Winter Weather Favourites

It’s 27 degrees from where I’m sitting up here in Queensland, but whatever. Winter is coming, apparently. Cooler weather, anyway, at the very least. It’s pretty much April. Time to break out the hoodies and haul your firewood out of the path of Cyclone Debbie, lest it get wet (it will).

In preparation for the long-awaited cooler months, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite winter weather scents. Think full-bodied, smoky, and lingering – woods, moss, cloves, cinnamon and orange blossom.

  1. Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau De Parfum

 Decadence by Marc Jacobs is glamorous, sophisticated and opulent – the perfect crowning jewel to any Marc Jacobs lover’s collection. This cosmopolitan scent is made up of saffron, plum, vetiver, amber, and jasmine, culminating in a rich, smooth and lasting fragrance that, like a fine wine, develops over time.


Marc Jacobs Decadence EDP 100 mL, $139.95 at PCC (RRP $190.00). 

  1. Bvlgari Jasmine Noir L’Essence

 Jasmine Noir L’Essence by Bvlgari reflects the power of seduction. This warm, radiant scent is a deeper, full-bodied imagination of the original Jasmine Noir, a crowd classic all over the world. This woody oriental fragrance is reminiscent of a day spent on the slopes in Aspen, and is femininity in a bottle.

jasmine noir

Bvlgari Jasmine Noir L’Essence EDP 50 mL, $59.95 at PCC (RRP $132.00).

  1. Valentino Valentina Assoluto Eau De Parfum

 Valentina Assoluto by Valentino is the most seductive, voluptuous scent of the entire Valentino line. Smoky and mysterious, Assoluto is absolute warmth and depth. Made up of woods, oakmoss and truffle primarily, this fragrance is lasting, bold and dances on the skin.


Valentino Valentina Assoluto EDP 80 mL, $115 at PCC (RRP $183.00).

  1. Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau De Parfum

 Impossibly Parisian, both in its scent and its packaging, Florabotanica by Balenciaga somehow strikes the balance between floral and feminine. Soft, lasting and daring, Florabotanica is the final accessory to your winter outfit – for many cult followers, their jumpers perpetually smell of the world-renowned fragrance.


Florabotanica by Balenciaga 100 mL, $125.00 at PCC (RRP $155.00).

  1. Si by Armani

 Si by Armani is one of the most popular fragrances in the world right now for women, and even though it’s perfect for any time of year, winter is the perfect excuse for buying it. Instantly uplifting with unexpected depth, Si has fast become the signature scent for women worldwide. Reminiscent of a cashmere sweater, comfy jeans and boots, Si is all you need to get you through those long winter commutes to work. Treat yourself!

giorgio armani si edp review

Si by Armani 100 mL, $145.00 at PCC (RRP $170.00).




Top Five Celebrity Fragrances

Celebrity fragrances are no strangers to a bit of a bad rap. If this wasn’t already the case, Justin Bieber made sure of that when he launched his bestseller ‘Someday’ in 2011. Perceived as childish, obligatory, and often ‘too sweet’, celeb scents, we think, deserve a lot more credit. Aunty Anne Marie needs to stop telling herself she’ll buy that Taylor Swift fragrance she’s been buying from the chemist for every niece that turns 13.

In actual fact, celebrity scents are comprised of the same complex interaction of ingredients as other fragrances, and don’t need the extra help because of all the publicity the celebrity generates for the cause. However, for curiosity’s sake, we’ve compiled a list of our top five famous fragrances for your perusal.

Here goes.

Katy Perry Mad Potion

Katy Perry’s Mad Potion is voluptuous and flirty, a lot like Katy herself. This best-selling oriental floral oriental fragrance is comprised of fruity scents and oriental vanilla. From top through to base, this scent constantly surprises. Available as an Eau De Parfum spray, Mad Potion is potent without being overwhelming, and lingers on the skin.

Top Notes: Peony (pink), Vanilla orchid, Apple
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Musk, Vanilla (Bourbon)
Base Notes: Amber, Musk, Vanilla (Mexican)

$38.95 for 100 mL at PCC!


Rihanna Nude 

 Nude by Rihanna is a crisp, floral oriental fragrance. The most celebrated of the five fragrances she’s released, Nude is bare, understated, and fruity. This intimate scent is simple, feminine and lasting in its composition and has been a crowd favourite among women of all ages since it was launched in 2012.

