Chanel, Dior, Armani, Marc Jacobs, Gaultier…The big names are out in force with fabulous flacons and sublime scents that just belong to Party Season. With bottles of red, pink, blue and gold, this week’s latest launches smell as dazzlingly good as they look.
GABRIELLE CHANEL ESSENCE
‘With Gabrielle Chanel Essence, I wanted to cut to the essentials, to the heart of the fragrance, and reaffirm it with a more voluptuous trail,’ explains Olivier Polge, Chanel’s resident Perfumer-Creator. Maintaining the signature floralcy of jasmine, ylang ylang and orange blossom, he further brightened the sparkling overture with citrus and a tangy red berry twist, boosting the trail with vanilla, sandalwood and white musk for a sillage to turn strangers’ heads.
From £85 for 50ml eau de parfum
JOY BY DIOR EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE
In the words of François Demachy, ‘I created this new version of JOY based on the idea of a burst of flowers streaming forth, as luminous as a firework. I wanted to emphasise its sensual aspect and shine a new light, accentuating the impression it makes by giving even more volume to the woods, a more sensual layer.’ That luminosity is decanted into a pink faceted flacon that will definitely spark joy.
£110 for 90ml eau de parfum intense
SÌ PASSIONE RED MAESTRO
There is always a mini-stampede to the counter for the occasional special editions of Sì Passione, and this will prove no exception, we’re sure. In its red-ribboned get-up inspired by Armani’s haute couture collections, the juice is set to inflame passions with a floral-fruity structure that’s based around rose and jasmine accords, given a slightly tart-but-sweet twist by blackcurrant. And as it’s warmed on the body, Red Maestro’s musky sensuality comes out to play.
£75 for 50ml eau de parfum
DAISY LOVE EAU SO SWEET
White raspberries and musk now reveal themselves in this gorgeously realised scent – the iconic bottle a delicate blush of pink and the perfect fragrance for younger fans (or those of us still young at heart!) Youthfulness certainly abounds, a freshness of face, a sparkle in the eye that would echo the bright cheerfulness of the Daisy girl. Effervescent and lovely, this flirty, fluffy fragrance will grace any dressing table with its charm.
£57 for 100ml eau de toilette
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
Coconut, bergamot and tonka bean tempt your senses in this Garden of Eden- inspired duo. As a fig-leafed Adam wanders through paradise, he’s set to be seduced by the sweetness of the coconut milk and bewitched by the addictive toastiness of the almond-like dry down. The effervescent bergamot bubbles throughout, shards of sunlight piercing the decadent concoction, but only adding to the bliss for the lucky person who wears it.
£52.50 for 75ml eau de toilette