This post has been a shocker to create as I have literally been putting it together since September of last year, but I’ve come up against so many issues; I almost didn’t post it as it feels a bit silly talking about Winter fragrances in February, but I figure it’s just about cold enough to get away with it, plus, this is the UK, so who knows when/if Summer will arrive. I have five gorgeous fragrances to show you, all of which offer something a bit different to keep you smelling fabulous in the colder months…or the slightly less colder months, since it’s almost Spring…
Sana Jardin Savage Jasmine, £95 here – link
Jasmine is my all-time favourite fragrance note, I just love it in absolutely anything, so I was really excited to get my hands on Savage Jasmine and it did not disappoint! Jasmine is such a typically summery fragrance, but Savage Jasmine is a smokier, spicier take on the scent; there’s still plenty of Jasmine, but it’s been deepened with musk, tobacco and clove to produce a really interesting version of a Jasmine perfume – pretty white florals this is not, instead you have a fragrance quite unlike anything else I’ve tried.
Ormonde Jayne Damask La Route de la Soie, £135 here – link
I have such a soft spot for Ormonde Jayne as their whole approach to fragrance is so inviting and encouraging – you can visit their London store and enjoy a very personal experience, which I think is so relevant when it comes to fragrance. Damask was an interesting one for me as I wasn’t too sure on it at first, but it’s grown to be one of my most reached for scents as, much like the above Savage Jasmine, it’s a new way of doing a rose perfume that fresh and different. You do have Rose and Jasmine at the heart, alongside pink berries, but the base is musky and the head is fruity and citric, the combination of which provides a really joyful fragrance that I love.
Lancome Idole L’Intense, £84 here – link
I’m such a fan of pretty much everything in the Lancome Idole range (you definitely need their new mascara!) and if you’re a fan of the original Idole fragrance, the intense version is the perfect Autumnal alternative, with all three of my top fragrance notes included (Jasmine, Rose and Vanilla) you’d think this would be one of those crowd-pleasingly easy scents, but instead it’s a more grown-up, intense and woody take on a feminine scent – it’s truly lovely and I highly recommend; check out my full review here.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Supreme, £79.50 here – link
The Good Girl Stiletto bottle is just so iconic isn’t it? As soon as you lay eyes on it, you know it’s going to give you some serious sex appeal and Good Girl Supreme is the perfect example of this. Jasmine, Tonka Beans and Vetiver provide a fragrance that is very sexy; heady, juicy and intense, there are only handful of fragrances that give that level of sexiness through fragrance and this is definitely one of them!
Jimmy Choo I Want Choo, £65 here – link
This is the most recent addition to my collection, but I wanted to include it as I feel like it’s one of those fragrances that perfectly balanced for year-long wear. It’s an Oriental fragrance, with white flowers at the heart (Lily and Jasmine), sweet fruit at the top (Peach and Mandarin) and Vanilla and Benzoin at the base, making this a very easy-to-wear perfume.
Disclosure: PR Samples, I was not paid to feature
I haven’t tried any of these but I love the sound of the Carolina Herrera one! x