Last year, Nina Ricci released L'Extase, a musky floral affair created by renowned French perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. This year it has continued this sensory journey with L'Extase Caresse de Roses (HK$490/30ml; HK$690/50ml; HK$850/80ml), a lighter variation of the original but equally satisfying thanks to notes of peony, violet, rose and white musk.
If sunny weather signals sailing, then Prada's new release, Luna Rossa Eau Sport (HK$640/75ml; HK$850/125ml), is for you, apparently. It's inspired by the challenge of extreme sailing, says the Italian label, and while we're not sure what that means (inspired by a sea breeze?), the scent that's built on six ingredients - cedrat, bergamot, lavender, ginger, cedarwood and grey amber - is a robust and masculine choice.
Every May since 2006, Guerlain has released a Muguet (French for "lily of the valley", in case you were wondering) and for 2016, its 10th anniversary, it has nailed it with a stunning collaboration with Ambre & Louise, a young Parisian jewellery house specialising in metalwork. The limited-edition Muguet 2016 Vintage (HK$4,720/100ml) combines rose and jasmine "to exude all the poetic vitality of a spring landscape" - ermm … OK. What we love most about this is the vintage-style bottle, decorated with a silver plaque depicting a botanical scene and delicate sprigs of lily of the valley.
Balmain has released its latest version of Extatic Gold Musk (HK$800/90ml; HK$560/60ml), a floral/woody/musky creation with top notes that include bergamot and base notes of sandalwood and musk. We love that the bottle - in lacquered white - reflects the white silk dresses of the fashion house's latest collections.