Top 5 Festive Fragrances
Rich, spicy, woody and earthy – feelings of warmth that match the festive season perfectly.
With Christmas fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to invest in a few festive fragrance to wear throughout the Christmas holidays. This time of year is a real treat for the senses, with warming and cosy smells filling your home; think citrus orange, or spicy cinnamon and clove. Set the mood this Christmas with a festive perfume or aftershave, whether you’re treating yourself or buying a gift.
Here are 5 of our top festive fragrances for men and women, giving you some inspiration for this year’s seasonal scents.
Diesel Fuel For Life
When it comes to festive fragrances for men, there is an abundance of choice. Diesel Fuel For Life is a particularly great fit, with an unusual and bold combination of notes that results in an energetic and warming scent.
Opening with star anise and grapefruit for a zingy start, Fuel For Life has a heart of lavender and raspberry before descending into a finishing touch of vetiver and almond-like heliotrope. Its long-lasting scent means it will easily last throughout the day, perfect for spritzing on Christmas morning.
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
For a real warming and spicy scent that suits this time of year perfectly, Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Night Vision is a powerful, oriental aftershave for men. Contrasting crisp green apple with dark spices, it has been a firm winter favourite since its release.
Opening with green apple, grapefruit and cardamom, the heart of Spicebomb Night Vision is where the action happens, with red chilli, clove, nutmeg and sage. Finishing on a woody base with almond and tonka bean, it is a rich, earthy and spicy aftershave that was almost made for the festive season.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl
Launched in 2016, Carolina Herrera Good Girl continues to be a favourite amongst oriental fragrances. Housed in an elegant and eye-catching bottle in the shape of a high heel, this is a beautifully modern perfume with an earthy yet floral-oriental scent.
Opening with almond, coffee and bergamot, the floral heart of Good Girl consists of jasmine, tuberose, Bulgarian rose and orange blossom. Finishing on a woody, earthy base, notes include sandalwood, cinnamon, cashmere, patchouli and vanilla. It makes for the perfect Christmas Day fragrance, either for yourself or as a gift for someone you love.
YSL Black Opium
For a women’s perfume that was made for the party season, YSL Black Opium is the perfect go-to. Energetic and addictive, Black Opium is a sweet but oriental fragrance housed in a glittering bottle.
Opening with coffee, lemon and pear, this unique perfume moves into a heart of orange blossom and jasmine for a warm floral scent. Finishing with cedar, patchouli and musk, Good Girl offers the perfect balance of sweet and woody that suits the winter season effortlessly.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
Usually listed as a men’s fragrance, Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza is also a favourite amongst women, making this is a great unisex fragrance for this time of year. With a timeless scent, Colonia Essenza is a powerful, woody fragrance with a hint of citrus.
Opening with bergamot, Mandarin orange and lemon, Colonia Essenza has a floral heart of rose, jasmine, lily of the valley and a hint of cloves. Finishing on a base on vetiver, patchouli, musk and amber, it is an elegant scent with an exclusive feel. It makes the perfect luxury gift, or keep for yourself to spritz through the festive period.