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What Will You Smell Like This Holiday Party Season?

Are you naughty or nice? Whether it is gift to yourself or for someone else, these are the season's best fragrances that you need to get acquainted with pronto.
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Scents are central to creating the holiday party mood. While we love the smell of cookies, bread pudding, pine and *cue the Frank Sinatra voice* chestnuts roasting on an open fire, all these smells are best kept to the home fragrance department. You, the human being, deserve something more multi-dimensional, opulent and unique. Something that speaks of your personality or the persona you take on as the temperatures dip and the mood changes.

If you’re looking for a new bottled scent to indulge in this Yuletide season or a gift for a special someone, we’ve gathered six of our favourite fragrances of the season to help you out. From faultless combinations to luxurious juices stored in gloriously festive flacons, these are the fragrances to take into the holiday season and beyond. We matched each fragrance to a mood so you know exactly what you’re getting into, whether you’re feeling sweet, sexy or just straight-up festive.


FRESH

Chanel N°5 L’Eau

If you’ve been to the cinema in the recent weeks – in Singapore specifically – there’s no way that you would have missed Lily-Rose Depp’s ad campaign for this new fragrance from Chanel. (It is also through it that we learned how to pronounce “L’Eau”. Heh.) A swirl of neroli, lemon, tangerine, ylang ylang, May rose, jasmine, cedar and white musk, L’Eau is tangy, sweet and floral all at once. It is for the young at heart with more than one side to her personality.

 

FESTIVE

Burberry My Burberry

Have you ever seen a more festive-looking fragrance? Inspired by the scent of a garden after the rain, My Burberry’s combination of geranium, freesia, patchouli, roses, damask and bergamot is hard to fault. With the extra dose of glitter and a little golden bow, the fragrance practically has “gift me” written all over it. That is if your fragrance junkie of a friend doesn’t have it already. (For that, there’s always the darker My Burberry Black.)

 

SEXY

Loewe oo1 Woman

The story behind Jonathan Anderson’s debut fragrance for Loewe is one of the sexiest we’ve ever heard. Made with notes of tangerine, bergamot, jasmine, linen and sandalwood, 001 Woman is designed to be worn with the woodier 001 Man. It is about the two sides coming together to bring about something new, sensual and thoroughly sexy. Couple gift, anyone?

 

ROMANTIC

Louis Vuitton Matière Noire

We’ve been intrigued with Louis Vuitton’s range of ultra-luxe fragrances since our trip to Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse. While we love the Rose Des Vents and Turbulences on a regular day, chilly weather calls for something darker and romantic. Matière Noire blends Laos agarwood with patchouli, blackcurrant, narcissus and jasmine, evoking a walk through the mysterious woods.

 

POWERFUL

Dior J’adore Eau de Parfum

The classics always have a place during the holiday season. Featuring notes of notes of ylang ylang, damascus rose, Indian jasmine sambac and a special jasmine from Grasse, Dior’s ever-popular J’adore is all feminine and girl power without overwhelming the nose. Throw on a gold dress and make like Charlize Theron, you femme.

 

SWEET

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil

Where Tom Ford’s Velvet Orchid is creamy and flirtatious, Orchid Soleil is richer and warm with notes of peppercorn, patchouli, vanilla and the label’s signature black orchid. The gorgeous rose-gold art deco bottle is the cherry on top of the ice cream, really. Think of all the flatlays you can do with this.

 

Want more? Click here to see our holiday gift guide and here party survival guide, where we bring you the very best dresses, shoes and bags to wear to your next party. If you’re looking for more beauty stories, click here.

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