Top notes: Mandarin, Guava, Pear 
Heart notes: Gardenia, Jasmine (Sambac), Orange blossom 
Base notes: Vanilla orchid, Sandalwood, Musks

 $45.00 FOR 100 mL at PCC!


 Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck Enchanted broke sales records when it launched in 2012. Packaged in a decadent, timeless bottle, Wonderstruck Enchanted evokes the emotions Taylor’s songs evoke within her fans. Less ‘Shake it Off’ and ‘Bad Blood’, more ‘Enchanted’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Red.’ By this point you can probably tell we are fans of Swifty, but the fragrance speaks for itself. Wonderstruck Enchanted is a delicate, oriental fragrance with dominant gourmand notes. Mesmerising, evocative and feminine, this scent is suitable for women of any age.

 Top notes: Poppy, Berries (wild), Passionfruit
Heart notes: Champaca (sugar-glazed), Freesia (white), Peony
Base notes: Woods (blonde), Musk (white), Vanilla

$39.95 for 100 mL EDP at PCC


Usher For Men

Usher is smooth, sophisticated, and confident, and this scent for men speaks volumes about his presence. Sexy and strong, Usher for Men EDT is comprised of fruits and florals anchored by sandalwood.

Top notes: Verbe Melon, Pineapple 
Heart notes: Lavender, Pepper (white), Violet leaves 
Base notes: Guaiac wood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Amber, Musk, Suede (black) 

$49.95 for 100 mL at PCC.


David Beckham

David Beckham Beyond is modern, sophisticated scent inspired by David’s energy, determination and confidence. Beyond is a dry woody fragrance that is refined, sensual and daring, and, bonus: is available at Perfume Clearance Centre for only $24.95!

Top notes: Grapefruit, Cardamom, Mojito accord
Heart notes: Geranium, Pepper (black), Cedarwood
Base notes: Leather, Patchouli, Vanilla

$24.94 for 90 mL EDT at PCC.




Bergamot: What Is It?

Bergamot is one of the most commonly used ingredients in perfumes and, interestingly, has remained a favourite component of fragrance composition since fragrances were invented. Scents that comprise bergamot actually account for over a quarter of our perfumes at – 25% of our fragrances contain bergamot. That’s quite a number!


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Splendy Trendy Scents

It’s that time of year again. Festival-goers all over Australia are flocking to Byron Bay in New South Wales to spend the weekend frolicking in mud in a cloud of dust and glitter. Splendour in the Grass is back and, by all reports, it’s bigger than ever before. Read more…

Creative Ideas for Fragrance Storage

Expanding your collection of fragrances is always exciting. There’s something indulgent about choosing a scent for any occasion- a first date, an overseas holiday, a beach trip– even something as mundane as running down to the shops. Whatever the excuse, perfume has the unique ability to change the way you feel you present yourself to the world through scent- one of the most empowering gifts you can give yourself. And, if you don’t buy fragrance for yourself, chances are, someone’s bought it for you.

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The House of Creed: A History Lesson

The House of Creed is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating perfume houses on the market. Founded in London all the way back in 1760 (!!!!!) it has remained managed by the same family over 6 generations.

Originally sold exclusively to Britain’s royal family and now trading all over the world, Creed, it could be argued, is the most exclusive and revered parfumerie ever to exist, and gives even Chanel, Dior and Givenchy a run for their money.

Part of Creed’s charm is their unwavering commitment to natural ingredients over synthetics. In their 255 years of trading (an achievement in itself), they have not included a single synthetic or manufactured component in any of their 72 fragrances.

Creed perfumes are as rich in composition as they are in history. One of their most celebrated scents for women, Fleurissimo, was famously commissioned for Grace Kelly’s wedding day in 1956, who then went on to declare that she was ‘quite taken with the fragrance’ and that it was to become her signature scent. Hardly surprising given her husband Prince Rainier of Monaco had the fragrance created in her honour. Queen Elizabeth the Second and Madonna also favour this floral scent, which is as floral as its name suggests, and is made up of bergamot, tuberose, bulgarian rose, violet, florentine iris and ambergris.

