8 perfumes to carry you through festive and party season this year

Though the fruity floral notes we loved over the summer will always hold a special places in our hearts, the tropical fragrances we wore in the warmer months may not translate as well, and can even disappear altogether once the temperature starts to drop. Heat tends to make a scent more noticeable, which is why we find ourselves reaching for heady, decadent scents during the colder months. Ahead, we list out the best perfumes you can depend upon for the rest of 2019.

Estée Lauder Beautiful Belle Love

A rich oriental fragrance with notes of sage, neroli, vanilla, amber, patchouli, honey and musk, Esteé Lauder’s Beautiful Belle Love is perfect for the upcoming wedding season. Created as a fragrance for the modern bride, this floral yet mystical scent is a great choice for guests and revellers alike. The heady, long-lasting fragrance will last long after the party is over, making it a great choice for those to like being the centre of attention.


Guerlain Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose

An ode to the original Mon Guerlain, this fragrance carries the original signature blend of sambac, jasmine, Tahitian vanilla and sandalwood. What’s new is the addition of neroli and Bulgarian rose, which adds a balanced blend of freshness and sweetness into the mix. The fragrance intensifies once it comes in contact with body’s warmth, so apply it on pulse points such as the wrists and behind the knees for best results.


Dior J’adore Absolu

This Dior perfume exudes joy and positivity, and is emphasised with the scents of jasmine, rose and magnolia, which smell like a fresh bouquet when melded together. Perfumer Francois Demachy was inspired by a warm evening out when creating this concoction. “I wanted Grasse jasmine brimming with sunshine, swathed in honeyed notes of rose and orange,” he has said about the making of the scent.


Chopard Oud Malaki

For a first-time buyer of an oudh scent, this is a great entry-level pick. In this sophisticated and addictive fragrance, oudh is blended effortlessly with refreshing notes of grapefruit and lavender, with notes of tobacco, spices and leather underneath. If you’re wearing this, you’re going out. Leave, and the scent will stay either way.

Givenchy Eau de Givenchy

If heady sweet florals are not your style, and you want to keep it fresh and simple, reach for Givenchy’s Eau de Givenchy. Inspired by the sunny and cool locales of south of France, this fragrance captures the spirit of zesty citrus orchards. The presence of bergamot, mandarin, lemon blossom makes this composition very fresh. While it is ideal for a sultry summer afternoon, there is no rule book that says that you can’t wear this on a special night out.


Jimmy Choo Fever

This fruity gourmand perfume will keep people guessing all night. It starts off smelling sweet due to heliotrope and plum nectar, but a few hours later, wears down to a spicier scent because of the tonka bean and sandalwood base. For nights when you want to sway from dusk to dawn, this alluring fragrance will set the mood on the dance floor.

Kylie by KKW Fragrance Nude Lips

After much teasing on social media, Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner launched their first perfume collaboration with a collection of three scents. Nude Lips, which is Jenner’s (and our) favourite, is a warm amber musk with notes of vanilla, magnolia and jasmine. The Tahitian vanilla is aluminised with amber crystals in this one to create a musk that stays on the skin for longer. Exactly what you needed for your next party night.

This article first appeared in Vogue


  • Aparrna Gupta

    Transitioning from crafting stories for The Asian Age and Bombay Times to setting beauty trends in Verve, Aparrna Gupta’s journey has always revolved around resonant storytelling. Her prowess in content creation is unparalleled, with articles featured in renowned publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel India, Lifestyle Asia, Elle, and Femina. She also excels in content ideation, trend identification, mood board creation, and product styling. Her expertise has proven invaluable to homegrown brands, enabling them to authentically connect with their audience.

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