fragrances

Gorgeous Winter Fragrances Everyone Will Love

by Elle Sixsmith

It's time to pack away your fruity scents and opt for this season's most alluring fragrances. Guaranteed to make everyone on your list very happy – from your glamorous friend to your hard-to-buy-for dad and of course, yourself.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Grand Soir, 70ml, £140

Best For: Mum

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Grand Soir tries to capture the magic and mystic of a Parisian evening, and we can confirm, it succeeds. It features a complex blend of Spanish labdanum (a smoky balsamic scent with hints of plum), the warmth of benzoin and vanilla-like creaminess of tonka bean. Sold.

Heeley Eau Sacrée, 50ml, £125

Best For: That friend who prefers masculine scents

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Heeley's latest launch is not your ordinary woody fragrance. Well-known for using highly concentrated ingredients, this is heady yet elegant, with intense frankincense and myrrh over amber tones. Pretty perfect for cosy winter nights. Available at Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.

BOSS BOTTLED INTENSE, 100ml, £64

Best For: Him

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All the best qualities of the original, with a deeper sandalwood and orange blossom base. Topped with crisp apple and then wrapped in smooth vanilla. This really is a classic. 

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Dry Oil Spray, £45

 Best For: Yourself

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The HELLO! Fashion team are big Tom Ford fans, so when we heard the news of his first dry body oil spray, you can rest assured that we were first in line. The mist leaves skin feeling velvety soft and lightly fragranced with the very descendant Private Blend Soleil Blanc. Spritz and wait for the, 'OMG what are you wearing' comments.

 

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream, 50ml, £68

Best For: That very glamorous friend

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As with all things Charlotte Tilbury, this is sexy wrapped up in a very glamorous bottle. Heady thanks to a patchouli base, with hits of peach and spice, all balanced out by soft jasmine and violet. A flirty twist on florals, dab on your pressure points and you’ll feel like a new woman.

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge, 100ml, £39.50

Best For: Dad

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Dads are notoriously hard to buy for, but you can't go far wrong with this woody spice. Standout notes include ginger, black pepper and cardamom. It reminds us of mulled wine and spicy ginger beer – we think he'll love it.   

Jo Malone Orange Bitters Cologne, 100ml, £90

Best For: The friend who really loves Christmas

Every fragrance cabinet is vastly improved by Jo Malone, so it's hard not to love this spritz. Thought citrus was just for summer? Not when it's a clever blend of rich amber, sandalwood and prune with a subtle hint of orange. Limited edition is reason enough to buy two.

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My Burberry Festive Limited Edition, 90ml, £92

Best For: Floral fans

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A confident floral that makes you instantly feel more put together. It tries to capture the scent of a London garden after rainfall and it pretty much nails it – with roses woven throughout, alongside sweet pea and freesia with an unexpected hit of geranium leaf. The festive wrapping also scores very highly with us.  

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