We’re spoiled for choice with these fabulous new launches. From Dolce & Gabbana The Only One to House of Herrera Platinum Leather, we have a scent to suit everyone. Have you written your wish list yet? Say ‘Oui, oui, oui!’ to Fever and more!
DOLCE & GABBANA
THE ONLY ONE
An innovative and addictive ‘mocha violet’ note sits at the heart of this so-pretty and seductive floral, blending coffee with soft, sweet iris. First, though, there’s the liveliness of bergamot – and after, a warm base of vanilla and patchouli. We say: do also check out Dolce&Gabbana’s adorable and joyous video – starring Emilia Clarke, by Italian filmmaker Matte Garrone – to mark The Only One’s launch. (And we defy you not to keep humming ‘Quando, quando’, afterwards.)
From £52 for 30ml eau de parfum
HOUSE OF HERRERA
Opening with a whipcrack of freshly crushed pink pepper and ultra-dry cypriol, there’s no messing about here – this scent means business. Buttery soft leather sashays forth slowly then utterly fills the heart. Given a steely backbone of jasmine, accenting the smoothness like a scented sash of slightly metallic sweetness, the dry-down trails a patchouli-laden vanilla/musk accord as your cloak of invincibility – the fragrance equivalent of a fits-like-a-glove garment you never want to take off.
£230 for 100ml eau de parfum
Jimmy Choo shoes have collectors. And we suspect the fragrances do, too, eager for the next incarnation of the now-classic, tactile Murano glass-inspired flacon. This time it appears in deep burgundy/purple – daring you to strap on your highest heels and strut your stuff, in a Nathalie Lorson confection that walks a tightrope between gourmand and floralcy, contrasting black plum nectar, lychee, heliotrope, vanilla orchid, jasmine, roasted tonka, benzoin and sandalwood. Bottled glamour.
From £43 for 40ml eau de parfum
Fun, irreverent and charming: three words we’ve always associated with Juicy Couture fragrances, and this one continues that playful tradition – decidedly fun in a bottle. Cheeky, juicy and a little tart, it blends waterlemon (a unique accord that fuses watermelon and lemon) with açai tea and pear. The heart is a floral bouquet of tuberose, jasmine and honeysuckle, while the base purrs with amber and musks. We say, ‘Oui, oui, oui!’
£43 for 30ml eau de parfum
Give this to a man and we’d put money that you’ll be borrowing it – Cuir Impérial sits equally beautifully on the skin of both sexes. Taking its inspiration from the eternally entwined histories of leather and perfumery in Grasse, this intoxicating creation places leather centre stage, orbited by Cognac oil, clary sage, bergamot, pink pepper, cardamom, orris, rose, suede, freesia, tonka, sandalwood, patchouli, cedar, vetiver, and incense. Complex? For sure. Sublime? Utterly.
£195 for 50ml eau de parfum