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Have floral scents become too predictable? Are you tired of the orientals? Some of the latest fragrances offer
up some very unexpected nuances to the traditional perfumes we've all become so familiar with. So if you didn't get
what you really wanted for Christmas, have some gift certificates in hand, or just want to treat yourself for the
new year, this is your chance to find the perfect new fragrance for you. Because here, we'll
give you the rundown on some of the freshest scents around.
Unlike any floral you've tried before, Beyond Paradise from Est?e Lauder combines a wide range of notes.
The result is a water floral that develops into a jasmine and tropical fruit mix rounded
off with honey.
Clinique "nose" Ray Matts wanted to capture the sweet, milky scent of his baby when he
created Simply. Not your typical oriental, it's a soft, creamy perfume with a warm,
By Alfred Sung — Inspired by a perfect water drop, it's a joy to wear. It's a floral
with the airy radiance of Orange Blossom and Frangipani. More than that, this scent has
a water note reminiscent of L'eau d'Issey.
Editor's Note: I received this scent for Christmas and I just adore it. It's so fresh,
different, and lovely. — Lora
By Dolce & Gabbana. It reminds one of that wafting suntan lotion scent you get at the
beach on a hot day. It has an intense dose of bergamot to begin with, then it settles
into a floral with honeysuckle, jasmine and rose. It ends with hints of heliotrope,
sandalwood and musk. This one's forceful, radiant and relentlessly sensual.
Benefit's new eau de toilette is a sparkling floral with a fruity dose of apricot,
lychee and peach, plus a wonderful ginger note.
Georgio Armani's latest fragrance adds kaffir lime leaves to the oriental equation for a
tart freshness. Their scent quickly melts to a soft oriental, and barley in the fragrance
prevents the headiness of many orientals.
Presence d une femme
A sophisticated, oriental floral, Presence d'une femme unfolds with fresh pineapple
leaves and sweet tangerine before a heady rush of cyclamen, orchid, vanilla, patchouli
and sandalwood, leaving no doubt: this is the presence of a woman.
Here's a perfume from Burberry that's in touch with the modern sensibility and elegance of woman who
wears it. A fragrance that evokes femininity, sensuality and beauty. Touch has tender notes
of black currant, cranberry and rosehip, combined with tuberose, jasmine and lily of the
valley, vanilla and cedarwood.
A new fragrance from Lolita Lempicka is an enchanting floral fragrance clear and sensual
with the intoxicating nectar of licorice flowers enhanced by the fascinating refreshment of
anise seeds and violets.
To complete her "fairytale" fragrance Lolita added touches of
veviter tonka bean vanilla and musk. The result an exquisite floral fragrance that
intoxicates and inspires.
This is Stella McCartney's first fragrance. A sophisticated fragrance that embodies
femininity, and pushes the edge between sharpness and softness. The scent itself is rose
combined with amber tones, soft and sensual.