New Year Perfume Releases

New releasesIt looks like perfume lovers are going to be spoilt for choice this year as we hear news of a veritable flood of new fragrances. To wet your appetite, here’s a selection of new releases you can expect to see over the next two months from Burberry, DKNY, Elizabeth Arden and Estee Lauder.

First up are two new additions to DKNY’s Be Delicious range. Be Delicious Juiced is a fruity floral with ripe apples (of course), pear blossom and golden mango nectar complemented by peony and violet florals with a woody, amber drydown. Perfect for spring is a ‘Juiced’ version of Be Delicious Fresh Blossom – light and fresh with a medley of florals (freesias, rose petals, lily of the valley and sweet pea) and a base of vetiver and musk.

Next , a limited edition release from Estee Lauder, Wild Elixir, a sophisticated floral with notes of marigold, freesia, violet leaf, gardenia, muguet, jasmine, waterlily, genet flower and orris with a drydown of soft woods and musk.

A flanker to Elizabeth Arden’s 2009 release, Pretty, will be Pretty Hot, a bold and seductive take on the original and inspired by the Belle de Nuit Flower. Other notes will include¬†red currant, blood orange, mandarin, freesia, apple, peony, pimento blossom, Petalia, amber, patchouli, tonka, sandalwood and Cosmone, a synthetic musk.

Finally, a his and hers duo in the form of Burberry Sport Ice, flankers to last year’s release, Burberry Sport. Notes of ginger, citrus, woods and musk (plus magnolia and honeysuckle in the ladies version) are complemented by “ice crystals” which I imagine are less of a smell and more of a sensation.

I can’t wait to get testing in my local Boots.