Winter scents don’t have to be heavy – subvert seasonal clichés with fresh fragrances instead.
There’s little as fresh and feminine as orange blossom. And, in Chloé’s new Love Story Eau Sensuelle, it mingles with soft vanilla and sandalwood to elegant effect. R935 for 30ml EDP
To call Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Intense mouth-watering is no exaggeration. The almost-unbearably convincing blend of candyfloss with vanilla, blueberry and bergamot is gourmand scent at its most scrumptious. R1 650 for 50ml EDP
Stella McCartney POP is just the thing for dank mornings – a perky tuberose and sandalwood scent that’s as lively as its pop-art bottle. R815 for 30ml EDP
Tom Ford Orchid Soleil’s balmy white flower and vanilla blend may have you googling getaways to warmer climes. R1 450 for 50ml EDP
Jo Malone’s modish Basil & Neroli Cologne starts off bright and citrusy, then dries to a softer, sultry musk on skin. R1 625 for 100ml
For those unmoved by the unisex scent trend, La Colle Noire, from La Collection Privée de Christian Dior, should stir some loving feelings. It’s intensely feminine, no messing around, with rich May rose and elegant amber. R3 040 for 125ml EDP
How do you improve on the glitziest scent? With ease, if you’re Marc Jacobs. Divine Decadence adds champagne and orange blossom to the original blend. As for that handbag bottle, if it ain’t broke… R1 040 for 30ml EDP