Smelling good is the ultimate accessory to any outfit. Smell has never been so important especially with so many losing their sense of smell (mostly temporarily) from coronavirus, which can damage our sensitive and precious olfactory nerves. We will never take smell for granted and because there are so many fragrances, we thought we should compile a list of our favourite luxury fragrances to make your decision easier in 2020.
Maison Sybarite 720
This natural vegan friendly eau de parfum contains notes of cinnamon and nutmeg and lasts all day long. This unique alcohol-free emulsion made of saponine, olive oil and water releases a silky cloud of misty emulsion encapsulating fine fragrance which is a joy to apply and gentle on the skin. Sybarites would have approved.
As it contains no alcohol it can also be shipped to any country by DHL. Its minimalist matte bottle design is the epitome of modern luxury.
Stories Parfums No.02
STORIES Parfums showcases unique ingredients from around the world and are created in such a way that each note is discernible as it develops on your skin. No.02 opens with tones of bergamot, Bulgarian rose spiced with ginger, cardamom and green tea. Honey tobacco tones balance cedarwood at the heart of this woody fragrance. Opoponax, tonka bean and patchouli enhance the full-bodied perfume while amber and musk leave a long lasting finish.
Jusbox Micro Love
Jusbox has taken a different approach to the perfume industry by uniting music and smell with a striking array of scents. Notes of crisp apple and white cedarwood create the beautiful Micro Love. Dominique Ropion has played with a musk, ozonic accord, in homage to the Zoo TV Tour. The fragrance is electric, abstract and aerial. The design of the bottle is reminiscent of a classic vinyl record adding to the nostalgia.
Olfactive O Floral
This interesting brand encourage us to choose fragrances not just by how they smell, but by the kind of person you are too. If you are elegant, effortless and romantic then the Floral scent is made for you. With captivating summery top notes of magnolia, mimosa and English chamomile, the floral aesthetic continues with a pretty pink bottle.
Murdock London Black Tea Cologne
This spicy, woody, cologne is a masculine blend of spices, leather and tobacco inspired by Britain’s historic spice and tea routes. Top notes of clove, nutmeg, basil and pepper blend with middle notes of leather. The scent lasts all day on the skin and changes in character quite delightfully. It also comes in a slick and compact bottle than can be easily packed.
Art de Parfum – Encore Une Fois
The strictly limited-edition fragrance from Art de Perfum is inspired by the way we are helplessly drawn to the siren call of nature. The fragrance starts off with a fireworks display of fresh citrus notes. Then fragrant notes of orange flower leaves and Peony flowers harmonise well and as the scent dries down, subtle accents of sea salt, tobacco and caramel are revealed. The versatility is what gives Encore Une Fois its luxury accolade.
D.S. & Durga White Peacock Lily
Their fragrances are filled with such insightful in depth stories that act as an invisible soundtrack that you can carry on your body throughout the day. Created in New York, expect some amazing ingredients, unexpected combinations and novel constructions. White Peacock Lily has floral soft notes of Egyptian Jasmine and Oleander that create a unique and distinctive scent.
Cornucopia Emporium – Mahogany Soul
Not all fabulous scents come in perfume form. This candle burns for 48 hours and is housed in a sleek black container. Mahogany Soul fills any room with the soft ambience of the seaside thanks to exquisite notes of sea salt and driftwood. There are also notes of sage, oud and fir needle to add to the luxury.
Featured image courtesy of Johan Seigerman