The finest fragrances

By Harriet Hawksworth 13 July 2012

Move over sugary-sweet florals - a new generation of sultry and sophisticated scents has just arrived exclusively on

And with their rich and rare ingredients, a quick spritz of these grown-up fragrances is perfect for getting a head start on AW12’s decadent mood.

To kick off this darker trend, try Roja Parfums’ Amber Aoud, a heady blend of bergamot, fig, lemon, lime and saffron. This intoxicating scent is destined to make a lasting impression; the perfect partner to the new season’s gothic-inspired eveningwear.

For a fruitier take, why not try Gucci Première? Its zesty ingredients of bergamot and orange blossom offer a feminine edge to more musky notes of leather and wood. Givenchy Dahlia Noir also incorporates a refreshing touch of the exotic with its mandarin and mimosa, but with an added kick of spicy pink pepper.

Still can’t kick your floral fix? Then White Flowers by famed (and former supplier to Queen Victoria) perfumer Creed is the one for you. With its soft notes of violet leaves and jasmine, a touch of green apple and sandalwood adds a powerful punch to this intriguing scent, perfect for day.

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