With the festive season drawing closer, everyone is preparing this year’s gifting plans. Options are endless, but when it comes to giving style presents or treating yourself, one item remains usable to all: a good fragrance.
Fragrances are deeply personal choices, but they’re also exceptionally classy and timeless gifts — especially for those in your inner circle. Are you looking for the ideal present for a fashion-savvy friend, who is updated with the latest trends? Or perhaps, you’re opting for a specific aesthetic these days and you want a fragrance to complement your wardrobe? Then you clicked on the right article. EnVi has rounded up some fragrance recommendations for the core trend-loving people in your life.
Tiffany & Co’s Rose Gold Eau de Parfum For the Coquette
The coquette aesthetic has been one of the most prominent core styles in 2023. The trend is best described as a mix of traditional feminine aesthetics with a touch of vintage. “Coquette” itself refers to playful and flirtatious behavior, so it makes sense that part of this aesthetic is the emphasis on soft girly elements.
If you’re looking for a fragrance for people who often rock this aesthetic, opt for Tiffany & Co’s Rose Gold Eau de Parfum. The fragrance has a distinct rosey smell that oozes classic femininity, while the notes of musky ambrette seeds, iris, citrus, and florals add a youthful touch.
Subversive Style? Issey Miyake’s A Drop D’Issey Eau de Parfum
The subversive aesthetic is based on DIY-ing basic articles of clothing in an unconventional way to the point where their functionality is depleted or completely changed. (Imagine a mix of the fashion in sci-fi movies and Dune costuming.) To break it down further, this aesthetic is commonly represented through muted and earthy colors, cut-outs, asymmetry, and rough hems.
With such a cool and non-conformist energy to this style, perhaps Issey Miyake’s A Drop D’Issey is the ideal pick for those embracing subversive basics. This clean and musky eau de parfum boasts a tinge of intricacy from its lilac and almond notes. While still retaining a sense of ease and freshness, this contemporary and futurist scent is as unique as wearers of the subversive trend.
Rochas’ Girl for the Y2K Girls
Based on the clothing styles and trends of the 2000s, the Y2K renaissance has been fueled by Gen Z’s love for nostalgia. This aesthetic is all about reminiscing cult items from the early aughts including low-rise jeans, velvet tracksuits, rhinestones, and everything the world was obsessed with in the noughties!
The key to achieving this style is confidence, individuality and a lighthearted spirit. With that in mind, Rochas’ Girl is a perfect match for fans of Y2K fashion. The floral eau de toilette is minimalistic and exudes a sense of fresh youthfulness with its top notes of neroli. The fragrance then transitions into heart notes of jasmine and finally settles on base notes of vanilla, cedar and sandalwood. As its tagline goes, “Spray Good, Feel Good.”
Go Barbicore with Lolita Lempicka’s Sweet
Hyperfeminity’s popularity has skyrocketed in the last couple of years. However, with the Barbie craze that prospered this summer, the hype was at an all-time high in 2023. Barbiecore is all about fun, eccentric, and bright neon pink and embracing the sunnier things in life. The trend oozes off lighthearted but empowered feminine energy with a dose of quirkiness and sweetness.
To complement the energy brought on by this aesthetic, opt for Lolita Lempicka’s Sweet, a fun floral gourmand fragrance with notes of sugar, iris, and musk. One of the key accords of this perfume is the cherry-cocoa lip-gloss, which adds a playful mix of vivacity and femininity, ideal for any Barbiecore enjoyed.
For the Bikercore, Maison Margiela’s REPLICA By the Fireplace
Just like the name suggests, bikercore takes its name from the grittiness and edginess of what’s traditionally associated with the biker look. With touches of grunge, punk and deconstructive fashion, this trend is all about dressing tough and sleek. Leather, distressed hems, rips, zippers, denim, chain accessories and biker jackets characterize this concept.
