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Sensational new fragrances perfect for winter

Welcome to the winter fragrance reboot – spray it on!

You might be still feeling wedded to your signature summer scent, but the cooler months bring a raft of fresh and heady new perfume releases that will keep you smiling, even when the weather outside isn’t looking its best. Here are our picks from some of the brightest and boldest on counters now…

Bring a summer vibe all year round

With it-girl Iris Law (that’s Jude Law and Sadie Frost’s daughter) as its face, Versace Dylan Purple, from $112, is a bright, elegant fragrance that is floral, fruity and musky. Reminiscent of summer nights but bold enough to still do double-duty in the cooler months, this sexy scent can be worn head to toe as the collection includes a Perfumed Hair Mist Natural Spray, $82, and Perfumed Body Lotion, $79.

Caffeine hit

Described as reminiscent of “the aroma of a shot of espresso captured straight from the cup”, YSL Beauty Black Opium Le Parfum, from $146, is a pure buzz. The fragrance’s super-feminine, ultra-hypnotic floral heart acts as a spotlight, while an intense quartet of black vanillas makes this scintillating scent almost good enough to drink.

Sentimental journey

A new fragrance duo inspired by the cities loved by the iconic designer, Karl Lagerfeld Rome Divina Amore Eau De Parfum, from $70, and Karl Lagerfeld Vienna Opera Eau De Toilette, from $70, are here to transport you to Europe with just one spritz. The late style king travelled the globe with a childlike curiosity, and while his voice and early memories evoked thoughts of Germany, the eminently Parisian designer was a true citizen of the world.

Night on the town

Whether you’re heading to a party or getting ready for date night, when it comes to creating a killer after-hours look, consider the following your fail-safe formula: Sky high heels? Check! A chic outfit that will come alive on the dance floor? Check! And the finishing touch? A spritz of Jimmy Choo’s newest fragrance. Why? Because I Want Choo Forever, from $105, has been designed to capture the playful spirit of the iconic accessories house. In short, this enchanting scent is guaranteed to become the back-drop to your most memorable evenings.

Lovers of a subtle scent

Designed in homage to the fragrance that rises when flowers are blessed with light rain, Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey Eau De Parfum Fraiche, from $115, is a uniquely beautiful offering that takes us on a journey to the heart of nature, carried on a fresh and floral trail. The perfect choice for those who love a subtle scent that gets even better the longer you wear it, this delicate beauty is in a league of its own.

Do it your way, baby!

Joining the My Way family, Armani My Way Le Parfum, from $159, has a fresh and fruity start that will have you taking on the day feeling your best self. A sensual trail of iris and creamy, tuberous floral notes with a musky undertone follow for a complex little wonder that fans of the original My Way will love.

Italy on a shoestring!

Valentino Donna Born In Roma Eau De Parfum Intense, from $135, is a reinterpretation of the iconic Valentino women’s fragrance Born In Roma, which pays homage to the Eternal City, while emphasising the individuality of the wearer. A truly intoxicating scent, it will have you booking a trip to Italy before you know it!

Hitting the highway

Elevating the humble accessory to elegant new heights, Glasshouse Fragrances Reusable Car Diffusers, $49.95, are a must for road trips year- round. They also come with Recyclable Scent Disk Refills, $16.95 for two, which are available in the brand’s most popular perfumes: A Tahaa Affair, Lost In Amalfi, Kyoto In Bloom and One Night In Rio.

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