Hair & Beauty

8 of the Best Fragrances

By Sophia Fukunishi
2nd Jul 2015

A perfume represents you. It tells the world how you’d like to be viewed. Super cute and girly? There’s a scent for that. Think you’re pretty edgy? Your perfume should reflect this. 

Not only does the packaging you choose give a huge nod towards what kinda gal you are, but the actual scent (be it sugary sweet or achingly mature), lets you express yourself just as much as your makeup, hair or outfit does. With this important decision facing you, The Urban List has come up with the best scents to get your mitts on this winter, whatever look you’re going for.

The edgy ones

#1 Jasmin Rouge by Tom Ford

Packaged in a sumptuous burgundy bottle, this heavy scent is perfect for the winter months and is packed full of spiced florals and complex notes. The perfect accompaniment to your winter wardrobe.

Eau de parfum, 50ml, $295 from Harrolds.

#2 Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

An exotic blend of florals, spices and woody notes, this rich scent pushes the boundaries and is deal for cosy nights around the fire or wintery dates. 

Eau de parfum, 90ml, 185

The mature ones

#3 La Vie Est Belle by Lancome

A newly updated fragrance, this one is described as a subtle balance between iris, pear and blackberry with base notes of patchouli essence, vanilla and cistus labdanum (whatever this is, it smells nice!), creating a layered, classic scent. Great for showing off your mature side. 

Eau de parfum, 50ml, $132

#4 Emozione by Salvatore Ferragamo

A super sophisticated scent that lends itself naturally to whoever wears it. Featuring layered scents of bergamot, powdery iris, white peach, suede and white musk it’s definitely one for the more mature of us out there. (You know who you are!)

Eau de parfum, 50ml, $126

The feminine ones

#5 Si Belle by See by Chloé

Featuring a pink bottle, this perfume will appeal to the girly girls. Made up of fun, floral notes, including orange blossom and white musk, this fragrance has a fresh, flirty feel and is perfect for giving off a carefree and playful vibe. (Who doesn’t want that?!)

Eau de parfum, 75ml, $140

#6 Brit Rhythm by Burberry

Free spirited and feminine, this scent bursts with lavender, amber woods and vetiver, encompassing British fun, fancy and style all in one cute pink bottle!

Eau de parfum, 50ml, $93.50

The modern ones

#7 Mod Noir by Marc Jacobs

With its bold stripes, this bottle was inspired by Marc Jacob’s quirky, bold fashion prints, creating both a modern and sophisticated look. A modern update on Marc Jacobs signature scent, it features a floral fragrance with a creamy musk, producing a contemporary overall scent: perfect for those who want to make a modern statement. 

Eau de parfum, 50ml, $130 from Sephora.

#8 Osmanthus Blossom by Jo Malone London

Delicately exotic, this perfume is one of a collection of gorgeous scents from across the pond and features apricot and white leather (white leather, guys!) With floral notes intermixed, it’s a crisp, fresh scent that lends itself perfectly to office attire. 

Cologne, 100ml, $180 from Jo Malone.

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