Your choice of fragrance has more of an impact on you than you know, from empowering you, elevating your mood and even make you a little sentimental, the fragrance you wear is majorly important.

Some have a fragrance wardrobe, others have a signature scent but if you’re looking to branch out of your comfort zone, then opting for one of the best releases of 2021 is sure to leave you uplifted and receiving compliments.

So, in no particular order, Emirates Woman has curated a list of the top fragrance launches of 2021.

Eau Rihla, Diptyque

Diptyque scent

To mark its 60th anniversary in 2021, Diptyque launched a very special fragrance exclusively for the Middle East – Eau Rihla. Eau Rihla is a name that resonates as an invitation to travel along the routes of the Middle East. This olfactory journey, through memories gleaned along the routes of the Middle East, lies at the heart of the inspiration for the creation of Eau Rihla. The new eau de parfum is the olfactory recounting of a long journey where every scent encountered leaves its mark.

Eau Rihla 75ml Dhs945 Diptyque available at OUNASS

Dior, Diorama

A unisex amber, vanilla fragrance, Vanilla Diorama launched earlier this year. Created by perfumer Francois Demachy, the fragrance appeals to the senses. Notes of bourbon vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli create an intense base which are made indulgent with heart notes of rum and cacao before being lifted with top notes of orange, pink pepper and lemon.

Vanilla Diorama, 250ml Dhs1,500 Christian Dior

By Kilian, Apple Brandy On the Rocks

Inspired by late nights, low lights and the sophisticated glamour of New York City, Apple Brandy on the rocks, encapsulates this scene perfectly. With notes of bergamot, pineapple, cardamom, rum, oakmoss along with base notes of cedarwood, ambroxan and vanilla combined with a blend of apple and brandy make for an evocative, head-turning fragrance.

Apple Brandy On The Rocks, 50ml, Dhs800

Kayali, Invite Only Amber

Invite Only by Kayali is an amber scent that captures an air of irresistible opulence. The only fragrance in the brands line to use oud oil, it’s a sensual combination of vanilla, black cherry, honey, rose and tobacco leaf. Created by perfumer Ilias Ermenidis, the fragrance is Mona Kattan’s, the perfumer princess herself, favourite from their line so far.

Invite Only Amber 23, 100ml Dhs552 HudaBeauty

Parfums de Marly, Oriana

A fragrance as bold as its bottle, Oriana by Parfums de Marly is a gourmand fragrance created by perfumer Hamid Merati-Kashani. A sophisticated yet sweet scent that combines a base of marshmallow, chantilly cream, ambrette and musk with bergamot, grapefruit, orange blossom, blackcurrant and raspberry. Edible fragrances are a specific preference but this light and luxurious creation is sure to appeal to any nose.

Oriana Eau de Parfum, 75ml, Dhs1,216 Bloomingdales

Xerjoff, Symphonium

Gourmand fragrances saw an increase of interest this year and luxury niche brands were ahead of the game. Xerjoff’s Symphonium manages to find the balance between luxury and edible. Notes of chocolate, mandarin orange, vanilla, cardamom and citrus are blended with oud for a grown-up take on a gourmand fragrance.

Symphonium Pure Perfume, 50ml, Dhs1,648

Louis Vuitton, Spell On You

LV Master Perfumer, Jacques Cavallier, created ‘Spell on You’ to capture the connection between two lovers. The brand’s latest eau de parfum uses iris pallida from Florence along with violet, rose, jasmine sambac and acacia to tell a love story through a sensual floral fragrance.

Spell On You Eau de Parfum, 100ml Dhs2,089 FeelUnique

Byredo, Mumbai Noise

Inspired by the capital of Maharashtra’s, the latest fragrance by Byredo, Mumbai Noise is an eclectic creation. Embodying the sensory overload you feel in the capital, founder Ben Gorham wanted to merge travel and fragrance. The rich notes of tonka bean, coffee and sandalwood transport you to Southern India.

Mumbai Noise Eau de Parfum, 50ml Dhs686 Ounass

Juliette Has a Gun, Lili Fantasy

A floral, fruity and gourmand fragrance, Lili Fantasy by Juliette Has a Gun is a delectably sweet fragrance, continuing the edible scent trend we have seen this year. Base notes of ambroxan and amber move into a heart of floral, tuberose and jasmine before entering the ultra-sweet top note of bubblegum.

Lili Fantasy Eau de Parfum 100ml Dhs533.66

Another fragrance in the list by Jacques Cavallier, Bvlgari’s Riva Solare was launched as part of the Allegra collection earlier this year. The citrus-floral scent represents an endless Italian holiday with notes of Calabrian bergamot, middle notes ofo smanthus, orange blossom and a base note of Musk.

Allegra Riva Solare, 100ml Dhs902 Sephora

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