The blindingly bright colours and bold prints that were the backdrop to our summer are crossing over in to AW11. Just look at Mary Katrantzou (pictured). Whilst this bold little number might be a tad OTT for everyday-wear, it speaks volumes about our reluctance to give up all that is bright and bold. Wear Calvin Klein Forbidden Euphoria, £65 100ml EDP (available nationwide), the top notes of sparkling mandarin and peach blossom, together with pink peony is the fragrance equivalent of last season’s Jil Sander neon pink maxi-skirt and this season’s orange Burberry pea coat.
Who’s to say which fragrances are for women and which are for men? We here on ELLE Beauty Team, we are partial to men’s fragrances and the fragrance industry is getting in on the act too. If the AW11 catwalk isn’t concerned with gender stereotypes - Dolce & Gabbana (pictured), Tommy Hilfiger and Yves Saint Laurent all featured masculine tailoring and male model Andrej Pejic even starred in Jean Paul-Gaultier’s show - then there is no reason why we should either. Ease yourself in gently with Creed Original Vetiver, £135 for 75ml EDP (Selfridges 0800 123 400), which features vetiver, woods, musk and sandalwood and smells