As is our habit, here is our weekly roundup of some of the perfume universe’s latest launches. Read on for a first ‘whiff’ of the scents The Perfume Society is loving this week – then go check them out for yourself…
Light-filled, carefree, sun-drenched – both the colour and vibe of the fragrance itself – Terry de Gunzburg’s inspiration for Soleil Piquant was the Balearic island of Formentera. Initially ablaze with bright neroli, it unfolds to reveal the soft floralcy of cactus flower and almond blossoms, humming with addictive notes of tonka bean and sandalwood in the dry-down. Just in time for that summer getaway, the 100ml EDP comes packaged with a security-friendly 8ml spray.
£185 for 100ml eau de parfum and purse spray
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Gaby Aghion, the founder of Chloé, apparently used to say ‘my colours come from Egypt’ – and the ideal Chloé woman cavorts across the continents with a boundless energy that’s reflected in their sassy yet sophisticated fashion range. Quentin Bisch’s Nomade now evokes Chloé’s vision of escape in fragrant form, summoning the succulent ripeness of the mirabelle plum with the fresh breeziness of freesia and the grounding, mineralic whisper of oakmoss for a vintage flair.
£49 for 30ml eau de parfum
Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Diptyque release the 36th and 37th of their fragrant opuses, this one revisiting the patchouli theme of the Swinging Sixties, but utterly refining and modernising that note. Combining three different extractions, each sourced from Givaudan’s sustainable supply chain on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the effect is a vibrational thrum of delicious depth. Perfumer Olivier Pescheux weaves steamy violet leaves, damp earth and fern-strewn forests with hot spices that resonate addictively.
£115 for 75ml eau de parfum
Part of their new Hedonist Collection, Rehab promises to return you to ecstatic perfume pleasure. A note of Bourbon in the top mingles with a spiky black pepper, the sweet heart of coumarin blending with dry tobacco before melting away to a medley of cedarwood, sandalwood and patchouli, paired with vanilla, amber and musks – a combination that ends up smelling soft and definitely addictive, offering a reassuring comfort you want to return to.
£95 for 90ml eau de parfum
The Déclaration line-up acquires a contemporary new look for spring 2018 – and a new, intense way to enjoy the iconic fragrance. (A great introduction to the line, if you don’t know it). Expect your senses to be warmed by spices, leathers and resins, in a poised construction perfectly balanced (as ever) by in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent. Bergamot’s luminosity gives way to orange and cardamom in the heart, elegantly tethered by cedarwood in the base.
From £73 for 50ml parfum