People collect fragrances for different reasons. Some have a soft spot for perfumes by the same brand – Annick Goutal, L’Occitane and Jo Malone tend to let their scents do the talking as all of them come housed in the same bottle, only differentiated by subtle accents of colour.
But for some, collecting a fragrance goes beyond the scent. The bottle or flacon itself is a work of art, and deserves to shine in the limelight. Here are 7 of our favourite new fragrances that deserve more attention because of the way they look.
Moschino Pink Fresh Couture
The new Moschino, led by Jeremy Scott, is a far cry from the Moschino it used to be. Despite Scott’s excessive love of pop culture, as is often translated into his rather OTT designs, his latest fragrance venture, Pink Fresh Couture, deserves a mention for its glass cleaner inspired spray bottle. With notes of pink grapefruit mixed with blackcurrant, rose, musk and cedar, this lighthearted scent is perfect for the young at heart.
The House of Oud Empathy
One look at this bottle, and we were left staring openmouthed. The ‘stone’ is actually the bottle, whereas the ‘base’ is the cap. Other perfumes by The House of Oud are similarly designed, but with different-coloured stones, making them wonderful art pieces to scatter around at home. Described as ‘the olfactory projection of silence’, Empathy contains notes of pear blossom, raspberry flower, tobacco, burnt woods and white spruce. Definitely something less run-of-the-mill.
Nina Ricci Luna Blossom
Touted as a sister edition of the well-known Nina fragrance (the one with the apple-shaped bottle), Luna Blossom is an Asian exclusive that’s made up of a sweet concoction of Nashi pear, peony, jasmine, cedar and musk. The bottle itself, with its ombre violet-blue tone, is a pretty sight indeed!
Carolina Herrera Good Girl
CH’s latest offering, Good Girl, which features model Karlie Kloss in its ads, brings forward a fresh, young image that you never thought possible by the heavyweight fashion brand. The tongue-in-cheek approach – calling a sexy oriental scent Good Girl – is not lost on fragrance lovers. The black stiletto-shaped bottle houses a juice that contains white sambac jasmine, tuberose, roasted tonka bean, and cocoa.
Montblanc Lady Emblem
Like a delicate multi-faceted crystal, Lady Emblem is a striking scent with an equally breathtaking flacon. The ‘for her’ version of Montblanc’s Emblem fragrance includes sandalwood, pink rose, musk and raspberry in its notes. Viewed from the top, the Lady Emblem bottle retains Montblanc’s iconic snow cap design.
Replay Stone Supernova
Glitter makes everything batter. This duo of fragrances by fashion brand Replay takes heed to this golden rule, adding chockfuls of shimmer to its Stone collection of perfumes, inspired by the brand’s famous stone-washed denim techniques. The Hers version is a blend of ylang-ylang, rose, gardenia, sandalwood and amber, while the His version is a fougere that contains rose, cashmere, oak moss, tonka bean and cedar.
Kenzo steps up to the game with a new scent that is set to push the brand’s own boundaries. Inspired by the power of the all-seeing eye, Kenzo World is a unique scent created by renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, with accords of flowers, nectar and ambroxan. If anything, we’d buy it for the bottle itself, which is a striking piece that wouldn’t look out of place displayed prominently in your living space.
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