Winner: Paco Rabanne – Lady Million £44.99 (50 ml)
With top notes of bitter orange and raspberry and base notes of honey and patchouli, Lady Million makes for a not too heavy but fresh and long lasting everyday scent. Great for injecting some glamour into daily life! The bottle is also good fun and compact so great for carrying in your bag.
Runner up: Vivienne Westwood – Naughty Alice
Winner: Balenciaga – Paris eau de parfum £56 (50ml)
This perfume is everything you want in a scent for the evening. Sophisticated and demure with a blend of violet notes, leaves and woods this is hands down my favourite evening fragrance since I discovered my all time favourite Givenchy’s – eaudemoiselle De Givenchy, and will now remain a staple in my collection forever.
If you’re looking for a scent which turns heads when you walk in a room then this is the one.
Runner up: Gucci – Guilty
Winner: Beyonce – Heat £28.50 (50ml)
Celebrity fragrances are often a little hit and miss, mostly miss actually, but this year seems to have churned out a good few decent ones. Beyonce’s Heat surprised me because I’m not usually one for sweet fragrances but this scent is warm and almost musky (in a good way!), with heart notes of almond macaroon, honeysuckle nectar and crème de musk. I’ve got to say the ad campaign must be working its magic because I do feel sort of seductive and dare I say…bootylicious when I’m wearing this.
Runner up: Jennifer Anniston – Jennifer Anniston
Winner: Davidoff – Champion £36.50 (50ml)
Well, for starters I’m not a man, so in terms of longevity of scent or wearability I’m not going to be a great deal of help. However, I got this for my boyfriend and love this scent on him. Other fragrance releases from this year such as Marc Jacobs BANG (very peppery!) have been exciting, young and original but Champion is a classic male scent which will stand the test of time. I’ve caught a whiff of this on various men of various ages and it seems to smell universily incredible on every one of them, a rare quality in a fragrance.
Runner up: Dolce & Gabbana – the one gentleman