Settling the enigmatic tone, Amouroud Elixir Mysterious Rose heads up this week’s list of irresistible latest launches. In bottles both sleek and glossy, the scents within are sure to seduce. Hugo Boss, Hervé Gambs and Jasper Conran present new fragrances you’ll fall in love with.
Resembling an alchemist’s potion, the emerald jewel of the pyramid cap bestows a clue to the juice inside. Rose, yes – a trio of damask, Tibetan and Bulgarian blooms – but riven through with green fig, lemon and the verdant brightness of violet leaf. Praline and pepper dance to the floral heart and a cloud of osmanthus, all resting on a sumptuous base of vanilla absolute, benzoin and another devastating shot of rose. Because more is more.
£235 for 100ml elixir
THE SCENT ABSOLUTE FOR HER
In a darker, more seductive spin on the original Boss The Scent (there’s also a creation For Him), Louise Turner delves even deeper into the realm of sensorial delights, pouring honeyed peach and roasted coffee into a kiss of creamy vanilla and the shadowy cool of the more traditionally masculine note, vetiver. Worn with a little black dress or – for him – with a tuxedo jacket and jeans, it’s absolute-ly sexy, that’s for certain.
£53.90 for 30ml eau de parfum
The designer takes a tour of exotic spices, creating a warm snuggle in a bottle that feels like walking into a sunset while drinking an Old Fashioned. (And we’ll watch whichever film that’s an ending of, please!) Take a healthy pinch of Ceylon cinnamon, mix with the delicious toastiness of tonka bean, a double measure of rich, caramel-like rum, add a dash of addictive Indonesian patchouli leaf and lusty swirls of labdanum for lasting happiness.
£215 for 50ml eau de parfum
BLACK FOR WOMEN
This is as striking and sculptural bottle as we’ve seen all year, from the renowned and multi-talented British designer – a minimalist black flacon, which contrasts with the voluptuous femininity of the fragrance within. Blackcurrant leaf, mandarin and peach whisper alongside armfuls of damask roses, unfurling to reveal velvety elements of amber, musk, patchouli and vetiver in a construction that is as pleasing to the nose as it is to the eye.
£30 for 100ml eau de parfum
BOSS THE SCENT ABSOLUTE FOR HIM
Reviving the core ingredients of the original Boss The Scent, perfumer Bruno Jovanovic infuses maninka fruit – the scent of which is often compared to strawberries dipped in chocolate – with a vibrant kick of ginger, earthy mondia roots and suave vetiver. Together this heady elixir swirls a smoky, sophisticated trail, the gourmand notes balanced by a grassy freshness, the savoury shot through with and a moreish quality that has us licking our lips. Yum.
£57 for 100ml eau de parfum