Designer Colognes: The change of seasons calls for a change of scent. Summer's light, crisp fragrances make way for more sensual and spicy notes to add warmth to cold winter beauty routines. Here are some of the best new scents and limited editions for the winter months ahead.
Iris Notre Flor eau de Parfum by L'Occitane
$65.00 for 2.5 fl. oz.
Part of L'Occitane's new Four Winds fragrance series, a tribute to the Mediterranean. Iris is made from iris essential oil from Tuscany, Italy to produce a rich floral scent experience. Other fragrances in this collection include Cedar, with Atlas Cedar oil from Morocco; Myrtle, distilled from wild Myrtle, a scent prized by woman of Corsica; and Neroli, from Tunisian orange blossom essential oil.
Opium Orient Extreme Limited Edition by Yves Saint Laurent
$115.00 for refillable 2.5 fl. oz spray
Opium, the best-selling fragrance from YSL, gets a face lift this winter in time for holiday gift-giving with a limited edition black lacquer box with gold and red floral motifs that reveal the amber-colored, spicy fragrance within. Available December 2007.
Armani Code L'elixir de Parfum by Giorgio Armani
$65.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.
With a couture show inspired by the Thirties, it makes sense that Armani's latest scent comes packaged in a vintage-style atomizer complementing a deep sapphire blue bottle with black lace flowers. This ultra-feminine floral fragrance combines orange blossom with Tunisian Neroli with hints of violet, ginger and sandalwood. Debuts December 2007.
Belle en Rykiel by Sonia Rykiel
$85.00 for 3.3 fl. oz.
The newest fragrance from French designer Sonia Rykiel is a seductive scent in a glass cube cut crystal bottle with top notes of mandarin, red current and lavender flower, a heart of Peruvian heliotrope, coffee and frankincense and a patchouli, amber, mahogany wood and vanilla base. Warm, spicy and sophisticated.
DKNY Delicious Night
$68.00 for 3.4 fl. oz
A moody, floral-meets-oriental scent from Donna Karan meant to evoke an electric night out in New York City. Pomelo, blackberry martini and blooming night florals combine with amber and black incense in a way that is signature Karan - sensual and passionate. Comes in a deep purple apple-shaped bottle in homage to, of course, the Big Apple.
Can Can Paris Hilton
$55.00 for 3.4 fl. oz.
An easy, flirty fragrance from Paris Hilton dedicated to the saucier side of turn-of-the-century Paris, the Moulin Rouge. This fruity-floral scent is made up of notes of clementine flower, cassis, wild orchid, orange blossom, amber and musk and makes for a pleasant, if not exactly original, scent.
By Renata Espinosa
Courtesy of Fashion Wire Daily