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WWD’s Guide to the Best Spicy Fragrances for Women

The olfactory depth found in the world of spices is unparalleled, hence spices such as cloves, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, pepper, and cardamom have been popular since ancient days in perfumery for their crisp and festive attributes.

Grab a bottle of these delectable spicy fragrances to uplift your spirits instantly and keep you feeling fresh all day!

Not to be just limited to your rack in the kitchen, spices bring a festive element and warmth to a fragrance blend and add a layer of complexity to alleviate the floral and fruity notes they are combined with. A treasured trade commodity since the Middle Ages, they invoke an innate relationship between our taste buds and our noses, maintaining their importance as an important aspect of the human sensorial experience. So, explore the exotic world of spices with these fragrance blends that will not disappoint and leave you feeling bright and energised with every spritz.  

For a Tryst with Mystery

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum

Middle notes of coffee, jasmine, bitter almond, and liquorice along with heady base notes of vanilla, patchouli, cedar and cashmere woods complete this rock’n’roll olfactory interpretation housed in a dark, glamorous sequinned bottle.

Intoxicating and mysterious, this perfume opens with top notes of pear, pink pepper, and orange blossom.

For Subtle Sensuality

Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Eau De Parfum

With delightful cotton candy and floral gardenia and rose notes at its heart, this fragrance has balmy base notes of vanilla, musk, sandalwood, caramel, with traces of patchouli and violet.

Part sweet and part spice, this fragrance that perfectly marries freshness of citrus fruits like bergamot and mandarin orange with pink pepper, is full of feminine charm with a dash of fun and sensuality.

For a Glamorous Signature

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Intense Eau De Parfum

Bonus: it’s packaged in a stylish gold bottle that is symbolic of the charming femme fatale hidden in all of us.

Fatally seductive and inspiring mystery and style, this fragrance is truly invigorating with a mélange of rich florals with a hint of fruit. With top notes of tiare flower and pomegranate, enriched by radiant, delicate notes of orange blossom, jasmine, and rose at its heart, it culminates in absolute perfection with base notes of patchouli and vanilla.

Evergreen Floral Brilliance

Coach Floral Eau de Parfum

With earthy base notes of musk, patchouli, accented by woody whiffs of vanilla and sandalwood, this bouquet of sensory pleasure is everything you could ask for from an elegant feminine fragrance.

This well-balanced floral-musk perfume is a modern classic that captures the free spirit of femininity in its luxurious rosy flacon. Introducing itself with a dash of citrusy top notes like pineapple, orange, bergamot, and lemon, it has an opulent blend of floral middle notes of gardenia, tea rose, jasmine sambac, and hedione.

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