With radiant citrus notes and the most summery of petals, this week’s latest launches are certain to light up your day. From the feel-good neroli of Clive Christian X Neroli Limited Edition to the azure blue of Atelier Des Ors Pomelo Riviera, get ready to feel energised! Did we mention the sublimely pretty bottles?
ATELIER DES ORS
An olfactory ode to the French Riviera, one glance at that deep blue bottle and we’re halfway there… Add armfuls of sun-soaked citrus and a tang of salty air, and we can practically believe we’re there for real. So let’s use scent memories to inspire future holidays and keep us aloft, no matter where we are. The signature gold flecks swirling in the juice are particularly mesmerising, meanwhile – glimmering sunshine and sea…
£225 for 100ml eau de parfum
X NEROLI LTD EDITION
Like sunshine in bottled form, neroli has long been one of our favourite fragrant notes. And there’s a riot of brightness, here, with an exhilarating green opening that’s pepped-up with petitgrain, through to a sweetly immersive floral heart of tuberose and the plush softness of a musky, cashmere base. That zing keeps on giving – no wonder, as neroli forms an incredible 20% of the formula – with over eight hours of skin-sniffing pleasure promised!
£285 for 50ml eau de parfum
WHITE TEA MANDARIN BLOSSOM
White Tea has always celebrated the simple pleasures which somehow are brought into sharp focus, now: sunlit skin, crisp sheets, a good book, the day’s first sip of tea. For this vibrantly sparkling floral twist on the iconic scent, perfumer Gil Clavien was inspired by his own Sicilian vacation, with energetic mandarin, lemon, bergamot, orange flower, jasmine, neroli, comforting musks, cedarwood, Ambrox and osmanthus, all steeped in that signature white tea note.
From £29 for 50ml eau de toilette
AQUA ALLEGORIA ORANGE SOLEIA
Also joining this ‘continuously renewed collection that pays homage to the wonders of nature and beautiful raw materials’ is a fizz of blood orange and mint, further brightened by pink peppercorns and bergamot, that whisks you to Sicilian citrus groves. The backdrop is of tonka bean and woody notes, but the result delivers on Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria promise of ‘cheerful fragrances that represent happy moments’. And has there ever been a better time for that?
£63 for 75ml eau de toilette
A fragrance of ancient forests: great cypress and pine trees loom overhead, the scent of sharp elemi resin seeping from their bark. There’s a tingle of black pepper in the air. Tendrils of incense smoke curl around branches. The roots are buried in moss and earthy patchouli, while stroke of white musk softens the damp forest floor. A sensory journey to those primordial conifers that we’re thrilled to take.
£100 for 50ml eau de parfum