This week’s latest launches will delight you with the very best of summer from around the world. Ormonde Jayne brings the silk route to life with sumptuous Tanger, whilst Jo Malone London brings you a quintessentially English country garden with Wisteria and Lavender. A zesty spray of eau-so-cool Hugo Now completes the picture.
This long-awaited launch is summer re-imagined. Rather than looking to sea-inspired aqueous notes or solar florals, Schoen takes us on a stroll along a path leading up from the sea; through Mediterranean pine forests, where the heat changes its profile and the plants and trees give off a dry, resinous, aromatic scent. One spritz of this fragrance and you are 100% there, almost tasting the still sun-warmed figs plucked fresh from a tree…
£80 for 100ml eau de parfum
JO MALONE LONDON
WISTERIA & LAVENDER
Conjuring the idyllic English countryside in a thoroughly wearable, contemporary way, this fresh floral uses a particularly ‘green’ smelling lavender, with distinctly fruity and gorgeously aromatic qualities that whisper to a softly honeyed heart of wisteria. Delicate petals fall in a flurry to the clean, powdery and enduringly comforting white musk base, for a so-pretty trail that has us yearning for flower-strewn straw hats, white cotton gowns and frolicsome adventures before high tea in a cottage garden.
£50 for 30ml Cologne
MILK MUSK EAU DE TOILETTE
We’re delighted to showcase both of Molton Brown’s new Milk Musk creations in our just-released Launches We Love box – so you can compare, layer and make up your own mind about the intriguing pair. Wonderfully comforting – and oh, don’t we need that at the moment? – they champion milk, as an ingredient, entwined with musk, Ambroxan and vanilla for a skin-on-skin softness, brightened here by luscious pear and peach, with the backbone of cedarwood.
From £60 for 50ml eau de toilette
TANGER LA ROUTE DU SOIE
One of four new fragrances debuted by Linda Pilkington for her Ormonde Jayne collection, all inspired by the Silk Route. Here, the quintessentially uplifting neroli takes centre stage, alongside ylang ylang, bergamot, rose, cashmere woods, moss, amber, vanilla and a balsamic accord. How we year to be back in Tangier’s Medina, with its exotic sights and smells – but we’ll make do with this magic carpet ride in a bottle, which is liquid sunshine.
£135 for 50ml eau de parfum
The iconic hipflask-esque bottle has been frosted blue to beckon you forth for a long, cool fragrance of fresh and invigorating notes – completely ideal to spritz on dull days or when you just need some extra get-up-and-go in the morning. Cardamom is zipped up with lemon zest, icy lavender freshened further with mind-clearing mint and a languorous finish of shady (and always very sexy) vetiver. Invigorating, yes but so much more than that.
£49 for 75ml eau de toilette