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Find your signature perfume with our guide to trending fragrances

Elle India 2020-02-13 13:26:37

There are few things in life that are worse than spending your money on buying expensive perfumes and having a fragrance-induced headaches (read: dropping said expensive bottle). Picking a signature perfume you would want to wear every day, is no mean feat. So, we’ve rounded up the trending perfume notes to help you find the one. Discover a note you like and find a similar scent or if you’re feeling experimental, try something new.

SWEET TREAT: 

Feel like a snacc (in the best possible way) with gourmand notes of vanilla, butter popcorn and caramel anchored by rich musk and amber.

Burberry Her, INR 7,500Paco 

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Ribelle Perfume, INR 7,500

Paco Rabanne Pure XS for Her, INR 6,550

FRESH START:

The zingy, clean notes of lime and bergamot will transport you to warm summer days spent in a tropical town. Amalfi Coast, anyone?

Chopard Happy Lemon Dulci, INR 10,000 

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde Eau de Toilette, INR 9150 

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de Toilette, INR 5,750 

POWDER UP:

Remember Louisa Clarke? We imagine Emilia Clarke’s super comforting and kind character in Me Before You as someone who would wear powdery scents. They’re classic and clean— think sweet smelling notes of musk and roses.

Kenzo Flower by Kenzo Eau de Lumiere, INR 6,350 

Dolce & Gabbana The Only One, INR 8,400

Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Eau de Parfum Poudree, INR 6,400

ALL FOR ONE: 

These unisex fragrances are good enough to share with the boys. Dominant notes of bergamot, lavender and tea serve to refresh and rejuvenate.

Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous, INR 20,000

Jo Malone London Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne, INR 11,800

Acqua di Parma Colonia, INR 12,600

Calvin Klein CK One, INR 3,500

SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE:

That’s what strong, glamorous women are made of…so says a popular study. Wear confidence-boosting notes, like pink pepper for your next big day at work.

Carolina Herrera Bad Boy, INR 6,950

Dedcool Fragrance 04, INR 6,026

D.S. & Durga Coriander, INR 18,200

GREEN JUICE:

Spritz, close your eyes and let the city melt away as you take a mental stroll through a meadow of freshly cut grass, vegetal notes and a hint of warm vetiver. 

Hermès Un Jardin Sur le Nil Eau de Toilette Spray, INR 7,100 

Bombay Perfumery Les Cayes, INR 4,000 

The Perfume Library This Space in Between You and Me, INR 11,160 

LIGHT TOUCH:

Chamomile is to sandalwood, what Harry Styles is to Gucci—a perfect fit. Find your style partner with easy-to-wear herbs, like lemongrass and rosemary.

Berdoues Selva do Brazil, INR7,300 

Louis Vuitton Cactus Garden, INR 19,000

WARM WOODS:

You know that feeling of contentment, when it is cold outside and you’re nestled by a fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate? Those are the exact feelings woody scents like sandalwood and cedar evoke. 

Memo Paris Quartier Latin Eau de Parfum, INR 13,125

XERJOFF Alexandria II Eau de Parfum, INR 39,400

Chloé Nomade, INR 8,150

QUIET POWER:

Standout in a crowd with classic, white floral notes that remind us of early morning trips to a chaotic flower market, where despite all the commotion, the aroma of jasmine, lily, and tuberose make heads turn.

BVLGARI Splendida Tubereuse Mystique, INR 8,250

Davidoff Run Wild Woman, INR 5,000

Chanel Gabrielle Chanel Essence, INR 10,500