Words: Lauren Carbran
Want a new scent for a good start to the year? Then choose a perfume with trending notes – they’re all the craze this month. Some scents come and go, but, trust us, you’ll want to wear these gourmand scents into spring…
TRENDING NOTE #1: LIQUORICE
Whether you like it or hate it in food form, we guarantee you need a liquorice scent in your life. The smell? Subtle, sweet and a little mysterious. The gourmand ingredient is trending right now to keep you smelling fresh from morning commute to evening dinner party. Our top liquorice scent? It’s got to be Diesel Only The Brave Street for him, the ultra-masculine, super-playful scent inspired by the energy of the street. The liquorice brings a fresh vibrancy, and when it’s mixed with apple and marine accord, it’s an energy boost like no other.
Editor Lauren says, ‘Liquorice is well and truly trending this month. Look out for it when it blends with creamy notes like vanilla – it will work wonders on your skin. Perfect for post-gym workouts or an event in the calendar, a scent with liquorice is the one you need for fresh vibes. I’m super-excited about the new YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense for her, which launches on 1 February. Inspired by the night, it ups the energy with a new blend of liquorice, black coffee and orange blossom. Keep your eyes peeled for it – it’s a must-have for those big nights out.’
TRENDING NOTE #2: CARAMEL
You can’t get more delicious than a perfume with syrupy sweet, addictive and mouth-watering caramel notes. So it’s big news that it’s trending right now. The queen bee of the gourmand family, it’s best when mixed with chocolate, vanilla and fruits for a scent that’s flirty and fun. Date night is officially sorted. If you want a bold caramel scent, we’re obsessing over Prada Candy, which has an explosion of caramel with benzoin (a compound that gives off wafts of vanilla) and a cocktail of musks. Mmmm…
Editor Lauren says, ‘It’s no surprise that caramel scents are trending for the start of 2019. It’s an ingredient that keeps you smelling sensual and confident. I love spritzing a caramel scent before a night out – the strong aroma comes alive on your skin and makes you feel like a goddess. And it gets better – a new Paco Rabanne scent for men is dropping on 26 January. Set an alert, guys, because you’ll love the concoction of salted caramel, ginseng and cacao absolute in Pure XS Night. The notes are aphrodisiacs, too…’