Strictly Come Spritzing – fragrances for each dance!

Perfume and music have lengthy been linked, however on this matching collection we’re partnering perfumes with Strictly dances, too! Which of them will you most be drawn to, and which might match the temper of this new season’s celeb {couples}’ characters…?

The Waltz, Cha-Cha-Cha, Quickstep, Rumba, Tango, Jive, Foxtrot, Paso Doble and Samba had been the primary dance varieties showcased when the programme started in (are you able to consider it?) 2004. Later, in collection 3, the American Clean and Viennese Waltz had been included for the primary time, adopted by the Salsa and Argentine Tango, which had been added as a part of the lineup for Collection 4, and the Charleston in collection 7.

To totally discover the perfumes I’ve paired with every dance, and actually rejoice the high-stepping kick-off of the brand new Strictly season, I assumed it greatest to separate these scent ideas into two components; starting with the unique dances and transferring onto the later additions because the competitors actually heats up.

Now, get in your dancing sneakers, pop on a pair of leg heaters, limber up, and prepare for the scented highlight…



Waltz – 4160 Tuesdays Dancing With Strangers

First launched within the 18th Century, this dance shocked well mannered society for the way shut {couples}’ our bodies had been pressed. Cult Fragrances writer Tessa Williams partnered intently with Sarah McCartney with this twirling-ly provocative fragrance. We’re handled to a deliciously aromatic waltz that’s partly formal-feeling, with lipstick-y rose, violet and white florals; half exuberant vitality, shot via with photo voltaic jasmine and joyous honeysuckle.

From £40 for 15ml eau de parfum


Cha-Cha-Cha – Edeniste Rose Délice

A vigorous, playfully flirtatious dance, this wants a equally light-hearted perfume to match its temper. Vibrant, vibrant, and sure, flirtatious, right here Bulgarian rose essence brings wonderful radiance, refreshed by a sun-kissed splash of glowing mandarin from Italy. French Might rose absolute from Grasse – the rarest and most valuable – provides sensuality. Notes of crimson berries, naturally current in some types of roses, tinge the vivid bouquet with further playfulness. A velvety drydown of vanilla and musk sashay the scent to skin-like sensuality.

£60 for 30ml eau de parfum In our store 




Quickstep – EAU.MG Rockin Rose

Quick, highly effective, however nonetheless stuffed with enjoyable, this dance requires a fragrance that may sustain! Rockin Rose actually units the tempo with an uplift of mouthwatering juicy pear and melon, instantly adopted by a hovering floral coronary heart of narcotic muguet (lily of the valley) and a rose that runs to greet you with an exuberant smile. Even rose naysayers will fall madly for it! Lastly, because it warms the scent fades out with a path of extremely comforting musk and silkily grounding sandalwood for a breath of serenity in spite of everything that vitality.

Strive a pattern as a part of The Backyard of Delights Discovery Field £23 / £19 for VIPs



Rumba – Dunhill Icon Elite

Thought of probably the most saucily romantic of all Latin ballroom dances, right here’s a scent that equally appeals to bohemian spirits. This tobacco-laden perfume speaks of lengthy liquid lunches in smoky bars padded with pale leather-based and panelled in darkish wooden. Musky Cuban cascarilla oil is pierced by the piquancy of pimento berries and a cool shot of pine needles with herbaceously fragrant sage. The gently smouldering base of patchouli will get comfy with a boozy cherry-like sweetness of the toasty tonka beans. Hip-swivelling-ly good!

At present £43.95 for for 100ml eau de parfum


Tango – Tom Ford Ébène Fumé

Well-known for its trademark sharply accented, staccato strikes, this dance is passionate for certain, but it surely celebrates a love of life, not solely romance. Palo Santo infuses this woody-amber incarnation ‘an virtually religious sensuality that uplifts your temper.’ It smoulders meaningfully alongside dry cade essence, resinous cistus absolute, carnal roses, guaiac and thorny, ebony woods. The trick it carries off? This may be equally at residence on the dance flooring at a celebration or in bed room, afterwards.

£220 for 50ml eau de parfum



Jive – Ruth Mastenbroek Dagian

Upbeat, lightning-quick and significantly social, this one wants a scent that initiatives a glowing freshness but lasts the entire evening lengthy! Dagian is impressed by ‘…the sensation of optimism that breaks at daybreak, the exhilarating hope of a contemporary begin. Because the solar rises, a breeze of lime and mint shimmers over notes of orange blossom and rum.’ Energetically fizzing from first spritz, that is one to achieve for once you want an instantaneous WHOOSH! of vitality that doesn’t fade (as most citrus-centric fragrances can). Good for any climate, too. A must-sniff.

Strive a pattern within the Ruth Mastenbroek Discovery Set for £27.50




Foxtrot – Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Silk Temper Extrait

Recognized for its iconic ruse and fall movement, there’s a smoothness to this dance which requires one thing equally silky as a scent – however a perfume that seems as seemingly easy. Effectively. Does anybody do completely wearable oudhs for Western sensibilities higher than Francis Kurkdjian? In all probability not. Right here he affords us a masterful paring-down from the unique Oud Silk Temper, with an eau de parfum. Can silk get any smoother? By some means this manages to be ethereal but nonetheless voluptuous, the Laotian wooden woven via with Bulgarian roses, Italian bergamot, Indian papyrus and Moroccan blue chamomile, with a success of hedoine. Merely heavenly.

£320 for 70ml extrait de parfum


Paso Doble – Floral Avenue Black Lotus

Theatrically dramatic, stuffed with angular shapes and fabulously intricate flamenco-style footwork, it’s the quickest of the Latin ballroom dances. For this scent, think about a deep crimson rose wearing a black leather-based jacket. A basic observe however so Intoxicating, spirited, bohemian and alive – it is a perfume that feels complicated and multi-faceted, the candy honeyed scent of centifolia rose provides depth to lighter, spicy nuances by way of a sizzle of crimson peppercorn and warmly tingling saffron. ‘As soon as smelled eternally adored’ they are saying, and we predict you’ll completely agree! Go on, succumb…

Strive a beneficiant 10ml journey spray eau de parfum as a part of the Scintillating Scents Discovery Field £33 / £29 for VIPs


Samba – Granado Pharmácias Boemia

A Brazilian dance with its roots firmly in Africa, that is an expressive fashion the place dancers should transfer hips, ft and arms to the beat – the place music appears to course via your complete physique. Clearly this beloved Brazilian model needed to be our alternative, and we’re plumping for this scent, which they clarify the origins of: ‘The ambiance of Lapa at the start of the twentieth century was the place to begin for this intense creation. Ambrée, putting and very elegant, Boemia represents all of the sensuality and daring of probably the most bohemian neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. With 92% of substances of pure origin, the fragrance has a light-weight contemporary spicy air over heat and sensual notes, enveloped by an environment of thriller and class.’

£110 for 75ml eau de parfum (Additionally accessible at their new Ham Yard and Regent Avenue shops)

Till subsequent time: keeeeeeep spritzing…!


Written by Suzy Nightingale