This week we are all about these five new fragrances. We will be spritzing all the way to the weekend with these incredible new scents – and we suggest you get yourself to a counter now to try them yourselves!
CARTIER LES HEURES DE PARFUM
Described as ‘a collection of olfactory moments capturing pure emotion’, we feel sure this one must be pure joy. Focusing on the seemingly alchemical connection between perfume and our senses, just for a moment imagine waking at dawn, a bubble of excitement as soft light slowly diffuses radiance to the sky. Droplets of lychee juice speckle rose and peony, bundles of blossoms gathered barefoot in the garden, smiling and ready for the day ahead.
£244 for 75ml eau de parfum
AQUA ALLEGORIA PASSIFLORA
A new addition to the ‘holiday-in-a-bottle’ collection of Aqua Allegoria fragrances, in their exquisite gilded bottles, Passiflora is a light, seaside-y breeze of a scent. Shimmering notes of lemon, grapefruit and mandarin are touched by a soft, salt-tinged wind, while crystalline waters of a lagoon glisten below trees of ripening passion fruits. Ylang ylang gives a rich exoticism to the composition, ensuring this is a Guerlain vacation you’ll never want to forget.
£52 for 75ml eau de toilette
From Juicy Couture’s daring and more exclusive collection – but retaining the incredible wearability that always impresses us, with their fragrances – this is pure showstopping glamour, bottled. (In a suitably glistening, gold-adorned flacon.) Exotic warmth drifts from the luminous frangipani note, accented by black raspberry. But it’s the glowing incense, rich vanilla and smoochy amberiness which up the dazzle factor, here – definitely one for when the lights are dimmed and the music’s full volume.
£99 for 100ml eau de parfum
MEMO’s description of ‘fire and flame, in the forests of the night’ perfectly sets the scene for this mysterious swirl of exotic ingredients from far-flung shores, including incense absolute, absinthe, amber, papyrus, tolu balsam and osmanthus, together with so-on-trend saffron. Ylang ylang, vanilla and rose also feature in a fragrance that’s one-part rich velvet and one-part ethereal mist – and with a gilded tiger staring out from its bottle, this growls, rather than purrs.
£205 for 75ml eau de parfum
SCENT OF GOLD
Trussardi’s newbie is a shareable Oriental-woody-spicy play on contrasts, its highly complex construction the work of Alienor Massenet. Interestingly, at SoG’s heart is a celebrated perfume ‘base’ called Noir Prunol, first launched by Maison de Laire all the way back in 1876. Inside the gilded bottle – inspired by a gold bar, in frosted glass – also find bergamot, cinnamon, jasmine, dark violet, tobacco, vanilla, labdanum and patchouli. A definite gold star.
£79 for 100ml eau de parfum