Covid has made travelling difficult and stressful, so relax whilst these new fragrances transport you via your olfactory senses to magical destinations.
Bentley Beyond – The Collection
The Bentley gentlemen started this aromatic journey last year and now it is time for the Bentley ladies to take the wheel, trailblazing their way to three exotic places with Bentley’s first ever women’s fragrances.
Price 180 Euros 100ml Eau de Parfum.
For Kyoto, Japan – Radiant Osmanthus a fruity floral with sparkling charm.
Top notes: Neroli, Italian mandarin and lemon.
Heart: Wild Jasmine, seringa, peach and Osmanthus – a tiny orange bloom from Asia with facets of apricot, green tea and velvety suede.
Base notes: Cedar, white amber, sandalwood and musk.
For Lima, Peru – Mellow Heliotrope a delicate powdery scent of floral oriental composition with elegance and grace.
Top notes: Italian Bergamot, Mandarin, blackcurrant and gardenia.
Heart: Raspberry, pink peppercorn and elemi.
Base notes: Violet flowers, ambrette, vanilla, praline and Heliotrope – a purple Mediterranean flower whose name means ‘turn towards the sun’.
For Seoul, South Korea – Vibrant Hibiscus an exuberant floral with flamboyant style.
Top notes: Blackcurrant, Italian bergamot, mandarin and violet flowers.
Heart: Red peony, Indian jasmine, Turkish rose, lily of the valley and Hibiscus accord inspired by the intensity of the flower’s colour and the fragility of its petals.
Base notes: Sandalwood, Indonesian patchouli, musks and moss.
All scents have been created by Grasse perfumer Karine Dubreuil Sereni.
Bottle design: Like the men’s fragrances, the faceted glass flacon is inspired by the signature cut crystal glass headlights of the Continental GT and the hand stitched suede cap reprises the car’s interior. The colour of the suede reflects the floral colours: apricot for Radiant Osmanthus; mauve for Mellow Heliotrope and deep pink for Vibrant Hibiscus. The legendary Bentley emblem is engraved on the silver metal shoulders.
Pure Noir Eau de Parfum by Anine Bing
For the unapologetic modern city woman who is bold in spirit and assertively feminine, Anine Bing’s new fragrance Pure Noir embodies the spirit of Copenhagen and Paris – rich with possibility and mystery.
Price 169 Euros 75ml Eau de Parfum (candle not included).
Top Notes: Papyrus Extract, Saffron, Oakwood Extract.
Heart Notes: Black Baccarat Rose, Nutmeg, Black Pepper Absolute.
Base Notes: Mahogany Wood, Guaiacwood, Cistus Absolute Spain.
Pure Noir is Anine’s follow-up to her first fragrance Savage Rose.
Narciso Eau de Parfum Ambree
This new Narciso Rodriguez oriental floral fragrance conjures up the vibrant warmth of sun kissed skin and so sun drenched destinations.
Le Joker by Art de Parfum
Art du Parfum, a UK independent and ethical niche perfume house, has created its 7th fragrance called Le Joker.
Maybe not inspired by a travel destination, this is more of an emotional destination as the unisex fragrance aims to awaken the wearer to be more daring, more evocative and not afraid to make a statement or challenge the status quo.
Top notes: Pink pepper, elemi and sparkling Timur pepper (still rare in perfumery) revealing spicy and tropical accents.
Heart: Nutmeg and star anise.
Base notes: Patchouli, cypriol and atlas cedarwood.
Le Joker is a woody fragrance with fruity spicy notes, powdery notes, smoky cigarettes facets and salty ambergris.
Price £114.00 50ml Etrait de Parfum.
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is Eclipse Magazine’s Fashion & Beauty Editor.
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