Join us as we start off the week with some new fragrances that we love… We have an eclectic mix of what we have been smelling recently and they are five scents that we feel everyone should try – so get those smelling strips ready…
The carnal warmth of agarwood (oudh), soothed by the light, balmy scent of fir balsam, results in a blanket of enveloping woody comfort. There’s almost a tinge of fruitiness at first encounter – but with facets of agar already peeping through. A rounded smoothness evolves, resulting in a kind of a velvety cloak. This melding of resin and wood happens in such a graceful, effortless way – though we’d expect nothing less of perfumer Christine Nagel, of course.
£180 for 100ml eau de toilette
DONNA ROSA VERDE
Just the freshest of green, petal-powered delights – and just the prettiest of packages, too, with its pale minty hue. Donna Rosa Verde’s juice was tinted to match the colour of dew on a morning rose, with roses rambling airily all over the scent itself. Perfumer Sonia Constant conjures up cool mornings in a secret garden, dappled with warm sunlight, via deft touches of mate tea, bergamot, magnolia and a hint of spicy ginger. Bellissima!
£97 for 100ml eau de toilette
Lyn Harris is having just the bestest fun at her new hangout on Marylebone’s Crawford Street – and we can’t encourage you too strongly to make a perfumed pilgrimage to check out these new seasonal offerings. This is an ice queen of a scent, zesty with Sicilian lemon rind and bergamot, wrapped in jasmine and neroli flowers, finally resting on soft musks and a touch of Bourbon vanilla. Like a long, cool drink for a weary sense of smell.
From £190 for 100ml eau de parfum
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MUGUET & SKIN
One of six additions to cult fragrance house CLEAN Reserve’s line-up, under the botanical banner of their ‘Avant Garden’ collection (explore them at SpaceNK), this shares the transparency which is CR’s easy-to-wear, genderless signature. Opening with cardamom oil, freesia, muguet, heliotrope and jasmine, it’s the clearwood and patchouli which deliver the woodsiness, alongside musk, Ambrox and just a dusting of sweet praline. It invites you to come closer (and you’ll be glad you did).
£129 for 100ml eau de parfum
JULIETTE HAS A GUN
Moscow Mule, the latest scent from maverick Romano Ricci, feels as refreshing as the cocktail-with-a-kick that it’s inspired by. Zesty, juicy limes are shaken with invigorating, bright ginger, then topped with sparkling bergamot and apple. After the bubbles cool off, you’re left with an incredibly moreish trail of airy, ambery notes. A pleasingly juicy blend that’ll have you going back for more, this scent slips down like a treat.
£85 for 50ml eau de parfum