Add some warmth to your olfactory wardrobe this winter with rich, spicy notes of pepper, woody overtones and a twist of Turkish rose. From Celine’s first-ever fragrance line to Byredo’s relaunched Night Veils collection, this is our curated edit of the best new launches to see you through the season in style.
Haute Parfumerie Collection
Fashion house Celine has launched its first-ever fragrance line, conceived by creative director Hedi Slimane and designed to represent the essence of Paris. The Haute Parfumerie collection consists of nine fragrances named Parade, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, La Peau Nue, Bois Dormant, Rimbaud, Eau de Californie, Dans Paris, Cologne Française, Black Tie, Reptile and Nightclubbing. All feature a powdery signature, which, according to the brand, “provides each perfume with an enveloping patina and the French elegance of a couture trail”. For Slimane, who has kept a journal of olfactive memories for many years, each fragrance evokes a specific moment in the designer’s life; Nightclubbing, “a perfume for night birds fed by the memory of Parisian nights during the Palace and Les Bains Douches era”, features a galbanum top note, with accents of white orris, patchouli, vanilla and musk
Eau de parfum, 100ml, £175, celine.com
Reine de Nuit
Swedish brand Byredo has relaunched Night Veils, its premium collection of three fragrances. The trio comprises Casablanca Lily, Sellier and Reine de Nuit – an intense concentrate of jasmine, lily and rose that comes alive after dark.
Extrait de parfum, £50ml, £230, selfridges.com
Rose & Cuir
Created by long-term Frédéric Malle collaborator Jean-Claude Ellena, Rose & Cuir is a modern interpretation of a classical rose fragrance. A woody scent, it blends floral notes of rose and geranium with spicy Sichuan pepper and cassis, while lingering earthy notes of cedar and leather provide a strong, sensual finish.
Eau de parfum, 125ml, £245, fredericmalle.co.uk
Yves Saint Laurent
Part of Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Vestiaire des Parfums Collection Orientale, Atlas Garden is a vibrant ode to Morocco, based on the eponymous designer’s links to the Atlas Mountains and Marrakech, a place that became his refuge. It’s a delicate oriental scent with a heart of neroli and notes of orange blossom and tonka bean.
Eau de parfum, £100ml, £95, yslbeauty.co.uk
In an exclusive collaboration with Liberty London, Vilhelm Parfumerie celebrates the power of the peony in an opulent fragrance that has French peonies and Turkish roses at its heart, supported by bold notes of black pepper and aniseed.
Eau de parfum, £100ml, £165, libertylondon.com
Named after the notoriously mysterious Wirtanen comet, this seductive scent from Italian brand Tiziana Terenzi opens with bright notes of bergamot and ylang ylang, supported by a heart of black pepper and oud, balanced out by a base of caramel and sandalwood.
Extrait de parfum, 100ml, £315, selfridges.com
Comme Des Garçons
With warming notes of ginger and pink pepper, this invigorating oriental parfum packs a real punch. The mix of smoky green tobacco leaf with sweet blackcurrant and violet leaf results in a distinctive metallic yet spicy composition.
Eau de parfum, 100ml, £120, trouva.com
Jardines De Sabatini
The latest addition to Loewe’s Colección Un Paseo por Madrid line, Jardines de Sabatini is an uplifting scent offering fruity top notes of blackberry and grapefruit, underpinned by a heart of tonka bean, patchouli and Provençal honey for a truly ambrosial finish.
Eau de parfum, 100ml, £245, harrods.com
Paying homage to its birthplace of Paris, Diptyque has released its first-ever chypre floral fragrance. The multi-faceted scent celebrates the many faces of the city, where tradition and modernity work so well together. Eau Capitale is an effervescent composition with notes of bergamot orange and pink pepper, elevated by rose and patchouli.
Eau de parfum, 75ml, £120, diptyqueparis.com