With the arrival of a New Year comes the quest to re-set and renew. There is something about the turning over of a calendar year that inspires many of us to seek ways to kick it off in a positive light.
Come January, we all just want to feel like the best-possible version of ourselves: Whether it be a bold move, a fresh new look, or an ignited interest in health and fitness, we can’t deny that the New Year finds us craving reinvigoration.
So, whilst the weather outside might be frightful, we’ve put together a list of the best fresh perfumes that can help you feel refreshed whilst solving the dilemma of wanting to feel bundled-up at the same time.
Scandal Essence De Parfum
The scent of white flowers, Citrus and warm skin, there’s nothing like starting the year with a scandal! Soft, creamy and indulgent, the magic is in the illusion it creates: Beneath the purity of each white flower lies Indole – a molecule which holds the ability to subconsciously communicate sensuality. So, whilst Scandal may at first seem as pure as a blanket of winter snow, the nose is picking up on something more suggestive. Blending with a hint of Sandalwood and Musk to create the effect of warm skin, Scandal is a truly flirtatious floral.
A creation so clean and bright it appears to sparkle, 1819 is the perfect way to wear a fresh scent during the frostier months. Beneath a zesty cocktail of Grapefruit and Lime enlivened by Ginger, Mint and Rum, a rich layering of weighty base notes allows the freshness to stay present on the skin all day. Like stepping out into a crisp, sunny winters day, 1819 feels like a blast of freshness to the nostrils whilst being bundled up in layers of warm clothing as the smoothness of Saffron, Benzoin and Casmir Wood create a cocoon around the wearer.
At once fresh, fruity and aromatic at the same time it is woody, leathery and sensual, Elysium is the sort of scent whose popularity comes as no surprise. When Roja created Elysium, his intent was to craft a scent which felt weightless whilst ensuring it doesn’t sacrifice presence, power and projection. An even more luxurious experience of the iconic Parfum-Cologne, the pure Parfum takes that sensation to extreme heights. An absolute must-have for anyone looking to step-up their scent game, adding Elysium Parfum to your collection ensures your fragrance flexes with sophistication.
The perfect all-rounder, the beauty of Elixir is how a fruity Floral blends into a woody Ambrée base to create a fragrance you just can’t fault. A bright burst of juicy Bergamot, Raspberry and Peach meld with smooth Vanilla and dewy Rose to create a delicious nectar-like sensation. But beneath lies a bed of sumptuous Woods with sensual Ambrette and Musk to hold the sweetness close to the warmth of the wearers skin. Revered for the way it endures all day yet projects in an ethereal way, Elixir is a must for any fragrance lover who needs a signature scent.
A fresh and creamy Chypré accord, Goodman’s is perfectly-suited for those looking for a perfume that communicates an air of easy-going elegance. A hint of creamy Jasmine and Ylang Ylang sublimate a heart of May Flower to form a fragrance with an indulgently-smooth centre, whilst the cool spice tones of Cardamom lend it a uniquely uplifting effect. Settled onto a dry base of earthy Patchouli, Vetiver and Cedarwood, the resulting effect is a scent that drips with sophistication but doesn’t scream for attention.
Harrods Exclusive Parfum Pour Homme
If your fragrance wardrobe feels like it needs an injection of energy, look toward Harrods Pour Homme – a fragrance so invigorating it feels like the perfect way to hit refresh on a New Year. The green tones of Galbanum, Oakmoss and Vetiver surround the wet-earth sensation of Patchouli to create a fragrance with a thoroughly natural core. Like exploring the freshness of the great outdoors, an immensely bright top lightens the whole experience through a blast of zesty Citrus and aromatic Herb notes, all whilst an enveloping base of Ambraome snuggles you up in a warm winter coat.
Amber Aoud Crystal Parfum
A highly-sophisticated distillation process removes the rich colour molecules from Amber Aoud without affecting the scent itself. Perfect for wearing with lighter clothing, this crystal-clear creation ensures fabrics are not at risk of staining. So, you can safely snuggle up in a cream cashmere sweater and be safe in the knowledge that both your fragrance and your fashion choices remain completely un-compromised. A deep and indulgent scent that leaves no physical trace yet makes a bold olfactive statement, Amber Aoud Crystal is perfect for layering season.
Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean that January can’t be indulgent. So, if you struggle to let the enjoyment of the festive season go, consider Britannia: An addictive creation with a chocolate-orange centre. A bright burst of Mandarin, Tangerine and Peach blend with the Cherry-like tones of Heliotrope to create a juicy-fruit opening. Meanwhile, a smooth and creamy base of Vanilla, Cocoa and Ambergris layer in the warmth of melted chocolate to result in a positively uplifting gourmand.