Fragrances you’ll love all year around

Choosing the perfect year around fragrance can sometimes be the most difficult beauty decision one has to make. Feminine fragrances tend to be too sweet for everyone’s tastes, men’s fragrances tend to be far too spicy or woody, and unisex fragrances tend to underwhelm. However, there are a few fragrances that stand out as not only interesting, but they also perfectly move from summer to winter without creating a jarring wall of scent.

Masculine

Maison Margiela: Replica Soul of the Forrest

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$200.00  @ Sephora | Soul of the Forest encapsulates the strength and severity of strong woods and leafy forest greens. Many fragrances claim to encompass the fresh and familiar scent of a walk in the forest, but Maison Margiela‘s Replica fragrance perfectly recreates the smell of a dense forest that glistens with the faint sparkling of a sun shower’s remnants. It is packed with strong notes of balsam fir, cedar, and incense, creating an intoxicating masculine scent that edges ever so slightly into gender neutral territory.

Atelier Cologne: Sud Magnolia

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$145.00 @ Sephora | Atelier Cologne‘s Sud Magnolia may not be the first for a masculine fragrance at first glance, however, the light Magnolia scent is wrapped beautifully in tart citrus notes of pomelo and bitter orange, giving the scent a sweet yet hard bite that meshes perfectly with the elegant and warm scent of southern Magnolia. Perfect for cold winter days that need a warm pick me up or warm summer days that require a familiar summer sweetness.

 


Gender Neutral

CLEAN: Cool Cotton

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$95. 00 @ Sephora | One of the most pleasing scents available on the market is the unisex fragrance CLEAN Cool Cotton, which boasts a beautifully pure and impressive aroma of clean countryside cotton. Imagine leaving your house like the freshest breeze of the wind you’ve ever smelt; like a sweeping hillside cinematic moment captured in a small glass flacon. That’s the beauty of this lemon peel, cotton, and mint concoction. It’s also slightly more cost effective than many other options on this list!

Tom Ford: Mandarino Di Amalfi

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$172.00 @ Sephora | One of Tom Ford‘s best selling and most appreciated sscents is Mandarino Di Amalfi. It conjures up images of the fresh Mediterranean coast. An image of inviting sea water, white sailed sail boats, tan bodies, and the freshness of a citrus orchard under the sun all come crashing together in this stunning confection. The absolutely fresh unisex is made possible by the presence of grapefruit, lemon, and orange blossom.

 


Feminine

L’Artisan Parfumeur: Les Chasse Aux Papillons

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$170.00 @ Sephora | Florals are a sure fire way of capturing a soft and feminine scent that isn’t overly sweet or childish. The playfully elegant and entrancing Les Chasse Aux Pipillons by L’Artisan Parfumeur aims at bottling a memory rather than a scent. Instead of bottling the literal, Papillons is a blend of tuberose, linden blossom, and jasmine, which carries a memory rather than just a fixed scent. Unlike other florals, Papillons’s transports the wearer back to their childhood of butterfly chasing in a lush fragrant meadow bathed in sunlight.

Guerlain: Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita

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$78.00 @ Sephora | Guerlains Pera Granita is a scent built on the more light and effervescent side of the fragrance spectrum. With sparkling grapefruit, pear, and lemon, this tart scent perfectly compliments high summer and adds an aromatic and invigorating zest to the winter months. However, this can be a tad bit sweet depending on personal preference, but nothing compares to the tarty bitterness of grapefruit in the morning. Think of it as breakfast for your body!

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SHOP ALL WEEKEND: CLASSY FRAGRANCES

December brings so much to the table with holiday parties, Christmas celebrations, and ringing in a new year. With many festivities taking place, you have to look your best during such a busy season.

Hair and makeup definitely need to be on point, but you also have to find the right perfume that matches your style.

There might be a lot of cuddling and kisses under the mistletoe this month, so pick a special fragrance that will help you get into the affective mood and togetherness that we celebrate these days.

Photo Credit: Sephora
Photo Credit: Sephora

You can never go wrong with the sophisticated smell of  J’adore by Dior. The beautiful aroma of this fragrance results from the combination of three particular flowers: Ylang Ylang, Damascena Rose, and Sambac Jasmine.

Where To Buy: Sephora

Photo Credit: Juicy Couture
Photo Credit: Juicy Couture

If you are looking for a more playful scent, then try Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture. This delicious fragrance mixed with wild berries, creamy vanilla, and bright jasmine will keep you smelling fresh and juicy for the entire night.

Where To Buy: Sephora

Photo Credit: Givenchy
Photo Credit: Givenchy

Hot Couture by Givenchy is also known for its elegant and sophisticated signature. This fancy fragrance is combined with Raspberry Dew, Jasmine, Bergamot, and White Musk. If you are still trying to find the perfect gift for your mom or girlfriend, then this purchase seems to be your best choice!

Where To Buy: Sephora

Photo Credit: Chanel
Photo Credit: Chanel

Finally, an iconic fragrance that is adored by most of the women in the world is Chanel No. 5. The combination of Jasmine flowers and roses gives that lasting aroma to this classic scent by Chanel which is always the ideal pick regardless the occasion.

Where To Buy: Sephora