GLASS brings you some recent perfume launches – enjoy these fresh and dewy roses and lush tuberoses as well as perfumes that transport you straight to the beaches of the south of France.
Hiram Green, Arcadia
Handcrafted and entirely natural, the Netherlands-based, Canadian perfumer Hiram Green’s sublime fragrances always enchant. The brand’s latest scent, Arcadia, celebrates the rich majesty and magic of nature with rich accents of bergamot, lavender, jasmine, rose, spices, resins, tonka bean and aged patchouli.
50ml, EDP, £132.34 / HKD 1,303.58
Carine Roitfeld, Carine
Following the great success of her first fragrance collection, 7 Lovers fashion legend, and now perfume house founder, Carine Roitfeld debuts the eponymous Carine. The nose behind this scent is also another French legend – master perfumer Dominique Ropion. Carine, the scent, is delicately smoky while oozing sophisticated femininity – rather like the lady herself.
90ml, EDP, £190 / HKD 1,871.02
Available at Harrods
Dior, Miss Dior Rose Essence
Think of this Miss Dior Rose Essence as a yearly perfume vintage – this limited-edition scent is made from the May centifolia roses of the 2021 harvest from the Dior fields in Grasse. Miss Dior Rose Essence is gentle, dewy, fresh and creamy with a kick of green from vetiver.
100ml, EDT, £136 / HKD 1,339.20
Les Eaux de Chanel, Paris-Paris
Paris-Paris is the latest launch in Chanel’s Les Eaux line which is inspired by locations and places of significance to the House. This enchanting eau de toilette is the sixth in the collection created by inhouse master perfumer Oliver Polge. Paris-Paris brilliantly evokes the timelessness of the city so central to Gabrielle Chanel. The scent is composed around a lively damask rose which is emboldened by hints of patchouli, lemon, mandarin, pink peppercorn.
125ml, EDT, £114 / HKD 1,122.56
Matiere Premiere, French Flower
Founded by perfumer Aurélien Guichard, and created between Paris and Grasse, the Matiere Premiere (meaning “raw material” in French) perfumes each showground one natural ingredient – which is used in its highest amount to fully reveal its full character. French Flower shines the olfactory on the tuberose which is grown on Guichard’s own estate in Grasse and is a very rich lush and feminine fragrance with added twists of Nigerian ginger, Chinese tea and orange blossom to spice it up.
100ml, EDP £195 / HKD 1,920
Available at Selfridges
Victoria is the latest release from the celebrated Bueno Aires-based perfume house Frassaï and is inspired by the Argentinian writer and intellectual Victoria Ocampo. Perfumer Irina Burlakova’s fourth scent for the company, Victoria is a graceful, sophisticated fragrance featuring a rich creamy tuberose and balanced rose and layers of oud and patchouli.
50ml, EDP, £151.72 / HKD 1,597
Lalique, Soleil Vibrant
Instantly transporting you to a beach on the Côte d’Azur, Soleil Vibrant by Lalique is a gorgeous gourmand which caresses and sun warms the skin. Created for the brand by perfumers Nathalie Lorson and Alexandra Monet, Soleil Vibrant has top notes of pear, bergamot, Corsican clementine; a heart of jasmine sambac, orange blossom, saffron and a base of vanilla bourbon and cedarwood essence.
EDP, 100ml, £100 / HKD 984
Memoize London, Unitas
Founded by British perfume world insider, Holly Hutchinson, Memoize London fragrances are all made by UK noses to create one-of-a-kind yet easy-to-wear scents using only sustainable ingredients for the packaging and the scent itself. The brand’s latest Unitas evokes comfort and affection and contains piquant hints of pepper, decadent saffron, cinnamon and nutmeg as well as Egyptian jasmine and rose while vetiver, patchouli, smoky guaiac wood, tobacco, vanilla, incense, amber and musk form the base.
100ml, Extrait de parfum, £197 / HKD 1,940
Available at Harrods
Ellis Brooklyn, Sun Fruit
As the name implies Sun Fruit is sunny, juicy and luscious. It is summery joy captured in a bottle. This fruity floral, from the US brand Ellis Brooklyn founded by the witty and warm former New York Times beauty journalist Bee Shapiro, has notes of bergamot, plum leaves, fresh fig as well as jasmine, cyclamen, orris, orange blossom and a base of ambrox, vanilla planifolia and musk.
50ml, EDP £100 / HKD 984.79
by Caroline Simpson