Have you noticed there are Potions & Elixirs currently abounding in fragrance form – tapping in to our need for a way to add some magic and feelings of strength and control over our lives, perhaps? Well, we certainly feel the best way to empower yourself – and feel magical – at any time of year is through the power of of perfume…
Penhaligon’s recently-launched Potions collection offers fragrant remedies for modern living that evoke William Penhaligon’s experiments with aromatic concoctions. Beckon courage with Eau the Audacity, energise with Va Va Vroom, ignite desire with Liquid Love, banish worries with A Balm of Calm, or feel euphoric after a spritz of A Kiss of Bliss. Visit the website to explore them – it’s a joyous experience!
Penhaligon’s says: ‘William Penhaligon laboured for his legacy to be delightful. One to cure all ills, one that he and future generations would be rightly proud! You are about to discover the result of his travails… Discover five new fragrances filled to the brim with miraculous ingredients to boost your mood.’ All Penhaligon’s Potions £195 for 100ml eau de parfum penhaligons.com
A Penhaligon’s Potions & Remedies Discovery Set is also available: £30 for 5 x 2ml eau de parfum
Goldfield & Banks Silky Woods Elixir
Encased in molten gold, this deeper, darker take contrasts the supple ripples of woody smoothness of oudh and radiantly hushed yet ultra long-lasting musk with succulent fig and rose to add even greater allure. Irresistible!
£215 for 100ml pure parfum harrods.com
Roja Dove Elixir
The spellbinding scent you reach for when a touch of magic is required to whisk you through a humdrum day, a single drop of the vanilla-stroke, peach-nuzzled, rose and raspberry-infused nectar making ‘skies become bluer’. Yes please!
From £60 for 10ml eau de parfum rojaparfums.com
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Elixir
Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble… this sailor’s so hot his torso all a-smoulder (as are the senses of all who encounter him). Gilded amber melts gold flecks through the warmly resinous composition – a sensual deep dive into new scented waters that’s bound to cause long-term fans to storm the decks, while captivating a whole new jolly crew. Far too sexy not share, all the nice (and naughty) girls (and boys) certainly do love an amber-infused, elixir-powered sailor.
£73 for 75ml eau de parfum theperfumeshop.com
Mugler Angel Elixir
Magical waves of a Muglerian bouquet follow your every move, swathes of white flowers juxtaposed by the bold amber trail, the heady exoticism of ylang ylang cocooned by the creamy, twice-distilled sandalwood and simmering spices.
£65 for 25ml eau de parfum mugler.co.uk
BDK Gris Charnel Elixir
An amber-gleamed, intensified glory with smoked cardamom, black tea and fig accord atop a sinful patchouli and tonka base. Powerfully addictive, one to swagger in the full knowledge that the answer to ‘who smells so good?’ is YOU.
£220 for 100ml extrait harveynichols.com
[P.S. Try a sample of BDK Gris Charnel Elixir in our Scintillating Scents Discovery Box! £33 / £29 for VIPs]
HUGO BOSS Boss Bottled Elixir
A cool breeze of silvery cardamom throbs through ripples of frankincense resin, wet earthiness of patchouli and vetiver evoking the glorious sensation of petrichor, with cedar and labdanum smouldering, charmingly in the long-lasting trail.
£73 for 50ml eau de parfum theperfumeshop.com