Pure Beauty Awards – Fragrance
The Pure Beauty Awards 2014 celebrates the best in beauty – the most efficacious, exciting and innovative products launched over the past 12 months
Best new SELF SELECT FRAGRANCE
Yardley London Jade Eau De Toilette
- Yardley London Jade is a retro-inspired, fresh and elegant green
floral chypre capturing the spirit of the 60’s.
- Fruity, aromatic green top notes of peach, bergamot and galbanum
blend with an airy floral bouquet heart of rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang
and orris, delicately wrapped up in base notes of patchouli, sandalwood
- It is presented in a contemporary round glass flacon with silver
casing that mirrors the clean, minimal lines of this period and is
housed in white and multi-tonal green and grey packaging with an
eye-catching, graphic block print.
So…? Couture range
- So…? Couture is a range of four body fragrances inspired by the
essence of four fashion capitals around the world.
- So…? London blends notes of grapefruit, mandarin, apricot,
jasmine, rose, violet, sandalwood, vanilla and musk. Meanwhile, NYC is
a crisp and confident scent with notes of lychee, peach, violet, orange
flower, jasmine, rose, patchouli, cedarwood and praline.
- So…? Paris evokes the elegance of Parisian style with fruity top
notes, a heart of hawthorne, rose and heliotrope, and base notes of
vetyver, patchouli and vanilla. Finally, So…? Rio blends zesty
pineapple, mango and melon top notes with a hibiscus heart, and base
notes of amber, vanilla and musk.
Crabtree & Evelyn Pear and Pink Magnolia Eau de Toilette
- This is a feminine fruity floral scent that creates the aromatic
impression of one of the most alluring pear varieties and stunning pink
- The scent of juicy red pear is blended with a creamy lemon and a
floral accent of pink magnolia in a fruity-fresh signature that's
- With the addition of jasmine, apricot-scented osmanthus, orris,
passion fruit and bergamot notes, this charming pear scent becomes
Bronnley Citrus Collection Eau de Toilettes
- Bronnley Citrus Collection EDTs feature new comptemporary
packaging and improved formulations as a result of a relaunch to mark
Bronnley’s 130th anniversary.
- Lemon & Neroli has zesty top notes of sparkling Sicilian
lemon and mandarin, a heart of lemon blossom and neroli and a soft base
of precious woods. Meanwhile, Orange & Jasmine’s bittersweet top
notes of tangy orange and mandarin yield to a floral heart of jasmine
and lily, and a sweet musky base.
- Finally, Lime & Bergamot has piquant top notes of bright
lime, bergamot and grapefruit that surrender to a bed of warm amber and
Cheeky Flirt Alert: Body Mist
- Smell good enough to eat with this delicious light scent infused
with zingy citrus and fresh florals, with a hit of goji berry extracts
for antioxidant goodness.
- Spray this light scented body mist all over the body for a gentle
burst of freshness.
- It’s also great for spritzing over clothes before hitting the
Marks & Spencer White Orchid Eau de Toilette
- Inspired by the fragrance of the beautiful, exotic plant from
which it takes its name, this white floral scent is refreshed with
sparkling raspberry and pear accords on a soft iris and musk base.
- Presented in a gorgeous bottle with petals for the lid, this Eau
de Toilette is a treat for not one, but two of your senses.
- The dermatologically-tested fragrance is certified cruelty-free,
contains no parabens and is suitable for use by vegetarians and vegans.
Ted Baker Ella Purse Spray
- Part sugar, part spice, Ella is an intoxicating cocktail laced
with top notes of bergamot and cassis, combined with a heady heart of
orange blossom, jasmine and rose.
- The scent is enriched with seductive base notes of amber,
patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla.
- Ella is the latest addition to Ted’s Sweet Treats purse spray
The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose
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- White Musk Smoky Rose is a tantalising floriental fragrance that
opens with an elegant fusion of bergamot, pink pepper and blackcurrant
before rising to a floral-musky heart.
- Here, a beguiling bouquet of bitter-sweet tobacco flower and a
unique black smoky rose accord is tempered by delicate orange flower.
- This melts into a sophisticated blend of cruelty-free sensual
musks, immortelle flower and olibanum, to create a daring fragrance
like no other.
Best new FEMALE FRAGRANCE
BOSS MA VIE Pour Femme
- BOSS MA VIE Pour Femme draws on the pleasure the BOSS woman feels
when she chooses to step out of her day to day routine, slow down,
loosen up and simply enjoy a moment for herself.
- Top notes of cactus blossom accord capture the green freshness of
the uncompromising desert plant. At the heart, pink freesia and jasmine
petals are blended with delicate rose bud.
- The intense warmth of sheer woods and cedarwood form the base of
- Aqua Manda took the flower power years by storm and helped to
create tender memories that shaped an unforgettable era.
- Christopher Collins, who created the original Aqua Manda, acted
as an advisor to ensure the re-released scent is of the highest and
most authentic standard.
- It contains oriental and spicy essential oils of mandarin,
ginger, lavender, patchouli, cinnamon, and other aromatic herbs
(eucalyptus, tarragon and juniper berry).
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau My Gold!
- The latest addition to Paco Rabanne’s globally successful Lady
Million fragrance family, Eau My Gold! focuses on the concept of desire.
- The new female fragrance is centred on freshness and exuberance.
- Top notes include green mango and grapefruit. Violet Leaf and
orange blossom absolute lend the floral heart a sparkling feel, while
cedar heart and ambery musks reveal their sensuality at the base.
