Got a hot invite this festive season? Accessorise with a statement perfume that’ll take you late into the night.
Carolina Herrera 212 VIP, R715 for 50ml EDP
One of our all-time favourite party fragrances; after all who can resist a scent with the slogan ‘Are you on the list?’ If you’re invited somewhere exclusively cool this season, spray this on and don’t be afraid to flaunt it. It’s a glamorous scent with an interesting mix of notes; think rum and passion fruit in the top notes, musk and gardenia in the heart and a base of classic warm notes like tonka bean and creamy vanilla. Yum!
Gucci Premiere, R1,085 for 75ml EDP
The annoyingly gorgeous Blake Lively fronts the ad campaign looking perfectly red-carpet-ready. This newbie from Gucci was actually inspired by awards show couture, celebrating the Gucci Premiere couture collection shown at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Need anymore convincing that this is one of the ultimate ‘big event’ fragrances? We reckon it’s on the up-and-up to becoming a future classic because ‘the juice’ is a mix of sexy, feminine and sophisticated. We love the mix of zesty top notes (think orange blossom and bergamot) with white flowers and musk at the heart and leather and wood in the base. Too delicious for words!
Boss Nuit Pour Femme, R965 for 75ml EDP
If your party fashion staple is a little black dress, this fragrance accessory is a no-brainer. Inspired by the essential LBD, this is great scent for a special festive season date or cocktails and canapés as the sun sets. Built around a heart of white flowers, jasmine and violet, when you first spritz the scent you’ll smell sparkling notes of aldehydes and peach. The base is an elegant mix of crystalline moss and creamy sandalwood. A big thumbs up from us!
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme, R1,110 for 100ml EDP
Pack this sweet and delicious fragrance in your travel bag if you’re heading somewhere hot and wear it every evening (and morning too for that matter). It’s like a cocktail of sunshine with notes of neroli, raspberry and tangerine leading to a heart of jasmine and orange blossom, over the base of marshmallow, vanilla, sandalwood and heliotrope. Pssst… if you’re still looking for a special festive gift idea for your sister or bestie, add this perfume to your shopping list.
Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, R1,050 for 100ml
Every girl needs a no-fail classic scent that gives her a lift in the summer heat. If you’re off to a beach party or alfresco do this party season, wearing something refreshing will help you keep your cool. Our outdoor party pick is this classic scent by Jo Malone, an ode to zesty lime and mandarin with a splash of peppery basil. And your guy can wear it too, and we love a hard-working his-and-hers scent!