Words: Emily Venables
All aboard the Orient Express… we’re going on a trip full of mystery and sensuality! Oriental perfumes stand out for all the right reasons. The complex blends feature warm and spicy notes of rich nutmeg, cloves, orchids and jasmine and offer an intense, long-lasting scent on the skin - no wonder it’s been a firm favourite for centuries. With so many exotic choices to pick from, we’ve expertly chosen 5 of the very best oriental offerings available today.
1. Angel by Mugler
A provocative, yet soft, fragrance. Angel by Mugler has a beautiful blend of bergamot and pink pepper as top notes, red fruits and praline sit at the heart and rich base notes of patchouli, white musk, vanilla and cedar round off this sweet, yet alluring, oriental fragrance.
2. Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
This bold, yet beautifully feminine fragrance combines pink pepper, traditionally oriental orange blossom with energetic coffee and jasmine heart notes. The base notes of sweet vanilla, cedar wood and patchouli complete this delicious blend that has a slightly wild side.
3. Black Orchid – Tom Ford
Tom Ford’s Black Orchid is loved by both men and women, and combines a sexy complex blend of patchouli, vanilla, amber and orchid with notes of black truffle, dark chocolate and smoky incense for a long-lasting, luxurious feel.
4. Boss the Scent for Her by Hugo Boss
Beginning with the sweet scent of honeyed peaches and freesia, this seductive offering from Hugo boss is an instant head-turner. The soft top notes lead into a deeper scent of the Osmanthus plant at the heart and finally unleashing base notes of roasted cocoa that arouse the senses further. How’s that for a journey through the Orient?
5. Code – Armani
This is the first oriental offering from Georgio Armani and boy are we glad they introduced this sensual number to their collection! It’s captivating, attractive and alluring all rolled into one with notes of Tonka bean, woody amber and bergamot.
There we have it, our 5 Oriental fragrance options that’ll transport you to the east with sensual spices and scent of exotic flowers.