Blooming Bouquet

Don’t You Bring Me Flowers

One of these floral potions will suffice, thank you very much.

Don’t You Bring Me Flowers
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    ROSE: TOM FORD ROSE PRICK EDP

    Likened by the fashion designer-filmmaker to “a wild bouquet of intoxicating and rare hybrids”, it captures the senses with sensual notes of Turkish and Bulgarian roses and Rose de Mai. But there’s nothing soft about this Private Blend concoction.

    On the contrary, there’s an unapologetic sharpness courtesy of hints of spicy Sichuan pepper and turmeric extract. As it dries down to an earthy mix of tolu balsam, roasted tonka and musk, one is left to ponder the heart-wrenching beauty of rose petals atop barbed branches.

    tomford.com

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    MIMOSA: MAISON 21G MIMOSA MANTRA EDP

    Combined with aquamarine, the subtly sweet and powdery mimosa takes on an invigorating character for the perfect everyday scent. Created by Johanna Monange of bespoke fragrance house Maison 21G, it comprises 21 percent of perfume concentrate and can be refilled.

    maison21G.com

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    LILY OF THE VALLEY: CARTIER LES EPURES DE PARFUM PUR MUGUET

    Perfume as high jewellery — with that, Cartier perfumer Mathilde Laurent concocted an irresistible trio of unisex scents. Pur Muguet captures the uplifting nuances of lily of the valley.

    cartier.sg

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    GARDENIA: LE LABO YLANG 49 EDP

    When was the last time you went on a nature walk? Ylang 49 evokes those tranquil moments, with lush bouquet in hand! While ylang ylang is responsible for its lovely voluptuousness, it is the exotic undertones of Tahitian gardenia that enrich this chypre floral fragrance.

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    TUBEROSE: AMOUROUD ELIXIR NOIR ILLUMINE EDP

    Give yourself over to this super-addictive potion that titillates with a spicy opener of cardamom, ginger and wild cinnamon, after which you can luxuriate in its precious posy of tuberose, rose, passionflower and Egyptian jasmine. Then, get drawn into a heady mix of dark chocolate, black vetiver and intense woods — and you’ll find yourself lost forever in this mysterious scent.

    escentials.com

This story first appeared in the May 2020 issue of A Magazine.