The 2020 marie claire International Fragrance Award Winners

Time for a new fragrance? Try these reigning scents

Look no further if you’re after a new spritz; the 2020 marie claire International Fragrance Awards have been announced, with winners picked by editors globally.

YSL Libre

Best Bottle

YSL BEAUTY Libre EDP, $182

Daring yet wearable notes of lavender, orange blossom and musk are captured in a black and gold bottle that echoes the brand’s sentiments of being classic… with an edgy twist, of course.

Gucci Memorie

Best Women’s Fragrance

GUCCI Mémoire D’Une Odeur EDP, $180
Consider this an olfactory success: top notes of Roman chamomile offer a soothing aromatic touch, while the additions of jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood will warm up your senses.

Docle & Gabbana K

Best Men’s Fragrance

DOLCE & GABBANA K By Dolce & Gabbana EDT 50ml, $101
Zingy citrus makes way to spicy pimento and a base of warming woods. The result? A tantalising scent that’s exhilarating to smell from start to finish.

Lancome Idole

Best Innovation

LANCÔME Idôle EDP By Lancôme 75ml, $150
The dainty combination of Italian bergamot, jasmine, patchouli and musk makes this fragrance easy to wear, but it’s the addition of three forms of rose – essence, absolute and water – that classifies this scent as undeniably feminine.

Chanel Gabrielle Essence

Best Women’s Fragrance (Voted in Australia)

CHANEL Gabrielle Chanel Essence 50ml, $175

The head-turning composition of floral ingredients such as jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom and tuberose from Grasse is memorable from the first spritz.

DIOR Homme

Best Men’s Fragrance (Voted in Australia)

DIOR Dior Homme EDT 100ml, $149

Notes of atlas cedar, patchouli and vetiver offer a masculine yet refined finish. You heard it here first: this new scent is a classic in the making.

This article originally appeared in the August 2020 issue of marie claire.

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