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The ELLE beauty team round up their favourite seasonal scents:


1. Paul Smith Extreme EdT, R595 for 50ml

This fresh, lively and sophisticated fragrance is perfect for day-time. Expect top notes of mandarin and blackcurrant softened by a middle of violet and a base of amber and musk. In typical Paul Smith style the bottle features his much loved signature multistripe pattern.

2. Paco Rabanne Black XS L’Aphrodisiaque EdP for Women, R990 for 50ml.

This limited-edition fragrance is edgy with top notes of nasturcia, neroli and bitter orange, middle notes of peach, datura and rose and a base of vanilla and amber. The matte black and metallic gold bottle is neo-gothic chic.

3. Boucheron Place Vendome EdP, R795 for 50ml

This fragrance is restrained and feminine, with a citrusy freshness and pink pepper notes. The heart is soft, velvety and floral trailing off into a musky warmth. The cut glass, vintage bottle is exquisite – we’d buy it just to place atop our beauty closet!

4. Diesel Loverdose EdP, R575 for 50ml

This fragrance is an update of the original Diesel Loverdose with a more sultry and sensuous essence. The Diesel Loverdose Tattoo has an oriental floral scent with notes of rose, blackcurrant and Tonka beans. The bottle is an edgy, multi-faceted heart with a dagger through the middle – definitely a fragrance for the sexy, playful woman.

5. Balmain Ivoire EdP, R695 for 50ml

Ivoire is made for those moments when you want to feel elegant and feminine. The fragrance opens with fruity notes of mandarin and orange essence and ends with a delicious woody trail. We love the delicately polished bottle that embodies the modern, elegant fashion house.

6. Burberry Brit Rhythm, R790 for 50ml

Inspired by the energy of live music this scent is for a man that likes to party. Top notes include basil and cardamom, giving way to a heady patchouli heart and sensual base notes of cedarwood. The bottle, with its holographic Burberry tartan design, is an eye-catching modern update on the traditional house print.

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