Scentsational: A guide to autumn/winter 2015's best new fragrances

From Miu Miu to Gucci Bamboo, our roundup of the best new perfumes

Emma Akbareian
Tuesday 01 September 2015 12:45
Comments

“September is the January of fashion” is a phrase bandied around this time of year with the steady stream of new-season collections dropping into stores.

But it’s not just fashion that this phenomenon applies to; fragrance is also having something of a seasonal renaissance.

In practical terms it’s not hard to guess one of the reasons why shop shelves are flooded with new scents in September, given the rather major red-and-green-themed retail extravaganza just a few months off. But for perfume buffs it’s a chance to get their hands on an eagerly anticipated new release.

Perhaps the biggest new addition to the heady world of perfumes comes courtesy of Miu Miu. The brand introduces its very first fragrance and stays very much true to the brand. Lily – a favoured print of the house – dominates the floral scent, while the bottle references the matelassé design from Miu Miu’s classic handbags.

Azzedine Alaïa also enters the market with a debut perfume, Alaïa Paris. And as can be expected from the famously elusive designer his approach to fragrance is anything but conventional, with no one note distinguishable, making for a rather mysterious yet potent formulation.

That’s not all from the major fashion houses; Gucci has just introduced Bamboo, while new offerings are also on hand from Bottega Veneta and Chloé. Dior’s new launch may look a lot like its iconic J’adore fragrance but the Touche de Parfum is an entirely new innovation: an oil-based scent designed to be applied to pressure points and layered with other perfumes, giving the wearer a unique scent experience.

Mimosa may be more commonly associated with an alcoholic beverage but it’s the plant of the same name that’s having a moment. Jo Malone’s newest addition is Mimosa & Cardamom – a spicy floral scent that will sit well as the weather takes a turn for the autumnal. Dolce & Gabbana has also utilised mimosa, combining it with floral and citrus oils for a fresher take on the scent.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in