Beauty Bits A-LIST PERFUMES
If you’ve watched telly, walked down a high street or flicked through a fashion magazine recently, you may have noticed there’s been a major increase in the amount of fragrance ads, many of them involving beautiful A-list actresses.
So now’s a good time to shop for a new scent. We’ve got the latest olfactory offerings to sniff out the competition and decide which premium perfumes are worth splashing out on.
Dior Joy Eau de Parfum, £75 for 50ml, The Perfume Shop
Jennifer Lawrence, who fronts the Joy campaign, says the scent is “citrusy, flowery.” We agree. The mandarin and bergamot notes make this bright and zesty, so much so, some might find it too summery.
Jo by Jo Loves, £70 for 50ml
Another sunny, citrus-based fragrance, the first eponymous offering from Jo Malone is inspired by holidays in Portugal. Grapefruit is the star, alongside bitter orange and lime, so we predict that fans of the fruity Jo Loves classic Pomelo will be hooked in no time.
Dolce & Gabbana The Only One Eau de Parfum, £63 for 50ml, John Lewis
The Only One contains notes of coffee, and while not obvious, the overall effect is warm and rich like an Americano. Combined with violet, iris and vanilla, this perfume smells, in a word, expensive.
Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum, £69 for 50ml, Boots
If you have a penchant for fragrances that are warm and enveloping, Givenchy L’Interdit will likely appeal. It pairs heady white florals with woody notes, with amber rounding out the mix.
Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Her Eau de Parfum, £80 for 80ml, The Perfume Shop
Ylang-ylang is the central ingredient, with hints of popcorn and vanilla, giving it a gourmand quality. Make a beeline for this beauty.
Jo Malone London Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne, £94 for 100ml
The sweetness of honeysuckle and rose are at the heart, while moss notes add earthiness. This is Jo Malone at it’s eccentric best.
Cartier Carat Eau de Parfum, £67.50 for 50ml, John Lewis
Described as an olfactory rainbow, Carat is inspired by the way diamonds refract light and is made up of seven flower scents. From red tulip to purple violet.