Cheeky perfume brand Kilian just realeased four new fragrances with the best names ever
Kilian My Kind Of Love Collection
‘I don’t need a prince by my side to be a princess’, ‘Kissing Burns 6.4 Calories A Minute. Wanna Workout?’, ‘Bad Boys Are No Good But Good Boys Are No Fun’ and finally, ‘Let’s Settle This Argument Like Adults, In The Bedroom, Naked’ – these are the four new fragrances from Kilian and they smell just as cheeky as the names.
Jo Malone London Honeysuckle & Davana
£90 for 100ml launching September, online and in stores.
The combination of honeysuckle and an aromatic herb might seem *slightly* off-beat, but given Jo Malone London’s reputation, we think this might just be a winner. Honeysuckle can be super difficult to replicate so we can’t wait to see how the new perfume turns out – and we’ve got high hopes given that everybody has at least one Jo Malone fragrance they swear by. Think freshness with rose and the aromatic, fruity twist of davana, teamed with wood and moss and warmed by sunshine. Mmm!
Elie Saab Girl of Now Shine
£58 for 100ml launching July online and in stores.
If you want a scent that will turn heads on a night out, this is it. Incredibly feminine with scent of oh-so-addictive Ormond flower, surrounded by notes of orange blossom and almond, its a modern show-stopper.
Goutal Bois d’Hadrien
£132 for 100 ml launching May, online
The brand formerly known as Annick Goutal, now run by her daughter Camille, has taken a new, fresher version of Eau d’Hadrien with this scent. Think Italian air, but inland rather than coastal: citrus, pine and wood heavy. Good on boys too, it also comes in a more ‘manly’ bottle.
Hermes Eau de Citron Noir
£48 for 50 ml from April online and in stores
The core of this citrusy fragrance is the black lime: a tangy, dried version of the green fruit, left to lose its water content and shrivel up, gaining spiciness and bitterness in the process. Which doesn’t sound massively appealing, but actually makes for a unique, smoky, kinda sultry perfume. Perfect for hot summer nights (if we’re lucky enough to get any).
Jo Loves Orange Butterflies
£70 for 50 ml from April at joloves.com
There aren’t many places we’d rather spend our summers than the South of France, and Jo Malone’s new fragrance is like waking up on a hot morning in Valbonne – bottled. The scent contains orange blossom, petitgrain, mandarin and neroli for that permanent vacay feeling.
Jo Malone London Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense
£75 for 50 ml from 1 April at Jo Malone stores
Smells like sunrise in the Indian countryside. Or, as we imagine that would smell anyway. Marigolds – not often seen in fragrance – add a vibrancy and amber warms things up.
Byredo Bibliotheque EDP
£95 for 50 ml available in store and online
You might be thinking “this isn’t new, duh” and you’d sort of be right. The famous scent started as a candle, and then hit the shelves as a limited edition perfume last year. But now, people, it’s permanent. Happy days.
Cartier La Panthere EDT
£73 for 50 ml launching April at Selfridges.
A gentle fragrance, especially for Cartier who are usually pretty robust. The gardenia keeps it super girly but not sickly sweet. If you haven’t found your Cartier fragrance, this might be the one.
Atelier Cologne Iris Rebelle
£65 for 30 ml launching March, available online
Iris is supposedly the most expensive raw ingredient in the perfume world, due to it’s tricky and drawn-out extraction process. So feel flashy AF when you douse yourself in this scent, which is perked up with orange blossom and spicy with pepper.
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden
£49 for 30 ml from March (date TBC) exclusively at The Perfume Shop
You know that smell of dancing through a flower filled garden, blossom on the air, orchards of citrus fruit releasing their fresh oils into the breeze around you? No, us neither actually, but we image it’s EXACTLY like this. Top marks for the prettiest of bottles too.
Jo Malone English Fields collection
£47 for each 30 ml cologne from March
Jo Malone are the ultimate ‘something for everyone’ scent destination, and they’ve only gone and done it again with their newest collection. From the flapjack-y Honey & Crocus to the subtle zing of Green Wheat & Meadowsweet, we defy you not to like – no, LOVE – at least one of them.
Tom Ford Eau de Soliel Blanc
Price TBC launching in March
We’re calling it: Soliel Blanc is THE holiday fragrance. It’s hunky men handing out towels and fresh coconuts and slathered on lotion and snogs over sunset drinks on flower-filled terraces. This ‘Eau’ version is all that, but with a slice of lemon and a dash of water. Sign us up.
Jean Paul Gaultier Limited Edition Classique Eau Fraiche
£77.50 for 100 ml from 24th March in selected department stores
Unless you’ve been living under some sort of fragrance-free, nose-blocking rock for the last 25 years you’ll know this iconic scent already. An oldie but a goodie. But the latest Limited Edition make over – a cutesy illustration (‘Mrs. A’) by Paris’ answer to Banksy André Saraïa – is worth shouting about. There’s a version for the boys too, with the little cartoon ‘Mr A’ flexing his muscles for ‘Mrs A’. Cuuuuuuute.
