Here is our list of what we are spritzing around the office at The Perfume Society this week! From DKNY to Ex Nihilo there are some exciting new scents out there to suit any budget!
The biggest fragrant ‘ta-dah’ moment for DKNY in several years, STORIES is ‘alive with the inspiration and emotion of a new generation of dynamic women – living, inventing and reinventing themselves and their stories’. Full of striking contrasts – just like NYC itself – the ‘millennial pink’ juice is fresh with pink guava mousse, pink pepper and black cardamom, giving way to jasmine sambac, black iris and white tea, with vanilla, amber and sandalwood making for a happy ending.
From £43.50 for 30ml eau de parfum
GREEN TEA FIG
Note to the many lovers of fig fragrances: get yourselves to the Elizabeth Arden counter pronto, to snap up the summer edition of ever-popular Green Tea. Its freshness here acquires a fabulously cool, shady green aspect; fig and ivy leaves rustle gently alongside accords of green tea, sweet Kadota fig fruit and aromatic clary sage. Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux ‘…imagined nibbling on juicy, nectar-filled figs while savouring a warm, fragrant cup of tea’ – which he expresses perfectly.
£30 for 100ml eau de toilette
Ex Nihilo have bottled one of their favourite London department stores, Harrods – and the result is quite as opulent as you might imagine. Pink pepper fizzes with spicy saffron, while Bulgarian rose, jasmine and a lys-ylang accord make for a heart abounding with florals. These blooms are freighted with a rich, opulent base: vanilla swirls around sticky, resinous olibanum alongside chocolate-y patchouli, veiled in a cloak of downy white musk. Smooth, sensual and downright sexy.
£295 for 100ml eau de parfum
Folie Folie are known for bejewelling our bodies and accessorising our wardrobes – but with a trio of three new scents, now seek to perfume them, too. Of the three (you could also choose Spice or Fresh), we’re most drawn to the bright, summery floralcy of this, which bursts exuberantly into life with the fruitiness of blackcurrant and apricot, mellowing to a delectable rosiness that is ultimately smoothed and sweetened by a lick of vanilla.
£45 for 30ml eau de parfum
PLATINUM EAU DE PARFUM
Coach’s sure-footed journey in fragrance continues, with a creation by Bruno Jovanovic ‘made for an American dreamer’, in the dreamiest of mirrored bottles designed to evoke the skies of Manhattan reflected in its iconic skyscraper architecture. Fresh, modern and sporty, this Oriental-woody energises with juniper, black pepper and grapefruit, revealing its aromatic side through clary sage, geranium and a touch of pineapple, before vanilla leather, patchouli and cashmeran drift sensually in.
From £49 for 60ml eau de parfum