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The Best Luxury Fragrances For 2021

The Best Luxury Fragrances For 2021
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We all deserve a bit of luxury every once in a while, from fancy meals and cocktails to indulgent clothes and accessories that make us feel great. But how can you incorporate luxury into your daily routine without it feeling like overkill? High-end fragrances are an ideal way to enjoy a taste of the good life every day. When you spritz on a designer perfume or aftershave, you set the tone for whatever might come your way.

Looking to treat somebody special? Luxury perfumes are a perfect gift, too! While we might feel a bit guilty spending £50 or £100 on a fragrance for ourselves, we feel great about receiving these gifts from loved ones. Luxury perfume is an indulgence and can make them feel fantastic any time they wear it.

If you’ve chosen a beautiful gift and it still seems a little pricey, why not band together with friends to purchase a group present? Or shop our luxury fragrance collection for all the brands they’ll love without the hefty price tag.

The best new luxury fragrances for 2021

Looking for something new and exciting? We’re always adding to our luxury fragrance family, which means you can pick up something different each time you shop. Surprise a loved one with a new release perfume or aftershave, or treat yourself with a fragrance you’re sure to enjoy.

I Want Choo by Jimmy Choo

Cute name, elegant bottle, irresistible scent – what more could you want? This new addition to Jimmy Choo fragrances came out at the end of 2020, with florals, peach, and vanilla notes, just what we needed to feel better after that crazy year.

I Want Choo is an ode to playfulness and confidence, with every spritz practically bursting with good vibes. The stunning bottle features a gold cap and a luxurious Jimmy Choo monogram logo. The feminine peach-tinted fragrance serves as a perfect backdrop and means this luxury perfume will look beautiful on any dressing table.

Born in Roma Yellow Dream by Valentino

It’s impossible to hate Valentino fragrances – the epitome of luxury and indulgence. The iconic fashion house offers a range of now-iconic perfumes and aftershaves to suit every nose. Their latest addition, born in Roma Yellow Dream, is a new take on the wildly successful Born in Roma.

Evoke the beauty and romance of Rome every time you spritz this gorgeous Valentino perfume. Its floral, lemon, and musk notes are intense yet refreshing. And it wouldn’t be Valentino without a striking branded bottle! This perfume is sure to earn a gasp of surprise when you give it as a gift to someone you love.

Angel Iced Star by Thierry Mugler

French fashion house Thierry Mugler branched into the fragrance world in 1992 with now-iconic Angel. Since then, the Angel fragrance collection has escalated to icon status with regular new additions. And the latest, Angel Iced Star, is just as captivating as its predecessors.

The fragrance is fruity and oriental, with fresh and exotic notes of coconut water, pineapple, and patchouli. This luxurious perfume comes in an instantly recognisable star-shaped bottle with an icy crystal finish. Choose this subtle and long-lasting scent for day or night – it’ll leave you feeling your best whatever the occasion.

Dylan Turquoise by Versace

Versace is one of our favourite brands for luxury fragrance. Their latest addition, Dylan Turquoise, joined our go-tos as soon as it was released. Versace Dylan Turquoise transports you to tropical islands, where glistening waters meet soft, sandy shores.

Enjoy notes of Sicilian mandarin, blackcurrant, and vibrant woods with every spritz of this fresh and indulgent perfume. The extravagant bottle is Versace from top to bottom, with bold turquoise and gold embellishments cut into the shape of a traditional Greek vase.

The all-time best luxury fragrances for women

While new perfumes can be fun and exciting, sometimes you can’t beat an old favourite. These iconic luxury perfumes have stood the test of time, with generations of women vouching for them. So you can be sure any of this list will be well worth their price tag.

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana

As one of the most iconic luxury brands globally, Dolce & Gabbana exudes style and elegance. So it makes sense that their extensive perfume collection includes some attractive options to suit every occasion.

Light Blue is no exception. This bright, refreshing perfume is ideal for day or night – it’s easy to wear and a perfect choice for a luxury signature scent. Casual fruity and floral notes blend together perfectly to evoke the idyllic Mediterranean lifestyle. Green apple, bluebell, and jasmine are amongst the lineup, making this D&G perfume versatile, fresh, and indulgent.

Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

Another firm favourite for all things designer, YSL’s fragrance collection is varied and indulgent, just like the brand’s clothes and accessories. Black Opium is one of the best-loved perfumes in the Yves offering, boasting a beautiful, heady fragrance that makes wearers feel their best every time.

Striking notes of coffee and pepper combine with softer jasmine and vanilla. At the same time, the dazzling black bottle is dressed in sequins from top to bottom. YSL Black Opium is an ideal gift for any cool, modern woman. Just ask Zoë Kravitz, muse and face of the fragrance.

Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

At the time of its release in 2005, Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb instantly took the fragrance world by storm. Oriental and floral notes of amber, bergamot, and jasmine hit in an explosion of joy and indulgence, then last all day and night.

Flowerbomb comes in a clear glass bottle with a diamond cut, rose gold cap, and minimal Viktor & Rolf branding. If you’re searching for a luxury perfume to give as a gift, Flowerbomb could be a perfect choice.

The all-time best luxury fragrances for men

Whether you’re searching for a new masculine fragrance for yourself or for a gift, there’s plenty on offer in the luxury department. Let’s take a look at some of the best men’s luxury aftershaves and colones out there to help narrow down your search.

Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss set the standard in luxury men’s suits, accessories, and fragrances too! Boss Bottled is one of the most iconic choices in the collection, with several options in the ever-expanding range. Still, the original Boss Bottled is one-of-a-kind and an excellent example of a wearable luxury men’s fragrance.

Let’s start with the packaging. Boss Bottled comes in a simple yet stylish grey bottle with the BOSS logo cut into the glass. It’s an instantly recognisable fragrance that will look attractive wherever it’s kept.

The scent opens up with a fresh burst of apple and bergamot, then opens into spicy black pepper, warm cardamom and cinnamon, and musk. Luxuriously masculine and long-wearing, Boss Bottled is one of our all-time favourite men’s fragrances.

Armani Code by Giorgio Armani

Armani fragrances include something luxurious for everyone, and Armani Code is a firm favourite from the men’s collection. This woody, oriental fragrance is subtly seductive and a perfect choice for wearing at night.

Lemon and lavender are enriched with tonka bean, vanilla, natural cedar, and suede in this attractive men’s luxury fragrance. The tall black bottle is just as indulgent, promising to look stylish in any man’s lineup.

Why are luxury perfumes more expensive?

There are a few reasons why your luxury perfumes might have a higher price tag. For starters, you’re paying for the brand.

Suppose you choose a D&G, Versace, or Hugo Boss fragrance over a high-street brand. Your luxury perfume or aftershave will probably cost more. That’s because luxury options use high-quality ingredients and focus on different fragrance notes. That means beautiful top, base, and heart notes, while cheaper fragrances often only feature top notes.

Some luxury fragrances also contain rare ingredients and essences, flower petals or tree roots. This can make them more expensive. Often, the more essential oil a perfume of cologne contains, the better and longer-lasting the fragrance. Luxury options are formulated to last all day, so you won’t need to worry about reapplying and can get more from your bottle.

So, while luxury perfumes and aftershaves are often expensive, they’re a good investment in your mood every day. With beautiful scents to suit every personality and plenty of choices for day and night, there’s a perfect bottle out there, no matter who you’re buying for.

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