5 FRAGRANCES YOU NEED THIS SUMMER
SCENTS TO KEEP YOU FRESH IN THE HEAT
A fragrance collection can be carefully crafted overtime and is often closely tailored to the nose of its collector. Nonetheless, there’s something particularly refreshing about trying a new fragrance. Whether it’s a gift or a purchase made out of a little self-indulgence, investing in a new fragrance can give you a much-needed lease of life, especially when the season changes. We’ve compiled a list of this summer’s top fragrances to add to your collection.
1. Fleur de Portofino, Tom Ford
In its elegant azure blue bottle this fragrance exudes summer from its appearance to its exotic summery scent. This is the perfect fragrance to take with you on a luxury holiday. With dominant notes of white flower and citrus, Fleur de Portofino is a delicate balance of fresh and bright scents making it a perfect daytime fragrance. Surprisingly, the fragrance is not particularly sweet, despite its floral base; it has a cool freshness to it that brightens up any look and means it can be worn in evenings too. The scent is intentionally evocative of the dreamy west coast of northern Italy, so even if you’re not venturing to more exotic climes this summer you can live it vicariously through Tom Ford’s transportive take on Portofino.
2. Green Irish Tweed, Creed
A fragrant combination of fresh citrus notes balanced with woody and powder undertones making this fragrance the perfect transitional scent from winter to spring. The scent is extremely versatile and can be worn in the office, on holiday, and out for dinner (even to a club). The woody notes give Green Irish Tweed a real muskiness and a sense of masculinity that can be hard to achieve with many of the sweeter summer fragrances.
3. Silver Mountain Water, Creed
This unisex fragrance comes in a matte white bottle with silver top and beyond its elegant appearance there is a real strength in the green and musky notes of this scent. With a predominant green base note, Silver Mountain Water has a real cleanliness to it that makes it the perfect fragrance to carry with you to refresh on a hot day. The wearing time can last up to 5 hours, making it a pretty resilient aftershave in the summer heat.
4. Mandarino di Amalfi, Tom Ford
With green, aromatic, and citrus notes this unisex fragrance is the slightly fruitier sibling of Fleur de Portofino. The beauty of this scent is that it can be shared with you partner and its versatile base notes make the fragrance quite distinctive on different skin types. With slightly sweeter notes of honey Mandarino di Amalfi is best worn in the day and is the perfect poolside accessory alongside a cool Gin & Tonic.
5. Colonia Quercia, Acqua di Parma
The new Acqua di Parma fragrance is a vibrant mix of citrus and woody notes that makes for the ideal evening scent this summer. The scent has a rich undertone with almost chocolaty notes making it the perfect fragrance to pair with an evening meal. The scent is sophisticated and its price tag requires an equally sophisticated wallet so make sure to trial this fragrance before investing.