This week we are all about these five new fragrances. We will be spritzing all the way to the weekend with these incredible new scents. Get yourself to a counter now to try them yourselves!
Inspiration comes in many forms. An idyllic Greek holiday in the Pelopponese region of Laconia was the springboard for Tom Daxon’s latest – most specifically, a long, cool drink enjoyed at sunset, which this rising star has sought to recreate via succulent notes of lemon, bergamot, mandarin and orange, water mint, violet leaf and jasmine, ruffled by a breeze of vetiver, cardamom and sea salt. The perfect summer cooler, we find ourselves spritzing and re-spritzing.
£155 for 100ml eau de parfum
A simply intriguing swirl of floral and fruitiness feels exotic yet familiar, citrus dominating the opening, then a succulent greenness dripping with juice. Freesia magnificently carries the composition to unknown heights, and this haze of notes twirls continuously as it warms on your skin, your nose delighted throughout while frankincense swathes the base with labdanum, timber and that freesia-laden fruitiness. John Evans, founder of The Modernist, has two to follow, and we watch with interest.
£145 for 50ml eau de parfum
INFUSION DE MANDARINE
Mandarine is an explosion of zest – the first citrus in the collection, but still in keeping with the complex construction of Les Infusions – light, airy, yet long lasting. A green mandarin note opens, evoking the raw bitterness of the citrus skin as you peel it, before revealing the bright, juicy flesh of the fruit. Neroli and orange blossom are added for an extra dose of sunshine, and later the sultry warmth of opopanax shrouds you in comfort.
£102.50 for 100ml eau de parfum
212 VIP PARTY FEVER
Shimmering with the iridescence of a salty, skin-like muskiness and the intoxicating deliciousness of a lychee-laden liqueur, this is the fragrance to reach for when poolside parties beckon. With a distinct fresh fruitiness that gets the taste buds tingling, the senses tingle too in anticipation of high-jinx, laughter and dancing the night away. The music mellows, a sunset washes the sky, musk drifts with happy memories and the prospect of doing it all again, tomorrow.
£73.50 for 80ml eau de toilette
Ripe apricot-like osmanthus blossoms are juxtaposed with a reassuring yet intriguing pairing of smoked beech bark; light-filled jasmine sambac is enveloped by white amber and the osmanthus blooms throughout for a journey that is, by turns, fruit-tinged and floral then smooth, smokily-infused leather. Highly original, it appears so simple at first: a hushed modernity that deserves repeated wearing to fully appreciate the unusual charms of this foray into a masculine iteration of the Alien family.
£52 for 50ml eau de toilette