Revamp; Full on

By Jo Phillips

Perfumes trends ebb and flow with the changing of the seasons and styles. Most often being pushed forward by the independent brands always looking at fresh ways to explore the world of scent.  Earlier this year we looked at the trend towards simple seeming clean, fresh scents.  On the surface they give a sense of simplicity (but of course are usually very complex).  Therefore, the often has to be the opposite.  There is definitely a trend towards rich, heady, fully bloomed fragrances.  These are not the types of perfumes to be worn by the shy and retiring but those women that love to leave a trail of perfume behind them, the kind of woman that wants you to know she is in the room.

Whatever the personal preference, the trends of these perfumes exude a confidence that differs from the rest. We introduced our simple, clean perfumes in The Lightest Touch, and here below we present the fabulous, sultry and ever present rich perfumes. To mirror these devilishly delicious fragrances, we broke them down into five key trends from this seasons catwalk. Think  Glitz and Glam, studio 54 disoc-tastique; Black is Back,  did it ever go away?  In the Garden, whether this be flora or fauna or even the most exotic of animal life;  Slogans, there is nothing like saying it with words  and Metallic from high shine to matt finishes.  Now you can match your scent to your ever changing style.

Glitz & Glam



Atelier Swarovski Core Collection Neck Piece – Crystal: The stunning beauty of this Swarovski is the craftsmanship and elegance to create it. This piece is worn to make a statement.

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid: Oriental scents combine with soft florals to create feminine, dramatic flavor. Notes of honey, rum, bergamot and mandarin orange are strong and romantic.

Fendi Kan 1: This eccentric, staple shoulder bag makes a statement. The detail of the studs and metal ware gives the floral print some edge.

Carolina Herrera- Burning Rose: The passion of Burning Rose is elegant and glamourous. It combines rose, ginger, ginger and patchouli for a sensual, fragrant perfume that is bold.

Joumanna Jewellery Amethyst and Gold Nest Ring: The weaving of the precious wire, the amethyst and gold combination is a beautiful statement. This ring is elegant and a gorgeous cut.

BVLGARI- AMARENA: Amarena, which is part of their line Le Gemme, which includes six perfumes, is both refined and elegant. The beauty of the fragrance was inspired by the beautiful, rich precious stone of tourmaline for a scent both ample in style and culture. Tones of cherry accord and rose create the scent.

Merchant of Venice- Liberty: Liberty by Merchant of Venice is warm and silky. The notes of amber, patchouli and saffron blend for a sophisticated aroma.

Jimmy Choo Lockett Minaudieres Bag: The beauty and detail in Jimmy Choo’s Lockett Minaudieres clutch bag has an intricate mosaic motif of hummingbirds. It is unique and one of a kind with its gold detail.

Louboutins Classic Purple Pump: Louboutin’s classic pump is getting some sparkle this season. Named ‘Oazacana’, it is fun and edgy with its rhinestone detail and gold chunky heel. This shoe is a staple for your wardrobe.

Penhaligon’s PortraitUncompromising Sohan Eau De Parfum is one of Penhaligon’s prestigious scents. This exotic, masculine fragrance is warm and rich with tones of rosebud, vetiver, saffron and sandalwood.

Jimmy Choo Iris Mix Cloudy Degradé Acrylic Clutch Bag: Iris Mix Cloudy Degradé Acrylic Clutch Bag By Jimmy Choo is elegant and whimsical. With the asymmetric flap and ribbed paneling, it is meant to be the statement piece of your outfit.

Tory Burch- Love Relentlessly: Love Relentlessly reminds you of your first love. The warm combination of patchouli, rose, and amber are addictive and sweet.

Salvatore Ferragamo Royal Red Leather Flower Bracelet: The boldness of this beautiful flower bracelet created by Ferragamo is unique and crafted with care.

Joumanna Jewellery Heart Stone Rose Gold Ring: The beauty of this statement ring is the intricate detail that wraps around the sweet, rose gold stone.

Atelier Swarovski, Core Collection, Neck Piece: Light Rose: The light rose hints of this Swarovski necklace shimmers and is gorgeous for the most fabulous occasions.

