As much as we love fragrance it would be near impossible to sample the ridiculous number of scents that hit counters each year – we’re talking well over 100 new perfumes. With that in mind, we’ve decided to round up a handful of our favourites that we fell in love with at first spritz.
It may not have a name but Byredo’s unnamed scent was quite possibly the fragrance world’s most quirky and ingenious launch for 2016. Ben Gorham, Byredo’s founder, has invited his cult following to name the scent themselves – each fragrance comes with sticker lettering.
We can’t quite remember the last time Shiseido launched a scent, but it seems Everbloom was well worth the wait – with a bouquet of floral notes it’s undeniably feminine but convincingly modern.
Jo Malone London’s biggest and most bewitching launch for 2016 was touted as a fragrant ode to the swinging 60s. Sparkling, light and green: it was hard not to fall in love,
An uplifting hint of fruity notes – red berries – brings something new and irresistible to the Miss Dior family. It’s bright and cheery – perfect for sultry summer afternoons spent poolside.
We could hardly contain our excitement when we found out Tom Ford Beauty was – at long last – coming to our Kiwi shores. The designers divine scents have not disappointed and his latest, Orchid Soleil, is no exception. Since it’s summer in a bottle, it’s the scent we’ll be throwing in our holiday bag.
With Karl Lagerfeld’s new muse Lily-Rose Depp fronting the campaign, one could be fooled into believing No 5 L’Eau is millenials-only territory. But the fresh and modern rendition of Chanel’s classic scent is really another icon in the making.
While Mon Paris is definitely for those fond of sweet scents – the fragrance opens with a juicy burst of strawberry, raspberry and pear – the dry down is delightful and the overall scent, uplifting.
Fans of Marc Jacobs’ original Splash collection celebrated earlier this year when four of the top-selling scents were reinvented and re-released. Light, summery and revitalizing, Cucumber Splash is our go-to for everyday wear.