We’re nearly halfway through 2017 and it’s already shaping up to be one of the best years in fragrance releases.
With bold, unique, energetic, strange, exciting and even revisited new scents, here are 16 fragrances released so far in 2017 that are worth discovering!
Hugo Iced by Hugo Boss
A cool, icy mint cocktail. Like a drink it starts out cool and refreshing, then over time the ice melts away and it mellows out. This is a good scent to start out your day with some zing.
Discover Hugo Iced at Kohl’s
5th Avenue Royale by Elizabeth Arden
With notes of liquor, raspberry, suede, and patchouli this is a wondrous scent. A deliciously delightful blend of sweet sophistication. It’s a dark and mysterious scent perfect for a first date and what’s to come.
Discover 5th Avenue Royale at Amazon.com
Armani/Prive Iris Celadon by Giorgio Armani
From the blockbuster Giorgio Armani, Iris Celadon is bound to surprise the wearer with its art-house storytelling. Built around a strange cacophony of characters — iris, ambrette, mate, cardamom, patchouli, musk, and chocolate along with supporting roles of bergamot and aldehydes — Iris Celadon is a smart and ambitious take on iris that departs from the Dior Hommes of fragrance past and takes a turn into an imaginative and fantastical world.
Discover Iris Celadon at Giorgio Armani Beauty
Majestic Woods by Juicy Couture
Tonka beans, praline, and woods combine to make a sexy, sweet, “pull me closer” fragrance. This beautiful scent from Juicy Couture has gone somewhat under the radar, but definitely deserves to be on your radar. So if somehow you missed out on this scent you’re going to want to try it!
Discover Majestic Woods at Sephora
Gucci Guilty Absolute by Gucci
While almost every mainstream fragrance seems to be going to one side of the scent spectrum, Gucci Guilty Absolute comes hard on the opposite end. It is a leathery powerhouse. A force to be reckoned with. Rugged and in your face. Absolute marks a defiantly different take than any of its Gucci Guilty predecessors making it one of the top fragrance releases of 2017 so far.
Discover Gucci Guilty Absolute at Sephora
Ciao by Vince Camuto
Ciao is a cheery fragrance that is as much about the four leads as it about the entire ensemble. Bright pink grapefruit, wild strawberries, Italian mandarin, and tart blackberries dance in the spotlight from beginning, middle, and the end. However without the eclectic floral arrangement making appearances throughout and intermingling with those four notes, it could have easily been lost in a fruity fragrance shuffle. Luckily, Vince Camuto’s Ciao effortlessly blends these notes together creating something you’ll look forward to putting on.
Discover Ciao at Macy’s
Curve Black by Elizabeth Arden
No longer under the Liz Claiborne banner, Curve Black takes the DNA you loved from the original Curve while adding a dose of maturity and sophistication with the mysterious tonka bean and garden-like freshness of violet leaf stealing the spotlight. So if you loved the fresh spicy, aromatic original you can comfortably wear Curve Black in your 20s, 30s, and above without recalling high school memories. A matte black bottle with gold lettering that forgoes the sticker of Curves past — if this is the new direction for the Curve collection then it’s a welcomed one.
Discover Curve Black at Walgreens
Fleur Musc for Her by Narciso Rodriguez
Imagine walking through a flower garden and coming upon a basket of fruits. The juiciness of the fruits resonates lightly in the background, but the floral notes float powerfully above them. For the fragrance wearer that adores floral scents, Fleur Musc is a textured and heady triumph that is sure to tantalize the senses.
Discover Fleur Musc for Her at Nordstrom
Kiss by Rihanna
It’s easy to write off celebrity scents as fragrance cash-ins, but until you give a fragrance a chance you never know what you could be missing. Case in point: Kiss by Rihanna is a fresh, soapy clean, playful 2017 release that not only holds up to similar designer fragrances in the genre, but surpasses many of them as well. With just a hint of plum surrounded by a bouquet of flowers, Kiss exudes quality and craftsmanship.
Discover Kiss at Perfumania.com
Kryptomint by Mugler
Kryptomint — one of the earliest mint fragrance releases of this now mint trending year — took mint and created a harmony of loud, sweet, and fresh. It’s a mint chocolate masterpiece. Patchouli, geranium, and tonka make appearances in supporting roles, but they never outshine the mint chocolate in this unique gourmand.
Discover Kryptomint at muglerusa.com
Luna Rossa Carbon by Prada
Prada’s Luna Rossa Carbon is strikingly similar to 2015’s mega hit Dior Sauvage and this year’s Sauvage Very Cool Spray. With a similar blast of energizing green citrus scent, Luna Rossa Carbon’s dry down takes a slightly darker tone than its’ Dior counterparts making it best suited for a club.
Discover Luna Rossa Carbon at Macy’s
Terra by Vince Camuto
Terra is the most strange scent on this list in that it starts out with a very odd accord and dries down to amazement. It opens with a weird sour, vegetable salad like accord that will surely throw most wearers off upon immediate spray. It’s not bad, it’s just very strange. As hours pass and you have finally settled on the fact that you’ll be wearing this odd scent — there’s a twist. A glorious one at that. You’ve been led to believe that you’ve been on this path that wasn’t taking itself seriously, but it was all a ruse. A ruse designed to convince those who take their fragrances too seriously to move on and miss out on the wonder that was in store for them. What was once a bright sour, vegetable salad is now a darker, lightly sugared sweet classy scent.
Discover Terra at Macy’s
Baiser Fou by Cartier
Baiser Fou is a playfully flirtatious scent that opens with a colossal blast of juicy raspberry with a hint of orchids swaying in the background. Hours after the juiciness has faded and the raspberry note has dried, a lightly sweetened white chocolate and vanilla blend appears enhancing the seductive power of this scent.
Discover Baiser Fou at Sephora
Straight to Heaven Extreme by Kilian
Authentic rum, vanilla, and dried fruits combine to make a richly satisfying symphony of the senses. Quality craftsmanship from top to bottom — Straight to Heaven Extreme is for the wearer that fully understands their ambitions, morals, and values, and is infused with the utmost confidence that comes with that understanding.
Discover Straight to Heaven Extreme at Saks Fifth Avenue
Le Male Superman Eau Fraiche & Classique Wonder Woman Eau Fraiche by Jean Paul Gaultier
If you loved 2016’s award winning Le Male Popeye Eau Fraiche and Classique Betty Boop, then you’ll love these. The new Superman and Wonder Woman are the same scents as last year but with new iconic characters gracing the bottles. Superman is a combination of soap, citrus, airy freshness, while Wonder Woman is a blend of a sugary, soapy, floral. As DC rises in popularity in TV, movies, and comics — these make two perfect fragrances for fans.
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While fragrances are often advertised as for men or women, this is strictly an advertising gimmick that was created ages ago to sell fragrances to men that didn’t want to wear perfume as they thought that was something only women did. Scent doesn’t know gender. You determine what scents are most wearable for your lifestyle, not by how they’re advertised.