We thought our wishlist was complete until we discovered these five new perfume launches…!
When creating this new twist on Dior’s iconic J’adore, perfumer François Demachy recounts: ‘I wanted the full intensity of jasmine to shine through. It is animalic, fruity and brimming with sunshine.’ So he fused jasmine sambac with sun-drenched Grasse jasmine, garlanding the duo of white flowers in in orange flower and rose, for ‘more nectar-like, lush accents’, adding a whisper of magnolia absolute. (Do watch out for the fah-bu-lous Charlize Theron ad, too.)
£81 for 50ml eau de parfum
Beautiful Belle is ‘inspired by today’s modern bride, who challenges tradition, making her own rules in love and life.’ We’d say the first rule to break is that you need to be a bride to plight your troth to this addictive floral Oriental, effervescing with lychee, rose petals, pear blossom, mimosa, orange flower and gardenia, closed by layers of Ambrox, orris absolute, a blush suede accord and an unexpected twist in the tail of marzipan musk.
From £52 for 30ml eau de parfum
EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE
This is a richer – and yes, more va-va-voom – version of 2017’s long-awaited Tiffany launch, now a global bestseller. In the same diamond-faceted flacon, it echoes the original with notes of green mandarin, pink peppercorn and fields of iris, summoning its strength from the pulsing sensuality of benzoin and amber which underpins the construction. What else makes this special – and seasonally perfect – is the option to personalise the bottle with custom engraving, exclusively on the Tiffany website.
£57 for 30ml eau de parfum intense
Inspired by cherished memories of childhood, this sways around the joyous central note of neroli, an ingredient renowned for its simultaneous ability to soothe and uplift the senses, harmoniously blended with bergamot and a deeply addictive vanilla. Harnessing the belief in the beneficial properties of amethyst stones to further calm the soul, fans of Valeur Absolue’s vegan scent collection will be thrilled to learn the new Valeur Absolue trio – in which this features – is organically-certified, too.
£66 for 50ml eau de parfum
ÉDITIIONS DE PARFUMS FRÉDÉRIC MALLE
The counterpoint to Frédéric Malle‘s Night – which was first unveiled exclusively in the Middle East, where its oudh-iness went down a storm – Carlos Benaïm now turns his attention to the start of the day, again using that traditional Arabic note as the pivot point. The signature agarwood heart is ‘orbited’ by pink pepper, cedar, labdanum and frankincense, with a sea of Turkish rose offering ‘an ode to dawn’s rich colours’.
£550 for 50ml eau de parfum