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