By Christina Raptis
As Coco Chanel once famously said “No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.” Here are our editor's top picks of this seasons’ newest scents.
Lalique L’amour Eau de Parfum
The newest scent from Lalique is filled with notes of bergamot, rosebud and the delicacy of neroli with a bouquet of white flowers: Tuberose, Gardenia and Jasmine. This fresh yet elegant fragrance is the perfect gift for that special someone.
Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau de Parfum
A blooming floral bouquet of femininity, this fragrance offers its wearer a burst of soft radiance. Fresh orange blossom freshens and brightens like a dash of summer sun, intertwining with delicate Jasmine exuding an impressive, subtle power. Considered an ‘ode to light’, the perfume is dressed up in a clear glass bottle that reflects the sun, shining a spotlight on the ambrosia hidden within.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian À La Rose Eau de Parfum
Inspired by the painting of Queen Marie Antoinette holding a Centifolia rose in her hand, Francis Kurkdjian brought the artistry works of Elizabeth Vignée Le Brun to life, in his creation of a same name eau de parfum: À la rose. 250 freshly bloomed roses from Grasse offer their unequalled richness to every bottle. Sweet fruit accords line the top notes while the woody base gives way to a floral heart.
BDK Parfums Gris Charnel Eau de Parfum
An enticing fragrance from the luxury French perfume house that conjures up images of a couple dancing at the Tino-Rossi garden in Paris under the silver moon. They slip away. In the early morning, the sheets give off a scent of sleepless nights, mischievous and lascivious embraces. In the heart, the powdery clarity of the Iris absolute defies the darkness and the essential oil of Cistus. This play of light is balanced by a light-dark trail emerging from the essential oil of Sandalwood, blended with Bourbon vetiver and Tonka bean absolute.
Clean Reserve Warm Cotton Eau de Parfum
Blending floral cotton accords with elegant plush lily, this scent is irresistibly comforting, like slipping into the ultimate comfort of freshly laundered sheets at your favourite luxury hotel. All Clean fragrances are sustainably sourced and the packaging is entirely recyclable – the perfect eco-friendly gift.
Parle Moi de Parfum Mile High/38
A trip around the world through scent, Parle Moi de Parfum’s new Mile High / 38 promises a moment of escapism: a one-way trip to the high spheres, an intoxicating high-altitude inhalation. A fruity, floral, chypre composition featuring juicy, sharp pineapple from the Indian Ocean, sensual Tonka bean from Venezuela, luscious, sweet Immortelle from Corsica and earthy Patchouli from Indonesia.
Available from March 2021 www.lessenteurs.com
Initio Parfums Divine Attraction Eau de Parfum
Provocative and bewitching, Divine Attraction calls on your supernatural powers. A mix of leather and vetiver creates a proactive and almost supernatural accord. A sensually seductive scent.
Tom Daxon Crushing Bloom Eau de Parfum
A rose fragrance with darkness and weight. Green, spicy top notes partner a floral heart of rose, jasmine sambac and iris. At its base, the finest musks produce a silky feel, like running petals through your fingers.
CREED Royal Oud
This majestic eau de parfum celebrates one of perfumery’s greatest treasures – Oud. A combination of rich, woody and oriental notes unfold to bring a fresh twist to the classic scent of oud; re-defining the olfactive experience for the modern man – and equally loved by women too.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Aftershave Spray
Tell him he’s one in a million with this strong, sensual, long lasting fragrance. 1 Million opens with blood mandarin and peppermint to capture the attention, with a heart of rose absolute and cinnamon and a seriously seductive dry down of amber and leather. An all-round classic housed in a striking gold bottle – the perfect gift for him.
Savile Row Company Fragrance Gift Set
The perfect way to sample Savile Row Company's luxury scents. This exclusive gift set includes three fresh and enticing fragrances: Heritage, Regent and Mayfair. Presented in an exquisite box, they will make a wonderful present for the gentleman in your life.
3 x 30ml, £49.