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Enchant this festive season with a memorable scent

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Enchant this festive season with a memorable scent 
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1. Launched earlier this year, Prada’s La Femme Prada promises to take the wearer on a sensory journey. The unconventional opening is composed of spices and beeswax, followed by refined florals including frangipani, ylang-ylang and tuberose. The perfume is further enhanced by accents of vanilla and vetiver, which offer a grounding finish. http://www.prada.com

2. The Coveted Duchess Rose is the sweetest member of the Portraits Collection, Chapter One by Penhaligon’s. In this olfactory fiction, the newly wedded duchess is depicted as a delicate, woody melange. Beginning with fresh mandarin, the fragrance reveals its sensual side at the rosy heart and musky wood base. http://www.penhaligons.com

3. Peony takes centre stage in Acqua di Parma’s Peonia Nobile. The fifth fragrance in the Italian brand’s Le Nobili collection, this perfume highlights the exuberant quality of the flower with a slightly fruity introduction, while Turkish rose and freesia enrich the supple notes of peony. In the dry down, amber, patchouli and musk envelop you in a gentle haze of warmth. http://www.acquadiparma.com

4. Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence captures the meaning of glamour perfectly in this stunning emerald bottle, inspired by the fashion house’s iconic handbag. The perfume itself is a sparkling cocktail of champagne, bergamot and white florals such as iris, gardenia and honeysuckle. A dash of saffron, vanilla and liquid amber adds a touch of opulence. http://www.marcjacobs.com

5. Created by perfumers Sonia Constant and Natalie Gracia-Cetto, the Coach Eau de Toilette plays with contrasts, featuring a bright fruity opening of pear and grapefruit, as well as a rich, sensual base. The floral heart of Alba rose and jasmine balances the perfume elegantly. http://wwww.coach.com

6. Givenchy’s Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum is an exquisite blend of mimosa, jasmine and rose. The brilliance of mimosa stands out, creating a great contrast with the creamy accord of vetiver, sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla musk at the base. http://www.givenchy.com