Alexandra Desmond reviews the most heavenly fragrance releases to entice and delight your olfactory senses. Walk into the new year turning heads with one of these showstopping fragrances!

1/ Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Velours

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Velours

 Fiery and passionate, the latest offering from Yves Saint Laurent showcases the unexpected match of contrasting ingredients that achieve a perfect balance. Sweet red roses combine with deep, velvety patchouli to create a carnal, seductive scent. Spicy top notes of pink pepper adds energy, softened with sweet jasmine absolute. 

Available for purchase for €180 at Brown Thomas.

2/ Narciso Rodriguez for her Musc Noir, €50.95,

Narciso Rodriguez for her Musc Noir

A twist on the original ‘for her’ fragrance, Musc Noir intensifies the iconic fragrance’s darkest and most intense facets with a heart of musc, complemented by a sensual leather suede accord. Embracing the femininity of women, Musc Noir pays tribute to the beauty within. 

Available for purchase for €59.95 at

3/ Chloé Rose Tangerine, €72.90, House of Fraser

Chloé Rose Tangerine

Featuring Chloé’s symbolic note of bright, fresh rose, Rose Tangerine takes an unexpected fruit-inspired twist with zingy essence of tangerine, bringing a fresh radiance to the scent. Vivid undertones of blackcurrant add depth when combined with the cedar and white amber base. 

Available for purchase for €72.90 at House of Fraser.

4/ Marc Jacobs Perfect, €85, House of Fraser

Marc Jacobs Perfect

Inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mantra: “I am perfect as I am,” this floral fragrance lends the ideal symbolism to embrace on your wedding day. Juicy notes of rhubarb and bright daffodil combine to reveal a heart of almond milk, before drying down to notes of cedarwood and cashmeran. Modern, bright and feminine, Perfect celebrates you finding ‘the one’. 

Available for purchase for €82.80 at House of Fraser.

5/ Sisley Izia La Nuit, €207, Space NK

Sisley Izia La Nuit

Extraordinary, rare and sophisticated, Izia La Nuit is for the daring, elegant woman. Sensual and full, radiant notes continue to develop, evolving like any great love affair. This enigmatic fragrance boasts a chypre, woody, floral trail just as intense as the memory of a romantic encounter. 

Available for purchase for €207 at Space NK.

6/ Tom Ford Bitter Peach, €276, Brown Thomas

Tom Ford Bitter Peach

Sweet and sensual, potent Pêche de Vigne combines with Sicilian blood orange, rum-infused davana oil, sandalwood and Indonesian patchouli, softened with top notes of sweet vanilla. Bitter Peach is an intoxicating scent which is not for the faint hearted.  

Available for purchase for €276 in Brown Thomas.

- Alexandra