A bouquet of precious ingredients awaits you with this week’s latest launches. From zesty green notes to saffron and Blue Tea, we’re quoting Kilian’s precious vetiver scent when we say “Do it for love!”
ÉCLAT DE VERT
Something to brighten even the dullest, gloomiest of winter days, here – fresh, fresh, sparkling and giving the sense that it’s filled with shafts of sunlight, streaming through a green, leafy canopy brilliantly evoked by elements of lentisque and a breeze of galbanum. Aerin Lauder was inspired by the South of France to create Éclat de Vert, gathering notes of citrus, magnolia and jasmine and bestowing on them a mysterious, woody depth. Merveilleux.
£150 for 50ml eau de parfum
DO IT FOR LOVE
Kilian Hennessy collaborated with Bergdorf Goodman’s Women’s Fashion Director Linda Fargo on this – and it’s ‘rich in the highest concentration of vetiver ever achieved in the perfume industry’, we’re told. Vetiver devotees will find their favourite earthy-woody tropical grass lifted by bergamot and petitgrain, with floral facets of neroli and orange blossom softening the heart. Equally at home on a man or a woman’s body, the bottle itself is sealed with a kiss.
£285 for 50ml eau de parfum
Saffron fans, you’re going to adore this latest from perfume wünderkind Tom Daxon. A striking contrast in warm and cool in which saffron ‘awakens’ lavender, as Tom puts it, it reimagines Provence’s aromatic bounty in a very innovative and wearable way to deliver something really actually quite unlike anything we’ve smelled before, segue-ing from a fresh start to a smouldering finale, buffed by suede and garlanded in jasmine en route. Positively addictive.
£155 for 100ml eau de parfum
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
With each fragrance celebrating rare ingredients traded on the Spice Routes in their ancient home of Venice, it’s fitting the mysterious blue tea takes centre stage, here – housed in possibly TMOV’s most glorious bottle to date. The wardrobe-style box reveals the be-tasselled Chinoiserie flacon – and inside that, a melange of hushed magnificence, butterfly pea-flower leaves (never before used in perfumery) adding freshness to the floral and nutmeg infusion, which offers a deeply satisfying woody finale.
£180 for 100ml
New additions to the Aramis universe don’t come along every day – and while this retains the DNA of that enduring icon of the male fragrance world, it’s been given an intriguing twist. Bold tobacco leaf stakes its claim at the heart, wrapped around aromatic clary sage, with touches of cassis and of oakmoss. The whole blend is ultimately softened and sweetened by tonka bean, beckoning a new generation to discover Aramis’s delights.
£55 for 50ml eau de parfum