Discover Your Signature Scent With These New Release Fragrances

Heady florals, succulent gourmands and aromatic notes; 2020’s newest olfactory delights have something to suit everyone


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IF YOU LOVE ... MUSKY

Narciso Rodriguez Narcisco Ambree 50ml eau de parfum, $173

Narcisco Rodriguez’s original eponymous scent is famed for its lasting musky trail, and Narcisco Ambre is no different. This time, the olfaction’s musk heart is illuminated by white floral notes, frangipani and ylang-ylang, coupled with a base of warming vanilla, cedar and cashmeran. Fans of the original will want to add this to their winter wish-list.

Discovering your new signature scent is only a whiff away. Photos / Supplied

IF YOU LOVE ... GOURMAND

Viva La Juicy Pink Couture 50ml eau de parfum, $115

“The pinker, the better” is the message that comes with Viva La Juicy’s newest olfaction, Pink Couture. A bouquet of pink waterlily, cassis leaves and watermelon unfold to reveal a heart of pink frangipani, jasmine Sambac and Mara strawberry, before drying down to gourmand notes of creamy vanilla and sweet praline, rendering it almost edible. Housed in a hot pink bottle adorned with gilt detailing and an oversized pink bow, this ultra-feminine fragrance will appeal to the sweet-tooths among us.

IF YOU LOVE ... CITRUS

Elizabeth Arden White Tea mandarin blossom 50ml eau de toilette, $79

Since the inception of the original White Tea fragrance in 2017, Elizabeth Arden has reimagined the scent twice to include complementary notes of wild rose and vanilla orchid. New for 2020, the brand’s Mandarin Blossom combines citrus top notes of mandarin, bergamot and lemon with the brand’s signature white tea heart and luminous musk for a sparkling, uplifting finish.

IF YOU LOVE ... POWDERY

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Intensement 50ml l’eau de parfum intense, $177

Equal parts powerful and sensual, this warming fragrance looks to a heady blend of pink pepper oil, iris concrete, vanilla bean, sambac jasmine absolute and patchouli heart. The fuchsia juice is the first to include intense red iris vanilla accord, which was developed exclusively for Lancome by one of France’s most esteemed noses.

IF YOU LOVE ... WOODY

Jo Malone London Yuja 100ml cologne, $240

Be transported to the streets of Seoul with Jo Malone London’s limited-edition Yuja cologne. The tart, sweet citrus fruit native to Korea has proven a popular choice for use in cooking and natural remedies for centuries. Now, yuja is available in cologne form, enhanced by woody notes of cedar and verdant fir balsam.

IF YOU LOVE ... FLORAL

Jean Paul Gaultier So Scandal 50ml eau de parfum, $154

A scent worth adding to your repertoire if only for the sculptural bottle. Bedecked with a pair of silver legs akimbo, Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest iteration in the Scandal story is a sensual blend of white florals - think sweet orange blossom, Sambac jasmine and tuberose - punctuated with notes of juicy raspberry. The juice is reminiscent of a glass of Bordeaux, rendering it the perfect pick to wear for a night out on the tiles.

IF YOU LOVE ... AROMATIC

Paco Rabanne Olympea Onyx Collector 80ml eau de parfum, $195

Blurring the line between spicy and floral comes Paco Rabanne’s Olympea Onyx collector’s edition. Crafted by master perfumers Loc Dong, Anne Flipo and Dominique Robion, the amber juice is an exotic blend of green mandarin, water jasmine and spicy ginger, rooted with salted vanilla and woody cashmere.


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