Seductive, spicy, mysterious… welcome to the world of oriental fragrances. For a scent that evokes mystery, exoticism and sensuality you need to open your eyes to a spicy or oriental perfume. Perfect for this time of year when you’re looking for something a little headier, warmer and longer lasting. Oriental perfumes can be quite intense, often featuring warm and spicy notes such as musk, vetiver or gourmand.
Oriental, spicy scents make great evening scents, so perfect for all those Christmas parties coming up! Keep reading to check out some of our favourite Oriental scents available at Fragrance Direct…
Hugo Boss BOSS The Scent Private Accord
BOSS The Scent Private Accord is the newest addition to The Scent range and it’s the most seductive yet! Infused with sophisticated mocha and magnetic cocoa absolute that vibrates at the heart of the fragrance. Exquisite spicy notes of ginger and exotic Maninka fruit enhance the addictive quality. An elegant, masculine fragrance that will seduce the senses!
Paco Rabanne Olympea Eau de Parfum
If you’re looking for something oriental but a little fresher then Paco Rabanne Olympea is the one for you… a crossroads between the sensual salty vanilla accord and the freshness of floral tones. Olympea starts with green mandarin, boosted by the floral and aquatic essences of ginger lily and hydroponic jasmine, awakening the senses.
Acqua Di Parma Colonia Assoluta
A unisex fragrance for both men and women, Assoluta is a fresh, vibrant and sensual oriental scent. Combining sparkling top notes of Sicilian bitter orange, bergamot and verbena with warm and spicy base notes of cardamom, pink pepper and pimento. A sophisticated composition.
Calvin Klein Euphoria for Women
Inspired by an orchid about to bloom, Calvin Klein Euphoria is a spicy/oriental scent with top notes of pomegranate, persimmon and a lush green accord. But the spicy notes come through in the dry down and this is when it gets really exciting, with strong notes of liquid amber, black violet, cream accord and mahogany wood. The perfect evening fragrance.
YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum
Black Opium is inspired by the dark and mysterious side of the YSL brand. A gorgeous, heady scent that is perfect for evening wear. The fragrance opens with notes of coffee, complimented by accords of pink pepper, leading you through to a heart of vanilla, jasmine and orange blossom, drawing to a close with base notes of cedar and patchouli.
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male is a classic fragrance that is popular with many, fresh and charismatic. The perfect fragrance for everyday casual wear as it is not too overpowering. Still with the oriental accords of wormwood, bergamot, cardamom, lavender and orange it is super wearable throughout the day.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl
Good Girl is a sensual, evocative fragrance born from beautiful contradictions, representing the duality of the modern woman. Both fresh and light and moodily dark, the innovative fragrance captures a woman’s complexity. The sweet, alluring qualities of jasmine, give Good Girl its brightness and femininity. The darker side of Good Girl is created with richly fragrance cocoa and intoxicating tonka.
Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men
The final fragrance in our oriental and spicy round up is the gorgeous Armani Diamonds for Men. Described as a fresh, daring scent it opens with top notes of bergamot and guaiac wood, blending with a heart of vetiver, cedar and Sichuan pepper, rounding off with a smooth base of cacao and amber.
The Black Friday offers have already started rolling in here at Fragrance Direct. Each week throughout November we’re going to be offering new deals and discounts for you to get your hands on! For week one we’ve had lots of amazing price reductions on top products and brands, keep reading to see which are our top picks!
Emporio Armani Diamonds Eau de Parfum 100ml
Diamonds is one of our bestselling women’s fragrances and during our Black Friday week one deals it has a huge £29.05 off the RRP! A gorgeous perfume that is described as a gourmand-floral scent featuring floral and fruity notes with aspects of rose. A gorgeous feminine and stylish fragrance that is perfect for day and night!
Calvin Klein In2U Him Eau de Toilette 150ml
From start to finish this suggestive cool musks linger throughout the day, a charismatic and uninhibited aftershave. With a huge saving of £31.05 off the RRP, this fragrance is an absolute bargain and the perfect stocking filler for Christmas!
Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum 50ml
Marc Jacobs fragrances are always popular and a great gift at Christmas time. One of our favourites is the Decadence Eau de Parfum perfume, glamorously luxurious and impulsively indulgent. With a saving of £30.05 for one week only you better be quick before they all get snapped up! Decadence is an indulgent, sensual woody scent. It captivates with a sultry top of succulent Italian plum, golden saffron and velvety iris, moving through to a heady vetiver and warm papyrus woods as a dry down.
Diesel Only The Brave Eau de Toilette 50ml
Designed for men who choose to be heroes, Diesel Only The Brave is a classic scent for men. An intense, masculine fragrance that is fashionable, sexy and cool. Featuring top notes of Amalfi Lemon and Mandarin, heart notes of Cedar, Coriander and Violet and base notes of Benzoin and Leather. With a huge saving of £17.55 off the RRP you can’t go wrong!
Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum 75ml
Gucci Bamboo is a strong yet graceful scent that is based on one of Gucci’s most recognisable designs. The modern Gucci woman share’s bamboo’s characteristics of strength and confidence with her innate femininity and poise. Sound like someone you know? Then it will make the perfect gift this Christmas! Shop today with a massive £41.05 off the RRP!
Hugo Boss Hugo Red Eau de Toilette 125ml
A spicy scent with a touch of oriental. A fragrance for the daring and bold, it features top notes of metal, grapefruit, pink pepper and galbanum, heart notes of rubarb, cedar and pineapple and base notes of amber and tonka beans. If you buy this week you’ll make a huge saving of £28.05! A great aftershave that is suitable for every day and evening use.
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique for Women Gift Set 50ml
A fresh, charismatic fragrance that will seduce with its beautiful contrasts. With top notes of rose, star anise, orange and pear liqueur moving seamlessly through to a base of musk, vanilla and woody amber. In this gorgeous gift set you’ll get a 50ml Eau de Toilette and a 75ml body lotion with a huge saving of £23.55 off the RRP!
Shop our first week of deals this week, they end at 9am on Monday. And then keep checking back to see what we have coming up!
Fragrance is one of the most popular gifts as Christmas time and it’s easy to see why, a special scent is super personal and a real treat. But I can be tricky, finding the scent you know they’ll love is no mean feat. Just like buying someone clothes you need to know the basics, what types of fragrances do they love? Something fresh and fruity? Or maybe they prefer a fragrance that’s spicy and oriental? Keep reading to find some of the great new fragrance launches from this year and exactly who they’ll be perfect for…
For your dad
Hugo Boss BOSS The Scent Private Accord
Private Accord is the newest addition to the BOSS The Scent family and is a strong, unique and masculine scent perfect for your dad. With top notes of ginger moving through to middle and base notes of Maninka fruit, mocha and cacao absolut, it is definitely a spicy fragrance with a deep oriental feel. It comes in two sizes, 50ml and 100ml so you can decide based on your budget.
Coach Platinum For Men
Coach Platinum is a bold yet enticing fragrance that is perfect for your dad. With complex and masculine notes you can be sure this will be his next signature scent. Opening with spicy notes of black pepper mixed with sweet pineapple which gives way to a warm burst of sage and geranium before drying down with an earthy base of sandalwood with hints of leather and vanilla.
For your mum
Ralph Lauren Woman
Ralph Lauren Woman is the newest fragrance from Ralph Lauren that is set to be a true classic. A magnetic contrast between bold florals and rich woods, it is feminine and powerful. The iconic tuberose flower conveys opulence with bright and luminous inflections. Rich sandalwood adds an alluring and enveloping creaminess and a depth with juicy blackcurrant notes. This is definitely a perfume your mum will be thanking you for way into the new year.
Make your mum feel like the true diamond she is with the newest fragrance from Cartier. Carat brings together the seven colours of the rainbow in a single, clear and pure white scent. Carat is described as a flower full of life, an explosion of pleasure and freshness with molecules of joy loaded with crystalline energy. The notes reflect the colours of the rainbow with violet, lily, hyacinth, ylang-ylang, narcissus, honeysuckle and tulips.
