M.A.C Shadescents

Finding a signature scent or that lipstick you love to wear everyday is what we call a beauty win. That's exactly what inspired M.A.C Cosmetics to create Shadescents. Trudi Brewer explains this new beauty concept.

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I don't know a woman who doesn't own a MAC lipstick, including one of the iconic shades, inspired to create a line of fragrance. Case in point: Creme De Nude, is our art director Olivia Wimsett's go-to shade. Lady Danger is my favourite statement lip colour for after five. My Heroine is never out of reach for our style director Louise Hilsz. And the hot pink that graces the lips of our beauty director Sarah Simpson (almost everyday) is Candy Yum-Yum.
Six fragrances that have taken the name of their lipstick muse, Creme De Nude, Velvet Teddy, Ruby Woo, Lady Danger, My Heroine and Candy Yum-Yum, aim to project the same vibe of those coveted lipstick shades that have stolen our hearts.
Here's what they smell like.

Top row: Creme De Nude. Velvet Teddy. Candy Yum Yum. Second row: Ruby Woo. Lady Danger. Heroine.

Top row: Creme De Nude. Velvet Teddy. Candy Yum Yum.
Second row: Ruby Woo. Lady Danger. Heroine.

Creme De Nude: A sexy musky scent with notes of amber and caramel is inspired by bare skin.
Velvet Teddy: The wild honey and creamy musk appeals to a more sophisticated fragrance devote, this is my pick from the collection. 
Candy Yum-Yum: Young and flirty, it's certainly the youngest offering in the collection. Known as a gourmand fragrance, tropical fruity notes are made sweeter by the cotton candy note.
Ruby Woo: A woody floral, with a touch of long lasting, luxurious leather.
Lady Danger: Known in fragrance circles as an oriental floral, it's spicy hit is from wild cherry that leaves a fruity dry down.
My Heroine: The spicy offering that is bursting with saffron, incense, smoke and cordovan black leather.
M.A.C Shadescents Fragrance, $75 hits counters February 6.