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Perfumed for Seduction

This season’s scents are packed with intense notes that lend an air of mystery.

Scent of a woman


Clockwise from left: Chanel’s Misia flaunts feminine notes of rose and violet intertwined with hints of leather; Alaïa Paris by Azzedine Alaïa contains pink pepper, freesia, peony and musk, making it at once peppery and animalistic; The Black Opium Eau de Toilette by Yves Saint Laurent combines the signature coffee notes of the original parfum with refreshing white flowers, tea and fruit; Giorgio Armani’s Armani/Privé Sable Fumé is a smoky harmony of iris, frankincense, ambroxan and benzoin; Elizabeth Arden’s Always Red is bold and sensuous with accents of red plum, passion fruit, jasmine sambac, mahogany and amber.
The best of men


Clockwise from left: Based on the parfum from 2012, Tom Ford Noir Extreme is amber-drenched with an accord of Indian kulfi, a milky dessert with pistachio; A spicier, deeper rendition of the Montblanc Emblem, the Emblem Intense is a woody concoction of cardamom, patchouli, nutmeg, cinnamon bark and sage; Acca Kappa’s Muschio Bianco cologne has a base of white musk accented by juniper and lavendar; Former Young Lions captain Baihakki Khaizan’s Baihakki Oud is Middle Eastern-inspired with agarwood offset by mandarin and vanilla; A classic staple, Trussardi’s Trussardi Uomo is masculinity in a bottle with notes of leather, lemon and bergamot.