Our Monday round-up of newly-unveiled fragrances that are definitely worth sniffing out… Make a date at the start of each week to check in to ensure your finger’s on perfume’s pulse-point…
Part of a brand new, sparkling collection inspired by jewels with Tigerlily Taylor as Yardley London’s new ‘face’. Some of the world’s top perfumers have composed these fragrances – each utterly wearable, highly contemporary (and incredibly good value). Domitille Bertier evokes rubies here with fruity facets of juicy mandarin, pear, peach and cassis; the heart of pink pepper, peony, rose and orange flower water warmly balanced by tender cedarwood, sandalwood and vanilla.
£25 for 50ml eau de toilette
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
A flurry of white blossoms entirely smothers the stunning, show-me-off opaque bottle for Bella Blanca, a hint of the blooms within. Sprinkled with sparkling pear juice, a gentle breeze carries petals of jasmine, roses and lily of the valley with green violet leaves, creamy sandalwood and gossamer soft cashmere musk in a swirl of joyousness. Just perfect for summer weddings, or any special occasion that requires chicness done with joie de vivre.
£81 for 100ml eau de parfum
At Oscar De La Renta
Inspired by urban foraging, Miller Harris’s latest trio converts city greens into scents of dreams. Lost (in the city) is a celebration of that sharp pink ingredient, rhubarb, splashing fruity blackcurrants across a bed of wild rhubarb, rose and geranium. Earl Grey tea, crisp amber and musk settle in –but not before you’ve had your fill of bright fruits. It’s tart, fizzy and moreish – do prepare to have your inner child brought out by this one.
£95 for 50ml eau de parfum
Another from those busy Ex Nihilo scent geniuses – and here, harsh green bites of galbanum are soothed with a dose of jasmine and iris. Green mandarin gives a citrus sparkle, all sharp and juicy, at first spritz, while crisp angelica adds to the vegetal poison. The base of patchouli and vetiver doesn’t overtake until the fresh, green sillage has had its time on your skin. This is one snake we’re not afraid to get down with.
£150 for 50ml eau de parfum
Sunny days and laid-back living call for a scent that’s as easy to wear as your most-loved pair of jeans. Mr. Burberry Indigo ticks that box with an energetic contrast of citrus and woods, seeking to conjure up the English coastline. Violet leaf, rosemary, lemon and spearmint breeze through the invigorating opening, revealing amber and oakmoss that soften on the skin as a pair of just-washed denims do, after an hour or two.
From £43 for 30ml eau de toilette