It's time to update your fragrances for the summer, moving away from the stronger heavier scents that can feel a bit too obtrusive on a warm summers day. We can still obtain a signature scent in a light and fresh way while keeping things modern, feminine and up to date. Choose from floral or citrus fragrances to achieve a timeless summer scent. Here are some of our favourites:
The captivating and sophisticated, yet discreet fragrance of Acqua di Parma Colonia greets you with a bright, citrus scent of lemon, orange and bergamot mingled with lavender and rosemary. Its warm floral heart of verbena, Bulgarian rose and ylang-ylang melts into a woody and sensual memory of cedar and sandalwood. This original eau de cologne from Acqua di Parma gives way to a sensual, deeply evocative fragrance. From the Art Deco-inspired bottle to the distinctive black and yellow design and exquisite fragrance - for nearly a century Acqua di Parma has been the epitome of Italian elegance, with fans from Audrey Hepburn to Kate Moss. Does it belong to you? £91 for 100ml
Jo Malone's signature fragrance Lime, Basil & Mandarin is a gorgeous scent of peppery basil and aromatic white thyme with an unexpected twist to the scent of limes on a Caribbean breeze. Just the aroma you want to create on a warm summers day with a cocktail in your hand. Vibrant freshness of mandarin and lime and the warmth of basil and amber-like scent. A true modern classic. £88 for 100ml.
Sisley’s modern and feminine Izia is a fragrance built around a rose with a unique scent, a rose that blooms for a short time, only once a year. Infused with radiant and sophisticated top notes of white bergamot and pink pepper, it seduces with its airy, floral heart of d’ornano rose and the warmth of a cedar base softened with amber accord and musks. An assertive, modern and sensual character. £95 for 50ml.
Tom Ford Fleur De Portofino is summer in a bottle. Its citrusy scent has a floral kick to it with jasmine and violet leaf. Private blend Fleur de Portofino is inspired by the cascades of white flowers that spill off the branches of the white acacia, a beloved shade tree that dots the Mediterranean's gardens and lines its tranquil avenues. Fleur de Portofino creates a crisp and bright floral accord from this bloom, and then surrounds it with effervescent citruses and acacia honey. The fragrance creates an effect of sheer floral possession that is incomparably hypnotic and extremely bold. A vibrant, carefree and captivating fragrance. £155 for 50ml.