Spray your way into the new season with Savoir Flair’s roundup of the five best new fragrances, which are guaranteed to leave you feeling and smelling sublime.
Jo Malone 'Basil & Neroli Cologne'
Inspired by the vibrant city of London and its lush greenery and buzzing lifestyle, Jo Malone’s fresh new fragrance is bursting with basil and sparkling neroli to make for one of the most refreshing scents around. “We used two varieties of basil – an overdose of both Basil Grand Vert and Basil Verbena – for a modern interpretation,” explains Master Perfumer Anne Flipo. “We added an invigorating cedar needle note while the heart notes of neroli and orange bigarade create the glow of warm sunlight and a floral aspect that balances well with the basil. Then, the lasting notes of white musk and vetiver feel enveloping and grounding.”
Dior ‘Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming’
Flirty, fun, and fruity, ‘Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming’ opens with a range of sweet notes, including strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, and blackcurrant. Meanwhile, a hidden spiciness is induced by fiery black peppercorns, and a soft and hidden femininity hails from the heart of rich rose. “‘Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming’ is an instant present for you,” describes Dior Perfumer-Creator François Demachy. “It is a delightful gift that takes hold of you instantly.”
Tom Ford ‘Neroli Portofino Forte’
If you’re a fan of Tom Ford’s original ‘Neroli Portofino’ fragrance, then you’re in for a treat. Meet ‘Neroli Portofino Forte’ – a bolder, richer, and deeper scent that boasts double the concentration of its floral core. Sending you straight to the Italian Riviera with a spritz or two, it contains coastal Italian woods and smooth leather alongside crisp citrus notes of bergamot and blood orange, fresh lavender, basil, neroli, amber, oakmoss, and suede to make for a sparkling scent that’s guaranteed to turn heads.
Burberry 'My Burberry Black'
Inspired by the idea of a black Burberry ‘Heritage Trench Coat’ worn against bare skin in the pouring London rain, this intense and sensual scent is the next best thing to actually wearing a Burberry coat. Sun-drenched jasmine flowers and peach nectar blend with a hint of rose and rich amber patchouli to make for a deep floral scent that has a subtle, sweet twist. Even the packaging captures the essence of the trench; with its button-inspired horn cap and hand-tied gabardine knot, you’ll find the best of Burberry in this bottle.
Aerin Beauty 'Tangier Vanille'
“‘Tangier Vanille’ was inspired by the mystery and splendor of Tangier in Morocco… a crossroads of many cultures,” says Aerin Lauder about her latest fragrance creation. “The scents of spices like vanilla, cinnamon, and saffron are everywhere. From the palaces and gardens to the legendary bazaars, there’s always something interesting to explore.” A heart of creamy Madagascan vanilla is brought to life with top notes of rich Bulgarian rose and crisp Italian bergamot, whilst at its base lies mysterious musk, smooth sandalwood, and velvety amber to create a magical, Moroccan-inspired fragrance.
Aerin Beauty ‘Tangier Vanille’
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