This week we are all about these six new fragrances. We will be spritzing all the way to the weekend with these incrediuble new scents. Get yourself to a counter now to try them yourselves!
GIRL OF NOW SHINE
The dynamic duo behind the original Shine, Sophie Labbé and Dominique Ropion, have teamed up again for this addictive follow-up, showcasing a new ingredient said to ‘capture the essence of Elie Saab’ – the ‘Ormond flower’. It pairs orange blossom with the sweetness of almond, with addictive results, and is woven into a featherlight tapestry with voluptuous jasmine and ylang ylang, sparkling pineapple and toasted pistachio, beneath a soft veil of patchouli, vanilla and iris.
From £38 for 30ml eau de parfum
Inspired by the blossom-covered mountain where the Chinese goddess of flowers – He Xiangu – lived, Peng Lai is nothing if not delicate. Swirls of osmanthus, oh-so clean and fresh yet with fruity tinges of apricot and peach, are laid atop smooth, caramel-like benzoin. Brazilian tonka bean adds an aromatic, addictive sweetness to the base. Created by Sebastien Martin, this addition to Berdoues’ Grand Cru line-up is adorned with the daintiest of decorations.
£70 for 100ml eau de parfum
Capturing the fleeting beauty of spring blossoms – but with a ‘between-the-sheets sensuality’ – is Michael Kors’s new woody-musk confection. It’s one for those who like chiffon, silk and other gorgeously floaty, diaphanous fabrics, we’re thinking. Sheer by name and suitably transparent by nature, it offers up perfectly buffed white cedarwood, balanced by delicate lily, with whispers of tarragon for the slightest aromatic twist. Said to be limited edition – but we’ve a hunch it could become a keeper.
From £49 for 30ml eau de parfum
Paying homage to cosmopolitan European cities, Moresque now focus on London by night, encapsulating our enthusiasm for culture, fashion, sophistication and – lest we forget – fun! Rhubarb, ginger and bergamot add fizz to magnolia’s luminescent sheen, while an intriguing combo of vulcanised incense and styrax add an aura of fog suddenly clearing to reveal a full moon. Suede swaggers to the nagarmotha and cashmeran-draped base – and each bottle’s uniquely decorated, for luxurious individuality.
£310 for 100ml
ANGEL FRUITY FAIR
The talented Louise Turner was let loose in the fairground to reimagine the iconic Angel as a limited edition ‘carousel of delights’. It’s a whirlwind of candied apple, red fruits, blackcurrant, lychee and Pomarose®, with a ‘rose thorn’ accord at its luminous heart. Angel’s familiar, coccooning gourmand softness is maintained, via airily whipped cream, highlighted by vanilla – and if you’re an Angel fan, stockpile it now to save tantrums later.
£48 for 50ml eau de toilette
BLEU DE CHANEL
We see more and more eaux de parfum targeted at men (rather than aftershave or eau de toilette strength). But Chanel here introduce an even stronger parfum concentration, with bestselling Bleu de Chanel. Crafted by resident perfumer Olivier Polge (whose father Jacques composed the original), it rebalances the wood and citrus notes, upping the sandalwood that follows the citrus, lavender and geranium top notes, and the powerful cedarwood heart. Intensely wonderful – and wonderfully intense.
From £76 for 50ml parfum