Prada La Femme L’Eau
£93.50 for 100 ml from 3rd March
A lighter version of their original La Femme, it’s a zesty and green splash of scent rather than an intense and warm cloak of their original. Perfect for Spring (which is when it launches, unsurprisingly).
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense
£82 for 50 ml from 1st March at chanel.com
Chanel has turned up the seduction power of its iconic Coco Mademoiselle. With extra fractionated patchouli, you can really notice the notes of Sicilian orange and Calabrian bergamot. It’s impossible to wear this and not feel a little bit classier.
£17.99/month, available online only.
If you prefer to try before you buy, or are on the hunt for a niche scent that’s unique to you, a Sniph subscription might tickle your fancy. You can sign up for however long you see fit, and they’ll deliver you a new scent sample to try each month. You have the option to review each fragrance online, so they can use your feedback to send you scents they think you’ll love. And once you find ‘the one’, full-size bottles are also available for purchase.
Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori
£62 for 50 ml from 28th February
Gucci Bloom has had a spring update and we’re taking major interiors inspo from this dreamy packaging. The fragrance itself is fresh and floral. Who doesn’t want to be a Gucci girl?
Nuxe Paris Eau de parfum Le Soir des Possibles
£49 for 50ml
Sensual, sexy and bold without being overpowering, the latest perfume from Nuxe is the perfect summer scent that will take you from the beach to the bar. Packed with notes of Sambac Jasmine, Patchouli and Blackcurrant Sorbet, this fragrance is uplifting, sexy and summer bottled. We’ll be spritzing it for as long as the sun stays out.
Elie Saab In White
£61 for 50 ml from 26th February
You might only dream of being an Elie Saab bride (with his famously intricate dresses setting you back a small fortune) but now you can at least smell like one, with this new bridal inspired fragrance. Made up of – you guessed it – pure white notes (white florals, amber, patchouli, and musks) the soft scent will trail behind you like a beautiful bridal veil (but for a teeny fraction of the price).
Prada Candy Pop Sugar
£88 for 80 ml from 24th February
Taking inspiration from, well, themselves (why not?) this perfume mirrors Prada’s iconic three-tone Saffiano bag, as a ‘declaration to sweet colour combinations’. The notes are just as perky as the VERY ‘Grammable bottle: green citrus, apple, vanilla and peach. We like.
Tom Ford Vanille Fatale
£158 for 50 ml from 14th February
Vanilla led fragrances can often end up a bit sickly, but not this one. That’ll be the roasted barley, smoky coffee, spicy saffron and intense myrrh, all dressing the sweet vanilla up in a sophisticated coat. As with all of Mr Ford’s scents, it’s 10/10 sexy (making the launch date even more apt).
£49 for 50 ml from 12th February
Very flowery (duh), but – inspired by Spring days in American prairies – it’s more whimsical and breezy than blousy and heady. We’re hoping to see Chloe Grace Moretz back in the new campaign, maybe even with an appearance from Brooklyn? A girl can dream.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl
£94.50 for 80 ml from 10th February
SO tongue in cheek it will give you mouth cramp, Herrera’s idea of a ‘good girl’ isn’t for the fainthearted. It’s bold, lively and fierce (with tonka and coffee) and unapologetically sexy. That goes for the bottle too, an ankle-breaking black stiletto. Yowzers.
Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure Nectar
£62 for 50 ml from 5th February
Inspired by the moment a petal blooms into a flower, this fragrance hits the skin as a fresh and light aroma and opens up into a powerful, rose-filled beauty. Lovely stuff indeed, but to be honest we were sold at the rose gold bottle, that will perfectly match our phone, nails, jewellery, laptop, hair, watch, LIFE.
£67 for 50 ml exclusive to Harrods 4th February, nationwide 19th February
Tonka bean, cardamom and orange blossom: sounds like some sort of delicious cake to us. But also makes for a very tasty perfume. Amber and cedar add muskiness, making for a comforting (also like cake, no?) and warm (wait, cake is best served warm!) fragrance. Did someone mention cake?
Shiseido Everbloom Sakura Art Edition
£44 for 30 ml from 1 February at Harrods
Every year in Japan, Spring is welcomed in the dappled light of the cherry blossom trees in a celebration called ‘Sakura’. Spring to us might mean April showers, taxes and the start of hayfever, but at least we can get a taste of Japan’s more romantic sounding season with this pretty, juicy fragrance.
Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition
£36 for 40 ml from 29th January
Fruity, floral, and housed in a sparkly, diamond-like bottle this scent is unashamedly girly. It’s not all sugar and spice though, as sandalwood and frangipani add some sexiness. And who doesn’t like a bit of that?