THE SPRING-INTO-SUMMER FRAGRANCE EDIT: Part 1
Don’t forget to take time to smell the flowers, they say. Well we’ve been smelling lots! (The scent versions).
So here are the ones that made it on to our spring-into-summer fragrance shortlist.
Some of these are out now, others launch in the next few weeks, so all of them are already at – or about to land on – a fragrance counter near you.
Jo Loves A SHOT OF FRESH SWEET PEAS £45
‘Inspired by a palette of candy floss colours; lilac, pink and white, I have bottled the fleeting moment of sweet pea scent that seduces you in seconds then flutters past.’ – Jo Malone
First up, one of the latest additions to the Jo Loves collection, Jo Malone’s new A Shot of Fresh Sweet Peas.
Jo launched Jo Loves just a couple of years go and the best news of all is that now you can inhale (control yourself) the whole range at her new shop in London SW1.
Jo Loves’ “scent shots”…10 in one tempting box
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Jo’s “A Shot of..” Box, filled with 10 Jo Loves fragrances (£38), so you can try them ALL and discover a new favourite.
Contains: Pomelo (Winner, Best New Fragrance Launch 2013, Beauty Shortlist Awards), Green Orange & Coriander, Orange Tulle, Gardenia, Pink Vetiver, A Shot of Thai Lime Over Mango, A Shot of Oud Over Mango, No.42 The Flower Shop, A Shot of Muguet & Cedar, A Shot of Fresh Sweet Peas.
Or head over to 42 Elizabeth St, London SW1, the first ever Jo Loves London flagship store which has only been open for a few months and is located, amazingly, right by the original flower shop where Jo worked when she was 16.
JURLIQUE ESSENCE OF ROSE ROLL-ON FRAGRANCE OIL £16.50
Jurlique have captured the essence of their own organic Rosa Gallica rose and bottled it in a really convenient 11ml rollerball, £16.50. This is a long-lasting, natural, pure, deep rose and it won’t hog your handbag.
SICILIAN LIMES by SHAY AND BLUE £55
If you love a sharp, feelgood citrus, boutique perfumier Shay and Blue’s Sicilian Limes is like a blast of ice cool water bursting with lime on the hottest of summer days. Bold, modern, mouthwateringly zesty and elegantly “unisex”. £55/100ml
ISSEY MIYAKE PLEATS PLEASE £21.25
Yes please. While we were researching the scents for this feature (don’t feel sorry for us) the lovely Emma at Escentual sent us some try-me sizes of some of her favourites. Well can we just say here that Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please is pretty much the perfect sheer veil of fragrance for summer…but with legs? It has a wild rose heart and woody notes – and it has character. Light enough for summer, distinctive enough to get noticed, plus nice staying power.
Pleats Please is on special offer at Escentual for £21.25 for the 30ml size and just £29.75 for the 50ml flacon making it a very affordable summer scent if you fancy switching yours for the new season). There’s a free Issey summer tote bag with purchase, too.
Head over to ESCENTUAL.COM
LAUNCHING JUNE 2014: THE MILLER HARRIS LIMITED EDITIONS
(This month we’ve been spritzing…the Tangerine Vert £65)
Oh hello?! Calling all Miller Harris fans, this limited edition trio launches next month. The scents are the same as the originals, and we’ve been spritzing – and are now seem to be smitten with – the Tangerine Vert. This is a tangerine dream with a mouthwatering green twist and it’s delicious. If you’re a loyal Jo Malone London’s Lime, Basil & Mandarin or have had a fling with Guerlain’s Mandarine Basilic in the past but haven’t tried Tangerine Vert yet, this could be one for you. £65/50ml.
DOLCE & GABBANA LIGHT BLUE Limited Edition Escape to Panarea – Summer 2014
Very Italian summer and very new, D&G’s Light Blue Escape to Panarea limited edition has just launched for summer 2014. D&G’s latest addition is passionate and provocative, but in a “sheer” way. Top notes of bergamot and pear, heart notes of jasmine and orange blossom and warm base notes of ambergris, patchouli and tonka beans add sensuality.
£49/50ml and there’s a handbag size 25ml priced at £39, too.
DIPTYQUE GERANIUM ODORATA EDT £32
Ridiculously pretty packaging meets an unbelievably pretty summer scent.
Diptyque’s new offering is a real “essence of geranium” made from a blend of African geranium from Egypt and Bourbon geranium from Réunion Island.
Bright, uplifting notes of bergamot, along with rose, pink peppercorn, tonka bean, Haitian vetiver and cedar are all in the mix, too, but it’s the “summer is here” geranium that will bring your Mediterranean island holiday memories flooding back.
Full size £65 (100ml) and the 20ml handbag roll-on is £32.
PS: Lavender purists will be happy to know Diptyque have just released a new Eau de Lavande, too, also available in both sizes including the bag-friendly roll-on.
The trickle of an old water fountain in Provence…the scent of geranium carried in the afternoon breeze.
And such pretty labels…sigh!
THE SPRING-INTO-SUMMER SCENT EDIT CONTINUES with Part 2 this Saturday 24 MAY