THE change in seasons gives a great excuse to update your fragrance – not that one is ever needed. Here is the Glass selection of the latest perfume releases for this Summer.
Inspired by Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits, Rome 1963, from independent British perfumer Sarah McCartney’s company 4160 Tuesdays, evokes the city of love in the summer, with sultry white flowers and hints of tobacco, cedar and a pinch of patchouli.
£90 100 ml EDP
The latest from the French company Atelier Cologne, Clementine California, a crisp highly concentrated cologne absolute, is a bright sunny ripe citrus – like the freshest most juicy clementine. Almost good enough to eat. £90 100 ml EDP
Containing flakes of gold and in a unique beautiful bottle, Musc Immortel by Atelier des Ors is aromatic and warm and very sensual. Wonderful for sultry summer evenings.
£225 100 ml EDP
The emerging and intriguing New Zealand fragrance company Abel has just introduced its Vita Odor range which includes White Vetiver, which we love – a fresh, cool and calming scent with minty lime and wood accents.
£98 50 ml EDP
Carthusia Gelsomini di Capri
Carthusia is based on Capri and is one of the oldest fragrance houses in the world, having been set up by monks in 1380. Gelsomini di Capri is perfect for summer, with heady whooshes of jasmine and citruses lemon and tangerine with suggestions of ylang ylang.
£90 50 ml EDP
Creed White Amber
The most recent entrant to the Creed Les Royales Exclusives Collection, White Amber is a glorious rich lush fruity floral composed of jasmine, golden amber and benzions and presented in a beautiful handcrafted flacon.
£320 75 ml EDP
What did Alber Elbaz do next? Well, he created Supersitious, a very sexy, rather complex perfume with the legends that are Frédéric Malle and Dominique Ropion for Malle’s Editions de Parfums. Smells like a classic.
£158 50 ml EDP
From the legendary house and with Angelina Jolie as its face, Mon Guerlain is its most recent scent, celebrating the essence of femininity and composed of lavender, jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla. Presented in a lovely “quadrilobe” flacon.
£96.00 EDP 100 ml
New from luxury French beauty company Sisley, who don’t release many perfumes, so this modern, rather young, very wearable rose is a rare treat. Also with notes of Cedar, amber accord, aldehydes and musks.
£134.10 100 ml EDP
A peach of a feminine floral from Lalique for this summer, a heady blend of peach, rose absolute, freesia and jasmine is at the heart of Rêve d’Infini, deepened by cedar wood.
£100 100 ml EDP
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Celestia
The latest entrant from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris, to add to his Aqua suite of scents; this time the master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian adds the element of air to the mix with its piquant freshness coming from lime, mint and blackcurrant.
£130.00 70 ml EDT
Australian artist Paul Schütze recently founded his eponymous and rather exclusive perfume brand and we love the fresh warm citrus Cirebon, inspired by the Javanese island of the same name. With ingredients including Vetiver java, lemongrass and cedar. £135 50 ml EDP
Refreshing and invigorating with eucalyptus, rosemary, lemon and cedar notes from the classic British perfumer Penhaligon’s, Savoy Steam is an update of its classic and original Hammam. To be splashed on generously.
£134 100 ml EDP
by Caroline Simpson