Abercrombie and Fitch reveal the favourite scents for the year
Picking a new fragrance can be tricky. It’s not that there are limited products to choose from - in fact, the problem is that there are way too many! From eau de toilettes to eau de parfums and all kinds of spicy, woody, oriental and floral aromas, we’d forgive you for feeling a little overwhelmed. Browsing perfume collections (whether in-store or online) is one way to pick a new fragrance for men or women. Unfortunately, it may leave your senses even more overwhelmed! Experts claim that after smelling five fragrances in a row, even the most experienced noses can no longer differentiate between them.
Browsing perfumes online can lead to even greater confusion. With no way to sample the scents, it can be hard to work out which you like and dislike. This can make picking a signature scent rather tricky. Here at Sephora, we thought we’d make life a little easier. Rather than showcase the new Abercrombie and Fitch fragrances in our collection, we’re here to help you identify your favourite scents and pick a perfume that draws them out.
Named after French botanist Pierre Magnol, there’s one flower that makes for a perfect perfume ingredient. Gentle magnolia is one of the most sophisticated and gentle of all perfume notes, casting the mind to fresh linen, the calm breeze and minimalist surroundings. There are over 200 species of the world’s favourite white flower, mainly originating from Asia and the Americas. It’s the ideal accord for those who prefer subtle, sophisticated fragrances, rather than zesty perfumes that pack a punch. If you like delicate floral scents such as rose, it’s likely a Magnolia-based Abercrombie and Fitch fragrance will be up your street.
Which Abercrombie and Fitch fragrance to choose? Opt for First Instinct (Woman) Eau de Parfum, a delicate fragrance for women with sun-kissed magnolia at its heart. This fresh and sensual introduction to the flower is ideal for first-timers, especially since the fragrance is available as a 15ml stick - just the thing for testing it out! Magnolia is joined by creamy tonka bean, warm amber and water lily: a combination you’ll quickly fall head over heels for.
If you prefer fruity scents to delicate florals, look for an A & F fragrance with juicy apricot at its heart. Apricot boasts the same warm, fuzzy quality as peach but with slightly less sweetness. In fact, apricot pits can even release a subtle bitterness that many perfumiers utilise in their products. Popular apricot has been used as an essential oil and a moreish perfume note for years. For a unique, fruity accord, apricot might be your new go-to.
Which Abercrombie and Fitch fragrance to choose? Take a chance on First Instinct Blue (Women) Eau De Parfum, a punchy fragrance for women that’s both fresh and warm. Apricot nectar joins jasmine, peony and blackberry for an unusual harmony rarely seen before. A & F are nothing if not adventurous, and we think they’re on to a winner! Creative, individual types will love this vibrant, fruity edp.
Ever a classic, appealing amber is one of the most warming and ambient fragrance notes. We don’t claim to be discovering an innovative new offering here - as you may know, amber has been around for millions of years. For this reason, it’s a timeless classic that you shouldn’t ignore in your search for the perfect perfume. You’ll notice a subtle sweetness about amber that many perfumiers enhance by pairing it with floral notes. It boasts both a masculine warmth and a sweeter, feminine quality that makes it an excellent fragrance note for both genders - as well as an A & F favourite!
Which Abercrombie and Fitch fragrance to choose? Get stuck into First Instinct (Man) Eau de Toilette, an irresistible fragrance for men. Electric gin tonic, kiwano melon and Szechuan pepper add vibrancy to the warm ambience of amber, resulting in the perfectly-balanced edt. The bold slate bottle holding the rich fragrance also makes for a stylish accessory. It’s a winner for the modern man who is warm yet dynamic. First-timers can try the 30ml bottle, while return customers might opt for the 50ml or 100ml offerings.