29/10/2014 11:48 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Dolce &Amp; Gabbana's Velvet Desert Oud Is The Fragrance Of The Year

You'd be inclined to think a perfume with a £185 price tag might put people off buying it. But if Dolce & Gabbana has got anything to do with things, that's just not the case.

Dolce & Gabbana

The brand's Velvet Desert Oud scent has been named as the best-selling fragrance in Harrods this year.

Part of the luxury Velvet Collection, this Middle-Eastern inspired perfume has knocked other more affordable favourites from Clinique, Calvin Klein and Yves Saint Laurent off the top spot.

As the product description explains, Velvet Desert Oud "floods the senses, permeating so quickly and so powerfully that the chase ultimately becomes an unconditional and comforting conquest."

Yes, a quick spritz of these woody notes will transport you to somewhere exotic, but there's more to this scent than its rich, warming smell.

Aside from the slick packaging - it comes in a weighty glass bottle with a velvet embossed lid - the biggest selling point is that Desert Oud is for both men and women. A good unisex fragrance is a rare find.

It's also only available to buy in Harrods. This immediately makes it more exclusive than most other designer fragrances out there. Clever.

Perfumes don't get more powerful than this.

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Desert Oud is £185 available from Harrods.

6 French pharmacy products that will transform your skin
What chocolate really does to your complexion
Make up: Top 5 mascaras

The start of a new season is also a brilliant time to invest in a new scent. Here are a few of the latest launches...