With 2018 coming to an end, I’ve been doing lots of thinking about de-cluttering, & also rounding up my favourites while thinking about what I want/don’t want. While I plan on posting my Best Of Beauty 2018 picks in a video; I wear so many fragrances that I could never pick just one. Hence, today’s post rounding up my Top 5 Fragrances of 2018.

While I understand that fragrances are a personal thing, & there are so many out there to choose from. I wanted to share the fragrances that I cannot get enough of. So, if you’re on the market for a new fragrance or if you would like to gift one this festive, here are the ones I would recommend.

When applying a fragrance, focus on the warm spots on your body. Spray on the inside of your wrists; under the earlobes; & behind your knees. I like to add that little extra by spraying in front of me (above the level of my head) & walking through the particles. 

Yves Saint Laurent BLACK OPIUM ‘The Glow’ 

50ml | R1230 BUY HERE

I have loved every variation of YSL’s Black Opium that I have smelt thus far. No lies. This is my GO-TO fragrance for night-time, & especially when I want to feel sexy. YSL describes the women wearing Black Opium The Glow as energetic, impulsive & addicted to fun. While I am an impulsive creature, I do feel the that my immediate thoughts when I spray a little Black Opium are more of the carnal nature.

The notes are zesty with orange blossom petals & lemon essence. And of course it wouldn’t be Black Opium without the signature back coffee accord.

DKNY Nectar Love

50ml | R1150 (on sale via Edgars R575) / 100ml | R1475 (on sale viA Edgars R737.50) BUY HERE or HERE

This fruity fragrance has been a favourite since it landed on my desk a few months ago.  The fragrance is a floral fruity gourmand with an exclusive natural attraction extract of honeycomb & neroli. Nectar Love contains notes of  succulent grapefruit, mandarin and nectarine. The fragrance bottle is absolutely stunning. I love the gold cap, & especially the little bees on it.

Giorgio Armani si passione

50ml | R1199 / 100ml | R2080 BUY HERE

si passione is a fierce, sensual, seductive fragrance. This is another night-time favourite for me. I feel sexy, powerful & confident when wearing is passione. The fragrance opens with notes of spicy pink pepper, & leads to feminine rose & jasmine. The is also just the slightest hint of vanilla & cedarwood.

Lancôme la vie est belle 

30ml | R1120 / 50ml | R1440 BUY HERE

This oriental-floral fragrance is simply delicious. It’s sweet but not in the way that clouds your senses. La vie best belle reminds me a little of Viktor & Rolff Flowerbomb which used to be my #1 fragrance. However, la vie best belle is even better. ingredients include orange blossom, jasmine sambac & patchouli essence.

Juicy Couture OUI

50ml | R1199 / 100ml | R1499  BUY HERE

First up, let’s talk packaging because Juicy Couture created the most beautiful bottle. I love the combination of the red & bright pink of OUI. Like the bottle, the fragrance is playful. It’s soft & fruity but also vibrant. The mix of lemon & watermelon make for a unique scent. I quite like how different it smells.

And that’s it folks. I hope you enjoyed my fragrance list. Have you tried any of these?