New fragrance releases of note in 2021: Louis Vuitton, Chloé, Boss…
You're probably sick of hearing hackneyed phrases along the lines of, 'new year, new you'. Still, we're nothing if not thorough. On the off chance that you're looking to revise and revamp in 2021, we've compiled a list of outdated beauty goods to toss, disposables to ditch, and the latest makeup releases worth splashing out on. With your new face well-and-sorted, it's time to tackle the next part of your transformation: scent. Hey, what's a makeover if it doesn't leave you thoroughly changed, right? Hopefully for the better — and judging by our penchant for impeccable, up-to-minute perfumes, that's pretty much guaranteed. Cast your eyes over our picks, below.
Louis Vuitton Étoile Filante
It's not easy to craft a product that fully encapsulates the essence of a sun, but Louis Vuitton's latest fragrance sure comes close. The work of famed perfumer, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, its radiant-yellow flacon houses a scent comprising osmanthus, marigold, and sun-ripened strawberry. As with the "ball of fire" it draws inspiration from, this perfume likens itself to a symbol of joy and gaiety. Apt, indeed.
Penhaligon's The Inimitable William Penhaligon
The eponymous Mr. Penhaligon finally gets his time in the spotlight. It is a scent that conveys the rich story of the brand's history; a tale of a Cornish barber who travelled to London to open up his very own perfumery. This translates to a majestic olfactory journey that smells of vetiver, cedarwood, bergamot, and the like. In short: an earthy, oriental blend both stimulating and comforting.
Chloé Vanilla Planifolia
Temptation and seduction come into play with the fashion house's latest aromatic addition. Mixed up by budding perfumer, Quentin Bisch, it features spicy orchid notes that interplay with vanilla; a multi-faceted bouquet reminiscent of a flower as it comes into full bloom. How tantalising. Snap it up — or, if it's not up to speed, try the other two additions titled Papyrus (woody) and Tuberosa 1974 (velvety, floral).
Boss The Scent Pure Accord For Him & Her
V-Day might be behind us, but that's not to say you can't still express your affection for your S.O. We suggest new-age complementary fragrances that reflect the modernity of relationships today; a high-bar reached by Boss's latest couple perfumes. The Scent Pure Accord is described as a "luminous" duo that straddles the fine line between softness and strength, epitomised with exotic Maninika flower and sensual musk.
Kilian's The Liquors
A new olfactive family has emerged, including two new scents named Angels' Share and Roses on Ice. The former is inspired by cognac, the latter by gin; ideal fragrances that capture the fleeting moment "when the mood gets lit and extravagance sets in." Hey, the pandemic might have put a damper upon recent celebrations, but who's to say you can't bring the party with you, right?