Fleurissimo by Creed

Fleurissimo by Creed


Master Perfumer Olivier Creed created his crowd favourite Spring Flower in honour of Audrey Hepburn. Nowadays, it remains popular among the likes of Lana Del Rey and Julia Roberts. Spring Flower is described as a fruity, floral fragrance, and it is- but it’s nothing like the sweet fragrances of today. The scent is full-bodied and timeless, and carries with it lasting grace and fortitude on the skin. Spring Flower is the floral fragrance for the woman empowered.

Spring Flower by Creed

Spring Flower by Creed


As well as their impressive fragrance repertoire for women, Creed scents for men have gained a cult following ever since Olivier Creed’s eponymously named fragrance hit the market. Since then, Tabarome Millesime has enjoyed great success amongst powerful men all over the world, including purportedly the Kennedy family and Winston Churchill. Tabarome Millesime is one of the world’s oldest scents for men and is steeped in the history of American politics.

Tabarome Millesime by Creed

Tabarome Millesime by Creed


A large range of Creed fragrance, including Fleurissimo, Spring Flower and Tabarome Millesime, has just arrived at at INCREDIBLE markdowns. Shop our sale now and become a part of history!


Mother’s Day Made Easy

It’s that time of the year again: Mother’s Day, a day to commemorate mothers all around the world and anything and everything they do for their children (that’s you). You have three choices here- you can either:

1. Forget about it completely and realise finally that Mother’s Day is in fact tomorrow and the shops have closed and the only materials you have in your house/ sharehouse/ life are pom-poms and superglue and already this is shaping up to be the most pathetic homemade DIY Mother’s Day present imaginable and you can already see the disappointment in your mother’s eyes as she opens it and pretends to be chuffed.

2. Realise it’s impending, but make no tangible effort to sort yourself out for it. This is for the kids and fathers out there who print out ‘vouchers’ for ‘hugs’ or ‘spa days’ or ‘family picnics’ that never happen. OR EVEN WORSE: those that print out a picture of something that’s coming in the mail. ‘It just hasn’t arrived yet,’ you say to Mum. This may be true, but it’s because you ordered it yesterday, not because of Australia Post.

3.  OR. You can order something now! Better yet, why not order fragrance- something that women rarely buy for themselves, but appreciate it as much as if they did. We’ve done the hard yards for you and selected our top 5 fragrances popular amongst mummy dearests. You’ve still got time!

Miss Dior Eau De Parfum

Miss Dior really is the fragrance for everybody. It’s super fresh and very feminine, and manages to be both without being too sweet. This crowd classic is sure to please even the toughest of mothers.

Miss Dior Eau De Parfum - $174.95 (RRP 240). Click to browse!

Miss Dior Eau De Parfum – $174.95 (RRP $240.00). Click to browse!

Narciso Rodriguez Eau De Parfum

Narciso Rodriguez is a woody, feminine fragrance with unmatched staying power. Its adorable packaging isn’t hard to look at either, and is a gorgeous addition to any woman’s collection. The word here is MUSK, as its bottle suggests.

Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau De Parfum. $129.95 (RRP $230.00). Click to browse!

Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau De Parfum. $129.95 (RRP $230.00). Click to browse!


Stella Mccartney Eau De Parfum

Stella Mccartney Eau De Parfum is the ultimate fragrance for women. This floral fragrance is luxurious, light, and summery, and wears well all year round. This one’s for the mums out there with holidays on their mind.

Stella McCartney Eau De Parfum, $129.95 (RRP $190.00). Click to browse!

Stella McCartney Eau De Parfum, $129.95 (RRP $190.00). Click to browse!

Burberry Body Eau De Parfum

Body by Burberry is luxuriant, full-bodied and impossibly British. This fragrance features vanilla and florals and is perfect for any mum with a taste for the finer things in life.

Burberry Body $67.95 (RRP $140.00). Click to browse!

Burberry Body $67.95 (RRP $140.00). Click to browse!

Gucci Bamboo Eau De Parfum 

Bamboo by Gucci is a scent for the modern woman. Its title shouldn’t be a red flag, however- this floral fragrance is a little more lily-fresh than it is Amazonian chic. It comes as a gift set as well- winning!


There you have it! Our failsafe recipe for a happy mother this Sunday. Enjoy a complimentary moisturiser with all purchases over $30.00!