Nothing defines the year in beauty quite like the latest fragrances to win our hearts… and get us compliments from strangers everywhere we go. Here’s a look back at some of our favourite new fragrances of 2012. They’re destined to be future classics.
Smells like: bergamot, orange blossom, white flowers, musk, leather, and wood.
Who should wear it: A vibrant young woman who mixes Old Hollywood glamour with next wave trends seamlessly.
Chanel Coco Noir
Smells like: grapefruit, Calabrian bergamot, rose, narcissus, rose geranium leaf, jasmine, tonka bean, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli and white musk frankincense.
Who should wear it: A jet-set woman who’s as likely to be found shopping in the Marais district in Paris as she is checking out new art galleries in Soho.
Smells like: green absinthe, peach, freesia, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, and musk.
Who should wear it: A woman who channels Kate Middleton when she’s shopping for new clothes — from her office ensembles to her cocktail gowns.
Dot by Marc Jacobs
Smells like: honeysuckle, dragonfruit, coconut water, jasmine, driftwood, musk and vanilla.
Who should wear it: A woman who’s at ease mixing avant-garde statement pieces into her everyday wardrobe.
Tom Ford Jonquille de Nuit
Smells like: cyclamen, mimose, angelica, violet leaf, bitter orange blossom, narcissus, orris and amber.
Who should wear it: Anyone who wants to maintain an air of mystery while still being remembered by everyone in the room.
Dita Von Teese Rouge
Smells like: orange, bergamot, pink pepper, smoked Lapsang Souchong tea, magnolia, woody tones and raw amber.
Who should wear it: A woman who dares to be unique in both her aesthetic and personality.
Did you know that the incredible Dita Von Teese is also our Winter 2013 Real Style cover girl? Check out our cover story on the one and only Dita Von Teese here.