Our regular weekly round-up of some latest launches that we have been absolutely loving here at The Perfume Society! (A day late. Because we don’t think anyone should be sitting at their computer on a Bank Holiday.) These are all worthy of adding to your sniff-list – so read on, and get yourself to your nearest fragrance counter…
MON GUERLAIN EAU FLORALE
Delphine Jelk – co-creator with Thierry Wasser of this spin on Guerlain’s 2017 blockbuster – explains: ‘We wanted to focus on the floral aspect and have fashioned it like a bouquet of white flowers, heightening the sambac jasmine which is an integral part of Mon Guerlain’s identity’. The necklet on the signature quadrilobé bottle is reimagined in rose gold – and for us, this is spring come early. Pretty, pretty, pretty –as deliciously feminine as fragrance ever gets.
From £48 for 30ml eau de parfum
LA NUIT TRÉSOR À LA FOLIE
We’re loving a phrase we just learned from Lancôme: ‘lâcher prise’, meaning when time is suspended… This latest addition to the Trésor family sets out to do just that with an addictive ‘love elixir’, its heart a-bloom with a deep red rose note. Unusually, vanilla features in the fragrance’s debut, while woodsy patchouli thrums in the dry-down. For the legions of La Nuit Trésor devotees, we’re predicting that this too will prove a love thing.
From £51 for 50ml eau de toilette
We are – hallelujah – moving into the season of fragrances composed to waft us to carefree days, sultry nights and tropical shores. In the vanguard of the new season’s scents which set out to do just that, Michael Kors’s striking, tangerine-bottled Exotic Blossom, an almost matchy-matchy cocktail of mango, tangerine, guava and peach pulp, enveloped in rose and peony, offering woods, musk and vanilla as the sun sets on this tropical temptation.
From £44 for 30ml
MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN
OUD SILK MOOD EAU DE PARFUM
Does anyone do oudh for Western sensibilities better than Francis Kurkdjian? Probably not. Here he offers us a masterful paring-down from the original Oud Silk Mood, with an eau de parfum. Can silk get any smoother? Somehow this manages to be airy yet still voluptuous, the Laotian wood woven through with Bulgarian roses, Italian bergamot, Indian papyrus and Moroccan blue chamomile, with a hit of hedoine for a hypnotic dance of the seven veils.
£195 for 70ml eau de parfum
The warming tingle of amber swirls through the cool powder of iris and violet, flecked with red ginger and brightened like sudden sunshine by the appearance of happy-making neroli. L’Eau’s floral notes somehow seem prolonged – akin to the most beautiful note of a violin’s concerto being held just that bit longer to tug at your heartstrings. Calming shadows of cedar mingle with the soul-grounding smoothness of sandalwood for a translucent woody trail you’ll love to follow.
£51.50 for 50ml eau de toilette