Our regular Monday round-up of newly-unveiled fragrances that are definitely worth sniffing out… Ensure your finger’s on the pulse-point of what’s happening right now – and better still, get yourself to a fragrance counter to try them for yourself…
A swirling symphony of transparent layers, think of this as homage to the Elie Saab original, with the lighting levels turned up. A backdrop of bright sunshine illuminates dazzling orange blossom atop piquant berries and radiant jasmine as we twirl ever onwards to the gloriously sparkling white musk and soft amber that’s become something of a signature for the house. We imagine a catwalk full of bridal gowns, shimmering with texture, reflecting the light as they move.
£41 for 30ml eau de parfum
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SHAY & BLUE
Plum is smothered here in sumptuously smooth white chocolate for a surprisingly gourmand twist to this floral. Before gourmand-avoiders shuffle away, be reassured it’s not overtly sweet, think of it more like the ‘mouth-feel’ of creaminess amidst swathes of snowdrops and cyclamen leading to the intriguingly deep, dark heart of black tulip itself. Soft wood shavings and those curls of chocolate falls like snowflakes, quietly enveloping and harmonising the richness of the composition. Try it in our Latest Launches Discovery Box!
£55 for 100ml eau de parfum
TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND
EAU DE SOLEIL BLANC
Sunglasses, beach bags, SPF to the ready: Tom Ford’s spin on the Soleil Blanc is unquestionably summer-in-a-bottle, heralding long, hot days on the beach with its floral-amber warmth. Fresh citrus elements, pink peppercorn and cardamom brighten Soleil Blanc’s distinctive pistachio opening, while Moroccan orange flower, jasmine, tuberose and ylang ylang light up the heart. As the skin warms, amber, vanilla and a luscious coco de mer accord emerge – warm, sultry, dangerously addictive.
£185 for 50ml eau de parfum
LA FEMME L’EAU
Trembling blossoms dancing in the breeze, the gorgeously gamine version of La Femme has been heightened with an extra crush of dewy delicacy. Green frangipani flower smells almost crunchily crisp, the freshness enriched by lusciously juicy mandarin essence and smoothed to a glossy sheen by ylang ylang. Tuberose may seem surprising amidst such tenderness, but it’s had the volume turned way down to a gentle murmur that soothes the soul.
£45.50 for 35ml eau de parfum
Eau d’Hadrien put Annick Goutal on the map – and this much-loved icon hasn’t been touched, since. But now, Camille Goutal (Annick Goutal’s daughter) brings us a new, unisex interpretation; interestingly, it’s packaged differently for men (seen here) and women (taller and more slender) – but whatever your gender, it’s easy to be seduced by this. At first citrusy with Tuscan fruits, it offers the briskness of Siberian pine, ultimately mellowing to heavenly sun-warmed woods.
£132 for 100ml eau de parfum