Fragrances for the Holidays
by Michele Elyzabeth

If you want to give your man a fragrance that few have, try Martine Micallef’s newly launched fragrance for men, AKOWA, named after the African tribe which keeps secrets and mysteries to themselves and their successors. AKOWA is based on the chords of African root with notes of orange blossom, bergamot, cocoa, amber, vetiver and white musk.
Exclusively at Lucky Scent for $265
www.mmicallef.com
Ultra Male from Jean-Paul Gaultier is as masculine, powerful, intense and seductive as it is delicate. It is said to be a spicier version of the original.
It opens with citrus notes of bergamot, along with juicy pear, black lavender and mint. The heart includes spices of cumin and cinnamon, with aromatic clary sage. It finishes on a note of sensual black vanilla, amber and woods. If the man you know is a fan of Jean-Paul Gaultier fragrances, this one is the perfect gift.
4.2oz EDT for $95
http://www.jeanpaulgaultier.com
John Varvatos Dark Rebel
Appealing to the rebellious spirit, Dark Rebel is a cool and sophisticated fragrance that speaks to the rebel in every man. With top notes of Jamaican rum, sugar cane, cardamom and clary sage in the top notes followed by a heart in black leather, fir resin, styrax and black pepper. It finishes with base notes of akigala wood, tobacco leaf, black vanilla, castoreum, woods, juniper together to give the fragrance its wild edge.
4.2 oz EDT for $86
www.johnvarvatos.com
Calvin Klein has a new fragrance for men. Eternity Now is a must try.
Described as exhilarating, fresh, masculine with a spicy ginger hint. Eternity Now creates a first impression which is balanced by a pulsating heart of crisp starfruit and a bold signature of moroccan cedarwood.
3.4 oz EDT for $76
Just as exciting is Eternity Now for women from Calvin Klein. Luminous and sensuous it has an instant burst of juicy lychee which sparkles, wrapped in a floral bouquet of lush peony and a soft cashmere veil .
3.4 oz EDP for $82
www.calvinklein.com
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
Summer may be behind us but we still can reminisce with Light Blue Pour Homme, the perfume which captures the fresh, spicy and sensual scents of the Mediterranean. With refreshing top notes of bergamot, juicy, sun-drenched Sicilian mandarin, and the clean scent of frozen grapefruit peel with aromatic juniper. The fragrance develops into a heart of Aromatic rosemary, the subtle spice of Sichuan pepper and sensual rosewood and finishes with An understated blend of American musk wood, incense and oak moss.
4.2 oz EDT for $86
For Her Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
Light Blue is a stunning fruity floral scent which evokes the spirit of Italy, and its deep blue sea.
The Light Blue woman is captivating with Top notes of Sicilian Cedar, Apple and Bellflower. Heart notes of Bamboo, Jasmine, White Rose and base notes of Citron wood, Amber, Musk. Just perfect for everyday wear.
3.3. oz EDT for $96
www.dolcegabbana.com
Diptyque 34 Essences Insensees, the second in their La Collection 34 series of limited edition fragrances. Crafted with a very special kind of jasmine mixed to crisp orange blossom flower and herbal basil. Grown in Grasse, at the centre of the perfume industry.
2.5 Fl oz EDP for $175
www.diptyqueparis.com
Just in time for the holidays, Bvlgari reveals Omnia Paraiba, a new jewel perfume inspired by the extravagant radiance of a rare, colorful, and fascinating Brazilian gemstone, the Paraiba tourmaline.
The fragrance is the result of the fusion intertwining fruits and flowers in a lively rhythm.
Head notes are Curacao Bigarade Orange with heart notes of Passion Fruit, Passion Flower, Brazilian Gardenia, ending with base notes of Cocoa Beans, Vetiver Essence.
1.35 FL oz EDT for $65
http://www.bulgari.com/en-us/
Sierra Vista 2142 from Krigler
A warm and wild fragrance. With its dry and woody base, blending top notes of Lavandin and Bergamot. A heart of Jasmine, Rose, and Cedar Wood, while a base of Dry Amber, Sandalwood, and Tonka Bean.
1.7 Fl oz for $230
http://krigler.com
A sensual, woody fragrance, Decadence, the new Marc Jacobs embodies the spirit of glamour.
The fragrance captivates with a sultry top of succulent Italian plum, golden saffron and velvety Iris. The heart is a bouquet of rich bulgarian rose that mingles with lush orris and creamy nuances of jasmine sambac. Sexy liquid amber, heady vetiver and warm papyrus woods dry down.
EDP 1.7 Fl oz $95
www.marcjacobs.com
Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme fuses the opening notes of citrus and spice form an enticing prelude to the dramatic floralcy that follows. The brightness of mandarin oil, bitter orange from Italy and ginger extract melt into each other.
The sensual heart pulsates with a provocative bouquet of florals. This sultry effect features precious rose absolute, jasmine and orange flower. The flowers are paired with an Indian Kulfi accord, inspired by the ancient royal concoction prepared for 16th century Indian emperors. Delectable vanilla and seductive amber add a compelling allure, with smooth sandalwood completing the signature, sensual warmth.
1.7 EDP for $115
www.tomford.com
After more than 10 years, a new men's fragrance from Christian Dior is here for the holidays: Dior Sauvage, a radically fresh composition featuring some of the most exclusive, concentrated raw material.
Top Notes: Reggio Bergamot A Bergamot exclusive to Dior, cultivated with local producers in Calabria, Italy. Fresh, juicy, zesty and very colorful with an aromatic, spicy side.
Ambroxan® A synthetic ingredient of natural origin derived from precious Ambergris, which provides marine, amber, animal notes giving the fragrance its woody, salty, velvety qualities.
Mid Notes: Geranium Fresh and incisive, Geranium brings a bracing, green breeze.
Vetiver Generous Vetiver hits with its woody, masculine strength.
Lavender Harvested from the Vaucluse and the Drôme in Southern France.
Double-Distilled Patchouli Stripped of its earthy, camphoric accents
Base Notes: Elemi A resin blended with frankincense instilling a zesty, balsamic note.
Sichuan Pepper & Pink Pepper; these peppers release a spicy, vibrating, energy with unique notes of mint.
3.4oz EDT for $89
2.0oz EDT for $72
http://www.dior.com/
From Acqua di Parma my choice is Acqua Nobile Rosa, a fresh fragrance with fruity nuances, Though it came out this spring,  Acqua Nobile Rosa is perfect for all seasons. With top notes of Italian mandarin and Italian bergamot with black currant, the middle notes have black pepper, cyclamen accord, centifolia Italian rose and freesia accord  and a finish of musk and ambergris.
Acqua Nobile Rosa EDT 4.2 oz for $176
Acqua Nobile Rosa EDT 2.5 oz for $134
www.acquadiparma.com
From Givenchy Gentlemen Only was created for the modern yet timeless man. It has top notes of Green mandarin, Pink pepper, Nutmeg, Birch leaf. Heart notes: of Cedar wood Texas, Heart of Patchouli, Vetiver and base notes. Universally Addictive Incense, Animal (Aldron-Cumin).
1.7oz EDT for $59
3.3oz EDT for $78
www.givenchybeauty.com