Pricier 'special occasion' perfumes vs similar scents to spritz every day

09 July 2017 - 00:01 By NOKUBONGA THUSI

Although two fragrances may have the same note (think jasmine or vanilla) at their heart, some are headier making them more suited to date night than day wear. 
Use this guide to find perfumes that not only carry your favourite note, but different moods of it too.JASMINE
Save for a special occasion
Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower EDT, R580 
A medley of sparkling fruity notes such as apricot, mandarin orange, grapefruit blossom and pear, the floral middle notes give this scent a sophisticated femininity.
Spritz every day
Adidas Born Original Her EDP, R350
Like a tropical cocktail, this scent is good enough to eat. With fruity notes of apricot, orange peel, coconut and candied apple finished off with jasmine, cedar and oil wood.VANILLA
Save for a special occasion
Zadig & Voltaire This Is Her! EDP, R990
As milky white as its bottle, the scent is silky and feminine with notes of vanilla, jasmine, cashmere wood and cream.
Spritz every day
Inner Light EDP, R225
A great spicy everyday scent that is not too overpowering, the spicy note of cumin is balanced out with jasmine, orange blossom and peach.SANDALWOOD
Save for a special occasion
Zadig & Voltaire This Is Him! EDT, R760 
An intoxicating blend of grapefruit, black pepper, incense, milky sandalwood and vanilla; this scent is for those moments when you need to stand out.
Spritz every day
Yardley Bond Street EDP Pour Homme, R399.95 
Bold with a touch of aromatic herbs such as lavender, Bond Street has notes of apple, violet, vanilla and sandalwood.ROSE
Save for a special occasion
Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria EDP, R1,070 
For the woman with a little mystery, this scent has a floral heart composed of black rose, peony, geranium and jasmine sambac, nestled between notes of white pepper, patchouli and musk.
Spritz every day
Yardley Gorgeous in Bloom EDP, R339.95 
Light and flowery like the first day of spring, this scent combines sweet floral notes with amber at the base.SPICES
Save for a special occasion
Mont Blanc Legend Spirit EDT, R895 
A mix of classic craftsmanship and vibrant energy, the spicy citric notes of pink pepper, grapefruit and cardamom will have you wanting to reserve this scent for special occasions.
Spritz every day
David Beckham Beyond Forever EDT, R450
When a scent is so elegantly composed, it's hard to believe it could be your staple fragrance. It uses the unique immortelle blossom at its heart, mixed with nutmeg and violet.BERGAMOT
Save for a special occasion
Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme EDT Fraiche, R1,055
Fresh as the ocean air with notes of grapefruit, bergamot and mint, and with the warmth of woody notes such as white patchouli and musk.
Spritz every day
Air & Earth EDP, R225
If you like a fresh scent that doesn't leave you completely up in the air, try this combination of fresh notes such as bergamot and lime mixed with cedar wood, olive wood and sandalwood.
• These scents have all been shortlisted for the 2017 Clicks fragrance awards.

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