Nothing says springtime quite like the whisper of a fresh fragrance against skin, and this season, JOYCE BEAUTY has handpicked an intoxicating array of unique scents to create an alluring and evocative collection of perfumes from across the globe. From the delicate whisper of white lilac to the spicy decadence of ginger lily, there’s a signature scent here to suit every discerning taste.
EDITIONS DE PARFUMS FROM FRÉDÉRIC MALLE
ANGELIQUES SOUS LA PLUIE
Inspired by a fleeting whiff of angelicas gathered after a shower, this spicy, woody cologne is reminiscent of a chamber music arrangement, full of subtle yet essential layers. In this unusual scent, created by renowned perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, angelica’s sparkling, spicy and refreshing notes are softened by a hint of juniper berries and jasmine, before drying down to evocative hints of musk and cedar.
GERANIUM POUR MONSIEUR
For men in pursuit of ultra-chic freshness, Geranium Pour Monsieur is the answer. Chinese geranium, rhodinol, mint, aniseed, spices and sandalwood, finished with a generous blend of white musks, deliver a lingering crispiness that encapsulates a whole new breed of men’s fragrance. Comfortably sophisticated, this Dominique Ropion creation delivers rare exotic notes, including incense resinoid and styrax benzoin from Siam.
Imagine a stroll through a springtime garden in full bloom and the result is Olivia Giacobetti’s En Passant, an impressionistic, transparent floral fragrance, which plays on one simple note – the white lilac. As light and airy as a brushstroke, the composition glorifies this natural scent and marries it with orange tree leaves, cucumber, wheat and watery notes.
MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN
A clean, sophisticated scent, Aqua Universalis combines crisp Calabrian bergamot with juicy Sicilian lemon for freshness, before adding in a base of musky blonde wood, and luminous white floral notes courtesy of the delicate lily of the valley. The resulting blend is an unexpected and unique fragrance that can be worn by either sex.
À LA ROSE
The Queen Of Flowers inspired perfumer Francis Kurkdjian to create this floral-woody scent that captures the true essence of femininity. The dazzling duo of May rose from Grasse and the Bulgarian Damascena rose are blended together to form one showstopping fragrance, transcending the crisp tenderness of rose petals to embrace a whimsical, free-spirited style.
The flame of love unites two hearts and with emerging notes stemming from the Jamaican amyris tree, Florentine Iris is the beating heart of this enduring fragrance. The chemistry and interplay between these two striking scents sets Amyris Femme ablaze, letting its heart glow.
One of Annick Goutal’s bestselling creations, Eau D’Hadrien is a timeless scent inspired by citrus fruits ripened under the Mediterranean sun. Featuring a tumbling mixture of Sicilian lemon, citron, grapefruit and green mandarin, all underpinned by cypress wood, this fragrance instantly transports you to a Tuscan summer in style.
A joyfully modern reinterpretation of the rose, Rose Pompon exudes a bold and bright joie de vivre. Spicy notes of pink pepper mingle with sparkling blackcurrant, velvety raspberry, ethereal peony and exquisite white musk to complement the beating heart of this fragrance – a dazzling duo of Bulgarian and Taïf rose. Fresh, playful and addictive, this is a rose fragrance most definitely designed for the twenty-first century.
TENUE DE SOIRÉE
A scent imbued with a certain je ne sais quoi, Tenue De Soirée is a contemporary and charismatic chypre that embodies the promise of a night that’s yet to begin. This unconventional fragrance revolves around a daringly delightful blend of iris and patchouli that evokes the drawing in of dusk in a Parisian sky.
This fragrance need not make any apologies for being exceedingly beautiful. The intoxicating essence of jasmine dominates this symphony of aromatic white florals; as the bouquet opens, the sweetness of hyacinth and freshness of vetiver add a startling green note that creates a truly radiant elixir. Magically transporting you to the Côte d’Azur, Jasmine Verbena really is the perfect marriage of classic and modern scents.
If opulence had a scent, it would be Kyara Clove; smell this once and you will understand the supreme seductiveness of oud. Exotic wood notes and leather accords yield a fragrance that evokes the mystery and romance of the Middle East. This distinctively sophisticated and smoky scent radiates an air of classic grandeur, whilst also enveloping you with the reassuring familiarity of a favourite leather chair.
Inspired by the soft velvety texture and ultra-smooth sensuality of a rose petal, this alluring rose and sandalwood fragrance is the very definition of sultry luxury. With heady notes of Turkish rose absolute, cardamom, plum and oud, Velvet Santal has a uniquely sexy, satiny, spicy composition that will have you hoping the night will never end.