Scent is an exercise in the personal. Olfactorily subjective, and subject to alteration upon coalescing with the skin, one person’s signature fragrance rarely mirrors another’s. It’s what makes the recognition of a beloved smell all the more sentimental – and why it’s worth investing when stumbling upon a bottle that speaks to you.
From delicate florals to saffron aromas, here T Australia spritzes the season’s new releases.
Acqua di Parma
Signatures Of The Sun, Zafferano Eau de Parfum
Acqua di Parma’s Zafferano captures the radiance of rare saffron alongside notes of citrus, for a unique and spicy blend. Orange blossom, jasmine sambac, and geranium enhance the heart, while woody and amber notes soften the saffron’s dusky accents. A subtle nod to those who appreciate its rich history, this fragrance embodying Italian craftsmanship and is rooted in Venetian tradition, mirroring the sophistication of terrazzo (a testament to discreet luxury and reserved beauty). $446 for 100ml.davidjones.com
Explorer Platinum Eau de Parfum
Montblanc Explorer Platinum embodies the enduring spirit of exploration, offering adventurers the chance to push their (fragrance) limits further. Rooted in Montblanc’s mountainous heritage, the fragrance pays tribute to the connection between human and mountain, capturing the thrill of ascending to new heights with a modern woody formulation. This bold olfactory journey combines noble woods, fresh Cypress, and a musky woody accord, evoking a refined masculinity. The bottle design takes inspiration from Montblanc’s world of exploration, featuring a textured silver sleeve reminiscent of the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere timepiece and a protective travel sleeve. $160 for 100ml. davidjones.com
Carmina Eau de Parfum
Drawing inspiration from Henry Creed’s fashion sketchbooks, Carmina is shaped by an electric sensibility that evokes the essence of a passionate woman. As unabashedly bold and sensual as the garments that inspire it, Carmina embodies the heroine – primed for adventure adventure. Black cherry and pink pepper draw notes of violet and muted rose into contemporary realms. Saffron lends warmth, and is layered with delicate musks and amber, whilst cashmere wood adds the luxury woody notes that make Carmina so captivating.
$469 for 75ml. creedperfume.com.au
Pour Femme Eau de Parfum
Brunello Cucinelli Pour Femme, a fragrance born from the collaboration between Brunello Cucinelli and perfumer Daphné Bugey, is a tribute to precious simplicity and the stories that inspired it. The heart of the composition features a unique chestnut accord and precious woods. Top notes of spices and citrus fruits offer a fresh, luminous touch, while the base notes of amber and musk provide warmth and comfort. Sustainable ingredients like cedarwood Virginia, cedar Atlas, and vetiver from Haiti, along with olibanum from Somalia, enrich the scent with depth and character. The fragrance also incorporates Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian mandarin, and pink pepper for freshness, and orange blossom for femininity. $295 for 100ml. davidjones.com
French Poetry Eau de Parfum
St. Rose introduces French Poetry, a luxurious fragrance inspired by Rimbaud’s avant-garde prose. Indulging in notes of Italian bergamot and pear, the blend evokes a languid Parisian summer. Developed by renowned perfumer Caroline Sabas, French Poetry is an embodiment of exquisite craftsmanship and a love letter to her homeland via French muguet and jasmine, intertwined with a base of vanilla, sandalwood, and amber. Committed to transparency and traceability, St. Rose uses 97 per cent natural origin ingredients, and consciously sourced elements such as wild sandalwood from Western Australia and upcycled vanilla. Approximately $285 for 50ml. st-rose.com