You’ll be in the pink with this week’s blossoming latest launches. Pick the best of the bunch from Tom Ford Rose Prick, Mon Guerlain L’Eau de Parfum Bloom of Rose and more. Emporio Armani Stronger With You Freeze adds more than a touch of cool to round off your floral adventures!
MON GUERLAIN L’EAU DE PARFUM BLOOM OF ROSE
Composed by a perfumer team of Thierry Wasser with Delphine Jelk, this will sit prettily on the dressing table in your ever-expanding Mon Guerlain collection. Powered by generous doses of rose essence and rose absolute, sambac jasmine and lavender, it almost drips with the juicy, crisp freshness of pear before the shimmering sensuality that is Guerlain’s eternal signature expresses itself – a passionate fusion of vanilla and sandalwood, always so deftly done.
£78 for 50ml eau de parfum
BLOSSOM SPECIAL EDITION
Just the most gorgeous rosy coral bottle gleams brightly, heralding the return of spring – and how we are ready for it! – and the welcoming freshness of the juice within. At first, exotic fruits and the always happy-making frangipani flower flutter. This flurry of petals sighs gently to a smooth, elegant dry-down of sandalwood – like wearing a tender kiss. We envision ourselves twirling in an orchard while wearing a gauzy gown – and this.
£37 for 40ml eau de parfum
FLOWER BY KENZO POPPY BOUQUET
Flower by Kenzo is 20 this year, yet remains as timeless as ever. To commemorate the illustrious scent, Alberto Morillas has reinvented it, expanding the bouquet of florals. Nashi pear and mandarin open the celebrations – a nod to Kenzo’s Japanese heritage; the combination of jasmine, Bulgarian rose and creamy gardenias, in the heart, feels as supple as petals themselves, while the base of almond wood hums along, softly and sweetly.
£47 for 30ml eau de parfum
Ever the one for the provocative name, Tom Ford maintains that this is inspired by his own rose garden. It offers up trilogy of rose de Mai, Turkish and Bulgarian roses, for which over a million blossoms are required to make one kilo. Constructed in a Chypre style, its diffusive Indonesian patchouli is set afire by Sichuan pepper and turmeric, then warmed by roasted tonka, amber and vanilla, tolu balsam and musk. For us? Love at first prick.
£218 for 50ml eau de parfum
STRONGER WITH YOU FREEZE
‘Urban, dynamic and contemporary is Armani’s description of tis fresh, clean interpretation of the original Stronger With You. Opening with a burst of lime freshness (not so widely used, of late, but dazzling here), this comes to life on skin to reveal its elegant heart of lavender and sage, underpinned by a woody amber accord. Downright masculine, this is a crisp white shirt of a scent – elegant, timeless and very wearable.
From £52 for 50ml eau de toilette