Black and White Holiday Fragrances
Yin and Yang. Day and Night. Dark and Light. Positive and Negative. We love Black and White. Always elegant. Always in style. Always surprising. Black and White are opposites that attract us; we could not appreciate one without the other. This holiday season choose a scent that expresses both sides of your personality. There is no grey.
Come to the Darkside: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite with its spicy woods and carnation couples with narcissus and other florals upon a leathery base beckon come hither. YSL Black Opium is a sumptuous scent without the heaviness of most Orientals, The sweetness of orange blossom, dark chocolate and jasmine blend with spices, and vanilla bean and patchouli cross into gourmand territory making it perfect for the late fall and winter.
For him and for her, Bvlgari Black smolders with notes of lapsang souchong tea, woody notes, light musk and an unforgettable incense drydown touched with the sweetness of vanilla. No mistletoe required.
We love Dahlia Noir by Givenchy which opens with a pinch of pink pepper and juicy mandarin surrounded by dewy rose. The soft woody base is sensual. This “Noir” is subtle and elegant, a stunning choice for evening with friends and family.
Every woman needs a little black dress for the holidays. Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noir, which translated from French means “Little Black Dress”, is the perfume you will reach for day and night. This tres chic fruity floral starts with a sensational cherry and delectable almond top and is heightened with citrus and delicious sumptuous red fruits.
Into the Light: We love a fragrance that has black in its name but is anything but dark. French niche brand M.Micallef creates a sparkling floral that shines bright and light, with their Black Ananda. Created by Geoffrey Nejman and Jean-Claude Astier, it opens with citrus top notes of bitter orange and lemon accented by a slightly sweeter plum. Sparkling aldehydes tease like bubbles in a crystal flute of Perrier-Jouet Champagne.
Shine bright like a diamond with Elizabeth Taylor’s Sparkling White Diamonds a beautiful white floral with a dual nature- the femininity of jasmine, honeysuckle with a touch of resinous smoke.
Lalique White, a citrus aromatic fragrance for men is sun kissed with lemon with nuances of spices and black pepper created by master perfumer Christine Nagel. A romantic yet masculine cologne for him.
In Victorian days, secret messages were passed by sending a flower; sending your beloved a sprig of lily of the valley meant the return to love. Also known as muguet, lily of the valley, with its charming white bell shaped flowers is one of the most beautiful of white flowers. You are sure to be delighted with Penhaligon’s London Lily of the Valley a delicate soliflore with a dusky oak moss dry down.