Smell is the least understood of our five senses, and perfumery may well be the most misunderstood art, says Luca Turin in the book Fragrances Of The World.
“Perfumery has created new forms to which we pay the highest compliment by wearing them as if they were part of us.”
With each season, we get the joy of trying out the latest fragrances. From the new Givenchy perfume featuring actress Amanda Seyfried to the latest scents at Mecca, there’s plenty of choice out there.
Check out our guide to the latest perfumes we’re crushing on and let us know what are your faves.
- Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum Collector – David Jones
“Tender floriental. Fresh, luminous, cocooning. Shalimar Souffle de Parfum unveils fresh and light citrus note of bergamot, lemon and mandarin. The luminous heart gives way to an armful of jasmine Sambac from India combined with an unprecedented orange blossom water absolute note. Deep inside, the vanilla from India and Tahiti exalts a delicate sensuality, whereas the overdose of white musk reveals its addictive and cocooning facet.”
2. Jimmy Choo L’Eau – Myer
“Jimmy Choo L’EAU evokes a radiant femininity as the fragrance combines a symphony of floral, fresh and musky notes. Top notes of hibiscus flower and bergamot blend with sweet nectarine and floral peony at the heart of the scent. The fruity and floral notes are grounded by the fragrances base notes of heady cedarwood and musk; embodying the sensual yet sweet contrasts at the heart of the Jimmy Choo woman.”
3. Mon Guerlain – David Jones
“Mon Guerlain, the House’s new fragrance, is a tribute to today’s femininity – a strong, free and sensual femininity, as inspired by Angelina Jolie. The fresh oriental fragrance enhances exceptional raw materials: Carla Lavender from Provence, Sambac Jasmine from India, Album Sandalwood from Australia and Vanilla Tahitensis from Papua New Guinea. Mon Guerlain expresses the quintessence of a story replete with experiences, nourished by success, expertise and generosity, all infused with the same passion since 1828 by the Guerlain perfumer.”
4. Diana Vreeland Parfums
“Diana Vreeland Parfums is a fragrance and beauty collection that embodies Mrs. Vreeland’s personality: theatrical, colorful, confident, intelligent and fun. Her treasure chest of memories has been a remarkable source of inspiration in the making of the fragrance collection. Diana Vreeland Parfums pays homage to her love of words and passion for color. Extravagance Russe and Absolutely Vital are the two brand defining elements that are intertwined in the DNA of each product.”
5. Live Irresistible Givenchy
“Givenchy’s new Live Irresistible Eau de Parfum Délicieuse is a new expression of the original fragrance described as “sweet, complex and sophisticated.”
The perfume is fronted by the gorgeous, Amanda Seyfried. The fragrance’s notes are sweet and comprise of madeleine pastries, cherry, almond, orange blossom, rose and tonka beans.”
6. Bulgari Splendida – Rose Rose, Iris d’Or, Jasmine Noir
“With Splendid Bulgari collection, Bulgari sublimates the most precious facets of the noblest flowers or Perfumery. Splendida Bulgari Iris d’Or is a veil of powdery silk, bathed in noble and natural substances illuminated by a golden luxurious aura, in the image of the flower that inspired it.
Splendida Bulgari Rose Rose is a seductive Rose bouquet evoking the Italian romance between Bulgari and women.
Splendida Bulgari Jasmin Noir is an exalted floral duality, breaking the codes of Perfumery with pure and opulent notes.”