Your Joy could be someone else’s Poison. Whichever you prefer, what’s clear is that the same scent can smell different from woman to woman, man to man. Here’s a selection of scents that have enjoyed more than just a dab since their introduction many years ago.
COLONIA Colonia by Acqua di Parma embodies the quintessential Italian sense of lightness and sophistication, reflected by a blend of floral essences. It was launched in 1916 and is a favourite of Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant
POISON It probably has the most memorable name for a perfume. Poison by Christian Dior evokes danger, mystery and seduction. It’s not enough that you are dressed to kill until you spray on some Poison all over. The overpowering scent was launched in 1985
SHALIMAR Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1925 as a tribute to the legendary love story between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, the seductive fragrance Shalimar (Sanskrit for temple of love) is named after The Gardens of Shalimar, Mumtaz’s favourite garden
L’AIR DU TEMPS L’air du Temps (a French expression for ‘the current trend’) is as contemporary as its name. The soft and sweet scent still captivates women for its feminine and romantic qualities. Its exquisite flacon is equally enchanting
SPRING FLOWER Founded in 1760, Creed is a fragrance house that has served over ten royal houses and the discerning consumer. One of its celebrated scents is Spring Flower, which is composed of sweet floral notes and sensual musk
DAVIDOFF COOL WATER Because it has a fresh, clean and an invigorating aroma, this fragrance for men also has a loyal following among women. Its uplifting appeal lies in the top notes, created by master perfumer Pierre Bourdon, comprising lavender, mint and rosemary