Enter the Garden of Kismet as we unveil to you the top 10 fragrances containing splashes of floral and botanicals.
Beauty Editor’s Picks
By: Kiran Mander
Burberry – Body
In its 155 years, Burberry is now ready to start its next chapter as it unveils to the world Burberry Body. Let the attitude and energy of a Burberry girl immerse you in this modern, sophisticated and delicate scent. The effortlessly sensual notes of rose and iris combine together with woody top notes to create this light and feminine fragrance. Seductive, sensual, elegant and timeless only begins to describe this iconic British scent. Wear your attitude with Burberry Body.
Van Cleef & Arpels – Feerie Rose des Neige
Your fairy tale awaits you with Van Cleef & Arpels’ pure and radiant fragrance, Feerie Rose des Neige (fairy rose of snow). This magical fragrance will carry you off to world of stars, butterflies and enchanted dreams with its limited edition masterpiece. With heart notes of rose, magnolia, peony and blackberry, Feerie Rose des Neige transcends the monotony of winter and gives life to slumbering nature. Refresh and awaken your sense with style, and reveal to the world your inner fairy.
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Versace – Vanitas
Welcome to the world of glamour, sophistication and luxury with Versace’s Vanitas fragrance. Reflective of soft and sinuous sketches characteristic of his most haute couture line, this scent is an amalgamation of the history, colour and books of Versace. It is the union of pure elements, chosen and combined together with harmony. Close your eyes and breathe in the beautiful aroma of the dazzling tiare flower connecting with lime and freesia, and enveloped by sensual accents of cedar wood and tonka bean. Let your inner beauty shine through with this feminine yet seductive fragrance.
8. Guerlain – Shalimar
3. David Yurman – Delicate Essence Femininity meets romance as David Yurman presents to the world Delicate Essence, inspired by the gemstone pink tourmaline. This modern floral fragrance opens with pink pepper, lotus blossom and sparkling orange, followed by mid notes of pink peony blossom, wild rose and rose absolute, and topped off with sheer amber, blonde woods and skin musk. As the lotus blossom and orange radiate light, the spicy pink pepper adds a fresh touch subtle enough to win over the heart of every woman …and man.
Four centuries ago in Northern India, Shah Jahan fell madly in love with Mumtaz Mahal, for whom he built the Taj Mahal. Dazzled by her beauty and inspired by their love, he wanted to make her life an everlasting garden of delight, and so sprang from the grounds the Gardens of Shalimar. The story of their love is immersed in this fragrance, with top notes of fresh flowers and bergamot, middle notes of iris and opoponax and a base note of vanilla. Although oriental in its type, the floral notes create a warm and sensual scent of elegance and sophistication.
Marc Jacobs – Oh, Lola!
Oh, Mr. Jacobs!, you have done it again. With a new take on his original Lola fragrance, Oh, Lola! is a vibrant, flirtatious and light hearted scent that leaves you feeling alive and youthful. The top notes of pear and raspberry blend beautifully with the mid notes of peony, magnolia and cyclamen, while the base notes of sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla create a fresh and playful scent. Sure to put a smile on your face, get ready to flirt your way through any situation with Oh, Lola!
Vera Wang – Lovestruck
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Inspired by a modern day take on one of our favourite love stories Romeo & Juliet, Vera Wang has captured the essence of true love once again with her magical new fragrance, Lovestruck. This feminine and romantic scent features top notes of luscious pink guava and the heavenly angelica flower, with a mid-note of tuberose. Let your emotions take over as you are struck by love and captivated by passion.
6. Chloé – Love, Chloé Eau Intense
Acqua Di Parma – Gelsomino Nobile
Inspired by the regal flowers of Italy’s most prestigious palaces and gardens, Acqua di Parma reveals their latest women’s fragrance, Gelsomino Nobile. Italian for noble jasmine, the green and fresh aspect of this flower gives off a light and airy effect. Close your eyes and smell the scent of a garden bursting with the first buds of colour, a sunny and fresh breeze wafting in from the Mediterranean, and there you have the true spirit of Italian jasmine. The most recent addition to Le Nobili collection, this creation centers on notes of mandarin, pink pepper, orange blossom, tuberose, calabrian jasmine, cedar wood and musk. 238
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As the name suggests, a more intense version of Love, Chloe, this latest addition to the Chloé family expresses a new powdery facet. Ideal for day and evening wear, express your elegance and let your radiance shine through with subtle hints of iris, heliotropine, fresh flowers and musks. Love, Chloé Eau Intense is the epitome of grace, charm and poise, as it flirts with the depth of amber and reveals new coppery highlights. Be you. Be beautiful. Be loved – xoxo, Chloé
WE LOVE: OPI’s Nice Stems! Collection which includes four flower themed pink polishes with play-on-word names that OPI is famous for. These shades range from a soft pink, to a bright and sparkly fuschia. And we especially love the glittery pink top coat that adds a delicate sparkle to your nails. www.opi.com
Be a Dahlia Won’t You? a bold, shimmery fuschia with lots of gold sparkle
Come to Poppy
a vibrant deep coral pink shade
10. I Lily Love You
Viktor & Rolf – Flowerbomb
In your own secret garden, secluded in a world away from reality, sits Viktor & Rolfe’s Flowerbomb fragrance. This floral explosion combines a profusion of flowers that have the power to make everything more positive. Awaken your deepest senses with notes of sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, ballerina freesia and patchouli, as they combine together to create an oriental, gourmand and floral scent fit for a fairy tale princess.
a sheer, jelly pink with large rainbow glitter and flake particles - meant to be worn over another shade
Play the Peonies a soft, shimmery pale pink with iridescent shimmer