After a super-sunny weekend, some of you may have a case of the Monday morning blues. Well, never fear – because our weekly roundup of some of our favourite scent launches is here to get you through your first day back at work.
JO MALONE LONDON
TROPICAL CHERIMOYA COLOGNE
Never tasted a cherimoya? The Brazilian fruit is an intoxicating combination of mouthwatering tropical flavours like coconut, bananas and strawberries. It sambas right into this summery Cologne, where it’s accented by juicy pear and sunny passion flower, basking ultimately in the warmth of creamy tonka and Brazilian copaiba resin. And never has a Jo Malone London looked quite so eye-catching as in this flamboyant limited edition bottle.
From £47 for 30ml Cologne
It is said that cedars ‘know history better than history itself’. This is certainly an accomplished ode to a majestic tree and a magical ingredient. An engulfing scent, the first spray offers a harsh punch of cedar, sharp and woody, swiftly softened by powerful jasmine blossoms coil around those hard cedar branches. Again, the entanglement of these two ingredients feels so natural in Nagel’s hands, the cedar and jasmine seamlessly becoming one.
£180 for 100ml eau de toilette
JUST LIKE HEAVEN
A whisper-soft halo of a scent, Just Like Heaven combines sparkling citruses and beautiful blossoms. Tart rhubarb is paired with mandarin for a fizzily fruity beginning. Petitgrain and hyacinth swirl together in a green floral haze, heliotrope gives it a burst of air, and ylang ylang adds hint of exoticism – all on a bed of the alluring spicy-sweet warmth of tonka bean. It’s what a cloud from heaven might indeed smell like, we think.
£73 for 50ml extrait de parfum
CHEAP & CHIC SO REAL
Olive Oyl’s been travelling the world, collecting awards and attending select soirées, now ready to make her 2018 appearance in an exclusive Moschino dress designed by artistic director, Jeremy Scott. The fragrance inside’s as cheeky as her outfit: bright, bitter orange cooled with a kiss of raspberry, mandarin and blackcurrant sorbet, pink peony, jasmine petals and magnolia blossoms irresistibly tumbling to a soft woody base. Adorably bonkers, the bottle’s being snapped up by collectors…
£29.50 for 30ml
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Here, perfumer Quentin Bisch focuses on the bitter orange – sometimes called ‘the perfumers’ tree’, for the huge range of fragrant materials it so generously provides. Orange blossom absolute is woven with a trio of citrus fruits, with lemon from Italy, tangerine and bergamot (this last an integral aspect of the fragrance, in an extract exclusive to Givaudan). At almost Cologne-like, we love the way pink berries add extra zing, before giving in to exuberant voluptuousness.
£130 for 75ml eau de parfum