Black is Back

Creed- Love in Black:  The intense fragrance of Creed Love in Black is sensual and mysterious. The notes are violet, iris, blackcurrant, and rose for a musky, inviting perfume.

Dominique Ropion- Carnal Flower: Frederic Malle’s fragrance Carnal Flower is intoxicating and fresh. Its inspiration was Malle’s visits to warm California, which influenced notes of gardenia, tuberose and orange blossom.

L’Artisan Parfumeur- Timbuktu: L’Artisan Parfumeur’s travel collection, Timbuktu, is warm and peppery. The spices of Africa are infused with balsam, patchouli, myrrh and vetiver for this beautiful scent.

Giuseppe Zanotti Black Lace Up Heels: The lace up detail creates a fun added accent on Guiseppe Zanotti’s kitten heel. Black with a silver heel and crystal accent, it’s a fun, unique take on the shoe.

Donna Karan- Liquid Cashmere: Donna Karen’s Liquid Cashmere fragrance is passionate for any woman. The seductive taste of ripe black cherry, patchouli, and smooth praline are very inviting.

Agonist Perfume- Dark Saphir: This elegant combination is strong yet sexy. Top notes include violet leaves, black pepper, raspberry, peach and cumin for a sweet and spicy collection.

Fredric Malle- Superstitions: The dark and mysterious scent of Superstitions is edgy and elusive. Notes of Turkish rose oil and Egyptian jasmine are mixed with amber and frankincense for a warm, spicy scent.

Rado True Design Watch: Rado’s groundbreaking design of watches are created to be timeless. The beauty and simplicity in this watch is meant to be a staple.

Jimmy Choo Oil Slick Bag: To liven up your wardrobe, this cool edgy oil slick bag by Jimmy Choo will catch people’s eye.

Burberry- My Black Perfume: Burberry My Black, with its infusion of rose and amber, is a captivating combination of warm flowers for sophisticated women.

DIO(R)evolution Bracelet: A statement chain bracelet like this one from Dior is elegant as it hangs off your wrist. It is crafted with aged metal in silver.

Clive Christian- Immortelle: The everlasting scent of Immortelle will linger with its notes of bergamot. The elegant design is also rich and sophisticated.

Burberry Boots: The unique design of these Burberry boots are displayed in the disk heel. The pointed toe makes these booties a piece of art.

Clive Christian- Magnolia: Clive Christian has created a feminine, sweet perfume of rose and sweet pea. The exquisite combination includes cassis, magnolia, and oakmoss.

Blood Concept -XY Nude Wood: XY Nude Wood is bold and smooth. With notes of leather, cinnamon, cedar and coconut flowers, it is sleek and lasts all day.

Dior Net Sun Hat: Dior’s net sun hat has beautiful mesh detailing, perfect for summer time.

J’adior shoes: Christian Dior’s J’adior kitten heels are classic and sexy. The sleek black patent finish with a feminine, modern strap is versatile and fun.

Dior Poison Girl: Poison Girl by Dior is addictive and toxic all at the same time. For the girl who loves adventure, the scent is bittersweet, with tones of orange and rose.

Kilian- Black Phantom Perfume: For men and women, Black Phantom by Kilian features the sweet combinations of rum, sugar cane, dark chocolate, and coffee for a rich, sensual flavor.

Salvatore Ferragamo Navy Leather Flower Bracelet: Like their red flower bracelet, the navy blue is another classic design that is for making a statement.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Oud: Ancient Arabian perfumes were the inspiration for Maison Francis’s fragrance, Oud. Woodsy and spicy notes of patchouli, cedar and saffron are rich in this exclusive fragrance.

In the Garden



Swarovski Wood Crystalized Espey Bag: Wood Crystalized Espey Bag by Swarovski is simple with a hint of glamour. This clutch is chic and compact, perfect for day to night.

Roger and Gallet- Gingembre Rouge Intense: At the heart of this scent, ginger is infused with pomegranate and lychee for a sweet surprise. Gingembre Rogue is wonderful and feminine.

