Winter scents don’t have to be heavy, says beauty expert Fiona McKim. Subvert seasonal clichés with fresh fragrances this season instead.
To call YSL Mon Paris Floral, R1 520 for 50ml EDP, intensely mouth-watering is no exaggeration. The latest interpretation of the original Mon Paris scent by fashion and beauty house Yves Saint Laurent, is honestly delightful to smell and features light and feminine notes including pear, white musk and peony.
Tom Ford’s Orchid Soleil, R1 800 for 50ml EDP, is a delicious and balmy white flower and vanilla blend that may well have you googling getaways to warmer climates.
Jo Malone London’s modish Basil & Neroli Cologne, R915 for 30, starts off bright and citrusy, then dries to a softer, sultry musk on the skin.
How do you improve on the glitziest scent? With ease, if you’re Marc Jacobs. Divine Decadence, R960 for 30ml EDP, adds champagne and orange blossom to the original blend. As for that handbag bottle, if it ain’t broke…
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre, R1 665 for 50ml EDP, is the eau de parfum take on the original toilette version of this bright and easy-to-wear fragrance. Its grapefruit and rose notes are whimsical together and capture the feeling of ‘effortlessly-chic’ in a pretty pink bottle.
By Beauty Editor Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.