With the winter chill hanging on into the spring months Alexandra Desmond amps up the heat with her selection of warm and sensual fragrances to get you through the icy weather.
1/ Tom Ford Soleil Neige,€185 in Brown Thomas
My own favourite wintery scent, this private blend was created to mimic warm sun reflecting on a crisp bed of fresh snow. A floral heart of jasmine, orange flower and Turkish rose blends seamlessly with vanilla and musk for a sun-kissed warmth.
2/ Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum,€96 in Boots
Inspired by Angelina Jolie, Mon Guerlain celebrates strong, free and sensual femininity. Carla lavender from Provence, sambac jasmine from India, album sandalwood from Australia and vanilla tahitensis from Papua New Guinea unite to create a fresh oriental fragrance.
3/ Huda Beauty Kayali Déjà Vu White Flower,€75 in Boots
Ultra-feminine, this heavenly wintery scent combines white florals including jasmine and gardenia with vanilla and aromatic sandalwood for a warm and sultry combination that is sure to seduce the senses.
4/ Yves Saint Laurent Libre,€65 in Debenhams
Aside from the beauty of the bottle alone, this sharp and sophisticated scent is captivating with a warm floral heart of lavender and orange blossom combined with an edgy musk base. Warm and sexy, Libre is an ideal choice for an elegant bride.
5/ Byredo Eleventh Hour,€127 in Space NK
Awaken the senses with this spicy, sweet and soft fragrance which is inspired by the notion of restored harmony and a sense of forever, ideal symbolism for a bridal scent. Warm cashmere woods combine with Nepalese ban timmur, bergamot, wild fig and tonka beans. Perfect for warming you up on a cold day.
6/ Gucci Memoire,€81 in Brown Thomas
Embrace the outdoors with this enigmatic scent which harnesses notes of Roman chamomile, Indian coral jasmine, vanilla and precious musks for an ultra-soothing irresistible offering.