We’ve started to see a ton of new releases from some of our favourite luxury house brands this year and we can’t help but love all of them! With a plethora of scents to choose from, you’d probably be confused by now as to which scent you should have on for Christmas – because when it comes to fragrances, the only way to know which scent works for you is to put your nose to work. From this year’s stellar range of releases to Christmas renditions of your classic old favourites, here’s our round-up of 2018’s Christmas fragrances.
1. TIFFANY & CO. DIAMOND LIMITED-EDITION EAU DE PARFUM, 75ML, $176
Available exclusively The Shilla Duty-Free Singapore Changi Airport Store
We’ll take anything in a blue Tiffany box; especially this limited edition version of the brand’s signature fragrance of vert de mandarine, iris, musk and patchouli. This collectable features an elaborate facet design on the box, inspired by the house’s iconic diamond cuts.
2. CK ONE SUMMER 2018,
Available at all departmental stores
Calvin Klein has a tradition of producing a yearly limited edition version of the popular fragrance, CK One. This latest version is dedicated to the blue summer sky and smells just like summer — tangy with hints of saltwater. For those who want something light and refreshing, this is it!
3. GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY SI PASSIONE,
Available at all major departmental stores including METRO
Embellished with the Armani Holiday graphic in bold, gold text, the Giorgio Armani Si Passione fragrance is one to snag if you’re one who has grace, strength and an independent spirit. A bold scent like this befits a woman who’s strong, determined and is the literal embodiment of confidence. Contrary to the other scent by Armani, this new flanker is one that’s lighter, sweeter and fruitier than the former scents.
4. BVLGARI ROSE GOLDEA LIMITED EDITION, $232
Available at all departmental stores including TANGS
Like the name describes, this perfume smells like roses. Perfect for a dinner-date or girls night out! Most rose fragrances will pack a punch, but this one is light and breezy. We also love how divine the packaging is, with a sparkly cap and glossy body, you are on your way to being Barbie’s twin!
5. ACQUA DI PARMA PEONIA NOBILE SET,
To celebrate the Christmas season, Acqua Di Parma continues to collaborate with Clym Evernden. They are bringing us the brand’s iconic scents with Clym’s hand-drawn illustrations plastered all over the packaging. Peonia Nobile will take you on a sensory adventure with the rich fragrances of peony — the perfect gift for women with spirited elegance. The set also comes with body cream and shower gel.
1. JIMMY CHOO FEVER, 100ml, $169
Available at all departmental stores and Zalora
If there’s one thing the Jimmy Choo Fever fragrance has in common with Fergie, it’d be the fact that they’re both: G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S. The scent comes in the form of a powerful composition that possesses sex appeal and glamour like no other, with top notes of black plum, lychee, grapefruit, with heart notes of heliotrope and a base of benzoin, sandalwood and tonka bean.
2. CHANEL NO. 5 (RED LIMITED EDITION)
Available at selected Chanel Beauty stores
We’re certain that you would have seen this iconic bottle around. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Chanel is releasing the No.5 in a limited-edition red glass bottle. If you are a perfume collector, you are going to love how gorgeous this treasure is. Stay classy and elegant with this musky and woody scent.
3. KENZO WORLD EAU DE TOILETTE, 75ml, $142
Available at all departmental stores and Sephora
Keep your eyes peeled because this Kenzo World EDP is one to cop if you’re planning to up your #shelfie game. Aside from its iconic eye-shaped design, this flanker delivers a fruity floral composition that features sparkling and powdery facets, intended for that playful side in you.
4. KARL LAGERFELD FLEUR DE MÛRIER, 100ml, $69
Available at SASA and other departmental stores
Not vibin’ with Coco Chanel’s signature Chanel No.5? Try out Karl Lagerfeld’s Fleur De Mûrier instead! Launched recently this year, the floral and fruity fragrance has a sweeter scent to it that’s suited for someone who prefers a girlier and more feminine scent with top notes of fresh raspberries and fantastic silage.
5. BURBERRY HER, 50ml, $149
Available at Metro Paragon and TANGS
Not all perfumes have to be fancy, and this is proven by Burberry Her. Packed in a sleek and minimalistic pink bottle, Burberry Her is floral-fruity themed and smells like a burst of berries with every spray. Its recognisable scent stems from how refreshing and summery all Burberry perfumes are.
6. DIOR JOY, 90ml, $240
Available at all departmental stores
Spread the joy this Christmas with this heavenly scent by Dior. Joy by Dior is a fragrance launched recently this year and has stolen the hearts of many with its unique and unforgettable scent. Headed by top notes of zested bergamot and mandarin, the fragrance explodes in unison with a floral blend that’s rich, and yet, not too overpowering.
1. ANNA SUI FANTASIA EAU DE TOILETTE, 50ml, $99
With a golden unicorn perched atop an equally golden cupcake-shaped bottle, the Anna Sui Fantasia is a dream come true for all unicorn lovers. One spritz and you will be served with top notes of pink pomelo and pink pepper, a great summer scent. If you’re looking for an aromatic fruity scent, this is it.
2. JO MALONE LONDON WHITE MOSS & SNOWDROP,
Available at Jo Malone London stores
Nothing quite spells Christmas like this scent by Jo Malone London. Crisp and clean, the smell of snow is one of the best things about winter – which of course we don’t ever experience on our sunny island. The closest you can get to waking up to a white Christmas morning? A spritz of this White Moss & Snowdrop perfume might just do the trick.
3. DIOR J’ADORE ABSOLU, $240
Available at departmental stores
Want to feel like you’re dripping in gold? Described as the new floral nectar by the House of Dior, J’adore Absolu is a luxurious scent that will quench your sophisticated thirst. A mix of bold florals and seductive nectar, the J’Adore Absolu is a definite modern show-stopper.
4. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO AMO FERRAGAMO HOLIDAY COLLECTION, 50ML, $166
Available at SASA and major departmental stores
You might be thinking “this is totally a men’s scent”. Well, that’s when you’re wrong. We can’t help to agree that the bottle embodies a more masculine design with its black and gold embellishments. However, the famous scent mainly composes of fruity and woody notes, with a touch of white floral for that perfect oriental floral scent – that befits any festive occasion this holiday, be it for a Christmas dinner with your family or even a fancy date with your other half.
5. COACH FLORAL, 90ml, $149
Available at all major departmental stores including TANGS
One whiff and you will be greeted with a fruity, floral smell. The Coach Floral comes in a pretty rose-gold bottle, and an image of a chariot is engraved on the bottle. Be enveloped with a pleasant scent with just one spray! This perfume comes in 3 sizes: 30ml, 50ml and 90ml.
6. TWILLY D’HERMES, 85ml, $221
Available at Hermès stores, department stores and authorised perfumeries
Thinking of a gift for someone who’s really picky for Christmas is such a hassle. But you know what’s even worse? Thinking of a gift for someone who’s a millennial, especially when you’ve to choose a scent. Your best bet: Twilly D’Hermes. If you haven’t read our article on this millennial scent, then you wouldn’t have known that this fragrance is a refreshing number that’s sweet, yet refreshing while its design remains classy and expensive. Name a fragrance that’s more befitting, we’ll wait.
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