This week’s Latest Launches will take you from saint to sinner and back again. From Gucci’s hypnotic Voice of the Snake to Bianca Puro by Tiziana Terenzi. In between you’ll find sapphire seas, sandy beaches and petals galore. We’re saying “Si” to all of it.
SÌ EAU DE PARFUM FIORI
The gifted Julie Massé reinterprets Sì’s so-classic Chypre theme in a fragrance that bursts into life with sparkling green mandarin and blackcurrant – the familiar twin signatures of this contemporary classic – before white floral neroli unfurls its lush petals. As the temperature rises, prepare for an encounter with vanilla and white musk. The elegant lines of the scent are echoed in the bottle, reincarnated in a delicate nude pink.
From £54 for 30ml eau de parfum
L’EAU D’ISSEY PURE PETALE DE NECTAR
The revolutionary L’Eau d’Issey began life as a fragrance which set out to evoke water. With L’Eau d’Issey Pure Eau de Parfum, that was reinvented as the scent of dew – and now, the dew turns to nectar, in a floral-gourmand eau de toilette that is first dripping with honeyed pear, then offers up sheer rose notes that are ultimately bathed in ambergris and a cashmeran accord. That classic ‘raindrop’ bottle? Splashed with rose gold, here.
From £56 for 50ml eau de toilette
MUSC DE SABLES
Using only a hint of green mandarin oil in the top notes, perfumers Antoine Lie and Valerie Pulverail get right to the heart of the matter with a suede-like plunge into heavenly orris absolute. One of the most costly materials in the entire perfume world, the treasure’s swathed in soft benzoin and smooth patchouli before a silky stroke of lithesome musks infuse a bitter almond and cinnamon-sprinkled base that delights as it warms.
£177 for 50ml eau de parfum
Wearing this feels like having walked in to one of those impossibly perfect holiday brochures – think white sands lapped by sapphire blue sea – only to discover it’s all a wonderful reality. Cool, woody breezes of vetiver and sandalwood softly tickle the creamy, warm-skin vanilla bean and rich patchouli; lusciously fruity flashes of mango, lemon, bergamot and green mandarin keeping the tropical vibe at the forefront of your deliriously fragrant daydreams. Spritz whenever you wish to escape…
£250 for 100ml extrait de parfum
THE VOICE OF THE SNAKE
From Alberto Morillas’s stunning The Alchemist’s Garden collection, named for a serpent’s movement through a forest, Voice of a Snake is focused around notes of precious oudh. That rich and mysterious wood is entwined with dry patchouli and smooth leathers, with whispers of spicy saffron singing through this dark, deep blend. An intoxicating creation that demands you come closer, it’s as mesmerising as a snake charmer’s song.
£240 for 100ml eau de parfum