Jasper Conran- Naked: This decidant fragrance is infused with amber and musk with base notes of gardenia for a rich, spring scent.

Sessùn, Glass  frame ‘bag’

Dolce and Gabbana-Watermelon Earrings: These fun watermelon earrings by Dolce and Gabbana are sweet and juicy for spring and summer. They are brass with faux pearls and clear crystals, made in Italy.

Asos Pink Flower Headband: Add some style to your everyday hairstyles with this pink flower headband by Asos. The large flowers are fun and new.

Elizabeth Arden- Always Red Femme: Always Red Femme celebrates the bold woman in her everyday life. This fragrance is sweet and warm including scents of red plum, blood orange, passion fruit and praline.

Paco Rabanne XS: An intense, fragrant cologne, Paco Rabanne XS is warm and bold. Its notes include lemon, rosemary, and mandarin orange for a rich citrus scent.

Asos White Flower Headband: This white flower headband by Asos is sweet and chic. The detail of the flower will change up your hairstyles for summer.

Loewe- Panda purse: Loewe’s black and white Panda coin purse is cute and compact. It’s made with calf leather and opens with a silver metal zip.

Misa Harada London- Black Sinmay Cap: Intricate cap design by Misa Harada London has beautiful floral appliques that take this cap to the next level.

Christian Louboutin Paloma Small Cherry Snakeskin Tote Bag: The Paloma Small Cherry Snakeskin Tote Bag is sexy and unique. The gold hardware, snakeskin, and sequined cherries make for a great combination with the signature red color throughout.

Fendi Pineapple Fur Keyring: Fendi’s playful collection of key chains are elaborate and sweet. The fur-blend feature is shaped as a pineapple in a combination of colors.

Yves Saint Laurent- Black Opium: The sweet and sensual flavors of black coffee and white floral create the mysterious fragrance, Black Opium. The sleek design and sexy look is very desirable.

Elizabeth Arden- Always Red: Always Red is a fragrance for those romantic nights out because of its rich, heady aroma. Jasmine, red amber, mahogany and exotic fruits make it sweet, yet warm.

Sensai- The Silk: Japenese high end cosmetic brand, Sensai has launched an inviting, floral fragrance that is particularly feminine. Top notes include bergamot, pink pepper, pear, and violet leaf.

Asos Gold Flower Headband / Pink Flower Headband: These large, floral headbands are definitely statement pieces. Perfect for festivals, the gold and pink flowers are cute and fun.

BVLGARI Splendida- Iris D’or: BVLGARI Splendida is a collection of the best aspects of floral fragrances. Iris D’or is silky and warm. Like the flower, the fragrance is rich and elegant, with notes of sandalwood, heliotrope, and violet leaves.

Kreafunk. aOwl Speaker: aOwl Speaker by Kreafunk is a cool take on the classic speaker. The owl design is modern and unique, coming in a wooden birdhouse-shaped box.

Michael Kors- Sexy Blossom: Lychee, rose petals, and dewy leaves make up this flirty fragrance by Michael Kors, Sexy Blossom.

Fendi Leather Floral Appliqué Bag: Fendi’s small floral shoulder bag with detailed applications is girly and beautiful. Included is a removable shoulder strap and handle to turn the shoulder bag into a great clutch.

Salvatore Ferragamo Royal Blue Flower Bracelet: See Shot 2.

Liz Earle- Botanical Essence No. 9: The unique, fragrant perfume by Liz Earle is handcrafted with scents of blackcurrant, bergamot, and red ginger for a striking and sweet flavor.

Salvatore Ferragamo Royal Red Leather Flower Bracelet: See Shot 1.

Clean- Terra Woods Eau de Parfum: Terra Woods by Clean is a fragrance for both men and women. Top notes include geranium, jasmine, and coconut. The combination is beautiful and neutral.

Clean- Skin Eau de Parfum: The inviting, creamy scent of Skin is wrapped in honeydew, lotus blossom, and blue rose that is light and sweet.