For your boyfriend
YSL Y Eau de Parfum
YSL Y embodies the creative, the doer, the accomplished. It’s the fragrance for those who dare to dream, dare to live and dare to be accomplished. With a white and dark masculine fougere, the scent is strong and signature. The perfect Christmas present for your boyfriend, it has an addictive freshness of white aldehydes and geranium contrasting with the intensity of incense.
Paco Rabanne Pure XS
If you’re looking for a fragrance that is truly magnetic then Pure XS is the perfect gift for your boyfriend. With explosive freshness and burning sensuality, it’s a robust, manly and irresistible aftershave. Pure XS is a vibrant, magnetic and fresh oriental scent with a permanent in and out between hot and cold, gentle and intense.
For your girlfriend
If you’re looking to treat your girlfriend this Christmas then Givenchy L’Interdit is the perfect choice! The newest addition to the Givenchy family, L’Interdit is a tribute to bold femininity, an invitation to defy convention. A white floral cut through with dark notes unleashing a bold luminosity that flirts with obscurity. With beautiful notes of orange blossom, jasmine, tuberose, vetiver and patchouli you can sure she’ll love it.
For you brother
Diesel Only The Brave Street
Creative, urban and vibrant. Diesel Only The Brave Street takes its inspiration from the raw and playful energy of the street. The new Eau de Toilette has a fresh crunch with basil, apple and bergamot notes and a new masculine addiction with vetiver, cedar and liquorice notes.
For your sister
Marc Jacobs Daisy Love
Marc Jacobs fragrances are a guaranteed winner with all girls. Daisy Love is addictive, irresistible and the newest scent for the Marc Jacobs collection. A gourmand radiant perfume with vibrant top notes of sweet cloudberries, mingling with sparkling cashmere musks and driftwood to create a lasting and memorable twist. Plus she will love the bottle, a giant daisy!
Pure XS for her is the latest addition to the Paco Rabanne family, a partner for the iconic Pure XS for men! Want to know more? Keep reading…
Pure XS for her… excess in its purest state. An erotic floral-oriental edition advertised by the brand new ambassador, American actress and model Emily Ratajkowski.
So let’s go back to the beginning! XS, Black XS…
With the XS line, Paco Rabanne take provocation to the max. In 1993, XS paved the way, without taboo, celebrating sexual desire. A woody, male scent with intense sensuality, a bottle that transformed into a cigarette lighter. With Black XS in 2005 and then Black XS for her in 2007, the spirit of excess was alive!
Last year the new men’s edition, Pure XS. Paco Rabanne announced the return to sex and erotica. Pure fantasy made real, embodied by a devastatingly handsome heir. His most obvious talent: driving women crazy! The new feminine fragrance Pure XS for her is his alter ego, a tale of fantasy and desire.
A wild, provocative floral oriental fragrance. Disarming allure, you can feel her sex appeal. Just a hint of nonchalance. Bold and beautiful. Tonnes of talent. As intoxicating as it is intriguing. Pure Xs for her captivates, accelerates and escalates the senses. The origin of obsession.
Created by Quentin Bisch, an impassioned and passionate perfumer at Givaudan. Inspired by one of his trips to Reunion Island, he came back to Paris obsessed with a heady, dazzling ylang-ylang. His goal: to bottle the essence of an orgasm, an explosion of the senses brought within reach of a distinctive Paco flair.
Ylang-ylang for the raw, the untamed, the erotic. Next up, hot vanilla and an intriguing popcorn burst. The Ylang-ylang unleashes its raw erotica into the heat of hot vanilla. Audaciously devastating, viciously liber-ating, popcorn that packs a punch. 24/7 addiction. Popped puffed corn, musk, and milkwood notes ignite the skin. Desire on fire!
The Advertising Campaign
The face and muse for the newest Paco Rabanne creation is Emily Ratajkowski.
Emily: “I was thrilled when Paco Rabanne asked me to be the face of their new fragrance. I was already a fan of their perfume, of Julien Dossena’s work, and the way the brand speaks – bold yet sexy. Since joining the family I’ve learned a lot about the history of the house. Paco Rabanne himself was ahead of his time, creating dresses that made women feel strong and liberated. A true visionary.”
