This week’s latest launches will have you in rosy raptures and fragrant flutters. From Coach’s Floral Blush to Petit Grain by Perfumer H, (and with many delights in between), we love these beguiling beauties and we think you will too!
Don’t we all need cheerfulness and optimism, right now…? That’s precisely what Coach Floral Blush sets out to deliver, in a spirit-lifting blend powered by goji berries. What do they smell like, in a scent? Juicily tart, sitting alongside grapefruit, mellowing to an armful of tea roses in the heart, masterfully gathered by perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou, before a white woods finale. A playful floral that celebrates ‘the carefree energy of summer.’
£49 for 50ml eau de parfum
Joining the opulent Confidential line-up, exclusive in the UK to Harrods, Sandal Ruby is a tribute to the colour most associated with the Venezula-born firecracker designer, who’s always been fascinated by the colour red and with ruby gemstones. Evoking an ‘inextinguishable flame of passion’, it swirls with heady tuberose petals, warmed by a dash of back pepper and buffed by the smoothest sandalwood in the base. Simply red, simply divine.
£235 for 100ml eau de parfum
We love the description of Stem as an ‘(un)floral that captures the crispness of freshly cut stems and aroma of crushed leaves.’ A collaboration with florists-of-the-moment Putnam & Putnam (they did Gwyneth Paltrow’s recent wedding, among other A-list events), it succeeds in conjuring up the exact scent of walking into a florist’s shop via mandarin leaves, wild freesia, hyacinth, muguet flower stalk, rosa Centifolia stems, white cedar, Ambrox and vetiver. A bunch of loveliness.
£75 for 50ml eau de parfum
THE INGÉNUE COUSIN FLORA
The Portraits family grows and grows. (A reflection of how popular these fragrances, with their innovative gold ‘creature’ caps, have become.) Now meet Cousin Flora, ‘the wide-eyed innocent of the family, courteous to the old, punctual for her riding lessons and a smiling angel round her mama.’ Naturally, Flora turns out to have a darker side – but it’s prettily portrayed via a cocktail of citruses, musk and Ambroxan. A contrast in naughtiness and niceness.
£188 for 75ml eau de parfum
Colognes seem simple – but they’re so hard to get note-perfect. Lyn Harris succeeds with the most divine whoosh of Italian bergamot, Argentinian lemon, Florida oranges and that signature petitgrain. The flourish of woods and aromatic herbs that slowly introduce themselves make this for something more interesting than a typical Cologne, meanwhile. As with her other ‘seasonal’ creations, Petit Grain is available in a plain ‘apothecary’ bottle – or a pricier Michael Ruh blown-glass flacon.
£220/£450 for 100ml eau de parfum
At Perfumer H