Seeing as we’re more than halfway through 2013 already, it’s time to get out our crystal balls and predict the hottest fragrance trends for 2014!
The fragrance market is set to be valued at $15.7 billion by 2017, which means more money is going into the pockets of developers — so we’re expecting great things from the perfume industry in the coming years, as it pioneers increasingly complex and natural scents.
Here’s what we’ve got in the cards for your perfume cabinet next year:
Next year’s forecast is dark and sensual. We predict shelves of killer, black and gold bottles, packed with luxurious and mysterious aromatic blends. Classic florals, such as lily and rose are given a gothic and irresistible twist with added spice, incense, belladonna, dark cherries, and licorice.
Who knows, maybe dark romance will become the little black dress of perfumes in 2014?
- Jean Paul Gaultier – Kokorico by Night
- Vera Wang – Princess Night
- Gucci – Guilty Black
- Lady Gaga – Fame
- Hugo Boss – Nuit Pour Femme
- Chanel – Coco Noir
With the release of the cinematic adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel ‘The Great Gatsby’, 1920’s vintage has serious fashion retail value this year, and perfume is no exception.
Expect a continuation of this next year, with powdery aromas that smell like a million dollars. Think expensive white florals, such as gardenia, with luxurious undertones.
You can usually spot sheer opulence inspired products a mile away by their beautiful presentation: lace, pearls, and sequins all match a pastel palette for an unmistakably feminine perfume.
Aquatic scents have never been so sophisticated, and this is a trend that transcends gender values too! The aromatic citrus elements of this perfume are attractive to both men and women, so pick up a bottle of seasoned nautica and visualize white sails, refreshing sea air, and anchors, as you wake up in the morning.
- Calvin Klein – Aqua
- Giorgio Armani – Acqua di Gioia
Although strikingly floral, this trend is bold and daring – not for the faint-hearted. Expect wild combinations of carnations, mint, and roses to jazz up a new year and a new you. Don’t forget to ask Santa to put floral graffiti in your stocking this Christmas.
- Marc Jacobs – Dot
- Yves Saint Laurent – Manifesto
- Balenciaga – Florabotanica
Which fragrance trend are you looking forward to most in 2014? Let us know in the comments!
*We have teamed up with fragrance and food flavorings brand Ungerer Limited to bring you this post.