Beauty Awards: The Best Fragrances That Uplift Your Mood
Fragrance of the Year - Women: J’adore Perfume D’eau, $275 for 100ml, Dior
The J’adore Parfum d’eau is a perfumer’s dream and ultimate challenge—it’s an alcohol-free fragrance made with a water base, remaining highly concentrated thanks to a nano-emulsion technique to combine water with high oil concentration. The perfume dispenses as a milky cloud, cocooning the skinwith a floral caress of Chinese magnolia, jasmine, rose and honeysuckle.
Fragrance of the Year - Men: HERO Eau de Parfum, $240 for 150ml, Burberry
The HERO Eau de Parfum embodies the man in search of freedom, transformation and in awe of nature. The woody scent has a base of cedarwood oils opening with pine needles, benzoin and intense for intense warmth and sensuality.
Best Women’s Scent - Green: Giungl di Seta, $190 for 100ml, Salvatore Ferragamo
This green scent captures the freshness of a wild forest with peppered with exotic flora. Crispy green pea paired with the velvety scent of peony blossoms and musk blend form the scent of rich jungle foliage.
Best Women’s Scent - Fruity: English Pear & Freesia, $229 for 100ml, Jo Malone London
This scent is an enchanting interpretation of an English orchard right as summer turns into autumn. The scent opens up with the juicy English pear, softened by the freesia. A myriad of flowers like amber, patchouli and roses complete the scent of a classic English countryside.
Best Women’s Scent - Floral: Irresistible Givenchy Eau de Toilette, $160 for 80ml, Givenchy
A bright olfactory experience by mater perfumer Fanny Bad, Dominique Ropion and One Flip, this dazzling rose scent gets an unexpected sparkling twist with iris, musky wood and tangy blackcurrant.
Best Women’s Scent - Spicy: Allegra Baciami Eau de Parfum, $396 for 100ml, Bvlgari Parfum
Inspired by Verona—the scene for the legendary star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet— Baciami is at once passionate, sensual and exciting. Gardenia, an ephemeral note, unites with vanilla to create a floral amber scent symbolic of indelible Italian love.
Best Women’s Scent - Oriental: Bare Eau de Parfum, $109 for 50ml, Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret’s Bare celebrates the quiet confidence and individuality of women in its most natural form. It features a blend of musks which softens to reveal a dewy Egyptian violet heart which mellows into a warm and musky sandalwood.
Best Women’s Scent - Gourmand: Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum, $176 for 75ml, Oribe
This fresh and seductive fragrance captures the vibrance and heat of the French Riviera. Bergamot lends the concoction a citrusy scent, while jasmine, mariposa blanca and sandalwood rounds up the fragrance to a creamy and warm close.