Morris & Co, Golden Lily Collection
“I know a little garden close-set with lily and red rose, where I would wander if I might from dewy dawn to dewy night” – instantly recognisable as a William Morris design, Golden Lily is a glorious example of his love of nature, featuring lily flowers and country blooms intertwined with swaying briar leaves. The fragrance has a top note of Tangerine, heart note of Cinnamon and Nutmeg, and a deep base of Cedar Wood – a really lovely scent, from £5.
Narciso, eau de parfum
Narciso Rodriguez is a marvellous American designer of Cuban descent who started his career with Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. In 1997 he launched his own label and designed the wedding dress for Carolyn Bessette on her marriage to John F Kennedy Jnr. Michelle Obama is also a fan. In 2007, he created his first fragrances, for her and for him. Now we have his brand new scent Narciso, which is intensely feminine and sexy – with elegant Vetiver; Musk, Gardenia and Bulgarian Rose at its heart; and voluptuous Amber at the base. It’s a new favourite for me, 50ml £58.