Not one to skimp on scent? Neither are we. This spring season is no exception with its multitude of women’s and men’s fragrances to spritz and spray. From woody aromatic notes and juicy fruits to spicy eaus and beautiful floral bouquets, we’ve done the picking for you to make your olfactory experience easy, accessible and memorable. And with each new perfume or cologne available at Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada, all that’s left to do is choose your favourite, double click your mouse and wait for the “you smell amazing” comments to flow your way.
Dolce & Gabbana, Dolce Peony for Women Eau de Parfum
Design duo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana know how to capture the Italian life and all of its covetous style in a bottle. After all, they’ve been doing so for over 25 years. Their new parfum Dolce Peony encapsulates a fresh and floral infusion replete with spicy pink pepper, tart bergamot, crisp pear and international influence. The pretty peony is symbolic of luck, wealth and health in Asian cultures, while it’s lavender flacon is this year’s global-favoured hue.
$142 for 75 ml, available at Hudson’s Bay stores or online at thebay.com.
Giorgio Armani, Armani Code Absolu for Men Eau de Parfum
From designing department store windows, collaborating on films and dressing Hollywood’s sexiest men in his eponymous suits to crafting near 200 scents in almost 40 years, this Italian designer resembles a Renaissance man. Perhaps that’s why his sensually seductive and iconic men’s fragrance Armani Code is being spritzed in yet another worthy incarnation, Absolu. Boasting heady notes of intoxicating rum and warm vanilla, it’s the ideal cologne for date night and every night in between.
$154 for 110ml, exclusively at Hudson’s Bay stores or online at thebay.com.
Mont Blanc, Explorer for Men Eau de Parfum
When you think of Montblanc, chances are stylish fountain pens come to mind. Makes sense considering the German manufacturer and fashion accessories house has been crafting luxury items for over 100 years, including it’s roster of fine fragrances. The latest addition to feature the brand’s iconic three metal rings is Explorer for men. Inspired by adventure and embracing a woody and aromatic vibe, this parfum features tart bergamot and spicy patchouli notes. But don’t let its newness influence your wear—this rich and powerful perennial scent demands regular rotation in your olfactory lineup.
$115 for 100ml, available at Hudson’s Bay stores or online at thebay.com.
Jean Paul Gautier, Scandal for Women Eau de Parfum
While fashion’s enfant terrible got his start by boldly sending design sketches to Pierre Cardin and has since worked for the likes of Hermès and Diet Coke, our favourite fact about the Parisian designer is that he has mix-mastered approximately 100 namesake fragrances in less than 30 years. And each new bottle’s design is a work of art, seemingly better than the last, including Scandal for Women. Its sweet, elegant and sexy blend of honey, gardenia and patchouli notes embody French femininity right down to the topper’s upside-down and kicky can-can, heel-wearing legs.
$138 for 100 ml, available at Hudson’s Bay stores or online at thebay.com.
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