Christmas Scents for Women
How has Christmas crept up on us again? It seems like only yesterday we were packing away our winter woolies, and welcoming Spring, and here we are heading into December, and the festive gift buying season. We know this time of year can be hectic for most of us, so we’ve taken some of the hard work out of finding the perfect fragrance gifts for the favourite women in your life this Christmas. These are our picks of the most “giftable” new fragrances in Australia for your mother, mother-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, or even yourself. After all, don’t we all deserve a little spoiling at this time of year?
YSL Mon Paris EDT
If you can’t quite get to the city of lights this Christmas, this might be the next best thing. Created to evoke memories of love and of lovers, the fragrance is the essence of the scent of Paris. The fragrance is a White Chypre, opening with lush notes of bergamot, raspberry, and blackberry, it is at once intriguing and mysterious – tempting you to try more. The fragrance warms down to heart notes of white flowers – jasmine absolute, tuberose, and a white accord of peony flowers to give the scent a sensual depth, and finally the base notes of patchouli, white musk and Datura flower lend the fragrance a warmth and luminence. Utterly bewitching and intoxicating, this is the perfect fragrance for lovers of everything Parisien. EDT 50ml RRP $136.00.
Michael Kors Wonderlust Sensual Essence
If you have a passion for luxury, and travel, this is the fragrance for you. It may not sate your wonderlust, but it will do a great job trying. The scent conjures up feelings of romance, and fearless adventure, of passion, and living in the moment. With top notes of nashi pear, black cherry, peony and pink pepper, this Woody Oriental captivates and refreshes. Middle notes of jasmine and orange blossom envelope you in sensuality, whilst the dry down notes of cashmere wood, suede and amber add warmth and embrace your skin. The simply stunning bottle encasing the Michael Kors Wonderlust Sensual Essence is sure to become a collectible (it’s gone on our Christmas wish list at Beauty Over 40). EDP 50ml RRP $130.00. Also available in 100ml RRP $160.00.
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Collection
We all know White Tea is good for your body, and the new Elizabeth Arden White Tea Collection is inspired by the simple pleasure that is your first sip of tea – the serene moment that is good for your mind. It’s all about tranquility and calm, finding, and taking, your moment (always a good idea in the busy Christmas period). The Musky-Woody-Floral opens with sparking notes of Italian mandarin, and sensual breeze accord, to awaken your senses. The middle notes of white tea extract and mate absolute Paraguay, combined with Turkish rose and white iris accord lend a zen like mood to graceful femininity, whilst the base notes of Madras wood, ambrette, seed absolute, and a trio of musks lend the scent a tranquil and harmonious finish. EDT 50ml RRP $50.00. Also available in EDT 100ml RRP $69.00, Body Cream 400ml RRP $29.00, Hand Cream 30ml RRP $19.00, and Shower Gel 400ml RRP $29.00.
Tiffany & Co EDP
The most famous jewelry store in the world has inspired one of the most iconic films of all time, and now, not a moment too soon, a fragrance that we predict will be gracing classic lists for years to come. The luxurious new scent from Tiffany & Co – the new Eau de Parfum is packaged in a carton of the famed Tiffany blue, and is a modern, artisanal scent, as classic as Tiffany’s, and as exhilarating and inspired as love itself. The fragrance opens with a fresh note of vert de mandarine, whilst the middle note of noble iris adds a depth and classicity to the fragrance. Base notes of patchouli and musscent create a sensual warmth to round out the scent. 50ml EDP RRP $165.00. Also available in 30ml EDP RRP $110.00, and 75ml EDP RRP $195.00.
Elie Saab Girl of Now
The Elie Saab Girl of Now is the ultimate Millenial. She is a free spirit with an explosion of energy, and lives in the here and now.The Elie Saab Girl of Now fragrance is a Floral Gourmand that opens with sparkling notes of mandarin pear and pistachio. Heart notes of signature orange blossom absolute, and bitter almond essence, white jasmine and magnolia blossoms provide the fragrance with radiance and femininity, whilst cashmeran, tonka bean, almond milk and patchouli base notes provide a rich warmth to the fragrance. EDP 50ml RRP $134.00. Also available in EDP 30ml RRP $92.00, and EDP 90ml RRP $189.00.
Chloe Absolu de Parfum
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Chloe fragrance line, the new Chloe Absolu de Parfum is a rich Woody Floral – a more refined version of the original Chloe fragrance.The intensity and depth of the Damascus rose in the original Chloe is magnified in this fragrance, giving it a sensual floral opening note, when combined with cenifolia rose from Grasse. Sensual vanilla gives the middle notes a velvety warmth, whilst dry down notes of patchouli add a captivating depth to the finale. An exquisitely feminine fragrance, this is a Limited Edition scent, so get it before it sells out. 50ml EDP RRP $145.00.
Tory Burch Bel Azur
Tory Burch Bel Azur transports you to the Cote d’Azur (well almost). Inspired by Tory’s love of the sea, this fragrance exudes the golden sun shimmering on clear blue water. A sparkling Floral , the fragrance opens with a solar burst of bergamot as a top note, whilst breezy floral middle notes, neroli and peony, rejuvenate your senses. Finally, base notes of creamy cedarwood and earthy vetiver leave a lingering sun-kissed warmth on your skin. The beautiful blue bottle evokes memories of summer holidays by the sea. EDP 100ml RRP $195.00.
Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours
Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours is a sophisticated evolution of the original Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum launched in 2011. Paying homage to Bottega Veneta’s Italian origins the Floral Chypre fragrance expresses a refined, yet voluptuous femininity. Top notes of bergamot and pink peppercorn bring a crisp elegance to the fragrance, whilst the middle notes of rose absolute imbues the original scent with an intense touch that ignites your senses. Leather and patchouli add strength and warmth to the base. EDP 50ml RRP $170.00. Also available in EDP 30ml RRP $115.00, and EDP 75ml RRP $200.00.
Katy Perry Indi
Katy Perry’s Indi is the perfect Christmas gift for daughters, or granddaughters around the 12-25 year age group – just a guide – age is only a number after all. Katy designed the fragrance Indi to celebrate individuality and being true to yourself. A Floral Woody Musk (featuring a total of 11 different musks), this is a more sophisticated fragrance than previous Katy Perry scents. The fragrance opens with top notes of white tea, plum and bergamot, warming down to lush middle notes of cyclamen, lily of the valley, and white cedar extract, whilst amber, tonka bean, musk, white musk, black musk, Egyptian musk, and island musk complete the base notes for a soft powdery finish. Housed in a monochromatic white and black bottle, each side featuring an embossed message of empowerment from Katy Perry herself. 100ml RRP $69.00.