Putting on the Spritz: Scents of Seduction

Sometimes your usual scent just doesn’t quite cut it. See below for a couple of special fragrances to accentuate your sensuality.


Black-OpiumYves Saint Laurent Black Opium

Moving away from the structure of the classic perfume, Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium is inspired by the artistic movement of the “chiaroscuro” – the emphasis on the tension between light and dark. Think strong coffee bean accords, vanilla, white flowers and cedar, Black Opium is a dynamic, energetic scent that instantly engages anyone in its path.
Top: Pink pepper, orange blossom, pear; Heart: Coffee, jasmine; Base: Vanilla, patchouli, cedar.
30ml EDP, $110.

NarcisoNarciso Eau de Parfum

With his latest fragrance, Narciso Rodriguez sought to produce a scent that would linger and seduce. “I wanted to create an extremely sexy fragrance that would turn a man’s head,” says the eponymous designer. The woody notes of vetiver and cedar combine with tender florals, making it an exceptionally bold yet graceful scent.
Top: Gardenia, Bulgarian rose; Heart: Musk, amber; Base: Vetiver, white cedar, dark cedar.
30ml EDP, $118; 50ml EDP, $170; 90ml EDP, $210.

Forever-Vera-Vera-WangVera Wang Forever Vera

This velvety, classically elegant scent celebrates the sensuality and femininity of a woman’s bare skin. Sheer Skin Musk lingers at the base, creating an intimate bed for white peach and gardenia to nest within, while a drop of rum adds an addictively memorable and slightly cheeky touch.
Top: White peach, gardenia, coconut water; Heart: Orris, blooming lilac, rum; Base: Sandalwood, tonka beans, skin musk.
30ml EDP, $69; 50ml EDP, $89.