We’re under exotic skies with this week’s latest launches. Transport yourself with Tom Ford Tuscan Leather Intense or explore Nordic landscapes with the glacial chic of Zarko Purple Molecule 070.07. Add a lavish lipstick red bottle from Narciso Rodriguez and you’re ready for scented splendour!
FOR YOUR LOVE
The risk of a kiss, captured in scent – a raspberry, lipstick-like note softly dusted with face powder and the sensation of a lover’s caress (achieved, so we’re told, with Exaltone, an aroma molecule that smells musky, soft, like-your-skin-but-better…) Exploratory smooches segue into full-blown passion with a flutter of ambergris-esque Cachalox, a throb of benzoin and patchouli making way for the final, woody flourish. One to proffer on the nape of your neck: who could resist?
£175 for 100ml eau de parfum
EAU DE TOILETTE ROUGE
Narciso’s musk signature flourish remains unchanged in this counterpart to the Rouge eau de parfum which launched last year, but with a weightless airiness that manages to be discreet, mysterious and sexy all at the same time. A floral bouquet surrounds the musk, with lily of the valley and roses, while the dry-down is a vibrant skin-hum of black cedar, white cedar and tonka bean. And the cube bottle? Simply red – and simply sublime.
From £41 for 30ml eau de toilette
TUSCAN CREATIONS GENTIL SUONO
The renowned Serge Majoullier beckons us to a musical spectacular at a grand theatre, to enjoy ‘amusing melodies, touching vocal duets, passionate dramas, the genius and emotion of Italian lyrical tradition.’ Masterfully composed, we encounter the harmonious interplay of black pepper, geranium, mandarin, Namibian myrrh, cistus and prune. And as the curtain falls, Bourbon vetiver, cedarwood and drifts of frankincense unfurl. Elegant and voluptuous, we’ve a hunch you’ll be back for an encore.
£195 for 100ml eau de parfum
PURPLE MOLECULE 070.07
Evoking a summer Nordic landscape, Purple Molecule is bright and breezy. A field of wildflowers, soft winds blowing, crisp air, all freeze-framed within this refined, modern scent. Fusing traditional perfumery with molecular science, Zarko Perfume has ripped out the middle notes of this fragrance, relying only on top notes of wildflowers, white orchids and magnolias to bewitch at first sniff, before a base of vanilla, sandalwood and silver musk cocoons the wearer.
£104 for 100ml eau de parfum
TUSCAN LEATHER INTENSE
Leather is as animalic as a note gets – and here, you can virtually hear it roar out of the bottle in a powerfully intense version of Tuscan Leather that reinvents the original with fresh osmanthus and davana, alongside aromatic inflections of saffron and thyme, gusts of voluptuous jasmine and rose, cedarwood and papyrus. Designed to be shareable, it develops quite differently on a man’s and a woman’s skin. Prepare to wrestle over this.
From £220 for 50ml eau de parfum