Batême a Feu is the kind of luminous fragrance you will want to trail through holiday parties, and inhale off your cashmere shawl as you exit into cool nights.
Not your average celebrity fragrance.
From a gutsy rhubarb to almond-anise, and blackberries-and-cream, we review three new perfumes to consider adding to your collection.
As the noses behind the new fragrance Valentino Donna, Sonia Constant and Antoine Maisondieu combined forces to craft a scent that embodies the classic traits of Valentino’s world of grace and delicacy, with a flourish of Parisian romance.
The House of Creed was founded in 1760, a long time ago indeed, by James Henry Creed, and since then the heritage brand has been passed down through the lineage to the current perfumer, sixth-generation Olivier Creed, and his son, Erwin.
Perfumer Lyn Harris first became aware of her fondness for scents during childhood visits to her grandparent’s home in the Scottish Highlands. “They grew berries, fruits, and flowers in their walled garden,” she remembers.
From the Hermès home to yours: Jean-Claude Ellena, Hermès’ perfumer since 2004, entrusted the French brand’s latest olfactory endeavour to his daughter Céline Ellena.
WINTER WHITES: New to Jo Malone’s growing unisex fragrance lineup is Wood Sage & Sea Salt, a breezy homage to the English seaside.