These summery fragrances will remind you that sun-drenched months are just around the corner.
Spring might have arrived. But rather than bring sun-dappled days and warm weather with it, the month of September is often characterised by blustery southerly winds and drizzly days. Fortunately, there are a plethora of enchanting and uplifting fragrances that are sure to bewitch the senses and make you feel like summer isn’t too far away. They’re so good, in fact, that in just one spritz you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to warmer, sun-drenched climes.
Keep scrolling to discover the six must-have summery scents you need in your life.
GUCCI MEMOIRE D’UNE ODEUR
Gender-bending scents are the in thing these days and of course, Gucci has nailed the trend with new Mémoire D’Une Odeur (60ml EDP, $149). The delicate and uplifting scent has been created to be worn by anyone and features Roman Chamomile and Indian coral jasmine alongside musk, cedarwood and sandalwood.
TRY IT: If you’re after a summery scent that is perfect to spritz no matter what the time or occasion is, Gucci Mémoire D’Une Odeur is the perfect fragrance for you this season. It’s never overpowering but is always memorable.
JOY BY DIOR EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE
The heady new rendition of JOY by Dior (50ml EDP, $209) is sure to bewitch the senses with radiant notes of neroli, centifolia rose and jasmine. A hint of sandalwood and vanilla add another dimension to the enchanting scent.
TRY IT: Whether you’re already a fan of the original scent or love vibrant contemporary floral fragrances, you won’t be disappointed by this radiant newcomer.
AMOUAGE LOVE MIMOSA
Lauded fragrance house, Amouage, has released another head-turner with Love Mimosa (100ml EDP, $515 from WORLD). And given the name, it’s no surprise that Mimosa is at the heart of Amouage’s latest release. Hints of violet leaves, juicy pear, orris, heliotrope and ylang-ylang round out the scent.
Try It: If you consider yourself a bit of a fragrance connoisseur and you’re looking for something for a fragrance that’s made from the most exquisite ingredients, Amouage Love Mimosa is for you.
TOM FORD METALLIQUE
While Tom Ford enthusiasts will no doubt be drawn to dazzling bottle, it’s the seductive notes in Metallique (50ml EDP, $250) that will have you head-over-heels in love with this scent in just one spritz. Think a mesmerising bouquet of contemporary florals heightened with a pinch of spicy pink peppercorn, creamy vanilla and sandalwood.
TRY IT: If you usually reach for Tom Ford’s Soleil Blanc or Santal Blush, Metallique is the perfect addition to your already stellar repertoire of scents that have the power to transport you to a sun-drenched beach. Those who love powdery fragrances that just seem to get better when the temperature rises will love this one too.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS SANTAL BLANC
Some fragrances get even better when the temperature rises and Van Cleef & Arpels Santal Blanc (75ml EDP, $230) is one of those scents. An intoxicating heart of sandalwood is accompanied by zesty mandarin and tonka bean come to life on warm, sun-kissed skin.
TRY IT: If you’re after a fragrance will remind you of warm, sunny days once they depart, Van Cleef & Arpels Santal Blanc is the perfect scent for the job.
BOTTEGA VENETA ILLUSIONE
Illusione (50ml EDP, $160) features intoxicating woody floral notes; bergamot and blackcurrant sit atop a heart of orange blossom and green fig, and base notes of olive wood and tonka bean.
Try It: If a trip to the sun-soaked Italian coast appeals. Illusione transports the senses in just one spritz of fragrance.