As 2009 comes to an end, let's recap on this years hottest fragrance launches for men and women!
Top 3 Fragrances for Women
1. Flora by Gucci, a floral fragrance featuring notes of citrus, peony, rose, osmanthus, sandalwood and patchouli. An exotic fragrance that embraces the elegance and beauty of a woman, Flora by Gucci is a blend of exotic and rich notes for a long lasting floral scent.
2. Dream Angels Heavenly Bloom from Victoria's Secret Perfume is an opulent bouquet of white flowers! Yellow freesia, luminous mandarin, juicy melon and pear blossom open this fragrant composition. Heavenly notes create a finish with a mixture of blond wood and musk. It tingles your imagination with innocent aromas.
3. Jean Paul Gaultier Ma Dame Perfume for Women aims to celebrate today’s emancipated woman. It opens with grenadine and orange zest, with summer charm of fruit, raspberries and pink grapefruit. Ma Dame embodies what Gaultier calls “style garçon." (Buy now)
Top 3 Fragrances for Men
1. Diesel Only the Brave by Diesel Cologne for Men was a top seller across the world this year. Only the Brave launched in March 2009 as an invigorating fresh and woody scent, made with the finest ingredients for long lasting fragrance. This awesome compositon accentuates oriental and leather accords, which are masculine, determined and brave, with clear contrasts. Perfect for every man! View
2. CK Free for Men a seductive, masculine, and distinct scent. CK Free has been created to offer men an everyday escape away from the daily grind regardless of their age, ethnicity or social status. It's very democratic. It contains top notes of Thai star anise, jack fruit, juniper berry and absinthe. The heart notes consist of suede, tobacco leaves, coffee and South African buchu and the scent dries down to a base of patchouli, oakwood, Texan cedarwood and Costa Rican ironwood. It launched summer 2009. (Buy now)
3. Pure Instinct by David Beckham cologne defines "elegance and sensuality." Exhilarating Citrus Accords complemented to the max by notes of grapefruit, black pepper, cardamom, sage, rosemary, lavender, tobacco leaves, oakmoss and cedar. a blend of sophistication and luxury for the modern men. This fresh and seductive scent is a combination of high end ingredients for a long lasting aroma. (See)
Best Floral Fragrance: Idylle by Guerlain; Composed around two rose notes: a blend of Bulgarian roses, and the Plessis Robinson rose. These have been combined with a chypre harmony, emblematic of Guerlain, composed of patchouli and white musk. Other key ingredients include lily-of-the-valley, lilac, peony, freesia and jasmine. Launched in September 2009. (See)
Freshest Fragrance: Chanel Cristalle Vert Perfume for Women; fragrance notes include bergamot, Sicilian lemon, a magnolia accord, neroli, jasmine absolute, white musk and Florentine iris.
Most Intense Fragrance: Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani Diamonds Intense Perfume for Women; A luminous sparkle of rose becomes Bulgarian Rose Absolute, intimate and sophisticated, further enhanced by raspberry nectar, the quintessence of the fruit reinterpreted, irresistibly tender and spellbinding. The lingering notes are more intense, heady with the addictive and powerful sensuality of patchouli and Bourbon Vanilla.
Greenest Fragrance: Green Tea Exotic by Elizabeth Arden; A fragrance experience that transports you to an exotic Japanese garden. Inspired by the unique, floral scent of the blossoming lotus and surrounded by sparkling fruits with the warmth of green tea.
Sweetest Fragrance: Vera Wang Glam Princess; Notes feature red berries, guava, pear, orange blossom, vanilla orchid, ambrette, marshmallow and cashmere wood. It is inspired by the chic and glamorous style that designer Vera Wang portrays in her fashion. This new fragrance is a new twist to Vera Wang's Princess with more pizazz and an edgier perspective of what it means to be a princess.(See)
Most Adventurous Fragrance for Men: Fahrenheit Absolute by Christian Dior ; Explores the the fours secret corners of the world with adventure and inspiration. It's atmosphere is wondrous as if you have entered another realm into the beginning of time. It devours thought and encourages physical strength. Depart on this journey with fully bloomed violets and resinous myrrh added to the top notes. Incense pierce the heart and oud to the base. Carnation and nutmeg tie the notes together.
Best Unisex Fragrance: Tom Ford's Private Blend Collection; The top notes include Tokajii wine, Cognac, bergamot, davana and Mediterranean broom flower. The heart of champaca unfolds a floral blend of orchids, white violet and jasmine. The base notes envelope you in vanilla, amber, marron glace and sandalwood.
Best Bottle: True Religion for Men by True Religion; The vintage-inspired flask bottle is a combination of metal and suede. Top notes include citrus, aromatic notes, herbs, moss, and patchouli. (Buy now)
Best Zesty Scent: Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci for Women; Notes of bergamot and zesty rhubard followed by a floral heart built around the elusive Belle de Nuit. It is accompanied by Centifolia rose and Indian tuberose before settling down to base notes of patchouli and sandalwood.
Best Celebrity Fragrance for women: Fancy Love by Jessica Simpson; Features notes of goji leaf, peach blossom, bergamot, blush champagne, lotus blossom, peony, plumeria, jasmine, rose, creamy amber, blonde woods, musk and patchouli. Fancy Love is produced by perfumers Yves Cassar, Celine barel, Pascal Gaurin and Clement Gavarry. Launched July 2009.
Best Celebrity Fragrance for Men: Usher UR for Men by Usher; Notes of a fresh aromatic Sea Breeze accord, crisp fruits, nutmeg, basil, bay oil, artemisia, guaiac wood, cashmere wood and sandalwood symbolize the modern man. (Buy)
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