Drifting ever so slightly away from the wintery comforts of musks, powders and spices and embracing lightly sparkling fruity essences- think citrus, coconuts and berries. We aren’t moving entirely away from our signature notes, however. The modern summer scent takes elements of woods and autumnal scents and gives them a summer heart. Fragrances that change with the season, but still feel like us.
From tequila sunrises through to balmy nights, these are the scents we’re misting over our sundrenched summer skin this season.
When we first think of a European Summer, we think luxury, and what is more luxurious than the House of Dior? Miss Dior Eau de Parfum boasts sensual Grasse Rose wrapped in fresh notes and woven with a lively Rosewood. Keeping memories of long afternoon strolls through the Parisian Tulleries fresh in our mind.
For a brand only in their infancy, Melbourne born Mihan Aromatics have masterfully blended all that we love about summer scents in Sienna Brume. Inspired by days spent lazing beside Fitzroy pool, coconut, sea salt and cucumber evoke memories of long afternoons spent seaside, sun on our skin and perhaps a creamy cocktail in hand.
A more literal interpretation of salty summer skin, Jo Malone’s Wood Sage and Sea Salt sees sea salt dance with fresh grapefruit, drying down to the familiar fragrance of woody, musky mallow and driftwood.
Citrus is the main player in Jo Malone’s aptly titled Orange Bitters, a sparkling, effervescent fragrance that allows bitter orange and mandarin sink into a heart of citrus and plum before drying down into the warmth of sandalwood and glistening gold amber.