Scent Of The Exotic
I adore perfume. If I don’t have any on I feel naked and incomplete. Perfume is such a personal thing and we all know it smells different on different people. While, n life, my favourite smell is a real rose but if I wear something like that I think I smell like an old lady sadly. Therefore, I have always liked the spicy and woody orientals. It suits my personality and for me, orientals are exotic, sensual which appeals to my tactile nature. Consequently, for me, oriental perfumes win every time and I am going to share some of my favourites with you.
Chanel – Coco (Eau du Parfum)
COCO is my favourite “go to” it expresses the intensity of Gabrielle Chanel’s personality and her love of all things baroque. A luxuriant oriental symphony that gradually reveals its contrasting notes.
The Eau de Parfum comes in a spray format for effortless application on skin or clothing.
A complete perfuming ritual for the bath and body is also available to enhance its trail of scent.
Roberto Cavalli – Nero Assoluto (Eau du Parfum)
Bask in the art of seduction with Roberto Cavalli Nero Assoluto Eau de Parfum Spray.
This bold and glamorous perfume is designed for the everyday woman who wants to stand out from the crowd. Nero Assoluto opens with top notes of the orchid accord which later blend with sumptuous heart notes of dark vanilla and ebony wood to create a sultry cocktail of desire and intrigue.
Robert Cavalli Nero Assoluto EDP is housed in a glamorous and extravagant black bottle, which is adorned with a precious gold emblem, helping to sum up this sophisticated and primal fragrance, perfect for everyday wear. Consequently, this comes a close second to Coco Chanel. I tend to wear this during the day and Coco during the night.
Top notes – Orchid
Heart notes – Vanilla (black)
Base notes – Ebony
Yves Saint Laurent – Black Opium Pure Illusion (Eau du Parfum)
Experience the same iconic fragrance of Black Opium Eau de Parfum. The electrifying energy of sweet black coffee signature is teamed with creamy-white musk to shock the senses. The familiar orange blossom white floral accord sparkles and exhilarates while the sensual, woody base of cedar wood and patchouli emanates warmth and seduction.
The iconic glitter bottle is emblazoned with vibrant sparkling stripes. Sophisticated, but urban and edgy to encapsulate the personality of the perfume within.
Top notes – Black coffee accord, Mandarine, Bergamot
Heart notes – Orange blossom, Tuberose, Jasmin sambac
Base notes – White musk, Vanilla beans, Cashmeran
Tom Ford – Noir Pour Femme (Eau du Parfum)
Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme captures the fascinating paradox of the Tom Ford woman in a daring floral oriental fragrance that is both extravagant and sensual.
Top notes – Citrus, Spice, Mandarin, Bitter Orange, Ginger
Heart notes – Rose Absolute, Jasmine, Orange Flower, Indian Kulfi Accord
Base notes – Vanilla, Amber, Sandalwood
Jimmy Choo – Illicit (Eau du Parfum)
Introducing ILLICIT, the newest Jimmy Choo fragrance to be added to the portfolio. This modern, floral scent awakens the senses, calling out to every woman who dares to live life to the full. This is an entirely unique fragrance experience; punchy, provocative and feminine with its blend of addictive notes including ginger, rose, jasmine, and sandalwood. Created for the woman who likes to take center stage and set pulses racing, this alluring aroma teases, tantalises and delights all the senses.
Top notes – Orange, Ginger
Heart notes – Jasmine, Rose
Base notes- Sandalwood, Honey-Amber Accord
Viktor Rolf – Flowerbomb Extreme (Eau du Parfum)
Flowerbomb Extreme is a richer, more intense interpretation of the classic while still containing the signature floral Ingredients enjoyed in the Eau de Parfum; Sambac jasmine, cattleya orchid, India Osmanthus and Centifolia rose. The intensity of essential oils is heightened in Flowerbomb Extreme for a richer, longer lasting and warmer sensation. The base notes are enhanced with refined benzoin together with amber and patchouli for a surreal sensory experience.
Top notes- Jasmine, Bergamot
Heart notes – Osmanthus, White Flower, Palm Leaf
Base notes – Amber, Patchouli, Benzoin, Vanilla
Yves Saint Laurent – Opium (Eau de Parfum)
A controversial fragrance at the time of launch. Opium was almost withdrawn because of the name. A warm oriental fragrance it captured the mood of the time. I adore this smell – so spicy.
Top notes – Mandarin Orange, Aldehyde, Bergamot, Jasmine
Heart notes – Carnation, Patchouli
Base notes – Vanilla, Ambery Accord
Michael Kors Gold Collection – Rose Gold (Eau du Parfum)
Tantalizing and hypnotic, Rose Radiant Gold entices with a spotlight on sparkling spice, textured with a charming femininity of rich florals and soft musks.
Top notes – Mandarin, Freesia, Pink Pepper, Blackcurrant Buds
Heart notes- Jasmine Sambac, Tiaré Flower, Tuberose, Violet Leaves
Base notes – Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla
Michael Kors Collection – Sexy (Eau du Parfum)
Sexy Amber, a sumptuous fragrance that exudes allure with your every turn. A single spritz conjures warm amber wrapped in sandalwood, layered with white flowers.
Top notes – Amber
Heart notes – White Flowers
Base notes – Sandalwood
Versace – Oud Oriental (Eau du Parfum)
The seduction of a sunset in the desert; a warm breeze carrying thoughts away. A sensual heady aroma, almost aphrodisiacal. Oud, one of the finest ingredients of perfumery gives life to Versace Pour Femme Oud Oriental, a fragrance designed for lovers of oriental scents, for women with a strong personality. An intense and regal composition, floral, spicy and with a deep scent of leather.
Top notes – Orient Rose, Freesia, Saffron
Heart notes – Heliotrope, Indonesian Patchouli, Powdery Violet
Base notes – Leather Oud Accord, Sandalwood, Vanilla
Well, I think this is a great collection of Orientals. If you have any that you think should be added please feel free to leave a comment in the box below. Also let me know what your favourite perfume is and why.
It’s Friday again and I hope you have a great weekend.