Notes: The collective behind Stockholm niche perfumery Stora Skuggan attempts to bottle the mystery, and its blend of immortelle, fig leaf, and malt sugar is appropriately enigmatic.
This Smells Like: A dark citrus.
Henry Rose Queens and Monsters
Michelle Pfeiffer has portrayed every type of character imaginable during her onscreen career, and the acting icon brings that same level of drama to her fragrance line Henry Rose. The range’s scents gamut from demure to devilish, and the standout Queens and Monsters lives up to its name.
Notes: Neroli and petitgrain are often subtle background notes, but they’re the stars here, brought to the forefront by opposing freesia, jasmine, vanilla, coco musk, and sandalwood. It’s a clean beauty lover’s dream that is zesty, aromatic, and surprisingly potent.
This Smells Like: A powdery spice.
Vyrao Free 00
Yasmin Sewell’s Vryao puts wellness and energetic medicine at the heart of its fragrances, inspired by the remedial and transformative powers of aromatherapy. That said, each full-size perfume contains a Herkimer diamond crystal energized by healer Louisa Mita to bolster positivity and overall improved health for the wearer.
Notes: Of the label’s natural perfumes, Free 00 is arguably the most lively, smelling fresh, soothing, and citrus-forward through notes of Sicilian lemon, mandarin, and orange flower opposite Egyptian jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood, and waterlily.
This Smells Like: A fresh citrus.
As the name suggests, Viktor&Rolf’s eau de parfum looks to pair two opposites: a flower and a bomb. It is alluringly delicate, yet powerful, with Emily Ratajkowski now serving as the face of the beloved fragrance.
Notes: Often described as explosive, Flowerbomb isn’t your typical floral fragrance. Here, freesia and rose accord are accentuated by jasmine, orange blossom, and patchouli oil for a fresh, yet flirty take on modern femininity.
This Smells Like: A sensual rose.
Chloe Vanilla Planifolia
Vanilla’s origins are extraordinary. Though it’s now associated with mild desserts, the spice is harvested in tropical climates around the globe. The planifolia orchid from which it is derived is a beautiful yellow and white flower, with a soft scent distinct from that of the plant’s pods. When perfumer Quentin Bisch learned all this during his years as an apprentice, he vowed to one day create a fragrance based on the blossom. Years later, he would make the exquisite and enveloping Vanilla Planifolia for the Parisian fashion house, Chloe, and the rest is history.