10 Fragrances You Will Never Forget
“Le Male Terrible” by Jean-Paul Gaultier / $52.98
Creates an elegant and adventurous effect. Most men would love the blend of spicy and soothing notes. The fragrance first unravels top notes of grapefruit and pink pepper. These notes embrace a heart of lavender and vetiver to delicately balance the bold top notes. The final gentle elegance of the fragrance lies in the base of amber and vanilla.
“La Petite Robe Noire” by Guerlain / $80
Its simple signature enhances and romances several exceptional materials in a bold overdose — black cherry blinks the first wink. It is illustrated by a clever blend that extends exquisite almond and delicious berries. The second wink takes place as rose enters the stage. Finally, the shadowy temptations of licorice and smoky black tea are ever-so-revealing and lead to irresistible seduction. For the ultimate temptation, the entire creation is wrapped in Guerlinade — fresh, enigmatic, and exhilarating, mischievous and captivating.
“Coco Noir” by Chanel / $89.99
A great nocturnal Baroque. Another journey in the wake of a Gabrielle who fully embraced the dazzle of black and Venice, incorporating them not only into her creations but into her life. Top notes: grapefruit, Calabrian bergamot, Heart: rose, narcissus, rose geranium leaf and jasmine. Base: tonka bean, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli and white musk frankincense.
“Spicebomb” by Viktor & Rolf / $125
The grenade bottle may be a bit try-hard but the citrus top notes drizzled with pink pepper more than make up for it. Saffron, chili and paprika combine for a ballsy heart. A winningly memorable tactic from the newcomer. Leather, tobacco and vetiver add a sense of classicism as this concoction coasts through to break the tape.
“See” By Chloe / $78
The new fragrance is chic, elegant and energetic floral-fruity. An addictive floral fruity fragrance, it captures the irresistible and playful personality of a young woman fully embracing life. The fusing top of juicy bergamot and apple translate her energy and her urban edginess. Her natural femininity is conveyed through a beautiful floral bouquet of jasmine and ylang that grows into a sexy veil of vanilla and addictive musks.
“Champion” by Davidoff / $42.98
Wearers will notice the use of citrus accords as well as woodsy notes. The top notes are lemon and bergamot. The middle notes are clary sage and galbanum. Lastly, the bottom notes are cedar and oak moss. The overall tone of the perfume is sporty. One can expect a lot of athletic men to be enticed by this product.
“Kokorico” by Jean-Paul Gaultier / $89
A somewhat staid opening from JPG with pleasant yet one-dimensional fresh fig leaves. Things get more interesting as a mid-note of raw cocoa — which is spicy rather than sweet — emerges. Safe yet classic woods like cedar as well as patchouli and vetiver bring it home. While it places on the podium, Kokorico probably wouldn’t win gold for everyone.
“Boyfriend” by Kate Walsh / $65
Actress Kate Walsh wanted to capture the scent of a guy on a girl: a man’s cologne mixed with perfume, the smell that lingers on the skin. This fragrance evokes memories of that time after he has left for the day — when she gently awakes in a bed that’s still warmly redolent of “boyfriend”. An alluring balance of vanilla, jasmine blossoms, and an accord of amber is set against the sensual scents of a man, including a light musk and a shimmer of fresh woods.
“L.I.L.Y” by Stella McCartney / $80
Lily is like nature — vivid and sensual, it combines Black Truffles, Black Pepper, Lily of the Valley, Pink Pepper, White Musk, Oak Moss and Patchouli. The contact with nature awakes her sensations and emotions. “It makes me think of my mum. Her nickname from my Dad was Lily. From Linda I love you”, says Stella McCartney.
“Only The Brave Tattoo” by Diesel / $77.98
Only The Brave Tattoo is composed of apple, opening the composition with its zest. A heart comprises sage and Bourbon pepper, while a base features amber-wood tacts, benzoin, tobacco and patchouli. He tattooed his initials R.R. and the motto Only The Brave above his ankle and Mohawk Indian logo on his arm. ‘I like the idea of writing on the body’ — explains Rosso. ‘We were born without any marks and I think it is important to leave trace on the body we were given’.