3 Must-have products
Hoping to receive a shiny new bottle of designer fragrance for Christmas or Valentine’s Day? We’ve flared our nostrils to find you the sexiest scents to drop hints about. So feel free to leave this page open on your hotel bed for the duration of your holiday.
Readers test our picks of the month
VERSACE YELLOW DIAMOND
When it comes to rocks you won’t find one bigger than this oversized bottle- stopper, inspired by Donatella Versace’s own yellow diamond ring. The perfume combines pear sorbet with sparkling notes of bergamot, mimosa and orange blossom. One for the divas among you.
EXPERT TIP: To help your fragrance hold, apply a little Vaseline to your skin before you spray.
Reader test: “What a bottle! I love that it’s so unashamedly huge and gorgeous.”
ANNABEL HUTCHINS, SALES EXECUTIVE
JO MALONE RED ROSES COLOGNE
A voluptuous fragrance blended from seven of the world’s most gorgeous rose blooms. Combined with the green scent of crushed violet leaves, a hint of lemon and bass notes of honeycomb, clove, musk and sandalwood, it smells like freshly cut flowers but lasts heaps longer.
EXPERT TIP: Spray a fine mist of fragrance just above your head and it will settle in your hair.
Reader test: “It’s like having your own private rose garden. A very romantic scent.”
JEMMA KYTE, INTENSIVE CARE NURSE
One for the naughty girls! We love Gucci Guilty’s oh-so-shiny bottle with intertwining Gs. This fragrance has top notes such as pink pepper, heart notes such as lilac and base notes of patchouli and amber. A scent with real class.
EXPERT TIP: Keep your fragrances in the fridge and they will last longer.
Reader test: “It’s lovely — warm and spicy. I’d spray it on my scarf to smell it every time I wrap up.”
HERMIONE WOODS, OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR