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Latest Launches: Let yourself be lured

An exotic feast for the senses lies in store with this week’s latest launches. From the bold glamour of Juliette Has a Gun In the Mood for Oud to the heart melting beauty of The Merchant of Venice Imperial Emerald. Round off your autumnal mood with warm leathers and the silvery tingle of Tom Ford Métallique.
JULIETTE_HAS_A_GUN_IN_THE_MOOD_FOR_OUDJULIETTE HAS A GUN
IN THE MOOD FOR OUD

If you don’t generally find yourself in the mood for oudh, do yourself a favour and take this daring red flacon for a scented spin. As JHAG perfumer Romano Ricci reveals, ‘I decided to add my own touch of mystery by twisting the oudh with a top note of bergamot.’ As the citrus elements in this fresh-Oriental drift away, you’ll discover the signature oudh buffed, sweetened and beautifully softened by vanilla and tonka.
£220 for 75ml eau de parfum
harrods.com
THE_MERCHANT_OF_VENICE_IMPERIAL_EMERALDTHE MERCHANT OF VENICE
IMPERIAL EMERALD
While this Venice-based heritage fragrance house is known for its stand-out bottles, Imperial Emerald takes that art of glass to a new level, adorned with peacock feathers. What’s inside mirrors that exoticism, with perfumer Jordi Fernandez’s exquisite layering of iris, lily of the valley and Egyptian jasmine over a hazy layer of musks, designed to conjure up the scent of an Italian stately garden, the sun setting and the hedgerows scenting the alleyways.
£250 for 100ml eau de parfum
harrods.com
TOM_FORD_METALLLIQUETOM FORD
MÉTALLIQUE
Whoosh!, go the aldehydes, catapulting crystalline notes of vert de bergamote and pink peppercorn coolly out of this equally cool, metallic bottle. But we know to expect more than clean and fresh from Mr. Ford, and this doesn’t disappoint, amplifying as it wears on the skin to reveal white hawthorn blossom, exquisite lily of the valley and narcotic heliotrope, with ambrette seeds, Peru balsam, vanilla and sandalwood imparting their warmth in the finale.
From £98 for 50ml eau de parfum
tomford.co.uk
ALLSAINTS_LEATHER_SKIESALL SAINTS 
LEATHER SKIES

This shareable All Saints introduction sits somewhere between light and dark, hard and soft. It’s tough but tender, like a smoky caress of a scent, with dark tendrils of olibanum – sweet, resinous and smoky – wrapping around dry leather to create a carnal, animalic warmth. Black sandalwood creeps in the base with a dark softness, bolstering the leather overtones while remaining cosily comforting. Like a cashmere scarf nestled within a favourite leather jacket.
£49 for 100ml eau de parfum
allsaints.com
MALIN_GOETZ_LEATHERMALIN+GOETZ
LEATHER
Malin+Goetz make a nod here, so they tell us, to the age-old tradition of fragrancing hand-made leather items. We may no longer need to disguise the scent of leather tanning with perfume, but we’d happily get up close and personal with any skin scented with this shareable blend of eucalyptus, clove, lotus flower, lily of the valley, cool green violets and orchid, with the smoochiest of leather, cedarwood and sandalwood finales.
From £75 for 50ml eau de parfum
malinandgoetz.co.uk
 

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