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Exotic, evocative and seductive, there’s no chance oriental fragrances will be going out of style any time soon. Generally, they can be quite intense in aroma, but you can find some gorgeously light perfumes that give you an oriental hit. Ideal for the spring and summer, it’s scents like these, infused with warm, sensual notes that can define the warmer months as fun and carefree.
1. Paco Rabanna Olympea
Paco Rabanne’s Olympea collection has a little slant to suit almost any type of woman. From the bold, sexy vibe of Olympea Intense, to the subtle, delicate tones of Olympea Aqua. Each fragrance shares the same blend of exotic notes, with the original Olympea blending hydroponic jasmine and ginger lily.
2. D&G no.3 L’Imperatrice
Sweetly mysterious and alluringly stylish, everything about Dolce & Gabanna’s no.3 L’Imperatrice makes our toes wriggle with delight. This delectable scent has all the sophistication of a D&G creation, and plenty of elegance to boot. Mixing watermelon, pink cyclamen and musk, it’s not to be overlooked!
3. Hugo Boss Deep Red
Something of a classic when it comes to oriental inspired fragrances, Hugo Boss Deep Red is a go-to scent for women everywhere, and with good reason! This easy-to-wear perfume is a heady mix of fruity flavours, like pear and blood orange, with spicy ginger, and musky, woody tones.
4. Burberry Touch
Softer than some oriental scents, Burberry Touch gives you a big summery punch, without overloading the senses. This delicate flower of a perfume is light enough to wear throughout the day, and all-night long. Combining juicier notes like blackcurrant, cassis, with spicy pink peppercorn, soft rose and smooth peach, it’s as refined as it is delicious.
5. CK Obsessed
Inspired by addictive, compulsive love, CK Obsessed is every bit the sexy and seductive scent. Powerful, unwavering and sumptuous, this warming fragrance is a perfect balance between the typically masculine white lavender, and citrus, exotic flowers and musk notes.
6. Prada Candy Sugar Pop
Brand new to 2018, Prada has us in a spin with Candy Sugar Pop. It’s as fun and flirty as it sounds, but this fragrance doesn’t shy away from bolder notes. A youthful appeal is all down to a mouth-watering mishmash of citrus fruits, caramel, white peach and florals, and a smooth vanilla base.
7. YSL Black Opium
Dark, enigmatic and magnetic, YSL Black Opium has been one of our favourite perfumes for a long time. This powerhouse of a scent embraces all things magical and deeply feminine, with its coffee and pink pepper accords, vanilla, jasmine and orange blossom, and a final hit of patchouli and cedar.
8. Marc Jacobs Decadence
What’s not to love about Marc Jacobs Decadence. A masterpiece in its own right, it’s the epitome of sophistication, leaving you feeling utterly glamorous and desirable. Italian plum, saffron and iris all give it its signature appeal, along with woody tones, lush florals and liquid amber.