Our Monday round-up of newly-unveiled fragrances that are definitely worth sniffing out… Make a date to check in to ensure your finger’s on the pulse-point…
KNOT EAU ABSOLUT
Knot takes its name from one of the classic signatures of luxe leather purveyors Bottega Veneta – a collection of bags which is revisted each season by Creative Designer Tomas Maier. Now, perfumer Daniela Andrier gives a new twist to the fragrance itself, embodying the refined luxury of that artisan object in question via familiar elements of lavender and orange blossom, suffused by a billowing jasmine, and becoming ever-more-exotic as the rich myrrh base is woven in.
From £72 for 50ml eau absolue
BLOSSOM SPECIAL EDITION
There are certain fragrances that attract not only wearers but ‘collectors’, seduced by successive special editions that look way too beautiful to stash in a drawer. Jimmy Choo aficionados make room, then, for this Blossom special edition, all dressed up in eye-catching orange lacquer – while inside, an equally fresh incarnation of the fragrance itself, sparkling with exotic fruit notes in the opening, headily exotic frangipani flower in the heart, on a mellow sandalwood base.
From £36 for 40ml eau de parfum
Tasked with creating a fragrance for a passage in Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, perfumer Mathieu Nardin’s Scherzo is an ode to the contrast between dark and light. Blood orange, purple davana and golden olibanum collide in a kaleidoscopic splash of wild, bright colour, while dark rose mingles in the shadows with patchouli and oudh. Beguiling and sophisticated, it’s also tinged with sweetness – letting the child within dance among the posies. Try Scherzo in our Treat Yourself Discovery Box.
£120 for 50ml eau de parfum
Olympéa is the aqua goddess – here reimagined in lighter form than the more gourmand-esque Paco Rabanne original. We somehow imagine ourselves wearing this with a finely-pleated silk gown, hair encircled by gold laurel leaves, wafting languidly about… Celebrating a union of exotic floral freshness and the delectably more-ish salty skin accord, it offers up a breeze of citrus-tinged white flowers melding to vanilla/cashmere yumminess. One to help tap into your own inner goddess, this.
£80.00 for 80ml eau de parfum
A collaboration between the youthful Master Perfumer Alice Lavenat and famed French rap phenomenon Booba, KoEptYs is an expression of his character, fusing modernity and luxury. The result is captivating; there’s a coolness that runs throughout the scent, warmed by cinnamon and pepper. Incense and patchouli add to its addictive traits – and the slick and urban packaging of this debut masculine scent by Nejma definitely reflects Booba’s own edgy style.
£130 for 100ml eau de parfum