These latest launches will dazzle and delight you with a blend of addictive intrigue and floral extravagance. Whether you love the armfuls of Gardenia from Yardley or a scent with hidden depths like The Modernist Nihilism, we’re sure you’ll find it hard to stop at one.PRADA
LA FEMME WATER SPLASH EDITION
More Prada spring newness! A fresh take on the so-successful Prada La Femme, with an elegant label adorned with fabric patterns from Prada’a textile collection, here Miuccia Prada offers the super-fresh way to rediscover bestselling La Femme. Prada promise ‘an olfactive escape, transporting its wearer to a tropical paradise.’ The 150ml size bottle invites us to splash with abandon, once we land, to enjoy notes of green mandarin, frangipani, magnolia, sandalwood and a green accord.
£86 for 150ml eau de toilette
Encapsulating the colour grey within a scent may seem challenging, but Serge Lutens has done it with ease. Reminiscent of thick linens drying in the air, it’s a soft caress of a scent. Cold, at first, like a chilled wind, with rosemary and incense, but soon warmed by the sun of the day, with amber, woods and a tonka bean that feels so soothing and comforting it may as well be a cashmere jumper.
£110 for 100ml eau de parfum
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
COLLECTION EXTRAORDINAIRE RÊVE DE YLANG
Concocted around one of perfumery’s most noble ingredients, the ‘flower of flowers’, Rêve de Ylang captures the heady, exotic, intoxicating and spicy aroma of the ylang ylang flower. Perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin used an invigorating cardamom and a whisper of saffron to enhance the opulent spiciness and warmth of ylang ylang, while an aromatic vanilla and rich patchouli add depth. The result is a fabulous, ultra-luxe floral nectar, pierced with light.
£260 for 125ml eau de parfum
FLOWERFUL LUXE GARDENIA
The final perfumer for the Flowerful trio is Alienor Massenet, who was inspired by the intoxicating solar floralcy of the gardenia – said to symbolise grace, love and harmony. Classically a floral, this opens with fresh bergamot, sea salt and coconut water, then gathers other white flowers for this bouquet: magnolia, orange blossom and frangipani, buffed by amber and vanilla. We’re thrilled to feature this trio in our new Launches We Love Discovery Box.
£20 for 50ml eau de toilette
A majestic rose gets up close and personal with icy slivers of citrus-infused aldehydes before the distinctly warmer snuggle of the benzoin base. Wearing this is like a Tinder date with identical twins: one aristocratic and reckless, the other a down-to-earth rabble-rousing type with bellow-stairs humour and a belly laugh that shakes walls. And we have to adore the name – if only to watch the faces of anyone who asks what we’re wearing.
£175 for 50ml eau de parfum