On Mondays from now on, we’ll be sharing with you news of newly-unveiled fragrances that are worth sniffing out – starting with these fab fragrant ‘finds’…
L’EAU D’ISSEY PURE NECTAR DE PARFUM
It may be winter – but Pure Nectar de Parfum begins to get us in the mood for our favourite kind of summer days of salty sea spray, honeyed blossoms and sun-warmed skin. Juicy pears sink into sweet roses with brisk splashes of an aquatic chord cutting through. Hours later. creamy sandalwood melts away to the skin-scent of ambergris and cashmeran. Housed in a rose gold flacon inspired by the shape of a drop, radiantly glowing within.
£39 for 30ml eau de parfum
DAISY TWINKLE EDITIONS
Marc Jacobs Daisy, Eau So Fresh and Daisy Dream fragrances haven’t simply been dressed up in pretty, matte mauve frocks for spring, with these editions set to gladden Daisy collectors’ hearts. The juices have been tweaked, too – with violet flower and white woods adding soft and sunny warmth to Daisy, while Alberto Morillas adds luscious whipped berry mousse to the lingering dry-down in the Daisy Dream Twinkle Edition. Little stars, every twinklingly gorgeous one.
From £55 for 50ml eau de parfum
A positive ray of sunshine amidst the winter gloom, Hibiscus Palm is an invitation to wallow in the lush, colourful florals of a tropical hideaway. A unique hibiscus palm accord is set against fresh, green palm leaf, with exotic flowers unfurling their petals beneath: tiaré, frangipani, ylang ylang, melati flowers and tuberose absolute spiced by ginger, ultimately warming on the skin to deliver a trail of vanilla, coconut milk, musk and heliotrope. We are so there.
From £96 for 50ml eau de parfum
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Stash was the groundbreaking ‘celebrity’ scent that smelled more like high-end niche. Unspoken is SJP’s delve into a more refined, softer floral that stays true to the original – but with a more overtly feminine take on the genderless and rebellious theme. Sashaying sweetly with pink peppercorn and quince, the heart wafts forth wisteria, honeysuckle and peony, and there’s a faint booziness to the base – with richly aromatic musk, sandalwood, tonka bean and olibanum.
£60 for 100ml
TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND
This is vanilla – but blended with the consummate sophistication and boldness that we’d expect of Mr. Ford. Addictive and sense-stirring, it offers flourishes of spicy saffron and coriander, resinous myrrh and olibanum, with tobacco-like tendrils of roasted barley and roasted coffee absolute drifting through the floralcy of frangipani and narcissus. Woody mahogany, vanilla and suede wrap this delicious fragrance up – making us crave another bite, another spritz, another hit.
£158 for 50ml eau de parfum
GROOMING ROOM COLOGNE
During a trip to Istanbul, Ted Baker encountered the delights of a Turkish barber’s shave, deciding this fragrant tradition (dating back to the Ottoman empire) should accompany him home to the U.K. With several London locations, the Ted Baker Grooming Room range is available online, and now boasts an invigorating splash Cologne among the pampering treats – amber, musk, pepper and leather nuzzling beneath the head-clearing top notes of grapefruit and lemon. We’re rather jealous.
£40 for 200ml eau de Cologne