Acquired Taste: Sensual Scents

Douse yourself in the aroma of luxury with these lovely fragrances.
Friday 25 October 2019
Currently loving: These heavenly fragrances which ooze charm and elegance. Photo: iStock

From the lighter woodsy tones to the heavier heady musky ones, there is a scent for every nose in here.


Bleu De Chanel

Chanel isn’t only famous for its classic No. 5, their other scents are just as luxuriant. For men out there who want a scent that attracts their fair lady, they should put this at the top of the list. It’s tonka bean and vanilla that amplify the woody elements in this aroma for added sensuality.

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Photo: Chanel

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Grey Vetiver

This fragrance is a classic for any debonair man, with spicy sensual vetiver notes combined with its wood, moss and nutmeg base. The touches of orange flower and grapefruit make this Tom Ford scent fresh and light but still masculine at heart.

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Photo: Tom Ford at Mr Porter

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Dior wants you to imagine that you’re out on a vast desert with only the sounds of nature and a crackling fire to accompany you. That is the plush scent that greets you when you puff a cloud of Sauvage on. True to its French translation of wild, Sauvage will make all the women around you go savage in the best way.

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Photo: Dior

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Wood Sage and Sea Salt

Jo Malone London is known for their luxuriant and delicate scents. Though gender-neutral, the scent has high points of masculinity and is reminiscent of the ocean in the best way. The freshness of the savoury sage combined with crisp sea air brings you back to the lapping shores of the English coastline in one spritz.

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Photo: Jo Malone London

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Feuilles De Tabac

There is no better scent to mask tobacco odour than this wonderful fragrance from perfume house Miller Harris in London. This scent is spicy and warm, almost cosy as it envelops you in patchouli, fresh pine needles, sage and of course tobacco. Though quite masculine, this one is for women who prefer a heavier but still not too intense scent.

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Photo: Miller Harris

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Into The Void

Part of the Juliette Has A Gun Luxury Collection is this space and time-defying fragrance that wants you to look into the very darkness of black holes. The dark energy of this perfume is based on its intensely ultra woody notes but it opens with the robust sweet smell of liquorice. This perfume is the one you want to wear when you conquer worlds.

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Photo: Juliette Has A Gun

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Santal 33

There is no better way to describe this perfume than date night perfume for its sultry and sexy nose-tickling scent. Don’t be fooled by the innocent packaging; Le Labo formulated this perfume to be reminiscent of those Marlboro Man ads and has a cult following. The masculine notes in this scent give way to a heavier undertone of cardamom along with amber and leather.

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Photo: Le Labo at Net A Porter

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Les Eaux

This select line under the Armani/Privé brand of fragrances by the man himself, Giorgio Armani, are all divine. The Rose Alexandrie stands out as the queen of all scents for the elegant but sensual woman. Perfect for morning or night, it’s the least imposing aroma around with the dominating note here being citrus, with a hint of bergamot and orange blossom.

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Photo: Armani/Privé

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Black Opium

YSL Beauty has many iconic aromas, but one the stays to tickle your senses is the Black Opium. This one is like a strong cup of spiced coffee with vanilla, pink pepper. orange blossom, jasmine and so much more hidden inside. Come to the darker side of YSL with a spray of this classic and live life a bit edgier.

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Photo: YSL Beauty

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This article is an excerpt from UNRESERVED’s October 2019 issue from the article SENSUAL SCENTS.

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