Latest Launches: Sparkle for spring

This week’s latest launches have us sparkling for spring with Diptyque Eau Capitale and the romantic roses of Gucci Guilty Love Edition, a siren call answered by the fabulous fougère of Gucci Guilty Love Edition Pour Homme. Ferragamo offers metallic violets in a thoroughly modern flacon whilst armfuls of AERIN Wild Geranium have us enraptured!AERIN_WILD_GERANIUM.jAERIN
‘Wild Geranium is happiness. It’s a colourful, whimsical escape to a field full of wildflowers,’ declares Aerin Lauder of her latest introduction. Pink pepper and winter lemon make for a sparkling debut, before the tangle of geranium, dewy narcissus, orange flower petals and soft white peonies unfurls alongside ultra-feminine Rosa Centifolia and tuberose, with resinous benzoin offering a second-skin sensuality. This has us dreaming of walking through meadows, soon, soon, soon.
From £99 for 50ml eau de parfum

An excess of rose is a wonderful thing, and Diptyque laden us down with armfuls in this glorious creation – their first Chypre, and (ssssshhh) our new favourite. We’ve a hunch you will also succumb to silky blooms sparkling with fresh bergamot, before plunging headfirst into an opulent patchouli base. Parisian chic personified, it’s the first time Diptyque have paid tribute to their home city, but by golly it was worth waiting for.
£120 for 75ml eau de parfum
In a hazily pink flask reminiscent of a bygone era, a scent that nods to romance, created for ‘eccentric lovers’. Equally vintage-feeling, the narcissus at the heart of this melds with grapefruit, bergamot, a transparently fresh watery accord, raspberry, violet and jasmine sambac, with patchouli and a mineral amber delivering staying power and warmth in equal measure. As it’s a limited edition (originally launched for Valentine’s Day), hunt it down forthwith.
From £73 for 50ml eau de parfum
The mint green (limited edition) counterpart to the Gucci Guilty Love Pour Femme, this aromatic fougère offers up spicy green elements that put a contemporary spin on that trending fragrance family. A study in contrasts, it balances cold spices with masculine woods: mandarin, pink pepper and a kumquat accord giving way to fresh and energising ginger, cool lavender, geranium and rosemary, with smoochy patchouli and benzoin ensuring this goes the distance on skin.
From £55 for 50ml eau de toilette 
An intriguingly metallic violet accord marries the leafy green freshness of verdant undergrowth with a shady haze of powdered softness – imagine slipping on a cashmere sweater and setting off for a walk in the woods. Sunlight filters through treetops as silvery musk swirls through the coolness of vetiver. Fresh yet snugglesome, refined in a casual way; we’d consider hiking on the dampest of days if we got to follow a trail this good.
£44 for 30ml eau de parfum 

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