After Lady Million and Pure XS, the Swedish director Johan Renck collaborated for the third time with Paco Rabanne. “The film remains ironic as it stages a fantasy quest for the object of their desires. For some, a challenge. For others, a delicious game for she who remains mistress of the game and as Emily says “just wants to go to sleep…”.
A sculptural glass bottle. Bold edges for a confident allure. Untamed curves. Desire-on-fire. Encircled in a serpentine embrace. Chiselled scales, rippling reflections. The bijou signature twist. On the glass, shades of pink from dusk to sunset. A bottle that loves excess. Pure, pro-vocative beauty. Desire incarnate.
Let’s face it, uni plays havoc on our lifestyles and our skin, thanks to late nights, be it through studying or partying hard, and long days. All this can leave you feeling a little stressed, both outside and in.
What to do? Pack your bag with a few essentials to get you through your semester. To help you out, we’ve collated our firm favourites perfect for any beauty-loving student. And let’s not forget, you get an extra 10% student discount off all products here at FD too, so you can get shopping guilt free.
Need we say it, you’ll need a good shampoo and conditioner to keep that mane in top condition, especially if extra nights out mean more styling. But there are a few other fast fixes to help you maintain lovely locks.
If you’re rushing to a lecture early doors, and there’s no time for a long shower, freshen up with a good dry shampoo, like COLAB’s Volume Dry Shampoo London. And before you start going crazy with those heated styling tools, be sure to douse on some heat defence. We especially like Derma V10 Sexy Messy Hair Heat Defence Spray.
Makeup to wake up to
Bags under the eyes and a general look of fatigue isn’t what you had in mind for those uni photos, let alone seeing that in your reflection each morning. The good news is that you don’t need a whole bag of tricks to turn it around. A few well-chosen products will work wonders.
Make sure to get a high coverage concealer, like Rimmel’s fatigue-busting Match Perfection Concealer. For blemishes, we love Technic’s Tea Tree Oil Concealer with its added spot fighting action. A palette will go a long way to solving all your makeup look, day and night, and it will keep your case more compact. Check out Marco By Design’s Large Eyeshadow Palette for starters.
Go for glow
One of our favourite cheats for glowing skin is achieved with a primer. Add it after your moisturiser and under your foundation, BB cream or concealer, and you??ll have a smoother, more luminous skin tone to work with.
Try something like W7’s Prime Magic Anti Fatigue Brightening Face Primer if your skin needs a bit of rebalancing too. To up your glow game even further, add a highlighter to your makeup kit and work it into the parts of your face where the light hits, after your foundation and concealer. Sleek Barekissed Illuminator is just one lovely product that will make you look sun-kissed and fresh.
Soothing skin treats
Rule number 1: always take your makeup off fully at the end of the day. Doing it properly with a cleanser, toner and moisturiser suitable for your skin type will help you care for your skin, even after long days and nights in full makeup. It’s also worth stocking up on some soothing skin products to help replenish and revive tired complexions. Derma V10’s Clay Mask Detoxifying Tube will help you rebalance. And for blemish-prone skin, opt for clever products like Dermalogica’s Clear Start Breakout Overnight Treatment.
The newest fragrance from Jean Paul Gaultier is here! Scandal By Night!
Scandal was free spirited.
Shape and style
Now, with Scandal By Night our spirits will be unchained!
Now, with Scandal By Night our spirits will be unchained!
Welcome to Jean Paul Gaultier??s night of the shameless and the brazen, that reprobate of Pigalle, where the night masks a thousand sins and where the purple neon lights are the colour of temptation!
“Where and with whom are we going to have fun with tonight?”
Where? In Pigalle!
With whom? With the Jean Paul Gaultier gang!
A very intense version of Scandal! The bottle expresses this perfectly! The bottom of the bottle is a more intense burgundy, as though caught in the neon lights of a Parisian night. It’s as if the bottles were blushing! The juice itself takes it up a notch. An even more addictive blend, with key notes of Tuberose, Honey, Sandalwood and Tonka Beans. We see it gleaming through, like a call to party!
Buy Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal By night at Fragrance Direct