I’m an avid lover of all things fashion and makeup because I love to dress well and look fresh – and to my mind, perfume completes the trio, because it’s important to smell as good as you look. Plus, I believe that you can tell a lot about an individual and their personality from their scent of choice. I’m always on the hunt for unique scents that catch my eye (well, my nose, if you must), and in this post, I’d like to share five new perfume launches that I am absolutely living for!
Floral by Coach
To my mind, this feminine scent captures summer in a bottle. It’s a feel-good, uplifting scent, with notes of fragrant flowers like jasmine sambac, rose tea and gardenia, as well as other distinctive notes such as creamy wood, patchouli essence, and musk. The gorgeous pink bottle, featuring a Tea Rose charm, is modern while paying homage to unique Coach characteristics. For example, the turnlock-shaped cap is inspired by the closure that one would find on Coach bags in 1954! Priced at £35 for 30mL, £49 for 50mL and £69 for 90mL, this relatively affordable perfume is a great addition to your collection, and perfect for warm summer afternoons and beach-side holidays.
Girl of Now by Elie Saab
Just like the bold statements that the fashion house’s gowns make, this perfume is full of seduction, femininity, and boldness, in the best way possible. Featuring notes such as pineapple, pistachio, ylang-ylang, jasmine, mandarin orange, almond and orange blossom – to name a few – this scent is perfect for power women who love to embrace their individuality and femininity, and wear it proudly. The bottle is simple and feels rich, with a flower motif around the neck that is inspired by those that are found on the label’s clutches. The smallest bottle is 30mL and priced at £38, while the largest, 90mL version comes with a £74 price tag. There is also an in-between 50mL bottle priced at £58. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind scent, this is the one for you. Plus, the gorgeous bottle will make a stunning feature on your dressing table!
Udaipur by Etro
This scent is inspired by Udaipur, which is fondly known as the ‘white city’ of India, because of the palaces dotted around the lake, and the infamous stunning palace made of white marble, that stands tall and proud in the centre of it. With notes of Indian jasmine, gardenia, lotus leaves, bergamot, pink pepper, magnolia petals, patchouli, cachemire wood and musk, this fragrance is as deep, intriguing and full of stories as the city that inspired it. It’s feminine, floral and fruity, in the best possible way. It’s priced at £140 for 100mL – a little bit pricey, but definitely worth it, as this perfume, was launched in celebration of the brand’s 50 year anniversary and is likely to be a limited edition.
Festival Vibes by Hollister
As the name suggests, this perfume is easy-breezy, ultra fresh and forever cool, inspired by clear blue skies, memorable moments, celebration, music, and life itself. It’s a duo, coming in both a ‘his’ and ‘hers’ version, making it a great gift for both couples and individuals. The ‘her’ scent’ features notes of bergamot, quince, goji berries, pink peony, oasmanthus, vanilla orchid, coral hibiscus, cashmere woods, creamy tonka and soft musk. It comes in a gorgeous, coral-coloured bottle with a bright pop of yellow – paying homage to the carefree festival goer with a floral crown in her hair and music on her mind. The ‘his’ scent features notes of fresh pineapple, birch leaves, crisp marine air, woody accord, ginger root, bay leaves, oakmoss, tonka bean, and ambergris. The bottle is blue like the perfect festival sky, and the perfume speaks to the guy who lives in the moment and loves making memories. Both versions start at £22 for the 30mL bottles, going up to £39 for the 100mL bottle.
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Narciso Eau De Parfum Rouge by Narciso Rodriguez
The brand describes this scent as “sublimely seductive” and the description couldn’t be more accurate. Bursting with notes of musk, Bulgarian rose, iris, tonka, vetiver and cedar, this perfume oozes femininity and seduction. The name and the packaging, which is red in colour, is apt, because fiery red is the colour of attraction, seduction and all things sexy. The signature bottle is instantly recognisable for its simplicity and bold colour statement and makes for a standout piece on the dressing table as well. Priced at £41 for the 30mL version, £62 for 50mL and £74 for 90mL, this is definitely a timeless, must-have scent that you can wear all year round, and for many years to come.