Latest Launches: Set to Stun

These week’s latest launches will leave everyone wanting more. With exquisite new fragrances from Jo Malone, Cartier, Aerin and &Other Stories, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Will you surrender to Avant Garde Air ? Fall for Rose Cocoa? Or perhaps succumb to the Timeless charm of Lacoste? One thing’s for certain: you’ll be set to stun._OTHERSTORIES_AVANT_GARDE_AIR.& OTHER STORIES
What are ‘patchouli pleats’? To be honest, we’re not quite sure, but they ripple through the latest chapter in the interesting and affordable scent collection from fashion chain & Other Stories (part of H&M Group). The aforementioned woody note thrums alongside brown sugar and vanilla in the end-game of this fragrance, after notes of mandarin and peach have segued into a core of pear blossom and green violet, offering insouciant chic that’s totally on-brand.
£28 for 50ml eau de toilette
Ms. Lauder gives her signature Rose de Grasse a mouthwatering gourmand twist for the season, sweetened by cocoa bean absolute, vanilla and a champagne truffle accord. They tempt the senses alongside mandarin, cinnamon and Centifolia rose, with amber and musk emerging as it melts moreishly into skin – but this is no Quality Street of a fragrance, being Aerin; it has the sophistication of artisan confectionery, beautifully tied up with a brown velvet bow.
From £150 for 30ml eau de parfum
Who wouldn’t purr upon receiving this special seasonal flacon filled with Mathilde Laurent’s Chypre masterpiece? This time around, the panther has been beautifully traced in gold, emphasising the faceting of his features – and it’s as dressing table-worthy as bottles get. The juice remains the same, shimmering with gardenia’s floralcy, before seductive musk notes stealthily emerge. La Panthère collectors, put in your requisition to Santa now.
£114 for 75ml eau de parfum
Harvey Nichols

The elves at Jo Malone London have been frantically busy creating tantalising Christmas gifts – but not so preoccupied that they can’t offer up a new scent especially for the season, too. A duet of roses – rose de Maï and rosa Damascena – blossom at the heart of this limited edition Cologne, in which magnolia also stars. This exotic yet sheer floral note is definitely having a fashion moment, its sensuality ramped up here via warm amber and patchouli.
£104 for 100ml Cologne

For those given romantically to the notion of his ‘n’ hers fragrances, here is the counterpart to Timeless for Her, which reinvents the original L’Homme Lacoste. Sense-tingling spices abound in the form of ginger, black pepper and cardamom, with the unexpected tartness of rhubarb livening the heart. The base is masculine, charismatic, classy – and classic, elegant with cedarwood, smoothed with amber and musks, and ultimately endowed with a touch of nuzzleable vanillic sweetness.
From £33 for 50ml eau de toilette

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