By Safeera Kaka
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
This is the IT perfume and highly coveted by fragrance enthusiasts around the world. Maison Francis Kurkdijan released this fragrance in 2014 in collaboration with crystal glass manufacturer Maison Baccarat. The perfume has opens with notes of jasmine and saffron, in the dry down you’ll get to the woody notes of cedar and amber. This is a soft, versatile perfume that can quickly become a signature scent that will get you tons of compliments. BR540 is available at skin.co.za
Gypsy Water BYREDO
Gypsy Water is a unisex fragrance that is loved by both men and women, the scent is perfect for summer because it has lots of fresh, woody notes. Gypsy Water debuted in 2008 opens with top notes of bergamot, lemon, pepper and juniper berries, with a heart of pine needles and incense. This is a fresh, modern fragrance that’s easy to wear and very enjoyable for warm summer days.
Mancera Roses Vanilla
If you’re like and prefer oriental scents, this is a delicious gourmand fragrance with a hint of oud that will leave the most gorgeous scent trail wherever you go. The nose behind this scent is Pierre Montale. It opens with rose and vanilla with notes of lemon, cedar and musk. As a gourmand fragrance this is sweet without being cloying. The true power in Roses Vanilla lies in its ability to be the perfect fragrance to use for layering. This fragrance also has excellent silage and projection. Mancera Rose Vanilla is available at rioperfumes.co.za
Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc
My last recommendation is ultra-feminine designer fragrance ideal for Valentine’s Day. According to Narciso Rodriguez “Fleur musc was born from my desire to create a fragrance with the heart of musc surrounded by warm rich pink flowers which creates a unique rose.” This is a very floral fragrance. It opens with pink rose, peonies, musk and a hint of pepper. It’s a fragrance that’s very easy to wear. The scent trail is soft and smooth with a hint of sexiness from the pepper notes. Fleur Musc is available at most department stores.