DFW Beauty Guide: Winter Scents

b by balenciaga

B by Balenciaga

The first Balenciaga fragrance created with Alexander Wang at the fashion house's helm, B is a woody, sophisticated scent that opens with edamame and lily of the valley, has a heart of iris root and cedarwood and settles into base notes of ambrette seeds and cashmeran woods. 

Balenciaga B Eau de Parfum, £67 for 50ml. Available at www.johnlewis.com.


Mojave Ghost by Byredo Parfums

Inspired by the ghost flower that blooms in the extreme conditions of America's Mojave Desert, Byredo's latest scent is a delicate concoction that combines top notes of Jamaican nesberry and ambrette with a heart of violet, sandalwood and magnolia before revealing musk, amber and cedarwood. 

Byredo Parfums Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum, £88 for 50ml. Available at www.byredo.com.

Knot by Bottega Veneta

Airy, fresh and inspired by the Italian coast, Knot by Bottega Veneta is a delicate scent packed with floral and citrus notes. Vibrant top notes of clementine, mandarin, lime, orange blossom and neroli are joined by a heart of lavender, rose and peony, whilst musk and tonka make up the base. 

Bottega Veneta Knot Eau de Parfum, £70 for 50ml. Available at www.harrods.com

Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

An intoxicating gourmand fragrance, Black Opium combines coffee, pear, jasmine, pink pepper and orange blossom with a base of patchouli, vanilla and cedar. Undeniably feminine. 

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum, £62 for 50ml. Available at www.yslbeauty.co.uk

Patchouli Absolut by Tom Ford

Tom Ford fragrances are all about making a statement, and Patchouli Absolut packs an undeniable punch with its bold take on the classic perfumery ingredient. Three takes on patchouli sit at the heart - patchouli oil, patchouli coeur and a new iteration known as clearwood - whilst bay leaf, rosemary and moss make up the top notes and tonka bean, leather, musk and amber form the base. 

Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu Eau de Parfum, £142 for 50ml. Available at www.selfridges.com