Add some designer chic to your fragrance wardrobe with this week’s latest launches. Add some Juicy Couture to your ensemble with Viva La Juicy Pink Couture or venture further with Chloe Nomade Absolu. Meanwhile Lacoste has Must-Have limited edition bottles to swoon for with Lacoste L12.12 Sparkling for her and for him, with a fabulous Jeremyville flacon.
Ah, how we are dreaming of the exotic escape perfumer Quentin Bisch has created for us – but what a joy to travel with our noses in this intense scent sister to the original. Succulent plum sits atop a sophisticated heart of oak moss (a wonderful interpretation of the classic and so-chic Chypre accords). Steam-distilled davana wafts forth a tea-like fruitiness, with a snuggle of smooth sandalwood as it warms further on the skin. Blissfully diverting.
£79 for 50ml eau de parfum
DREAMS EAU DE PARFUM
It is only via perfume that we can travel, these days – so Antoine Maisondieu invites you to join Coach on a sunny road trip through the American West. Along the imaginary open road, with the roof down, you’ll encounter notes of bitter orange, juicy pear, cactus flower and gardenia, concluding your journey with notes of Joshua tree and musky Ambroxan. Check out the fab new Coach bottle design, en route – inspired by an apothecary jar.
From £35 for 40ml eau de parfum
VIVA LA JUICY PINK COUTURE
There are those of us slouching our way through our days in flannel PJs right now – and there are those raising the style stakes in Juicy Couture leisurewear. For those women who have bling running in their veins, Honorine Blanc has reinvented Viva La Juicy via mouth-wateringly juicy pink fruit notes, pink floralcy, and ‘a soft, pink sensuality’, serving up a cocktail of Mara strawberry, pink frangipani, jasmine sambac, pink water lily, cassis leaves, driftwoods and sandalwood.
£72 for 30ml eau de parfum
Lacoste has collaborated with artist Jeremyville on two vibrant collector’s edition bottles (see also p.XX), which reinvent the so-familiar symbols of the brand. In L.12.12 Sparkling, perfumer Alexandra Monet whips macaron and patchouli essences into a fruity blend of mandarin, red grapefruit and tart rhubarb, which smoothly transition to the floralcy of magnolia, peony and jasmine sambac. It’s fresh, it’s outdoorsy, it’s summery – the olfactory equivalent of throwing open the window.
From £42 for 50ml eau de toilette
L12.12. X PURE JEREMYVILLE
A witty, bright and collectible edition just landed of Olivier Pescheux’s interesting masculine woody-floral, designed by Australian street artist Jeremyville. Lemon, grapefruit and ginger are the topspin in this game, with Pure illustrating perfectly how floral notes can express beautifully on male skin, thanks to floral-fruity Pomarose® twined around green rosemary in the heart. But it’s game, set and match to suede, cedarwood and musk, in terms of this scent’s sophistication.
£40 for 50ml eau de toilette