Nasal sensations: Some of the best perfumes for women 2016 – Alexa Wang
You’re an olfactory sensation, a phantasmagorical nasal wonder with the sort of scent that makes noses flare and eyes widen. In short – you smell pretty good.
Well, you don’t yet. Like clothes on a catwalk, good smells change with the times. Male scents are the most noticeably malleable.
Where your dad used to love the noxious gas of Old Spice, now the man in your life probably vies for a slightly more nuanced smell. It’s the sensory equivalent of changing from a pint of Tennent’s to a craft beer.
But this isn’t about your smelly boyfriend. This is an article that concerns perfumes for women 2016, and our unflinching quest to find you a few smells that are bang up to date.
Calvin Klein Eternity
If there’s anything you should learn from this article, it’s that luxury doesn’t have a price tag. And Calvin Klein Eternity is the ideal example of this.
Coming in at less than £25, you might expect this cheap and cheerful scent to be more whiffy than wonderful, but it is in fact a sumptuous cocktail of smells, including Sage, Freesia, Mandarin Orange, Citrus and various others that will give you an aroma to complement any dress sense.
Although there are a number of elements at play, this isn’t a fragrance without focus. Instead, this tribute to marriage features a strong scent which is completely distinct.
Paco Rabanne Lady Million
Some scents are meant for chilled environments and some are designed to mask your musk after a hard night out. But then there are those intended as aphrodisiacs, the nasal equivalent of oysters, red wine and a Barry White CD.
Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million is just that kind of fragrance, with its top notes of Raspberry and Amalfi Lemon sending your potential partner on fire!
Accentuating its opulent feel is a bottle in the shape of a diamond. This is romance and luxury – and it won’t break your budget.
Jimmy Choo might be known for its astounding line of high heels, but it’s got a perfume line that’s just as impressive. And while Illicit Flower might sound like a film you’d watch on Channel Five at midnight in the late 90s, it’s actually a heady and vibrant scent that’s teeming with top notes of grapefruit flower and jasmine. Wearing Illicit Flower is a sensory experience that will be as comfortable to spray on as your favourite heels are to wear.
The Burberry brand has received a bit of a knock in recent years, with its famed check patterns hanging out with what some might see as the ‘wrong sort of crowd’. But there’s nothing wrong with their Weekend scent, a fragrance with a combination of zesty orange and grassy notes. This is the perfect perfume for everyday wear, whether you’re on the go or heading for a night out.
But now it’s over to you. What’s your favourite perfume? Let us know in the comments below.