Molton Brown- Rosa Absolute: Rosa Absolute, with notes of red rose, pink pepper, and raspberry, is opulent and feminine.

Rosie Assoulin Metallic Frame Flower Broach: This Hibiscus brooch by Rosie Assoulin was carefully crafted. As a statement piece, it can be worn on the lapel of a blazer or at the neckline of a dress.

Jimmy Choo Iris Appliqué Purple Metallic Clutch: This modern clutch is stunning and beautifully created. It features iris leather applique with crystal detail.

Asos Satin Dinosaur Bag: This unique bag by Asos is a small cross body bag. The design of the dinosaur with its details are interesting and fun for spring and summer.




Atkinsons- His majesty The Oud: This sophisticated, elegant fragrance is fit for a king. The fragrances include strong scents of cedar, black tea, leather, and sandalwood.

Maisons Francis Kurkdjian – Grand Soir: Grand Soir is a unisex perfume that is warm and inviting. Scents of amber, vanilla, and floral Spanish labdanum create a desirable fragrance.

Sarah’s Bag Super Duper: The words ‘Super Duper’, embellished on this designer bag by Sarah’s Bag, make a statement. The embroidered rainbow stripes and stars with the large lettering make any outfit more exciting.

Asos Golden Rose Headband: Like the other headbands featured, this rose gold piece by Asos is beautiful. As a statement piece, the rose gold is a great accent for the warmer months.

Ancienne Ambiance- London Colonia IX: This strong fragrance is exotic and woodsy, with notes of cedar, sandalwood, and patchouli for a warm, oriental perfume.

Jimmy Choo Embroidered Clutch: This gorgeous, metallic bag with a signature clasp at the top is edgy and bright. The detail – an embroidery of birds – is a nice touch.

Paula’s Blue Floral and Fish bag: The large, vintage-like print is loud and fun. The bag has summer elements mixed in with the details of the flowers and fish.

Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum: Top notes for this signature fragrance include orange, tiger orchid, sandalwood and patchouli, which are floral and fresh.

Carthusia Lady Perfume: The floral, sweet fragrance of Carthusia Lady is elegant and sophisticated. This aroma turns heads with its rich essences.

Jean Paul Gaultier- Classique: The classic silhouette of the feminine woman is represented in Classique, a romantic fragrance by Jean Paul Gaultier. Notes of orange blossom and rose are the key highlights of this perfume.

Agent Provocateur- Pure Aphrodisiaque: Pure Aphrodisiaque, an intoxicating blend, is desirable and sensual for women. The silky fragrance is made of jasmine petals, wild orchid, and rich Rum.

4160 Tuesdays London- Midnight in the Palace Garden: Rich fragrant scents of flowers, musk, vanilla and fruit combine for a deep, sensual experience.

Sarah’s Bag Rainbow Pill Bag: This bag has a wow factor, with its colourful rainbow shape. Sarah’s bag Rainbow Pill clutch is modern and exciting with its glitter-painted motif.  

Vilhelm Parfumerie- Harlem Bloom: The inspiration for Harlem Bloom was the city of New York, the place where founder Jan Ahlgren calls his home. The rich, vibrant city is mirrored in his scent of saffron, violet, rose and leather.

Gucci Sequined Cuffed Leather Gloves: Gucci’s Sequined leather gloves are a stable in their pre-autumn collection. The gloves are crafted with metallic blue lamb leather and a sequined ruffle embellishment that is bold and fabulous.

The Merchant of Venice- La Fenice: The elegance of La Fenice is beautifully decorated with colors that represent Le Fenice Theater. This perfume is powdery and lovely with scents of hawthorn, heliotrope, almond blossom, and Tonka bean.

Olympia Le Tan Caviar Round Crossbody: Olympia Le-Tran Caviar round crossbody is a piece that everyone has been talking about. Handmade in Inida, this purse is a limited edition, must-have for summer with its compact style and colorful pattern.

Paco Rabanne- Lady Million Privè: The flirtatious scents of coconut, raspberry, and jasmine create a warm fragrance in Paco Rabanne. Recently launched, it is inviting and intense for summer nights out.

