#TopDrawerTuesday: Sharp scents

#TopDrawerTuesday: Sharp scents

Clean, fresh and cool

Text: Renée Batchelor

Complete your Fall wardrobe update with these stylish and crisp men's and ladies' scents

When it comes to Fall, cashmere scarves are not the only thing you should be wrapping yourself in. Check out these gorgeous scents that transition seamlessly into the cooler months and have a surprisingly fresh effect.

For the ladies

1. Alaïa Paris 2015 Eau de Parfum, from $105
The cult Parisian-based designer's first fragrance is not only chockfull of his signature details like the laser-cut patterns on the bottle and the spool of gold thread on the cap, the scent itself is an olfactory surprise. Cold and refreshing, this has notes of pink pepper, freesia and musk.

Alaia Fragrance

2. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae Forte Eau de Parfum, $325
The latest offering from this niche perfumery is a bright, woody floral that floats like a fresh breeze. Notes are picked from all over the world including cardamom from Guatemala and cinnamon from Ceylon.

MFK Aqua Vitae Forte

3. Joya Composition No. 6 Parfum, US$111.61 (from
This gorgeous perfume oil from the New York-based brand is a mesmerising mix of juniper berries, lotus blossoms and cedarwood. Adding to its allure: the handcrafted, porcelain bottle and 22 carat gold-dipped wand applicator.


For the men

4. Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Colonia, from $102
Created by Alberto Morillas, this opens with a burst of aquatic accords and breezy bergamot, but has a contemporary yet masculine dry down of tonka beans and vetiver.


5. Trussardi Uomo Eau de Toilette, from $75
This classic scent from the house of Trussardi is Italian elegance at its best. Lemon, bergamot and nutmeg mingle effortlessly with leathery and woody accords.

Trussardi Uomo

6. Dunhill Icon Eau de Parfum, from $100
As stylish as its sleek flaçon, this blend of neroli, black pepper, smoky oud wood and oris-leather is sexy and exotic.

Dunhill Icon

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