By Alison McGill
Enveloping yourself in a scintillating scent you wear mostly at bedtime is a decadent and beautiful act of selfcare. As we know, scent is one of the biggest mood influencers, and in a sleep-deprived modern world having magical nighttime fragrance that puts you in a calm and pampered mindset is an essential luxury.
When Chanel dropped its newest juice Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée it categorized the scent as a night fragrance. Created by Chanel in-house perfumer Olivier Polge (son legendary perfumer Jacques Polge who was with the fashion house for 37 years), the latest version of the beloved best seller had a sophisticated twist—the iconic, rich oriental scent was dramatically mellowed. Less woods, more orange, and soft dusky notes of jasmine absolute, rose petal and white musk. The richness of the OG is still there, but it has a new something special about it that imbues a dreamy and decadent evening vibe.
If you don’t already have a night fragrance or two to sweeten you slumber, it’s time you did. Here are five fabulous after-dark scents we love.
Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée
$182 for 100ml, holtrenfrew.com
It’s been over 20 years since the launch of the original Coco Mademoiselle (which was created by Olivier’s father Jacques) and the latest version of this beloved Chanel fragrance delivers a beautiful, mysterious scent that’s a slightly softer version of the classic. This one is brimming with sensual amber and delicious fruity notes.
Masion Margiela Replica On a Date
$188 for 100 ml, sephora.com
The latest addition to the cult-status Replica brand, this floral scent is inspired by memories of falling in love. The juice is a heady mix of sensual and sweet notes including black currant, Isparta rose petals and patchouli. This scent smells like date night at sunset in a French vineyard—what a gorgeous choice for a night fragrance!
Tom Ford Santal Blush
$360 for 50ml, sephora.com
This routinely tops the list of Tom Ford’s most beloved signature scents and with good reason. Bursting with cinnamon bark oil, ylang-ylang and Australian sandalwood, this warm woodsy scent is instantly intoxicating. The fragrance melts into skin and envelops you in a cocoon of warmth and luxury—the vibe is totally stealth wealth. It’s one you’ll want to wear as a night fragrance and a day one as well because it makes you feel so amazing.
Penhaligons Luna EDT
$290 for 100ml, eticket.ca
The heritage English perfume house has some incredible scents which are incredibly unique and collectible—Luna is one of them. This seriously dreamy fragrance has notes of bergamot oil, lemon primofiore oil, jasmine, juniper, rose accords, fir balsam and musks. Nighttime is the right time to spritz this one on.
Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud Cologne Intense
$280, for 100ml, jomalone.ca
Lush Damask rose lies at the heart of this cologne which is part of the brand’s exclusive Intense collection. Combine that power of that flower with the smoky essence of oud, clove and notes of praline and you have a fragrance made for the dark of night.