Posted on by Cameron Tewson

2018. New Year, new you – new fragrance?  I thought I’d bring some of 2017’s most highly rated fragrance product reviews to your attention. If you’re looking for long-lasting, affordable fragrance with a proven track record then look no further that my top 11 edits below for him and her…

What is it?: CREED Aventus

What’s in it?: Oakmoss, Pineapple, Blackcurrant, Bergamot, Pepper Rose, Birch, Jasmine and Patchouli.

What does it smell like?: Bold and sensual would be best to describe this CREED fragrance. Loved by men and women, the unisex fragrance is a unique woody smell, packed with a sensual yet audacious contemporary feel.

How long does it last?: 5/5

How much is it?: £170.00 – £230.00

Stockist?:  www.harveynichols.com

What is it?: PRADA La Femme Intense

What’s in it?: Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang, Patchouli Vetiver and Vanilla.

What does it smell like?:  With a bold dose of gleaming citrus that shimmers like gold leaf before that unleashes a wave of iridescent tropical blooms. The sweetness of frangipani drips like honey through the notes, whilst the freshness of orange blossom amplifies the citrus notes. This fragrance is packed full of  sultry personality.

How long does it last?: 4/5

How much is it?: £54.00 – £109.00

Stockist?:  www.prada.com

What is it?: ROJA Parfums Vetiver Pour Homme

What’s in it?: Lemon, Bergamot, Litsea Cubeba, Cedar Needles and Pink Pepper.

What does it smell like?: Roja Dove’s Vetiver is a warm, dry, fresh, and spicy Chypré fragrance centred around the sultry smokiness of Vetiver, freshened by citrus and ‘green’ notes. This is described by the man himself as ‘the imprint of your lovers fragrance left on your skin’. 

How long does it last?: 5/5

How much is it?: £40.00 – £375.00

Stockist?: www.rojaparfums.com


What is it?: COACH for Men

What’s in it?:  Cardamom, Coriander, Geranium, Vertiver and Suede.

What does it smell like?: Perfect for the man who is confident and care-free. The fragrance is naturally charismatic.  Fresh and aromatic, the Coach For Men scent embodies his values and interests with its effortlessly cool composition and chic bottle design. Earthy bases of soft suede and the ever addictive ambergris.

How long does it last?: 3/5

How much is it?: £54.00 – £109.00

Stockist?:  www.uk.coach.com

What is it?: TIFFANY & CO Tiffany Perfume

What’s in it?:  Iris, Mandarin Orange, Blackcurrant, Musk, Rose and Lemon.

What does it smell like?: Tiffany has captured the luxury, glamour and romance of New York City with its new signature scent. This Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum is a radiant and modern scent that opens with vibrant top notes of vert de mandarin. Master Perfumer Daniela Andrier was inspired by her love for gemstones and jewellery to create this contemporary take on the most precious ingredients of traditional haute perfumery.

How long does it last?: 4/5

How much is it?: £52.00 – £100.00

Stockist?:  www.debenhams.com

What is it?: MARC JACOBS Daisy

What’s in it?: Wild strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby, Red Grapefruit, Vanilla and Musk.

What does it smell like?: The scent embodies the essence of the daisy girl who wears it: timeless, yet young-at-heart. The notes are a reminder to be open, loving, and playful while radiating positive energy. Happy sunny and free spirited. Timeless affordable classic.

How long does it last?: 4/5

How much is it?: £55.00 – £78.00

Stockist?:  www.debenhams.com

What is it?: EIGHT & BOB Nuit de Megeve

What’s in it?: Tonka Bean, Orris, Black Coffee, Vetiver, Tobacco and Musk.

What does it smell like?: A true love story of fragrance for both men and women. The scent recalls the aroma of aromatic mountain air and wood burning fireplace. The sensual and musky scent opens with a burst of grapefruit, which bounds toward green nuances of petit grain and clovebuds.

How long does it last?: 5/5

How much is it?: £54.00 – £109.00

Stockist?:  www.harveynichols.com

What is it?: MICHAEL KORS Sexy Ruby

What’s in it?: Indian Jasmine, Apricot, Pepper, Cashmere Woods and Vanilla Bean.

What does it smell like?:  This fragrance is a modern chypre scent that sparkles with sensualityThe chic temptation of juicy raspberry gleams like a fiery ruby with the striking with a display of lush florals. 

How long does it last?: 3/5

How much is it?: £66.00 – £90.00

Stockist?:  www.debenhams.com 

What is it?: MOSCHINO Gold Fresh Couture

What’s in it?: Yellow Mandarine, Pear and Rhubarb Granita, White Vine Peach, Precious Sandalwood, Musk and Vanilla.

What does it smell like?: Add an elegant sparkle to any outfit with the Moschino Gold Fresh Couture Eau de Parfum Spray. In the spirit of its wearer, the Moschino Gold Fresh Couture Eau de Parfum was made to grab your attention. Playful and sensual aroma of feminity will become an indispensable part of your daily routine.

How long does it last?: 5/5

How much is it?: £54.00 – £109.00

Stockist?:  www.harrods.com

What is it?: ELIZABETH AND JAMES Nirvana Black

What’s in it?: Violet, Sandalwood and Vanilla.

What does it smell like?: Close your eyes and imagine the wind in your hair and an open road ahead, capture the feeling of freedom with Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black. A bold and addictive blend of violet, sensual sandalwood and rich vanilla strike the match on finding the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.

How long does it last?: 4/5

How much is it?: £95.00

Stockist?:  www.houseoffraser.co.uk


What is it?: JOHN VARVATOS Artisan Pure

What’s in it?: Lemon, Bergamot, Mandarin, Clementine, Thyme, Marjoram, Amber and Musk.

What does it smell like?: John Varvatos Artisan Pure is a crisp, woody, citrus scent inspired by the lush hills of Xalapa, Mexico and its vast coffee and citrus groves.

How long does it last?: 5/5

How much is it?: £52.00 

Stockist?: www.selfridges.com

About Cameron Tewson

Celebrating five years online, frontrowedit.co.uk, founded by Cameron Tewson in 2012, is an online media outlet which consists of his musings, thoughts and observations within the fashion industry; editing from both front row and backstage at shows across the globe. With an ever growing following from around the world, Cameron and his work on frontrowedit.co.uk has been named one of the top ten bloggers in the world. Cameron and has previously consulted and worked for brands as well as global organisations which only adds to the depth, style and insider knowledge., frontrowedit.co.uk is the number one destination for all things luxury including travel from Summer 2017. View all posts by Cameron Tewson →