To match the strong spirit that Bikercore radiates, we suggest Maison Margiela’s REPLICA By the Fireplace. Although some may perceive this eau de toilette as cozy and warm, the smoky and woody scent perfectly pairs with a stern and edgy outfit. Consisting of chestnut, cashmeran and clove accords, this fragrance will add a flaming touch to any bikercore look. The added perk? REPLICA By the Fireplace is so versatile that it can easily go from a bikercore-friendly fragrance to a seasonal staple suitable for winter.
Byredo Bibliothèque Obviously Belongs to Academia
The Academia aesthetic is based on themes associated with scholarly life and the academic lifestyle. Despite sharing the same inspiration and foundation, there are many subcategories to this aesthetic, including dark academia, art academia, and light academia. Academia fashion is generally linked to items like cable knits, pleated skirts, plaid patterns, cardigans, and neat button-ups — everything that’s preppy and college-appropriate in pop culture depictions.
If you’re looking for a scent that fits this aesthetic, Byredo’s Bibliothèque is the most evident choice. This eau de parfum blends floral and powdery notes with touches of fruity and leather undertones. Described as, “A world of old books, the scent of their leather-bound pages arranged on dark wood shelves,” this product epitomizes Academia style to a tee.
Craft Your Clean Girl Style with OUAI’s Melrose Place
In contrast with the aforementioned trends, the clean girl aesthetic focuses mainly on beauty and lifestyle. Visually, this idea is translated through glowing skin, minimal make-up, simple clothes, Earth tones, and touches of gold jewelry.
Achieving the sought-after clean girl style is all about effortlessly embracing sophistication and ease. Which is exactly what OUAI’s Melrose Place smells like. With a rosy base and hints of bergamot, lychee, cedarwood, and white musk, the eau de parfum oozes class and simplicity. The scent is easily digestible, making Melrose Place a product suited for any occasion.
Juliette Has a Gun’s Lady Vengeance Epitomizes Dark Feminity
Powerful, alluring and sultry are some words to describe the dark feminine aesthetic. This core trend is all about channeling the inner femme fatale in all of us. Shades of maroon, deep emerald green and black, satin textures, sleek silhouettes, smokey eyes, and subtle statement jewelry set this dark feminity apart from other styles.
Consisting of notes of Bulgarian roses, patchouli and vanilla, Juliette Has a Gun’s Lady Vengeance Eau de Parfum perfectly complements this trend. This fragrance was created by the famed perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, responsible for cult fragrances such as the Baccarat Rouge 540. Just like many of his popular creations, Lady Vengeance is a seductive scent, described as “the expression of undeniable femininity, confident and divinely sensual.”
Jo Malone’s Highland Heather for the Cottagecore Loving
Cottagecore is one of the earliest -core trends to make waves on the internet. As a style aesthetic, cottagecore is based on the light and breezy fashion traditionally found in depictions of the English countryside. Accordingly, gingham and floral prints, pastel and light earthy colors, milkmaid tops, frills, and puffy volumes define cottagecore dress codes.
Since a big part of this trend is about embracing the outdoors and living in harmony with nature, Jo Malone captures the cottagecore mood perfectly in its Highland Heather cologne. Mixing cypress, heather and amber notes, this fragrance is a rich blend of fresh floral and woody accords that encapsulates the romantic and nostalgic essence of living in the prairie.
Girl bossing with Loewe’s Aura White Magnolia
As the name suggests, officecore is the trend based on stereotypical workwear, specifically as seen in the early 2000s. Turtlenecks, rectangular glasses, pencil skirts, cardigans, endless shades of grey, neckties, and kitten pumps are just some of the officecore staples.
With a mixture of sweet scents and a dash of floral and citrusy notes, Loewe’s Aura White Magnolia is the perfect match for lovers of this aesthetic. It’s sophisticated, it’s clean and makes a statement without overwhelming. This eau de parfum is also an if-you-get-it-you-get-it product that will leave a unique, lasting impression everywhere you go.
These are some of our fragrance recommendations best fit for the trendiest aesthetics. With new -cores popping up regularly, we can’t wait to share more perfume matches based on the styles getting traction online. But we also want to hear from you! Do you agree with our choices? Share your fragrance picks and your favorite aesthetic with us on our official social media channels!
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