Natural – Perfumes from Nature

By Jo Phillips

To accentuate scents from the natural world this summer, perfume houses have dipped into flora that suits the warmer months. We all desire to smell our best when the sun is warming us up and nature is in full bloom. Perfumes from Tom Ford to Gucci to Narciso Rodriguez are gravitating towards jasmine, Ylan Ylang and rose in sweet and quaint combinations that are given a twist with either warmer undertones of leather or a kick with bitter orange. Check out some of the most interesting launches for the most suitable fragrances to spray on this time of the year, and mentally prepare to kick off the summer period.

Byredo – Bibliotheque

The smell of an old, classic book is timeless with its rough edges and velvet-like quality. The dusty, sweet smell of the pages against the leather back frame is quintessential to an older time. It’s a fragrance we have all experienced. This enduring aroma is what inspired Byredo to launch its exclusive perfume, Bibliotheque Eau De Parfum. A familiar fragrance known to many with their candles and room spray, Byredo, upon request, has transformed their favorite scent into a perfume, Bibliotheque. It’s warm and comforting, like an old library. The combination of the sweet peach and plum notes and the warm undertones of patchouli, leather, and vanilla are sophisticated and everlasting. Byredo, with their newest, limited edition launch has influenced a new breed of vintage-like perfumes. Experience it now before it’s gone.

BYREDO Bibliotheque 100mL £150_opt_opt

Tom Ford – Sole Di Positano

The Tom Ford Sole Di Positano Eau De Parfum is reminiscent of the golden age of Italian cinema in the 50s with mental images of the famed coastline. It is launched as an addition to a collection named Neroli Portofino as the seventh Eau De Parfum. It brings out the scent of Mediterranean citrus trees in the summer with an accent of floral tones. Perfect for transporting you to sunnier days, this green citrus fragrance is invigorating. With a plethora citrus fruits including bitter orange, mandarin and lemon and florals from jasmine to lily of the valley, the scent’s base of green moss the perfume a solid finish.


Gucci – Bamboo

The new Gucci Bamboo is a limited-edition remake of the classic Gucci Bamboo Eau de Perfume. This strong yet delicate perfume is for the powerful yet still feminine woman who’s poise demands respect from those around her. With top notes of Italian Bergamot, heart notes of Casablanca Lily and Ylang Ylang Comoros topped with a base note of Sandalwood.

Narciso Rodriguez – Fleur Musc

Fleur Musc for her by Narciso Rodriguez embodies every woman. This floral bouquet enchants the wearer whilst evoking a sense of warmth and sensuality with top notes of roses and pink peppercorns. Seducing us with a heart of musk slowly allowing the amber and patchouli base notes to surface.


Michael Kors – Turquoise

With an iconic fragrance like Michael Kors, Turquoise Eau De Parfum is sure to be another classic. The modern take on the sweet freshness of the sea, Turquoise combines cucumber, lime, orchid and jasmine. This bold, sensual scent is accented by the warmth of ambrox, musk, and cedar wood, a combination that is reminiscent of a cool, summer coast and a warm breeze. Turquoise is one of Michael Kors’ newest scents and is limited edition.

Gucci – Guilty Absolute

The new Gucci Guilty Absolute Eau De Parfum for men is the product of a collaboration between creative director Alessandro Michele and perfumer Alberto Morillas. Following a linear structure based on woody leather tones with patchouli and vetiver, the scent is said to remain unhindered when applied onto the skin. The attitude that surrounds the perfume is all about freedom from constraints and having to feel guilty for a new generation of men. Through a representation of traditional masculine signifiers such as cigars and cognac, the bottle appeals to those rugged ideals but represents liberation from stereotypes.

Bobbi Brown – Bobbi’s Party

Bobbi Brown Bobbi’s Party Eau De Parfum is feminine and sexy. For the girl who does it all, this fragrance is both uplifting and inviting, being able to be worn from work to the party later on. The versatility of the scent is what makes it so unique. The fragrance smells of roses, violets, and sandalwood for a perfect combination.

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