Jessica Simpson's new fragrance is "provocative".

The singer-and-actress is releasing her third scent, entitled Fancy Nights, and says it is the perfect perfume to wear on an evening out.

She said: "It is a deeper, richer scent - more provocative."

The spicy scent includes warm notes of bergamot and Egyptian papyrus blended with Indonesian patchouli, Bulgarian red rose and night-blooming jasmine and Jessica believes it showcases a different side to her personality.

She told People magazine: "A fragrance can lead you deeper into a mood. Fancy Nights gives me the chance to express a more romantic side of my personality."

The 29-year-old beauty's last fragrance, Fancy Love, was inspired by being in a romantic relationship.

Vince Camuto - CEO and founder of the Camuto Group, which holds the global license for all Jessica's brands - said: "Jessica loves The Feeling of being in love, she is a romantic girl. The fragrance was inspired by love. And she's inspired by love."

While she was dating ex-boyfriend Tony Romo - who she split with last year - Jessica revealed she wanted to pay tribute to her relationship by launching a perfume.

She said: "Romance has never been more important to me so I wanted to celebrate that special feeling with this new fragrance."

Jessica's debut scent, Fancy, was released in 2008.