This week’s latest launches prove that you can enjoy a touch of luxury every day with the invisible golden cloak of scent. Dior J’Adore Infinissime shimmers in its elegant flacon as Cartier offers up La Panthère Parfum. Dusita Le Pavilion D’Or offers a sanctuary garlanded with honeysuckle as Paco Rabanne brings that welcome touch of bling.
LA PANTHÈRE PARFUM
The many fans of Mathilde Laurent’s feline Panthère will rejoice that not only is this contemporary classic Chypre now available in its most intense form yet, as an exquisitely skin-lingering parfum, but it’s also now layerable, via a solid perfume and a fragrant hand cream. Radiant as ever, the sensual floral star note of gardenia billows even more sexily here, amplified by osmanthus. Apply to pulse-points and perfect your prowl.
From £67 for 25ml parfum
J’ADORE EAU DE PARFUM INFINISSIME
François Demachy puts an exquisite spin on Dior’s iconic white floral masterpiece, with its bouquet of Centifolia rose, ylang ylang, lily of the valley and tuberose – here, amplifying that most sensual and suggestive of Grasse-grown flowers, a stem of which can perfume a whole room. Honeyed, creamy, addictive, this is J’adore’s most intense, dance-till dawn version yet, refreshed by a twist of pink peppercorn and blood orange, softened by sandalwood. Femininity, bottled.
From £84 for 50ml eau de parfum
LE PAVILLON D’OR
Pissara Umavijani is a self-taught perfumer whose creative genius proves that you don’t always have to have attended ISIPCA to confect scents that are very special indeed – in Dusita’s case, inspired by Pissara’s father’s philosophical poetry, and her Siamese heritage. Honeysuckle garlands notes of citrus mints, boronia, green frankincense and white thyme, mellowing to an almost lickable base of vanilla, spicy rum, oak and sandalwood. We’d happy take up residence in this ‘golden pavillion’.
£218 for 100ml eau de parfum
Perfumer Jordi Fernandez weaves a new spell from the modern classic, that instantly recognisable signature white musk accord drifting through the dappled shade of Indonesian patchouli and patches of sunlit jasmine. The season of drowsy, honeyed sunshine and distant drifts of woodsmoke is welcomed with tempting russet tones of cider apple and vanilla atop the rustling dried patchouli leaves in the base – an opulent backdrop to this most mellow, mellifluous (and addictive) version yet.
£140 for 100ml eau de parfum
1 MILLION PARFUM
Fans of the block-busting original are bound to like this, but don’t expect a repeat performance: this is a stunning evocation of soft leather infused with a surprisingly salty tuberose. Naysayers of this narcotic note, please unclench your teeth: it’s creamily rendered, but perfumers Quentin Bisch and Christophe Raynaud have leaned handsomely into the savoury aspect. Smoky, sensual, sophisticated, with a sillage that lasts all day. We’re stealing this for our own collection.
£54 for 50ml parfum