These latest launches are the perfect start to a perfectly fragranced year. Begin your journey with Altaia Wonder of You then dive into Ariana Grande THANK U NEXT, before exploring Jeroboam Ligno, Widian New York and Celine Cologne Française. Truly, fragrant wonders of the world!
WONDER OF YOU
Brimming over with joyful exuberance, fizzing grapefruit and tart blackcurrant sparkle their way to a floral heart of freesia and watermelon, soothing finally to a warmer dry-down of cosy snuggles thanks to the golden glow of Ambroxan and fluffy musk. Inspired by the feeling of being in love every day, wearing this we picture the peeping green buds of spring, a lightness of heart and hopefulness. What a Wonder-fully thoughtful gift this would make…
£175 for 100ml eau de parfum
THANK U, NEXT
A riff from the song of the name, Ari continues her successful fragrance line with a sharp, juicy burst of white pear and wild raspberry that quickly softens to a deliciously creamy heart of coconut that feels so light it’s like wearing a mousse. The fruity playfulness dives deep into a flurry of pink rose petals, a gauzy musk, and the surprise of a macarron accord in the base. Feminine, fun and full of life.
£25 for 30ml eau de parfum
We’d have expected more of a fanfare for a collection of seven scents. Instead, they’ve enjoyed a relatively understated release – echoing the style of Celine designer Hedi Slimane, who’s said to have been closely involved in the creation. Here, we’re showcasing what Celine describe as their trompe l’oeil Cologne, which plays on ‘dissonant accords’ of neroli, fig, orris butter and ‘the tender patina of tree moss’. What we do know is this is sophistication, bottled.
190 euros for 100ml eau de parfum
Ligno means ‘woody’ in Esperanto, and this certainly plunges you straight into the heart of a mysterious forest at night, all rustling dark green foliage and loamy shadows against a velvety midnight sky. Grey amber (a misty, mineralic natural ambergris) feels like a shawl made of cobwebs, jewelled with dewdrops, effortlessly draped around a deeply devilish patchouli and their signature blend of potent yet still fluffy musks. Snuggle up and allow yourself to be beguiled.
£90 for 30ml extrait de parfum
A fresh arrival to their Sapphire Collection, perfumer Jordi Fernández first wafts juicy Italian bergamot, mandarin and lemon with pink pepper accentuating dry tingle of French lavender oil. Earthy coriander seeds are shot through with coolly aromatic juniper, seamlessly blended to a gorgeous heart of Chinese geranium. Soothing orris then cossets Bulgarian rose and luminescent jasmine before a final hoorah of Haitian vetiver and musky warmth. So good they should have named it twice.
£215 for 50ml eau de parfum