Dream Your Destination With Summer Fragrance Escapes
12 July 2021
Some perfumes capture the essence of summer so perfectly that they instantly transport you to another time and place. Whether it be the sunbaked rosemary bushes in rural Greece or mango fresh from the tree in Jamaica, the defining scents of your summer become inextricably linked to the places you’ve visited.
While international holidays might have to wait until 2022, you can relive old memories and create new ones with these seasonal fragrances. What destination will you be channelling this summer?
Let’s start with a new take on a classic. CK One is the quintessential summer fragrance for men and women alike and was one of the pioneering scents in rejecting the masculine/feminine narrative. First released in 1994, there have since been dozens of Limited Editions, including annual summer releases.
Calvin Klein CK One Summer is a woody citrus number with mandarin orange, sea salt and ginger notes layered over sage, amber and sandalwood. You might not be able to enjoy cocktails aboard a yacht off the coast of Croatia this summer, but CK One Summer is the next best thing.
Ideal if you love: salty, citrus, fresh fragrances.
From coastal Croatia to the tropical islands of the Caribbean, let your senses be swept away by the luscious fruits and exotic florals the region is famous for. Versace Dylan Turquoise triumphantly balances sweetness with citrus with layers of guava, lemon, mandarin, pink pepper, and cassis. The vibrant woody base is created from sugarcane and adds just enough depth to take the perfume from day into evening.
Ideal if you love: fresh, fruity, aquatic fragrances.
Another gorgeous fragrance with tropical notes, DOLCE & GABBANA No 3 L’Imperatrice, is packed with fruity goodness. Kiwi, rhubarb and watermelon dominate the perfume, while cyclamen, jasmine, pink pepper and musk provide a spicy floral backdrop and create harmony.
Ideal if you love: green, earthy, clean fragrances.
If you prefer to spend your vacations soaking up the cosmopolitan culture of Europe’s capitals, take a page from Yves Saint Laurent and bring the cafe vibe with you wherever you spend your days. Named after the “Left Bank” area of Paris where metropolitan and bohemian influences combine, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche is feminine yet fiercely free-spirited. Notes of aldehydes and oakmoss give the fragrance its clean, metallic scent, while additional layers include a bouquet of white flowers (jasmine, magnolia, gardenia etc.) and juicy summer fruits (peach, lemon, bergamot).
Ideal if you love: metallic, green fresh fragrances.
Picture yourself walking past a florist on a Parisian boulevard, and you’ll get some idea of what awaits you with this next fragrance. A second scent inspired by the city of love, Yves Saint Laurent Paris features a base of warm amber, vanilla and sandalwood, while the heart and top notes are a floral fantasy, including rose, violet, orange blossom and iris.
Ideal if you love: warm, floral, powdery fragrances.
Escape To The Chateau
Combining fruity top notes of lemon, bergamot and tangerine with herbal heart notes of rosemary, coriander and basil, Lancôme Ô de Lancôme takes the sunbaked hills of Italy and bottles them to create this complex fragrance.
Ideal if you love: herbal, citrus, fresh fragrances.
Equal parts English cottage garden and French countryside manor, Cacharel Anais Anais L’Original is a floral masterpiece. First released in 1978, Anais Anais continues to be one of the most popular and elegant floral fragrances sold today. Top notes of honeysuckle and hyacinth are followed by lily, jasmine and rose, with an earthy base of sandalwood.
Ideal if you love: romantic, powdery, floral fragrances.
From countryside gardens to tropical shores, the right perfume can take you anywhere. Explore the range and discover your new destination scent with the Fragrance Finder.