WHAT better way to welcome the ending of lockdown than by wearing a new cologne or fragrance. Here are Glass’s selection of our favourite new olfactory releases.
Penhaligon’s, The Inimitable Mr William Penhaligon
The latest release from the brand’s Portraits series, this time celebrating an actual historical figure – the founder of the company William Penhaligon. Containing sandalwood, ambrox bergamot, jasmine cedar and vetiver, this is a very refined wood and eminently wearable fragrance.
£204, EDP, 75ml
27 87 perfumes, Wandervogel
This is a really luscious scent from a cool new brand from Barcelona. Encased in an elegant white bottle, the aquatic and minty Wandervogel is an uplifting blend of mint, shiso leaves, marine accord, anise, fennel, white floral, musk and sand accord.
£145, EDP, 87ml
More is More, Judith Leiber
What is more fun than creating your own cologne? More is More by leading perfumer Judith Leiber is a unique concept – and device – which allows the wearer to create seven different scents by switching up its three fragrance chambers (containing spice, leather and marine notes) – in any combination you like – and then you can spritz away.
£95, EDP, 75 ml
Comme des Garçons & Stüssy, Laguna Beach
OG streetwear brand Stüssy has joined up with Comme des Garçons Parfums to produce a fragrance that evokes Laguna Beach in Orange County, California. Marine notes plus moss, atlas cedar and white solar flowers are combined to create a sunny relaxed vibe in a bottle.
£70, EDT, 50 ml
Bjork & Berries, Mareld
Mareld – meaning sea-fire in Old Norse and Early Icelandic (for the linguistics fans) – is the latest scent from the Swedish company Bjork & Berries and evokes the mystical and eerie, event where it appears the stars are dancing on the sea. Mareld contains hints of salted fig, bergamot, eucalyptus, violet, mimosa, marine notes, tonka wood, clary sage, and seaweed.
£85, EDP, 50ml
L’Eau d’Issey, Pour Homme Shades of Kolam
Inspired by a trip to Chennai by Issey Miyake in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India made by the perfumers, Kolam is a hypnotic form of drawing that is done by using rice flour, chalk, powder or rock powder to create beautiful bold coloured patterns. With notes of cardamom, pomelo, bergamot, green tea accord, coriander seed, cedar, cashmeran and tea.
£44, EDT, 125 ml
Escentric Molecules, M+ Patchouli
First launched in 2006, there was and still is nothing in perfume like Escentric Molecules. Now the genius nose that is Geza Schoen has decided to pair the original Molecule Iso E Super with a single natural scent. We like M+Patchouli – removed from an earthy 1960s patchouli, being rather clean and woody.
£72 | EDT| 100 ml
Byredo, Mixed Emotions
The latest drop from Byredo, Mixed Emotions aims to reflect the dichotomies of our forever changing world (which are more apparent than ever at the moment). Matching the familiar with the strange, harmony with disharmony, this gender-neutral scent opens with fruity notes of cassis and then develops darker, more wood-inflected, tones.
£122 | EDP | 50ml
Bulgari Le Gemme, Kobraa
Bulgari’s Le Gemme Kobraa, by Jacques Cavallier, is inspired by green agate and snake jasper precious stones. The freshness of geranium leaf is paired with smoked incense and rich agarwood to create a very well-balanced aromatic smoky yet invigorating fragrance.
£255, EDP, 100ml
by Caroline Simpson