Meet 2016’s New ‘It’ Fragrances

Isabelle Gillespie

Fresh is best.

New year, new you, new fragrance. Whether you like pretty florals or earthy musks, a scent defines who you are and who you’d like to become – sexy and alluring, sweet and crisp, or sophisticated and enlightened.

Not only that, but research has shown when we’re wearing an uplifting fragrance, we’re more likely to slay that work project or job interview. And with a unique mix of fresh, spicy notes, this year’s hottest new scents on the block are sure to help you do just that. So ditch that bottle of Flowerbomb that’s now so last year and spitz yourself with one of 2016’s newest fragrances, already racking up serious cult status with celebs and perfumeaholics alike…

1. CK2 by Calvin Klein



The scent: This crisp woody fragrance is the perfect balance between nature and the urban jungle with wasabi, mandarin and sandalwood as its top notes, and the smell of wet cobblestones and orris concrete as its middle notes.

Why you need it: The latest instalment from Calvin Klein is a gender-free fragrance created to celebrate the connection between two people; an edgy, sophisticated perfume that’s perfect for the rebel in you.

2. Miu Miu by Miu Miu


The scent: This ultra fresh fragrance combines lily of the valley with akigalawood to create a contemporary aroma that’ll suit any Miu Miu girl.

Why you need it: The fashion house’s debut fragrance comes in the cutest little bottle making it the perfect adornment for your dresser and smells heavenly.

3. Poison Girl by Dior


The scent: With Sicilian bitter orange, rose, hints of creamy vanilla and Venezuelan tonka bean, Poison Girl’s sweet and zesty aroma is reminiscent of a cocktail.

Why you need it: With its bright, candy hue bottle and delish scent, this fragrance is perfect for your dresser, and attracting the attention of your crush.

4. Illicit Flower by Jimmy Choo


The scent: With heart notes of jasmine and rose and the addition of cashmeran, musk and sandalwood contrasted against the fruity tones of grapefruit blossom, apricot, mandarin and freesia, this scent is seriously zesty and uplifting.

Why you need it: Glamorous with a hint of rebellion, Illicit Flower is the partner to Jimmy Choo’s 2015 Illicit fragrance. The ideal scent for applying when you’re in need of a quick mood boost.

5. Splendia by Bvlgari


The scent: Featuring an intoxicating floral mixture of magnolia and narcissus with a splash of oak moss, this fragrance is like a bouquet in a bottle.

Why you need it: Made for confident women and inspired by the culture of Imperial China, Splendia is the sweetest scent to come from Bvlgari so far.

6. Le Parfum Rose Couture by Elie Saab 


The scent: Featuring orange blossom and rose petals with jasmine and vanilla, its heart notes are complimented by sandalwood and patchouli base notes.

Why you need it: Citrusy, sweet and spicy, this winning fragrance is fun and flirty. Ideal for spritzing on when you’ve got a hot date.

7. Secrets d’Essences Rose Oud by Yves Rocher


The scent: With damascus rose, cumin and labdanum notes, Rose Oud leaves its wearer empowered with a sharp floral scent.

Why you need it: Gothic, smoky and with some slight spice, Yves Rocher’s new fragrance is by far its most alluring and contemporary.

Comment: What scent are you loving right now?