Seven new scents to try before winter

Friday, 20 February 2015

Want to try a new scent but not sure where to begin? We’ve rounded up a few of the best new fragrance launches for 2015. We may only be two months into the year, but already we’re seeing a major influx of stunning scents.

For the girls:


Avon Far Away Bella Sunset
50ml, R370
Enchanting, sparkling and striking, this new scent from Avon comprises jasmine, clementine and sandalwood. It’s reminiscent of a make-believe world, and something about it screams “fairy tale.” It’s soft and flirty, and we’d recommend this for younger ladies with carefree spirits.

Bvlgari Le Gemme Collection
30ml, R1860 each
Inspired by the tradition of High Jewellery, this collection of six fragrances enters the sphere of Haute Parfumerie. The six bottles represent six rare jewels, and are as luxurious and opulent as the high quality raw ingredients used to create them. Pricey, yes, but if you’re looking to spoil yourself or a loved one with a fragrance so beautiful it almost feels like a work of art, this collection is it. Featured above is Amarena, inspired by the tourmaline. Filled with tuberose and centifolia rose, this pinky-red scent is luxurious, sensual and captivating.

Paco Rabanne Black XS Be A Legend Debbie Harry (Limited Edition)
100ml, R890
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Black XS, Paco Rabanne teamed up with rock legends Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop to create two new limited edition fragrances in the Black XS range. Hellebore, black vanilla and patchouli come together to form a truly rock ‘n’ roll feminine fragrance. If you’ve ever sung along to Heart of Glass, this one’s for you.


For the boys:

Joop! Homme Extreme
75ml, R540
If you’re looking to win over the ladies, you may want to invest in this little number. Considered the ultimate aphrodisiac, Joop! Homme Extreme is a sensual oriental scent. Sexy notes like black cocoa, patchouli, spices and woods come together to form something provocative and alluring. Definitely not for wallflowers!

75ml, R995
Inspired by racing, this fragrance is designed to capture the thrill of the ride. It’s a powerful and masculine scent, consisting of red ginger, red leather and – yes, you guessed it – red roasted coffee. The sleek bottle was inspired by a red racing car, and even sports a black racing stripe down the middle. If you like strong scents that offer a burst of energy and adventure, this is for you.

Paco Rabanne Black XS Be A Legend Iggy Pop (Limited Edition)
100ml, R890
The complementary scent to Paco Rabanne Black XS Be A Legend Debbie Harry, this sleek bottle houses a combination of masculine notes like leather, cinnamon, lemon and cypriol. We love the flip-up lid – it gives the bottle a fun twist and reminds us of a hip flask.

Avon Christian Lacroix NUIT Pour Homme
75ml, R440
Fancy yourself a bit of a tall, dark and handsome kinda man? Then you might want to try this fragrant offering. If the dark purple bottle doesn’t give it away, then the intoxicating mix of tobacco, lavender and black violet might. It’s extremely sensual, so give it a spray when your crush is around.

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Written by

Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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    The Avon Far Away Bella Sunset fragrance sound great, and it’s pretty affordable too.

    3 years ago •

  1. Charmaine

    I have tried the Bvlgari fragrance and love it. IwWould love a full sample size of this product.

    3 years ago •

  1. Selona Govender

    I absolutely love Far Away!

    3 years ago •

  1. Patonia Murphy

    Armani Code is disappearing. Where can I can I get some, or is there advice on what perfume is similar?

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Goodness, the Bvlgari fragrance is so pricey! I would love to know how it smells though, it’s quite a special bottle.

    4 years ago •

  1. Navlica Ramgolam

    The base notes will be amazing in these products.

    4 years ago •

  1. Atisha N

    The Bvlgari bottle is so stunning!

    4 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    Wow! The scent of Bvlgari Le Gemme Collection must be out of this world, would love to be sponsored.

    4 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    I would love to try the Bvlgari Le Gemme Collection. Judging from the price it must smell incredible!

    4 years ago •

  1. Candice Petersen

    Oh wow, these look amazing!

    4 years ago •

  1. 2ly gal

    Bvlgari Le Gemme Collection 30ml for R1860 #eyeswideopenfromshock that’s just expensive for 30mls

    4 years ago •

  1. Sashnee Rambaly

    This is so exciting, I look forward to trying out the Paco Rabanne Black XS Be A Legend Debbie Harry.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sandra Phoma

    I own the Fair Away Bella Sunset. I was impressed by its fresh scent and lasting power. A fantastic fragrance for summer indeed.

    4 years ago •

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