by Van Cleef & Arpels. $95. Availability and photo courtesy of Vancleefarpels.com.
SCENT THAT SOAR
Annick Goutal presents a perfume masterpiece with the luxurious Eau d’Hadrien Eau De Parfum presented in a bottle that is its own piece of art. $175. Availability and photo courtesy of Saksfifthavenue.com.
The sky’s the limit when formulating Clive Christian’s No 1 for Women Perfume Spray. Only the finest, rarest, and more precious ingredients were used including white peach, rose, and vanilla. $865. Availability and photo courtesy of Saksfifthavenue.com.
Dolce&Gabbana’s Intense has a burgundy glass bottle are reminiscent of the interiors of palaces in Sicily, complementing the dramatic nature of the scent itself. $112. Availability and photo courtesy of Dolcegabbana.com.
Eaudemoiselle De Givenchy’s Ambre Velours blends elegance with a touch of rebellion. With mixes deep red, sensual smells of floral amber with pink peppercorn, patchouli and cedar, it is a musky brilliance in an irresistible bottle. $122. Availability and photo courtesy of Neimanmarcus.com.
HAVE CREED, WILL TRAVEL
CREED Erofla has an uplifting scent of oceanic freshness that will take you down memory lane to that perfect day spent lying on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. $330. Availability and photo courtesy of Neimanmarcus.com.
Dolce & Gabbana introduces The One for Men Limited Edition; a cologne that revitalizes the meaning of elitist with its addictive collision of oriental notes and warm masculinity. $82. Availability and photo courtesy of Saksfifthavenue.com.
L’Ame dun Heros is a man’s spritz of elegance, passion and victory. The scent leaves an everlasting burst of wood, flower and citrus that is memorable beyond words. $245 Availability and photo courtesy of Neimanmarcus.com
THE ROYAL TREATMENT
Houbigant Paris continues to impress with their royal scent, Duc de Vervins L ‘Extreme. This cologne is fit for a king, or of course, the hipster, modern gentleman. $130. Availability and photo courtesy of Neimanmarcus.com
Iris & White Musk, the majestic and rich cologne conspired by Jo Malone London takes an edgy approach to perfumery with a musky scent that still possesses a creamy character. $145. Availability and photo courtesy of Neimanmarcus.com.
CIRCLE OF LIFE
Dot, The new Perry Ellis men’s fragrance enlightens with a woody, aromatic scent. Packaged in a cool, modern bottle, this fragrance offers the right balance of calm and invigorating. $65. Availability and photo courtesy of Perryellis.com.
Cruel Intentions by Kilian has woody roots and notes of orange flower, musk and bergamot… making it the perfect cologne from boardroom to ballroom, $235. Availability and photo courtesy of Saksfifthavenue.com