How to find your new fragrance for 2017

By Lauren Carbran

New year means new you – which means a new fragrance, obviously! And we know it can be tough to choose the right scent – so, let us do the work for you…

11Know your goals

The new year always brings with it resolutions. To find your new fragrance, you’ll need to know your goals. Perhaps you want to up your fitness or to go travelling in 2017? Well, our top gym-addict fragrances come in the form of the fresh Tommy Hilfiger The Girl for her, which oozes fig and violet leaves, and Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Eau Fraiche for him, an icy blend of grapefruit and marine accord. And if you’re going travelling, opt for an adventurous scent like Burberry Touch for her (dewberry and orange) or Davidoff Horizon for him (ginger and cocoa).

22Follow the trends

2017 is the year of ‘milk’ perfumes. You read that right – perfumes with milk notes are coming into fashion in a major way for a sweet, warm scent that you’ll be addicted to. So, keep with the trends this year and opt for the new Tom Ford Orchid Soleil for her, with chestnut cream, Michael Kors Wonderlust for her, with almond milk, or Thierry Mugler Angel Muse for her, with a combo of hazelnut cream-cocoa and red berries.

33Trust your instinct

There’s no better judge than your gut instinct. Yep, we could give you all the help you need, but it’s you that will be drawn to the right scent. So, if you’re a fan of rose, try Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa for her, which is a feminine mix of African dog rose and Turkish rose. For guys, we suggest Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Unlimited, which mixes rose with mint for a super fresh feel. Or if you’re gut is pointing to a warm, oriental fragrance, grab Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb for her (jasmine and vanilla) or Paco Rabanne 1 Million Privé for him (cinnamon and blood mandarin). You’re so welcome.

44Let it be your fashion accessory

Yes, perfume can certainly be a fashion accessory too. After all, wouldn’t you just love it to match your outfit when you whip it out for a spritz? So, if you’re heading for a black tie shindig, we suggest you bring along Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence for her – not only as it looks like an actual handbag, but also because of its notes of Champagne! For men, try Armani Code Profumo for him. The intense scent of nutmeg and orange blossom will blow you away. And what better way to compliment that suit you’ll have on? Just call us your personal stylist…

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