If you’re a perfume aficionado, you’ll have been eagerly awaiting the release of a new collection of luxury perfumes, eager to try something fresh and exciting. Well, you’ll have to agree it’s been worth the wait when you cast your eye over this line-up of beauties. With new releases from all your favourite brands, including YSL, Chloe and Marc Jacobs, you’re sure to find a new obsession amongst this season’s fragrances.
Free, Untamed, Nomad
Chloe Nomade Naturelle boasts an exotic blend of olfactory notes, including dates, mirabelle and Egyptian jasmine, celebrating the mingling of cultures and the poetry of encounters. The combination of stone fruits and white florals is layered over a vanilla, sandalwood and oakmoss base, creating a warm, addictive and effortlessly timeless fragrance.
Nomade Naturelle is incredibly unique in the world of modern perfumes in that it is a 100% natural origin fragrance and uses only naturally-derived alcohol and water. Nothing but the best – for you, and the planet.
Oui, C’est Très Bien
If you thought that Lancome La Vie Est Belle couldn’t possibly be improved upon, you’re in for a treat with this new release. Lancome Oui La Vie Est Belle offers a fruitier, refreshing take on the more gourmand, woody notes of the original yet still perfectly encapsulates the La Vie Est Belle DNA.
Rose, iris and ylang-ylang provide a strong floral heart to Oui La Vie Est Belle, while pink pepper, bergamot and patchouli bring depth. Finally, the piece de resistance, a burst of juicy, sweet raspberry, steals the show.
A Fraiche Scent For Summer
Givenchy Irresistible Fraiche is a winning choice for a light, fresh scent that will carry you through summer. If you liked the original, you’ll be pleased to know that the heart and base notes of rose, iris, cedar and musk remain untouched; only the top notes have been given a refresh for this easy-wear daytime scent.
While the original used opening notes of pear and musk mallow to create its fruity, musky appeal, Fraiche substitutes notes of orange and pink pepper in their place, creating a citrusy, bright fragrance, ideal for work or play.
Nothing But Blue Skies Ahead
No perfume launch line-up is complete without a new addition to the Marc Jacobs Daisy collection, which now boasts more than 20 flanker fragrances. Whether you gather up each new release to add to your Daisy bouquet or have tried a few and haven’t found “the one”, Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Skies Edition is a must.
Juicy notes of cloudberry and raspberry are joined by whipped cream to create the sweetness synonymous with the line, but in Daisy Love Skies, this is cut with an edgy addition of salt. Among the usual bottom notes of white woods and amber is oakmoss, giving the fragrance an earthier, greener base. A must-try for the season.
They’ll Be Green With Envy
The original YSL Opium will forever be one of the most renowned women’s fragrances created. But, like all good things, it’s improved with age, spurring a wide range of flankers, each with their own unique take on the original. The newest iteration? Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Illicit Green.
The Black Opium (2014) line is loved for its headline notes of vanilla and coffee beans, and Illicit Green stays true to these but adds a unique green accord with notes of fig and green mandarin. In this edition, you’ll also be treated to stronger coffee notes than previous versions, ideal for those who found the original too sweet.
As a follow-up to the 2021 release of Beautiful Magnolia, Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia Intense is the perfect perfume for the turning of the seasons. While the original formulation was very much suited to bright, sunny days, the heavier, intense version includes subtle changes that make it more interesting and versatile.
Every bit as elegant as a magnolia’s cream-coloured flowers, this perfume wonderfully translates that exquisite springtime bloom into an intoxicating floral fragrance with earthy undertones. The floral notes include magnolia, violet leaf and iris, layered over cardamom, patchouli and mandarin orange, with a base of vanilla, cedar, musk and leather.