Words: Lauren Carbran
Newsflash: meet the perfumes that were just made to be ground-breaking, to stand out, smell irresistible and leave you starry-eyed. Don’t like sticking to the rule book? These are the fragrances you’ll need...
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER LE BEAU FOR HIM
Unapologetically sexy, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau is a new men’s fragrance that’s officially having a moment right now. We’ve been big fans of the original Le Male, when it launched in 1995, but nothing could prepare us for the 2019 reinvention of the cult scent, with a cheeky gold leaf on the torso-shaped bottle we know and love. The new perfume smell? Tonka beans, coconut wood and bergamot (lots of it). Spritz this as your signature scent and pump up your adrenalin every day. There’s nothing else quite like this out there.
YSL BLACK OPIUM CLICK SHINE ON PEN FOR HER
This revolutionary way of applying perfume may seem ground-breaking now, but we’re predicting it’ll become the new normal. Say hello to the YSL Black Opium Click Shine On perfume pen, which you simply click at its end and swipe onto your skin. It comes out in a gel-like formula, but it’s non-stick and absorbs super-quickly. Cool, huh? You’ll be upping your scent game, thanks to its hints of orange blossom, coffee and vanilla.
LANCOME IDOLE FOR HER
Welcome to a whole new generation of fragrance. Lancôme Idole is a floral perfume that’s one of the slimmest bottles in the world to date (at just 15mm), so it’s the perfect prop for your flat lays on the Insta grid. Could we love this new perfume any more? Nope, especially as it smells so divine. Allow the floral bouquet of rose essence, rose water and jasmine to sparkle on your skin as you go from morning mocha to evening martini.
ARIANA GRANDE THANK U, NEXT FOR HER
Ariana Grande’s song, Thank U Next, dominated the music charts in 2018 and now it’s time for the celebrity perfume to cause ripples in the fragrance industry. Want to smell as sassy as the pop queen? Opt for this Ariana Grande perfume in its heartbreak-shaped bottle that’s bursting with sweet, gourmand notes of cream of coconut, macaroon sugar, raspberry, pear and pink rose petals. Excuse us while we drift off into paradise…
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