Choosing a fragrance is all about expressing yourself, and the right scent has the power to boost your confidence and leave a lasting impression each time you enter and leave a room. As we head into autumn, now is the perfect time to switch up your preferred scent for something richer, headier and all together more dramatic, and from new launches to old classics, some of Europe’s finest fragrance houses have got you covered.
Here, we take a look at six of the best luxury fragrances to add to your arsenal for autumn and winter 2021, with each guaranteed to leave a lasting impact.
Maison Margiela’s Replica Collection
Compared to brands like Christian Dior, Maison Margiela is a relative newcomer to the luxury fragrance scene, having been founded in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela – but nevertheless, it has had plenty of time to establish itself as a highly sought-after luxury brand.
Its first fragrance, Replica, was introduced in 2009 in collaboration with L’Oréal and to date, remains one of Maison Margiela’s best-selling perfumes, with three unique variations including, Beach Walk, Flower Market, and Funfair Evening.
A more recent launch that is certain to turn heads is Maison Margiela perfume at parfumdreams.co.uk – a mysteriously ‘Untitled’ fragrance comprising a harmonious scent that contrasts boxwood accord and green notes of galbanum oil, mixed with incense and white musk. The reason behind the lack of name? According to Maison Margiela, the scent speaks for itself.
Mäurer & Wirtz 4711
Released In 1792, Mäurer & Wirtz’s iconic 4711 fragrance is one of the oldest colognes still being produced. Its scent is based on the original formula of Giovanni Farina, featuring top notes of bergamot, basil and lemon, and with the likes of neroli, lily, rose and jasmine at its heart. Base notes, meanwhile, include vetiver, patchouli and cedar. A unisex blend that will never fail to impress.
Another unisex fragrance that is equally enticing, the iconic Dior Sauvage is a perfectly refined choice that exudes class, elegance and all-round excellent taste, Sauvage perfectly delivers a rugged mix of vetiver, pink pepper, patchouli, gentle lavender, and geranium – it’s a heady and hard to decipher mix, but one that is guaranteed to win you all manner of compliments.
Paco Rabanne One Million
From first glance at its glamorous gold bottle, it’s clear that Paco Rabanne’s One Million is all about luxury, and over recent years, it has quickly become one of the top selling men’s fragrances on the block. Drawing inspiration from warm autumn scents, One Million delivers a unique combination of aromas comprising top notes of blood mandarin, grapefruit and mint, and a warm heart made up of cinnamon, rose and spicy notes. Rounded off with base notes of amber, leather, Indian patchouli and some additional woody notes, it’s a distinctively masculine scent that exudes class and sophistication.
CHANEL Bleu DE Chanel
If you are looking for a fragrance that’ll serve you throughout all seasons, Bleu de Chanel is just the ticket. A timeless fragrance combining citrus freshness with aromatic woody scents, it’s the perfect pick-me-up for a much-needed mood and confidence boost and is a glamorous, luxurious and all-round extravagant choice.
Boss Bottled Hugo Boss
Like a boss, spritz on a little of this classic to win you maximum compliments and to ensure that you are remembered for all the right reasons. A fusion of apple and fruity citrus notes at the top and layered with geranium, cinnamon, and cloves at the heart, spicy sandalwood, vetiver, olive wood, amber, and musk lies are the finishers and make for a mysterious yet unequivocally masculine scent that will last all day and night.