Prepare to swoon into flowers for this week’s latest launches have exquisite bouquets for you. From the new AllSaints fragrance range there’s Flora Mortis, whilst Amouage Love Mimosa brings this sublime flower alive. Be dazzled by Molton Brown Flora Luminare and dive into Veronique Gabai Souvenirs de Tunisie. Even the men are falling for flora with Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli. Pure rapture!
The latest in All Saints super-successful scent line-up, Flora Mortis is a juxtaposition of life and death, light and dark. Black pepper tingles electrically as a smoky orchid dims the lights, taking the heart into darker floral territory. Amber wood provides a delicate hum of sweetness, the glow of a candle in a shadowy room. A scent that is broody, sophisticated and alluring, all the while maintaining the softness and comfort of a warm embrace.
£45 for 100ml eau de parfum
From Amouage’s Secret Garden collection, its citrus yellow flacon adorned with a shimmering Swarovski crystal, we are told this is ‘an homage to female empowerment, a manifestation of her shattering the glass ceiling and rising stronger, livelier and wiser.’ But she’s doing it so, so subtly, with Cascalone adding aquatic accents to orris, heliotrope and mimosa, flashes of pear offering a dainty fruitiness and ylang ylang, chosen for ‘strength and individuality’. Boardroom or bedroom? You decide.
£290 for 100ml eau de parfum
We’re being whisked away to ‘idyllic mornings on a languid isle’ by this stunning fragrance from Molton Brown’s pioneering new Eaux de Parfum collection. Swirled around the olfactive signature of their sumptuous ylang ylang, a bitter almond milk laps against the sunny shores of neroli and tiaré absolute. A luminescent rose blooms, entwined with jasmine, the earthiness of maté meandering to the smoothly rendered, woody musk trail. We’ll follow this one for miles.
£110 for 100ml eau de parfum
SOUVENIRS DE TUNISIE
After 20 years developing fragrances, 12 at Estée Lauder Companies (including as Global President of Aramis & Designer Fragrances), Veronique Gabai knows a thing or two about scent. Bravely, she has dived off the top board with her own collection of nine luxurious creations, inspired by her birthplace, the Côte d’Azur, and her years of travel. Here, a whisk-you-to-the-citrus-groves floral tribute to Veronique’s Tunisian roots, showcasing orange blossom, neroli and orange wood.
£255 for 85ml eau de parfum
MAN WOOD NEROLI
More than a nod to the jewellery house Bulgari’s Italian roots, Alberto Morillas took his inspiration from the wildness of coastal Italy, envisioning ‘man in nature, feet grounded in earth, skin warmed by the sun, connected to earth and sky – and above all, himself.’ Crystalline neroli and orange blossom absolute, woody cedar and cypriol, smooth leather and amber are ultimately tethered by the white musk accords that are a signature both of Bulgari and Mr. Morillas.
£63 for 60ml eau de parfum