Words: Lauren Carbran
New Year’s Eve is nearly here – and whether you’ll be snuggling up in your jammies, getting ready to party, or waiting in your hat, scarf and mittens for the fireworks to begin (brrrrrr), we’ve got everything you need to smell incredible…
NYE PLAN: NOT GETTING OFF THE SOFA
SCENT STATUS: You want to smell as cosy as your fireplace and as warm as your mug of mulled wine. Look for something to complement your ideal New Year’s Eve 2019 night in – something smoky, perhaps, like the incense burning in the corner. Alternatively, a gourmand (food-smelling) fragrance will make you feel ultra-relaxed, so look out for fragrance ingredients such as cocoa, caramel and vanilla.
CACHAREL YES I AM FOR HER
This is warmth bottled up. It would be rude not to spritz this sophisticated scent on New Year’s Eve while you’re watching your favourite film, counting down to 2020 and marvelling at the fireworks. With its blend of sweet, spicy hints of milk, sandalwood and ginger flower, Yes I Am ticks all the right boxes.
HUGO BOSS BOSS BOTTLED ABSOLUTE FOR HIM
Intense, warm and a little bit seductive, too, this winter perfume is all you need to accompany your cosy NYE night in. A good gourmand scent is hard to come by, but we think Hugo Boss has found the perfect blend for men. Cue smells of apple, plum and cinnamon for an addictive, sweet scent you’ll want to spritz way beyond NYE.
NYE PLAN: PARTY TIME
SCENT STATUS: Going to a dinner party, house party or big night out on the town? You’ll need a fresh, fruity scent to invigorate you and get all the compliments coming in. Win, win. Look out for winter fruits like blackcurrants, raspberries and citrus fruits to keep the festive spirit going – you know you want to.
VALENTINO DONNA BORN IN ROMA FOR HER
Hero notes of syrupy blackcurrant accord take centre stage here and blend with tangy bergamot and warm base notes of bourbon vanilla and cashmeran. You’ll certainly stand out in this party perfume wherever you’re celebrating. It’s feminine, fruity and powerful, and we love it for NYE.
K BY DOLCE & GABBANA FOR HIM
Citrussy with a twist, K by Dolce & Gabbana is a rich and spicy perfume – and we’re big fans. First, you’ll get the fresh hints of Mediterranean citrus and Sicilian lemon. Then the earthy vetiver will come through, followed by a spark of fiery pimento chilli to give you a heated blend (not for the faint-hearted). There’s no better conversation starter than this fragrance when you’re mingling at a party.
NYE PLAN: DATE NIGHT
SCENT STATUS: If you’re on a date with bae or that hottie you met on Tinder for New Year’s Eve, we’ve got you covered. Opt for flirty, fun florals that include rose or peonies, and look for ones that mix vanilla in, too. This creamy, fresh combo is the perfect recipe for romance.
PACO RABANNE LADY MILLION EMPIRE FOR HER
Glamorous, luxurious and the new Lady Million on the block, Lady Million Empire is bold, daring and flirty. The notes of orange blossom and magnolia will instantly give you a lift when mixed with the vanilla and cognac brandy blend at its base. We’re obsessed with this for date night, so there’s no questioning it – you’ve got to wear it on the most romantic night of the year!
GUCCI MEMOIRE D’UNE ODEUR FOR HIM AND FOR HER
Warm and airy, Gucci Mémoire is the perfect pick for a NYE date night, thanks to its concoction of chamomile, jasmine petals, vanilla and sandalwood. Harry Styles is the face of this fragrance, which is big news right now. Plus, it’s a unisex perfume, so you’ll be winning in this.
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