Fragrance, fragrance, fragrance. We just can’t get enough! This year, National Fragrance Week falls like a ray of hope for the on-set of summer, with a whole range of new-season scents waiting patiently for you to purchase.
Fragrance lifts the lid to a world of imagination, combining nostalgia with updated, modern nuances. Scents can spark in us the most wonderful of memories, transporting us back to a specific time, thought or emotion we experienced in past gone by. That’s why we’re celebrating the Holy-Grail scents you need just in time for sunny season – the ones that are destined for vacation!
From fresh and fruity to fiery and sensual, here are the best fragrances for summer…
1.Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de ParfumCelebrate every version of yourself this summer with a bright, playful perfume. Pairing self-love with a feminine touch, this floral fragrance braids uplifting rhubarb and daffodil into soft, sensual depths of almond milk and cashmeran.
2.Tiffany & Co. Eau de ParfumLending luxe and glamour to your fragrance library, Tiffany & Co.’s Eau de Parfum is inspired by the romance of New York City. Top notes of vert de mandarine scatter into an intoxicating iris heart, before sinking to a warm, musky base of patchouli for. A refined signature scent for hot, whirlwind evenings.
3.Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de ParfumFor the ever-changing woman, this sensual fragrance is cloaked in mystery and intrigue. It is characterised by intricate florals, entwining sweet femininity with rich, addictive accords. Tuberose, jasmine sambac and cocoa create an alluring trail – if you love compliments on your fragrance, discover the duality of Good Girl.
4.Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’62 Perfume MistSummer just isn’t the same without Sol, so find your favourite holiday signature with this indulgent fragrance mist. The scent embraces the iconic notes of the bestselling Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, blending pistachio with a shot of sun-soaked caramel.
5.Hermès Twilly Eau Poivrée Eau de ParfumPunchy and spirited, Twilly Eau Poivrée is the epitome of the daring Hermès woman. Pink peppercorn, rose and patchouli evoke an elegant trail with a vibrant twist, culminating in a spicy-woody floral signature that’s equal parts bright and sensual.
6.Maison Margiela Replica When the Rain Stops Eau de ToiletteAn apt name (and unlikely event) if you live in the UK, When the Rain Stops captures the wonder of the sun as it peaks through a blanket of rainclouds. It is deeply tranquil, combining clean, aquatic accords with woody, earthy undertones and dewy florals for a luminous, light-as-air fragrance.
7.Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle Mimosa Eau de ParfumThe name of this fragrance alone sounds like a trip to the Mediterranean coast! Honeysuckle Mimosa is warm and inviting, like summer in the French Riviera. Grapefruit, Italian bergamot and blackcurrant bud sparkle and snap, usurped by a blanket of honeysuckle and mimosa for a fresh, sun-ready signature.
8.Lancôme La Vie est Belle Eau de ParfumCrafted by three of France’s leading perfumers, this fragrance is a vision of luminous florals and ripe, fruity accords. Pear and blackberry are plunged into a heart of iris and orange blossom, enriching the senses with a sensual patchouli dry-down. Intensely romantic, this scent presents a little bottle of luxury.
9.Lacoste Pour Elle Sparkling Eau de ToiletteA collision of fruit and spice, this fragrance is made to liberate. It is sweet and sparkly, ideal for the woman who is bright, fun and sophisticated. Blackberry, French macaroon and candyfloss accord make this scent the sweetest summer treat, perfect for poolside.
10.Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de ParfumCurb a conventional summer this year with YSL’s bestselling fragrance, Libre. The scent blurs the line between masculine and feminine for a daring, unisex perfume. Tangerine, neroli and lavender form an exhilarating trio, overcome by a sun-drenched wave of jasmin sambac and white musks.
11.Paco Rabanne 1 Million for Him Eau de ToiletteLet’s not forget the best summer fragrances for men! 1 Million is a winner for both you and your partner, epitomising power, money and luxury. Peppermint and mandarin give a cool burst of freshness, upgraded with a hint of spice. Leather accords reward the fragrance a deep, expensive quality, made for the modern man.