This week’s latest launches are making us want to channel our inner Holly Golightly with Tiffany, Chanel and big, big bows. With bottles to swoon for, these gems glitter like diamonds, bursting with fruits, musk and flowers – and it’s all topped off with a brand new Spicebomb!CHANEL
LES EXCLUSIFS DE CHANEL 1957
Why 1957? Because that was the year Chanel received the highest honour in American fashion, the Nieman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service. And because Chanel’s New York flagship (where this has been exclusively available till now) is on E. 57th Street. This utterly divine tribute by Olivier Polge is at first bergamot and neroli, transforming to a skin-scent based on no less than eight different musks and iris, ultimately becoming honeyed and powdery while remaining quintessentially ‘Chanel’.
From £155 for 75ml eau de parfum
It’s always all about the bows, for Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy – but this limited edition takes that to an extreme. (How timely, with bows in all shapes and sizes dominating our #Insta feeds, this season.) A ‘tidal wave of luxe, pink, over the top fantasy’, it conjures up a sun-drenched pool party via the solar vibrancy of tiaré, introduced by Italian mandarin, Williams pear and honeydew, all tied up in addictively creamy tonka bean.
From £52 for 30ml
The bottle for this will stop you in its tracks even before you get a whisper of what’s inside, with its unique iridescent rainbow finish, created using innovative PrismaTM technology. That was born out of perfumer Marie Salamagne’s vision for a rainbow garden, ‘full of sparkling flowers’ – brought to life via an Italian bitter accord, faceted with jasmine, plum blossom, peony and juicy elements of blackcurrant and lemon. Easy on the eye, easy on the nose.
From £42 for 30ml eau de toilette
harveynichols.comSHAY & BLUE
Forget the variety you might find in your fruit bowl – here, a floral delicacy exudes from the flesh of white peaches, swirled through with an elderflower granita for a freshness that feels like sunshine and happiness, bottled. Shay & Blue excel at unique combinations, this one unusually grounded with a soft wisp of silver birch for the woody base. It’s a sorbet of a scent to quench your thirst for something delightful to wear.
From £25 for 10ml eau de parfum
TIFFANY & CO.
TIFFANY SHEER EAU DE TOILETTE
Here comes that dazzling, faceted Tiffany bottle again, glinting ever-more-brightly as it showcases the most sparkling interpretation yet of the hugely successful Tiffany & Co. fragrance – described as ‘the aromatic equivalent of a diamond in its purest form.’ Expect to be dazzled by a multi-faceted structure that offers blackcurrant, green mandarin, rose oil, ylang-ylang, buffed and softened by the signature iris note, which is yet again played so masterfully by the renowned Daniela Andrier.
From £49 for 30ml eau de parfum
VIKTOR & ROLF
SPICEBOMB NIGHT VISION
Viktor&Rolf newness doesn’t come along every day. Or night, in this instance, with a striking bottle tinted to echo the green light of after-dark spy cameras. Pierre Negrin and Nathalie Lorson collaborated on this fougère-woody scent, bathed in green cardamom, green mandarin and a Granny Smith accord, edgily spiced by black chilli, clove, black pepper and nutmeg. And to keep him warm in the darkness, there’s roasted almond and tonka bean absolute.
From £55 for 50ml eau de toilette