Our team has shortlisted our wishlist of irresistible scents and newly launched fragrances for the festive period.
Almost edible, the latest addition to Tom Ford’s Private Blend Collection is Bitter Peach, a juxtaposition of the alluringly sweet fruit and the spiciness of it in its ripest form. Housed in Ford’s iconic flacon, this fruity floral opens with delectable notes of Pêche de Vigne and Sicilian blood orange oil, a heart of heliotrope, and davana oil with closing notes of sandalwood absolute, vanilla, and tonka bean absolute. Seductive yet soft, this striking fragrance captures the essence of this delicious fruit in true Tom Ford style.
Available from Dubai Duty Free and then from World Duty Free from January 2021.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
A celebration of two fabulous French houses, Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian was originally created to mark the 250-year anniversary of Baccarat. Now iconic for its distinct elegance, this glamorous scent takes its name from the intricate method of fusing pure gold with crystal and heating it at 540-degrees to create clear scarlet cut glass. Timeless in its aesthetic, Baccarat Rouge makes for the perfect festive spritz and features woody floral notes of jasmine, saffron, cedar wood and ambergris creating a warm and joyous fragrance.
Very much an homage to Kilian Hennessy’s heritage and his place as eight-generation inheritor of Hennessy savoir-faire in cognac making, Angels’ Share is one of two fragrances in the Kilian Paris Liquors collection. Almost drinkable, this glamorous fragrance is housed in an art-deco flacon echoing the glasses used by some of the world’s finest bars and embodies fine cognac in fragrant form. Created in collaboration with French perfumer Benoit Lapuza, Angels’ Share borrows its distinct colour from the essence of cognac and features warm notes of cognac oil, praline and vanilla.
Celebrating a decade of the cult favourite Aventus, Creed has released the fragrance in a limited-edition bottle capturing the spirit of the classic which was first created in 2010 by Olivier and Erwin Creed currently at the helm of the House. Dressed in the black and silver colourways synonymous with Aventus, this collectable bottle bears an anniversary logo and ribbon design reflecting the values of Creed and its origins as a master tailor. A refined floral scent for the discerning gentleman, Aventus has top notes of apple, blackcurrant and bergamot, a heart of juniper berries and patchouli with base notes of vanilla, musk and oakmoss.
Acqua di Parma
Limited to just 300 numbered bottles, Acqua di Parma’s Colonia cologne has been produced in an Edizione Speciale bottle created in Murano by master glassblowers. Dressed in hand-etched stars and a dusting of 12-ct white gold leaf, this unique reimagination of the classic is exclusively available from Harrods and oozes the Italian flair synonymous with the brand. Created with Sicilian fruits, this citrusy scent has top notes of lemon, sweet orange and bergamot, a heart of lavender and Bulgarian rose with closing notes of vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli.
Parfums de Marly
Evoking the majesties of French formal gardens, Kalan by Parfums de Marly contrasts intense and subtle notes to create a striking citrusy fragrance. Bearing the house crest, the elegant red bottle reflects the parallels of this modern scent and the sophistication it embodies. A cocktail of oranges, Kalan opens with black pepper and spices, a warm heart of orange blossom and lavender with closing notes of moss and precious wood.