This week’s latest launches truly have a fragrance for every season and mood. Comme des Garcons brings us Odeur du Théâtre du Châtelet, whilst Neom presents the simply titled Scent to De-Stress. Add some spice from Parfums de Marly Kalan and a touch of exquisite FUYU from Tom Daxon and voilà! The perfect selection.
COMME DES GARÇONS
ODEUR DU THÉÂTRE DU CHÂTELET
IFF’s Caroline Demur was tasked with creating this scented homage to one of Paris’s most historic theatres, showcase for the great Ballets Russes, Stravinsky, Diaghilev and Satie. Conjuring up ‘the reality of life with the magic of the theatre, the dreams and the dangers’, the juice is accordingly complex, spanning aldehydes, coffee accord, orange blossom, heliotrope, Virginian cedarwood, Cashmeran, frankincense and musk. What we know is that once you spray, you’ll want an encore.
£110 for 200ml eau de toilette
TIMELESS FOR HER
This blushing, pale pink beauty ‘invites you to experience the emotion of a suspended moment’ – that once-in-a-lifetime coup de foudre that happens when eyes lock, hearts stop and the world seems to stand still. A romantic spin on the original Lacoste Pour Femme, it bursts from the bottle via a profusion of roses, orange blossom, gardenia and jasmine sambac, tethered by woody elements of incense, sandalwood and patchouli. Will you be seduced…? Try it for yourself, then decide.
From £29 for 30ml eau de parfum
SCENT TO DE-STRESS
Wellbeing fragrances are a coming trend, harnessing the mood-shifting power of aromatherapeutic essential oils in a more traditional construction to be worn as a perfume. One of a 100% natural trio from much-loved British aromatherapy brand NEOM, we’re choosing to showcase a scent that seems rather welcome at this frenzied time of year, designed to dial down the stress-o-meter with earthy vetiver alongside ylang ylang and tonka, delivering ‘balance and calm while easing tension.’
£40 for 30ml
Imagine a cold white peach in a porcelain bowl. Blushed by the winter sun it slowly warms and you brush your lips on the fuzzy skin, sink your teeth into the succulent flesh. Delicacy, modern elegance and hyperrealism are the hallmarks of this house, and this restrained scent unveils quietly, revealing ripe Fuyu persimmon, creamy woodiness, a whisper of iris and translucent jasmine on an angel’s kiss of feathery musk. Simply sublime.
£155 for 100ml eau de parfum
PARFUMS DE MARLY
The first thing to hit you at your first spritz of Kalan is its unabashed use of spices. Bold and vivid, blended with a tingly black pepper and juicy, tart blood orange in the top, the movement in the heart comes from a hint of lavender and the bright sparkle of orange blossom, the base mellowing to woods, amber, tonka bean and moss. Refined, powerful and just plain sexy, Kalan is quite the ride.
£160 for 75ml eau de parfum