Our winter fragrance selection

When we think of winter fragrances, notes of cinnamon, spices, vanillas, musks and woods are usually the first to come to mind. A winter fragrance should be warm and inviting, and it should have longevity. While summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh and airy scents, winter is the time in which you get to indulge in stronger, more complex fragrances.

Our editor shares her selection of the five “it” scents for winter 2021:

Our winter fragrance selection 1

Giorgio Armani Sì Intense Eau de Parfum
The newest launch from the Giorgio Armani Sì family, Sì Intense Eau de Parfum, is a chypre oriental fragrance. The scent inspires the Giorgio Armani woman with the confidence to explore her most intense side.

The fragrance opens with blackcurrant nectar, a signature in the Sì fragrance family. At the fragrance’s heart is Isparta rose, harvested in Isparta a region of Turkey known as “the city of roses”, and the velvety and liquorous davana. Together, these two notes create a fiercely intense effect. At its base are patchouli and benzoin resin, which both lend an enveloping sensation.

In line with Giorgio Armani’s commitment to sustainability, the vanilla blended in Sì Eau De Parfum Intense is sourced in the protected area of Loky Manambato in Madagascar in collaboration with a local NGO, one of Giorgio Armani’s initiatives contributing to its social responsibility program ‘Solidarity Sourcing’.

What we say:
“I’ve been a Giorgio Armani Sì fan since the arrival of the original Sì fragrance in 2013. This latest member of the Sì family strikes me as the perfect winter scent, because it is warm, sensual and – as the name suggests – intense. Rose and patchouli are two of my favourite fragrance notes, and together with the creamy base notes and fruity blackcurrant nectar top note, they make me feel warmth and elegance. I love that I don’t need to layer the scent throughout the day – it has longevity, and a few spritzes in the morning last until my evening shower. The iconic bottle has a deep nude tint and sleek, glossy-black cap. I love the elegant gold rings around the base and neck of the bottle, and find the packaging as a whole, absolute perfection.”
– Anien, Editor

Available at select Woolworths, Edgars, Foschini and Truworths stores.
30ml | R1350.00
50ml | R2090.00
100ml | R2970.00

Our winter fragrance selection 2

Montblanc Signature Eau de Parfum
Created by the talented perfumers Guillaume Flavigny and Natalie Gracia-Cetto, Signature intermingles the sensuality of an enveloping vanilla with a contrasting “clean” facet of musks, creating an addictive, chic, deliciously feminine trail.

This floral-oriental-musky fragrance first seduces with its luminous clarity. The crystal-clear whiteness of musks in the base notes encounters a breath of floral peony, zested by sparkling clementine in the top notes. On the skin, the juice quickly reveals a more enigmatic and captivating facet. A voluptuous oriental vanilla rises majestically, escorted by an enchanting magnolia and sunny ylang-ylang middle note. Finally, an amber accord snuggled inside creamy benzoin provides the perfume’s soft and sensual side.

Signature exudes perfect femininity, an alliance of purity and mystery, of revelations and secrets.

What we say:
“What I love most about Montblanc Signature is its unique blend of fruity, floral and creamy fragrance notes. It’s not overtly floral or fruity, and I wouldn’t even be sure how to classify it if I had to – which is exactly the quality of the woman who wears this fragrance. Montblanc created this scent with unforgettable women in mind, and that translates strongly: it is versatile and lends itself to any situation. The fragrance is elegant and sophisticated, but it is simultaneously sensual and captivating, meaning I would wear it to the office or an event, yet I’d also spritz it on for date night. I don’t have a lot of fragrances in my arsenal that offer this kind of versatility. Beautiful packaging never hurts and I absolutely adore this bottle – it’s truly one of a kind!”
– Anien, Editor

Available at Dis-Chem, Woolworths, Foschini, Truworths, Clicks and Edgars.
30ml | R999.00
50ml | R1199.00
90ml | R1499.00

Our winter fragrance selection 3

Women’Secret Gold Seduction Eau de Parfum
Gold Seduction is designed exclusively for a glamorous and sensual woman with character. A fragrance that will brighten up her nights and make her feel sexy. An addictive perfume which opens with a fresh and deliciously fruity outing based on citrus and red berries. The elegant and creamy floral heart reveals a sensual background with sweeping notes & precious woods that make this an authentic temptation. Gold Seduction is born to be the best weapon of seduction.

