EZ Beauty: 7 Fresh Fragrances
Fragrance is the final touch to any beauty and grooming routine and this season there are several scents on the block sure to tickle your olfactory fancy. Here are seven that would make the perfect gift (for them, or for you).
Special Holiday Pick: Dolce & Gabbana The One Limited Edition, $127 (75 ml), and The One for Men Limited Edition, $97 (100 ml). Silver and gold, silver and gold: Dolce & Gabbana have repackaged both the women’s and men’s The One fragrance in time for the holidays.
Marc Jacobs Honey, $80 (50 ml EDT), Hudson’s Bay, Sears, Holt Renfrew, Ogilvy, Murale, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Jean Coutu Sephora
Marc Jacobs, how does your garden grow? Honey picks up where Dot left off: it’s a bright, sunny, summer-like floral perfume that’s just right for a woman who displays the same care-free spirit towards life. Notes include: pear, mandarin, orange blossom, honey and vanilla.
Potion Blue Cadet DSQUARED, $68 (50 ml EDT), Hudson’s Bay and Sephora
A fresh, citrus-y fragrance for a modern, style-conscious man. This Potion is for someone who doesn’t need to be overbearing, but is always remembered. Notes include: bergamot, mandarin, pink grapefruit, musk and Siberian pine leaf.
Gold Jay Z, $66 (50 ml EDT), Sephora
Created by hip hop star Jay Z and perfumer Ilias Ermenidis, this is the scent to buy for a confident, young man looking for a smooth, sensual fragrance (its musky-spicy blend is just right for evenings out on the town). Notes include: grapefruit, ginger, pink pepper, smoky myrrh and teak wood.
Downtown Calvin Klein, $78 (50 ml EDP), Hudson’s Bay, Sears, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart
This soft, feminine floral comes in a beautiful, minimalistic bottle (this is in contrast to its cutting-edge spokesperson, actress Rooney Mara). Nevertheless, this is a fragrance for any woman who loves a sweet, everyday scent. Notes include: bergamot, Tunisian neroli, green pear, and aquatic plum, gardenia petals, pink pepper and violet.
Giving Grace, $55 (60 ml EDT), Sephora and Select Hudson’s Bays and Shoppers Drug Marts
This friendly fragrance is a nice all-around scent that few would find fault with (it’s sparkly, fresh, and feminine). It’s a great scent to wear for casual days, or during weekend excursions. Notes include: mandarin, orange, jasmine and white musk.
Chloe Roses, $105 (75 ml), Select Hudson’s Bay, Sears, Sephora, Holt Renfrew, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, Jean Coutu
Following the successful launches of Chloe’s previous scents, Chloe Roses continues to capture the essence of this French fashion house. It is an elegant perfume — like walking through the well-maintained gardens of Paris. Notes include: damask rose, magnolia, and white musk.