Shay and Blue- Atropa Belladonna: Atropa Belladonna, like its rich blue color, is inspired by deadly nightshade. The alluring fragrance of dark cassis berry are blended with white flower blooms that draw you in for a sweet surprise.

Olympia Le Tan Word Image Square-Clutch: Word Image Square-Clutch by Olympia Le Tran tells a story.This unique bag is hand embroidered with its iconic shape and design that is cool and funky.




Initio- High Frequency: High Frequency, recently launched, is a perfume that caters to both men and women with its rich fragrances of magnolia, almond, and hedione.

Atkinsons 24 Old Bond Street: Atkinson has created 24 Old Bond Street, a fragrance for both men and women. Top notes for this rich fragrance include juniper and cardamom, with a blend of black tea, musk and whiskey.

Louboutins Paloma Metallic Bag: Shine bright in this amazing, detailed Louboutin bag. The detail and craftsmanship is timeless.

Atelier Cologne- Tobacco Nuit:  Top notes for this rich fragrance include clementine from Italy, coriander from Russia, and cumin from India.

Joumanna Jewellery Graphite: Known for their stunning jewellery, Joumanna has crafted a beautiful gold and graphite ring that was designed to make a statement.

Asos Rose Gold Headband: See shot 4.

Asos White Flower Headband: See shot 3.

Atelier Bloem- Black Tulip: The iconic Black Tulip, inspired by the Netherlands, is mysterious and passionate. Tender notes of ivy, bergamot, and tulip create a beauty that is strong.

Swarovski Gold Clutch:  Swarovski’s Marina bag, a gorgeous geometric clutch, is a piece of art. The design was created with Golden Shadow Swarovski crystals and gold-plated edging.

4160 Tuesdays London- Red: Turkish rose absolute, raspberry leaf absolute, and hazelnut create this sensual, safe perfume. All 4160 Tuesdays are handmade.

Christian Dior Ja’dior Gold and Black Bag: Sleek, chic, and confident describe Christian Dior’s J’adior Flap Bag. Created with black calfskin and accented with gold-tone metal jewellery, it is versatile for day to night.

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Oudpalaou: Celebrating Dityque’s 50th anniversary, 34 Boulevard Saint Germain is a fragrance that gives tribute to their first boutique. The fragrance is neither feminine or masculine in nature, just warm and inviting, with notes of wood and balms that add comfort.

Chantecaille- Kalimantan: The exotic flavours of cedar, sandalwood and vanilla create Chantecaille’s deeply rich fragrance, Kalimantan. The beauty of this perfume was inspired by the qualities of the island of Borneo, located in Southeast Asia.

Ormonde Jayne 2 Nawab of Oudh: Central India was the inspiration of Nawab of Oudh, an intense fragrance that is luxurious and sexy. It combines notes of amber rose, orange, and bergamot that are bittersweet.

Tom Daxon- Resin Sacra: Known to be both sensual and intriguing, Resin Sacra by Tom Daxon is created with notes of Frankincense and Patchouli that are extremely rich.

Jimmy Choo Open Heels: These gorgeous heels are perfect for an evening out with their tall heels and ankle strap.

Atelier- Musc Immortal: Newly launched, Musc Immortal, for both men and women, is filled with rich flavors or both citrus and warm tones including grapefruit, iris, patchouli, and musk.

Lola James Harper Do What You Do With People That Love You 27: This gorgeous perfume has notes of iris, carrot, and patchouli making this a combination that is light and beautiful.

SoOud-Ilham : Ilham, meaning Inspiration in Arabic, is a perfume influenced by rich, old flavours of tree musk, saffron and grey amber that create a classic scent.

Jo loves Smoked Plum and Leather: Warm, earthy scents of sweet plum liquor, cinnamon, and cedarwood are strong and heady. Their richness is intriguing.

Liquid night – A Lab on Fire: Liquidnight is smooth and crisp with top notes of bergamot, lime, and saffron. The depth of this perfume is long-lasting and sweet.

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