What we say:
“While I don’t usually let beautiful perfume packaging get the better of me, this has to be an exception. I couldn’t help but adore the scent, thanks to its bottle, before I even smelled it. Flirty and feminine, the amber liquid is filled with a gold shimmer resembling very fine glitter. I’ve always been a girl for glitter (the more, the better! Sorry, minimalists..), and the shimmery liquid paired with the shimmery bow and glittery box is 100% up my alley. Luckily, I wasn’t disappointed once I smelled the actual fragrance: I found it alluring and sensual, with just the perfect balance of florals and woods to send it straight to my winter it-list. The scent is long-wearing (I spritz it once a day with no need to re-spritz later on) and amazing quality. Where can you buy a stunning fine fragrance for under R600?! From one girly-girl to another, this is a winter scent you’ve got to try.”
– Anien, Editor

Available at Clicks.
100ml | R599.00

Our winter fragrance selection 4

Azzaro Wanted Girl By Night Eau de Parfum
Mysterious and feminine, Wanted Girl by Night captures the intense night fever and lingers until dawn. Designed to be your ultimate night-time weapon of seduction, it reveals your majestic, playful and ultra-desirable spirit. Oriental, gourmand and floral, the Wanted Girl by Night fragrance is seductive and hugely addictive. The sensual rum – whipped cream accord infused with the floral queen of the night ignites our olfactory and fires up an intense desire.

Top notes include rum and Chantilly cream, queen of the night flower is at the heart of the fragrance and patchouli is welcomed at the base. The queen of the night is what gives this fragrance its signature scent: did you know that this dazzling white flower blossoms only one per year, at night?

The fragrance bottle stays true to the iconic Wanted bottles, but this time, boasts a seductive deep purple hue.

What we say:
“The original Azzaro Wanted Girl is a staple in my fragrance collection, and I find myself reaching for it at least once or twice per week, regardless of the season or occasion. Wanted Girl By Night is more intense and sensual than the original fragrance and is the perfect scent for a night out. For me, this scent embodies opulence, and I’m here for it! It feels ultra-luxurious and looks the part too – the purple, gold and silver packaging is perfectly lavish.

The fragrance offers a burst of intoxicating sweetness when you first spray it, but after a while it settles into the warmer floral notes and reveals its darker mysterious, side. It’s addictive and sexy and has rightly earned its place next to my beloved bottle of Wanted Girl.”
– Anien, Editor

Available at major retailers.
30ml | R1200.00
50ml | R1760.00
80ml | R2200.00

Our winter fragrance selection 5

Sisley Izia La Nuit Eau de Perfum
Izia La Nuit is a new encounter, an ode to the night that follows on from Izia with a new intensity. The sculptural bottle created by artist Bronislaw Krzysztof is adorned with a mysterious, glossy lacquer. Its deep black shade contrasts with the delicate golden film that reflects the luminous juice.

Izia La Nuit is a fragrance for a daring, elegant woman looking for an olfactory signature that reveals her slightly, but not completely. This nocturnal, opulent and deep fragrance is like an encounter that awakens the unconscious and stimulates the senses. A dizzying array of sensual, full, radiant notes emerges, developing and evolving over time like a metaphor for the countless facets of love.

An extraordinary, rare and sophisticated perfume, it leaves a chypre, woody, floral trail. Filled with fresh and vibrant top notes (blackcurrant, mandarin and cardamom), luminous floral middle notes (d’Ornano rose, freesia and magnolia) and sensual woody base notes (ambrox, patchouli and vanilla).

What we say:
“If you want to treat yourself to a luxurious and indulgent fragrance this winter, Sisley Izia la Nuit is it. This is a one-of-a-kind fragrance: on paper, its fragrance notes seem straightforward, but in reality it’s much more complex and layered that you’d think. It brings together florals, fruits, woods and spices, and the result is a scent that is warm, luxe and intense. It is opulent and sensual and feels ultra-luxurious on the skin. It has hints of sweetness when you first spritz it, but these are replaced by warm and creamier notes the longer you wear it. I’ve been very impressed with its longevity. The scent lasts all day long, and even after ten or eleven hours, the scent is still going strong. I love the unique design of the bottle and packaging – it’s as original as the fragrance itself.”
– Anien, Editor

Available at select Woolworths and Edgars stores.
30ml | R1950.00
50ml | R2800.00
100ml | R4050.00

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11 Responses

  1. Wow this product looks gorgeous and can emagine how it will make us women feel and sell I would love to test out some products and even some samples to share with loved ones.have a blessed day thank u

  2. Georgio Armani perfume is more than an extract it is a presence in abstraction. A perfume, for me, is a mystique.

  3. Cannot wait,.. Si is mt signatures.. Thank you for keeping my mind sane inspite of all that we face… ❤️

  4. Thank you so much for the recommendations, Anien. After this lo-oong year I sure need a nice spoil!

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