Our top seven perfume picks for the holidays
Seeing friends and family you haven't caught up with in a while may inspire you to look better, but have you picked out a nice new scent that'll make you smell memorable? Here are seven new fragrances that should get you ready for the holiday festivities! They make for great gifts, too.
The Pick Me Upper: Mary Kay Upbeat For Women (P949 from your Mary Kay Beauty Consultant)
Lift your mood with this new scent from Mary Kay! It's a fruity scent that features red berries, sweet nectarine, and sparkling apple as the top notes. The middle notes are floral with jasmine rose, muguet, and wild honeysuckle. Finally, it dries down into a warm base of patchouli, skin musk, amber, and agarwood. This will prep you for the lunch parties that last well into the afternoon!
Fresh and Sporty: Tommy Hilfiger The Girl (P3,900/100ml at Rustan's and department stores)
One of our favorite fragrances from the 90’s was launched 20 years ago, and what better way to mark its anniversary than with a new flanker! The bottle is identical in shape to the original Tommy Girl, but sports a new logo. This green, aquatic scent is meant to evoke mild sunny days near the seacoast with its notes of pear, violet leaf, fig leaf, jasmine, lily of the valley, cashmere and cedar. Think of The Girl as Tommy Girl’s younger sister! If you like fresh and light scents that smell clean, you’ll love using this to all your events
Sensual and Classy: Jo Malone London Cologne Intense Collection (P10,800/100 ml at Jo Malone stores)
Inspired by rare flowers, woods and spices, the Intense Collection comprises of eight new scents: Myrrh & Tonka, Orris & Sandalwood, Tuberose Angelica, Velvet Rose and Oud, Amber & Patchouli, Dark Amber & Ginger Lily, Incense & Cedrat, and Oud & Bergamot. These scents are dark, sensual, and mysterious. Jo Malone is known for creating more unusual scents so if you’re looking for a unique fragrance, check this collection out!
Grown Up But Girlish: Estee Lauder Modern Muse Eau de Rouge (P3,100/30ml, P4,200/50ml, and P6,500/100ml at Rustan's and department stores)
Modern Muse Eau de Rouge is the latest flanker of the Estee Lauder Modern Muse, which was launched in 2013. It gives a more modern, youthful twist on the original, with a floral, woody fragrance that hints of fruitiness. This eau de parfum is a delightful concoction of pink pepper, rose, green notes, raspberry, currant buds, jasmine, magnolia, vanilla, ambrette, woody notes and vetiver. The soft spray of flowers is a great choice for everyday use while still smelling very feminine.
The Gender Neutral: Calvin Klein CK One Gold (P2,498/50 ml at Rustan's and department stores)
One of the most popular unisex fragrances in the world presents its latest flanker in the iconic bottle, dipped luxuriously in gold. The limited edition scent is primarily woodsy, with fresh and juicy notes. It’s a complex blend of fig, bergamot, sage, neroli, jasmine, violet, vetiver, patchouli and guaiac wood. This eau de toilette will make a great present for the man in your life, plus you can "borrow" it for yourself, too!
Femininity, Defined: Chloe Fleur de Parfum (available at Rustan's and department stores)
In keeping with their trademark, the newest addition from the house of Chloe is an interpretation of the most beloved flower in the world, the rose. Chloe Fleur de Parfum is a vegetal floral with added notes of verbena, bergamot, grapefruit, cherry blossom, black currant, peach, rice, cedar and white musk. Floral gals will fall in love with how the rose notes are given a fresh and zesty take!
Bright and Floral: Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence (P3,950/30 ml at Rustan's and department stores)
After last year’s success with Marc Jacobs Decadence, which is considered to be the first mature fragrance of the brand, Marc Jacobs follows up with a lighter, brighter version. The new eau de parfum is a sensual, floral scent with notes of champagne, bergamot, orange blossom, honeysuckle, hydrangea, gardenia, iris flower, saffron, vanilla and liquid amber. Those who are looking for more grown-up florals will surely swoon! Plus, the handbag design of the bottle, complete with the tassel, will be a unique addition to your dresser.
Did you buy any new scents recently? What fragrance will you be sporting over the holidays?