With names like Radiant Osmanthus and Juniper Jazz, it’s clear to that this week’s latest launches are something to celebrate. Lacoste brings us visons of Wimbledon with Match Point whilst Creed Aventus glories in its Tenth Anniversary Limited Edition. In the final furlong, Parfums de Marly provides a breath-taking photo finish with the luxurious Pegasus Exclusif.
BENTLEY BEYOND THE COLLECTION
Continuing their celebration of feminine fragrances that evoke the excitement of world-travel, the osmanthus here truly is radiant – orange blossom and succulent peach a fragrant choir of fruitiness amidst glowing jasmine, sheer amber, smooth sandalwood and fluffy musk. A prescient scent if ever there were one, how we shall wrap ourselves in this and dream of sunnier days, of being frivolous again and relishing every single adventure. Joyful mood-enhancement to wear at any time.
£165 for 100ml eau de parfum
Outside, Juniper Jazz is dressed up Art Deco-style. But the bottle itself has a holographic shimmer that is very ‘now’. Launched as a limited edition, we are sincerely hoping that this does not do a Cinderella-esque vanishing act on us – we’re so taken with the contrast of fascinating metallic molecules, softened by warm, musky woods and patchouli. In the unlikely event of any dancing on tabletops this party season, expect us to be wearing this.
£85 for 100ml eau de toilette
AVENTUS 1OTH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION
Celebrating a decade of the iconic, blockbusting men’s fragrance, for the first time, Creed offer a stunning special edition bottle. We know there are millions of fans – and with good reason: it’s a vibrantly sensual explosion of pineapple, perfectly balanced with florals, spices, citrus fruits and woody notes – and this so-collectable bottle should definitely adorn your dens. For uber fans it’s a must-buy, and for those yet to experience it? Get set to stun!
£280 for 100ml eau de parfum
Never mind Match Point, this is game, set and match to Lacoste for a thrillingly fresh aromatic creation that pitches two poised accords against each other. In the opening game, enjoy the green, exhilarating energy of basil and gentian, with an intriguing yet subtle bitter edge. But ultimately, as with all fragrances, it’s the base notes which win through – here, the composed, calm elegance of vetiver, smoothed by Cashmeran. Trophy-worthy, this one.
From £35 for 30ml eau de toilette
PARFUMS DE MARLY
When Pegasus first launched, it became an instant success – the kind of cult fragrance perfumistas nodded in quiet appreciation of, while passing a fellow fragrance lover. Returning with a twist, Pegasus now rides again as an Exclusif version. Retaining two of the most characteristic ingredients found in the original – bitter almond and vanilla – the warmth of guaiac wood and natural oudh radiates further when contrasted with the zingy opening of bergamot and pink pepper.
£160 for 75ml eau de parfum