This week’s latest launches are sure to invigorate with sparkling top notes of neroli and fresh green herbal nuances. Surf the feel-good wave with Lalique Blue Rise, Mugler Alien Man Mirage and try a new take on a classic with Calvin Klein CK Everyone: wearable and shareable!
Master perfumer Alberto Morillas created a global icon with the original CK One, revisiting it now at a time when gender neutrality has finally become a reality. ‘Authentic, inclusive, liberated’ is its philosophy, with artists, musicians, skaters and rappers featuring in the ad campaign and a shareable, wearable, clean-scented juice that pairs zesty organic orange oil with a blue tea accord, on a pulsing cedarwood base, its 79% naturally-derived ingredients making it 100% ‘now’.
From £52 for 100ml eau de toilette
DOLCE & GABBANA
THE ONLY ONE
Anything with orange blossom pretty much has our name on it – redolent of sunshine, it sparkles through the dullest of days. Combine that with crisp bergamot, green apple and uplifting neroli dancing atop a floral heart of jasmine absolute, and we’re ready to swoon right into the base. Milky coconut stirred with lashings of dark vanilla beckon us forth to blissfully plush cashmere and the grounding pencil-shaving dryness of cedar. Joyfully exuberant and blissfully addictive.
£101 for 100ml eau de parfum intense
Joining Lalique’s molecular Les Compositions Parfumées, this heroes the synthetics Helional (all dewy fruits), and Undecavertol, a leafy green ingredient that whisks you to the tropics. Used in combination with jasmine, iris concrete and musky cashmere woods, it evokes a tropical lagoon, as azure blue as the juice itself. A fresh, joyous scent with an air of transparency, like faint clouds passing over idyllic beaches, the gentle lapping of the waves just in earshot.
£190 for 100ml eau de parfum
ALIEN MAN MIRAGE
Amélie Jacquin and Nisrine Grillé are the rising star perfumers here, infusing Alien with both an aquatic freshness and a vigorously masculine dimension for this limited edition. Reed leaves vibrate in the opening, while the heart is an overdose of mineralic elements including juniper and citrus – ‘a cool breeze in the middle of the desert’, as Mugler put it. Alien’s signature leatheriness takes a new turn as it collides with patchouli, in the finale.
£61 for 100ml eau de toilette
The unusual note of santolina sends a herbaceous breeze through the opening, further freshened by a zing of lemon brightness and vibrant Bourbon pepper. The woodiness kicks in, revealing elegantly spiced cedar, the cool shade of vetiver, with fleeting, incense-like waft of cypriol and fluffy Ambrox adorning the base creating a sort of hazy, sexy cloud. (Do check out Red Wood, too – gender neutral, we reckon, and begging to be shared.)
£44 for 30ml eau de toilette