Viva La Juicy Gold Couture
- Viva La Juicy Gold Couture is an over-the-top, decadent rendition
of Viva La Juicy that gives the girl who lusts for luxury the couture
indulgence she craves.
- Wild berry top notes lead to heart notes of honeysuckle and
jasmine sambac, and base notes of golden amber, melted caramel, vanilla
elixir and sandalwood.
- With luxurious, melted gold covering the signature bottle and a
hot pink ‘couture’ nameplate, this scent stands out from all the rest.
You & I One Direction
- Following on from debut fragrance, Our Moment, which broke
records to become the fastest selling fragrance of 2013, One Direction
have released a brand new fragrance called YOU & I.
- The band were hands on in the development of the new fragrance,
which is a bright, floral scent that is fresh and uplifting.
- The fragrance is housed in a striking angled glass bottle
overlaid with a lilac panel, finished off with a unique detachable
charm for fans to treasure.
- UK platinum selling artist and fashion icon, Cheryl, has launched
StormFlower, a unique scent that captures the many facets of her
- It features top notes of mandarin and nectarine with a floral
heart of delicate freesia and peach blossom, for a scent that is modern
yet truly feminine.
- The addition of vanilla, white musk and precious sandalwood
creates a warm and sensual base to this signature scent.
La Bella by Samantha Faiers
- La Bella by Samantha Faiers was composed to be memorable and
distinctive, and add a touch of glamour to the dressing table.
- Inspired by Sam’s interest in fashion, La Bella is designed as a
complementary layer to any outfit.
- Its composition began with one of her favourite scents; vanilla,
with the addition of musks and delicious caramel as a base and it
immediately became 2014’s number one celebrity fragrance at The
Penhaligon’s Iris Prima
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- In a unique partnership with English National Ballet,
Penhaligon’s captured the very essence of ballet with Iris Prima.
- It contains notes of bergamot, green amber, pink pepper, iris,
jasmine sambac, Hedione and Paridisione.
- A musky leather base note represents the pointe shoe, while
sandalwood, vetiver, vanilla and benzoin signify the soul of ancient
theatres and the English National Ballet’s South Kensington home,
Best new MALE FRAGRANCE
- LACOSTE L!VE embodies an irrepressible energy; the energy to push
boundaries, create its own path, its own style.
- The dynamic burst of lime hits you first and stands out as an
unexpected, energetic top note. Green leaves and aquatic notes in the
heart accentuate the lime to bring vibrancy and freshness.
- Smoky warmth of guaiac wood and dark liquorice build the base
notes, adding depth and originality to the scent.
GOLD JAY Z
- Created by JAY Z with Firmenich perfumer Ilias Ermenidis, GOLD
JAY Z is a fragrance that reflects an unmistakable, ultra luxurious
- Inspired by an icon, the white fougere fragrance is perfected
through a layered blend of yellow ginger, white cardamom and grapefruit
with a hint of blueberry. At the heart, a refined infusion of violet
leaf, cypress, lavender and luxurious vetiver with a thread of pink
pepper gives a tailored, modern signature.
- A rich base crafted with golden amber, patchouli, teak and
bourbon vanilla gives a final shot of gilded sensuality.
BOSS BOTTLED. UNLIMITED
- Inspired by the BOSS man’s determination and drive for success,
BOSS BOTTLED. UNLIMITED is a limited edition fragrance inspired by the
endurance required to succeed combined with the rush of adrenalin when
a goal has been reached.
- Inspired by vibrant green notes, the energising scent combines a
mint top note with a fruity pineapple heart.
- The base combines cistus, an evergreen shrub that thrives in the
harshest environments, with aromatic woods.
- Valentino Uomo is a profoundly Italian blend made of precisely
chosen ingredients, enveloped by zesty bergamot and its surprising hint
- Barely touched by myrtle, it opens with racy notes of coffee and
the shimmering tones of gianduja cream.
- It is retained by an enveloping musky hint of white leather that
reveals the majesty of cedar.
Sothys Eau de Toilette Intense
- This EDT comprises fresh and woody harmonies and an amber, musky
- This EDT is a powerful and sensual expression of masculine
elegance, with notes of cedar wood, sandalwood, lavender, white musk
and tonka bean.
- Apply one or two sprays on the chest and on each wrist to reveal
all the notes of this fragrance.
Nightcap by Original Penguin
- Nightcap by Original Penguin is a spicy, woody, aromatic scent
that seamlessly aligns with the Penguin guy’s laid back yet socially
active, fashion forward lifestyle.
- Opening with juniper, bergamot, spearmint and melon, the scent
infuses into a blend of patchouli, fir and lavender, with a dry down of
sandalwood, musk and vanilla.
- Original Penguin may have made its mark in the 1950s, but it
continues to live on today.
Yardley London Chrome Eau De Toilette
- Yardley London Chrome is a contemporary green fougere that has a
fresh water accord with green top notes of apple, bergamot and galbanum.
- A combination of classic lavender fougere with warm coriander
seed and spicy rose at the heart is enhanced with a fusion of fresh
moss, clean musk and warming amber in the base.
- Sophisticated and masculine, Chrome is a reflection of 1960’s
Crabtree & Evelyn Moroccan Myrrh Cologne
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- Crabtree & Evelyn’s beloved Nomad collection has returned
with a new design and name – Moroccan Myrrh – but the scent remains
- Warm and spicy myrrh is blended with notes of bergamot and
petitgrain, spiked with black pepper and cardamom.
- The precious resin is further enriched with the smoky, mysterious
tones of guaiac wood and amber, resulting in a signature that’s exotic