From delicate rose to fresh citrus notes and intense colognes, summer’s newest fragrances inspires thoughts of Mediterranean shores, lush gardens and heady romance. Here, we select the best newly launched fragrances to add to your repertoire now.
The new La Mia Perla scent belongs to an innovative fragrance family named Solariental, defined by luminosity and creaminess. Hints of spicy mandarin and white pepper accents drive the hypnotic floral core of the scent defined by jasmine sambac and white peony. A seductive orris elegantly balances the florals, as the qualities of silky suede and the velvety ambergris-like ambrox enrich the white notes. Under it all, sandalwood and muscenone bring a muskiness that lifts the composition.
La Perla La Mia Perla. £59.95 for 50ml.
Created by Christine Nagel, Hermès’ new Eau des Merveilles Bleue is an olfactory interpretation of water washing across pebbles. We love the summery blue-tinted glass and the fresh combination of woody patchouli and invigorating sea notes.
Hermès Eau des Merveilles Bleue Eau de Toilette, £102 for 100ml.
Jo Malone London
The new Rich Extracts collection is a wonderfully intense line-up of three scents created to showcase three of the brand’s most-loved Cologne Intense ingredients. Rich Extracts magnifies and intensifies each primary ingredient: mysterious oud, decadent and magnetic rose, intoxicating and voluptuous tuberose. Each ingredient is enhanced while retaining the clarity and balance of the Jo Malone London scent signature, enveloping and immersing wearers in an enduring scent
Jo Malone London Rich Extracts, £176 for 100ml.
Si Rose Signature is a love letter from Giorgio Armani to a rose, with feminine top notes of freesia, iris and blackcurrant extract and base notes of heady musk and vanilla. The pure rose absolute heart combines two different varieties of the flower to romantic effect.
Giorgio Armani Si Rose Signature Eau de Parfum, £69 for 50ml.
A lighter incarnation of the original lily of the valley-centered scent, Miu Miu’s new L’eau Bleue is packed with pretty white floral notes, greenery and that signature lily of the valley. Delicate enough to wear every day.
Miu Miu L’eau Bleue Eau de Parfum, £68 for 50ml.