The scents you simply have to have
Shopping for a new perfume? Look no further – InStyle have rounded up 20 of the year’s dreamiest scents.
Hugo Boss Boss The Scent For Her EDP
Freesia, peach and roasted cocoa are highlighted to create a cool elegance in Hugo Boss Boss The Scent For Her EDP. And the inspiration for the bottle? Fashion designer extraordinaire Jason Wu, also artistic director for Boss Womenswear, was influenced by the seductive quality of a woman dressed in men’s tailoring.
Tory Burch EDP
Featuring a classic fretwork cap, it’s not just the bottle that mirrors Burch’s preppy and colourful aesthetic—vibrant grapefruit and mandarin are fused with jasmine and pink peony for a crisp, feminine scent.
Byredo Super Cedar EDP
You can always count on Byredo for the ultimate unisex fragrance, and Super Cedar does not disappoint. While it’s the dominant Virginian cedarwood that draws you in, you’ll adore the rose and musk that is subtly weaved throughout.
Calvin Klein CK2 EDT
With its sleek, minimalist design, this bottle would look equally as good on your man’s vanity as it would yours. Described a “gender-free fragrance”, it’s both fresh and striking, with spicy vetiver, wasabi and incense teaming up with crisp violet leaf and rose.
Chanel No. 5 L’Eau EDT
Chanel’s latest take on the classic No. 5 by creator of Chanel Perfumes Olivier Polge highlights citrus, ylang-ylang and cedar, while vanilla has been restrained, giving the iconic fragrance an ultra-modern freshness that’s no less luxe.
Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle EDP
This scent captures the very essence of the Mediterranean coastline, from the South of France to Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Grapefruit and mandarin are enhanced by a bouquet of florals—think sparkling gardenia and sweet honeysuckle.
The iconic New York label looked to the city’s energy to spark Coach’s new scent. Designed to embody the Coach woman, vibrant raspberry is enlivened by decadent Turkish rose.
Gucci Bamboo EDT
Meet the lighter version to the Italian label’s 2015 EDP. The scent is updated with mandarin and pear layered with exquisite jasmine and lily. And the flacon is quintessential Gucci, featuring its trademark bamboo design.
Hermes Galop d'Hermes Parfum
If the stirrup-shaped bottle—an homage to Hermès’ equestrian heritage—didn't command your attention, the scent certainly will. Full-bodied rose petals are what you'll catch first, before woody and leathered notes emerge for a heady base.
Dior Poison Girl EDP
The latest instalment in Dior's Poison line-up will appeal to the young at heart. The sweet scent uses heavenly notes of vanilla and sandalwood, offset by bitter orange.
YSL Mon Paris EDP
Exhilarated by the City of Light, this modern scent strikes the perfect balance between sophisticated and sexy, with berries and peony for sweetness, further accentuated by creamy white musk and patchouli.
Balenciaga B. Balenciaga Skin EDP
A follow-up to last year's original scent, fresh floral notes of lily of the valley and sweet peony give way to musky cashmere wood, leaving a lingering sultriness.
Creed Aventus For Her EDP
Strong and powerful in composition, you’ll first notice a trace of tart apple, spliced with a hint of pepper, but the end notes of peach and heady amber give it grounding.
Prada La Femme EDP
For lovers of the tropical frangipani flower, Prada’s newest scent will be hard to resist. Ylang-ylang is also on hand to give it depth, while tuberose and vanilla add a soft touch.
Rodin Olio Lusso Bis Parfum
Bis is the brainchild of cult stylist-turned-beauty-brand-creator Linda Rodin. The combination of bergamot and lemon rounded out by a floral bouquet of jasmine, violet and rose de mai is modern, yet refined.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua EDT
Escape to the Italian Riviera with the new adaptation of Ford’s original Neroli Portofino cologne. Significantly lighter, the signature neroli note remains and is paired with zesty lemon and mandarin, finished with subtle amber undertones.
Zadig & Voltaire This Is Her! EDP
One of two new fragrances (yes, there’s one for him, too) from the French fashion house features sandalwood paired with creamy chestnut and vanilla. The brand’s casual-cool aesthetic translates to the bottle design.
Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Poudree EDP
In its blush-coloured bottle, an intoxicating blend of creamy jasmine and Bulgarian rose delivers an undeniable sexiness. The brand’s signature woody notes of vetiver and cedar add further drama.
Jo Malone Basil & Neroli Cologne
Taking its cue from the bustling London lifestyle, with one spritz, you will be transported to the lively city and its chic, colourful street style. This unique fusion of sweet neroli and a dash of basil is softened by dreamy white musk.
Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss EDP
A mouth-watering combination of black cherry, mandarin and rose is made all the more alluring with spiced pink pepper, patchouli and saffron.