Nothing beats the feeling of discovering a signature scent, especially when it’s housed in a bottle that will beautify your vanity. So, if there was ever a time to treat yourself to a fancy new fragrance, it’s today: International Fragrance Day. Below you’ll discover Savoir Flair’s picks of the best new olfactory offerings for spring – a season of rebirth, new beginnings, and hope for a better tomorrow…
Satisfy those sweet-scent cravings with Ex Nihilo’s ‘Explicite’. Designed to awaken the senses and- capture the essence of a hot, dry summer’s night – full of fantasies and mysteries – it’s sweet, sensual, and delectably dreamy. A floral heart of peony and lily of the valley is electrified with a touch of nutmeg and spicy pink pepper, while the dry down reveals a rich base of vanilla, sandalwood, and amber to impart a sweet sillage on the skin. Addictive is an understatement.
What we wouldn’t do to walk through a rose garden right about now, especially one that belongs to Tom Ford. And although that isn’t quite possible, his new floral fragrance – inspired by his own private rose garden – will transport you there with just one spritz. In the words of Mr. Ford himself, it’s “a wild bouquet of intoxicating and rare hybrids” that include Rose de Mai, Turkish, and Bulgarian roses. Clearly, this “heady bouquet of blooms in pink perfection” is the next best thing to covering yourself in fresh rose petals.
Tom Ford ‘Rose Prick’
'Silver Birch & Lavender Cologne'
Jo Malone London
Inspired by a different type of garden, Jo Malone London’s ‘Silver Birch & Lavender Cologne’ takes you on a journey through a rambling garden doused in morning light, where the fresh air mingles with the scent of lavender, grounded by the woody smell from beautiful silver birches trees. This is achieved with a blend of bitter, zesty grapefruit, soft English lavender, and cool, charismatic woods – all of which will transport you straight to the English countryside. The only bad news? It’s limited-edition, so stock up fast.
Jo Malone ‘Silver Birch & Lavender Cologne’
Christian Dior was known for his love of adding unexpected surprises to his couture presentations – “Coup de Trafalgar” moments that kept his audience on its toes. And it’s this surprise factor that Dior’s nose François Demachy wanted to bring to his new creation. “Rouge Trafalgar is a perfume characterized by a seductive accord of mouth-watering and delicate red fruit, in which I’ve also slipped unexpected, striking notes such as blackcurrant and grapefruit,” he explains. A fruity fragrance like no other, it’s enshrouded in musk, violet leaves, and patchouli to delight and surprise with every spritz.
'Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose'
The latest scent to join Guerlain’s ‘Mon Guerlain’ family is a celebration of the strong, free woman – an olfactory manifesto of modern femininity that blends floral and fruity notes with sweet vanilla, soothing lavender, and woody patchouli. In the words of perfumer Thierry Wasser, “In this new Eau de Parfum version of the fragrance, rose expresses itself fully and without restraint. It emerges throughout the composition, in the top notes thanks to Bulgarian rose essence with its fruity, raspberry, and lychee facets, and then in the base with bold Turkish rose absolute, which picks up and expresses the rose’s many deeper, richer, honey-like facets. It’s a true homage to the queen of flowers.” Enough said.
Guerlain ‘Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose’
'Le Gemme Erea'
Not only is Bvlgari’s new perfume housed in one of the most luxurious jewel-inspired bottles we’ve ever seen, but it’s also one of the most decadent and feminine fragrances we’ve ever encountered. Inspired by the New Zealand gemstone green agate, known for its strong energy and regenerative powers, it’s the olfactory translation of this captivating treasure. There’s spicy green cardamom, heady Somalian incense, sweet Madagascan vanilla, and musky ambergris to make for one seriously mysterious oriental-woody scent.
Bvlgari ‘Le Gemme Erea’
Longing to stroll along the streets of Florence, gelato in hand? We don’t blame you. And whilst that’s impossible right now, Roberto Cavalli’s new scent is the next best thing to being in the Tuscan capital. Inspired by a lush Italian garden in bloom, it’s a floral-fruity bouquet of jasmine absolute, rose infusion, orange blossom, bergamot, mandarin, and blackcurrant – with hints of sandalwood, patchouli, and iris to boot. Radiant and sophisticated, it’s the perfect free-spirited fragrance to bring some light and joy to your beauty routine.
Roberto Cavalli ‘Florence Blossom’
'Fleur Musc for Her'
Fans of Narciso Rodriguez’s ‘Fleur Musc’, this one’s for you. Not only is the new ‘Fleur Musc for Her’ a lighter, more sensual reinterpretation, but it radiates freshness and boasts sparkling vitality. This is all thanks to citrus notes and sparkling bergamot, which envelope a floral heart of tender rose and white musk. Add vibrant woody notes of patchouli, soft amber, and spicy pink peppercorns, and you have an irresistible new concoction.
Narciso Rodriguez ‘Fleur Musc for Her’