Orange blossom, jasmine and may rose are just some of the wildflowers blanketing the fields on French Riviera’s Grasse town – a town remarked for its long-established perfume industry.
With summer at our door-step, swap your winter scent and reach for something a little lighter, fresher and more vigorous.
1. Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz by Guerlain
Since 1999, Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria collection has enveloped the freshness of cologne and the hold of a traditional Guerlain.
The French perfumer’s 2019 release, Coconut Fizz, is an intensely fresh, unisex fragrance fitting for both women and men.
The core notes in this daytime perfume carry coconut nectar and bergamot, freesia, sandalwood and finally tonka bean for depth and longevity.
2. Magic Salty Flower by Viktor & Rolf
Succeeding the enchanting magic collection of seven is Viktor & Rolf’s “Magic Salty Flower” fragrance.
This latest blend creates a field of frangipani flowers slightly swayed by an addictive salty accord.
Salty Flower’s top notes are sea salt crystals, orange flower absolute and bergamot oil, which is commonly used for soothing aromatherapy treatments.
Core notes embrace the frangipani flower, jasmine sambac absolute and tuberose absolute, while base notes include ambrox and moss accord.
A spritz of the Salty Flower will initially wash a sparkling freshness of bergamot over you that is softened by an illuminating orange blossom.
3. Parco Palladiano IV Azalea by Bottega Veneta
Step into a warm Mediterranean garden and immerse yourself in the velvety scent of Bottega Veneta’s Parco Palladiano IV Azalea.
Bottega Veneta’s ultra-luxury Parco Palladiano fragrance collection is inspired by a stroll in a Palladian garden in the Veneto region of Italy.
Azalea has a floral, fruity aroma with a top note of tender tangerine.
Core notes are orange blossom, peach and rhododendron. While base notes are sweet chestnut and creamy vanilla.
4. Gabrielle Essence by Chanel
This solar scent is a reflection of the determined and passionate woman whose legacy lives on. A fragrance inspired by the woman who became Coco Chanel.
The essence nectar is a composition of four florals. Scents of exotic jasmine, radiant ylang-ylang, sparkling orange blossom and a decadently bewitching Grasse tuberose.
5. Rose of No Man’s Land by Byredo
Paying tribute to the nurses who saved thousands of lives during the Great War, is the Rose of No Man’s Land by Byredo.
This elegant scent combines earthiness with the sweetness of roses.
An initial spritz will wash the scents of pink pepper and Turkish rose petals before evolving into raspberry blossoms.
Ultimately, your skin will be left with a blanket of papyrus and white amber.
6. Les Infusions Iris by Prada
Prada’s Infusion collection is an interpretation of natural, fresh ingredients and the disparity between traditionalism and modernity.
This sensual, light scent has gentle, woody, powdery accords that are hinted with white floral and balsamic notes.
Iris is a crisp, summer scent that pleasantly maintains a neutral scent of the iris flower, doubled with Tunisian Neroli – essential oil extracted from the fragrant blossoms of the orange tree.
7. Mémoire D’une Odeur by Gucci
“Discover Gucci’s first universal fragrance, a perfume not assigned to a gender or a time” – Gucci.
Gucci’s Mémoire d’Une Odeur blends Roman chamomile and Indian coral jasmine to combine a new olfactive family called “Mineral Aromatic.”
Blended by Spanish perfumer Alberto Morillas, this elixir transcends the Roman chamomile that was grown around terraced gardens in 16th and 17th century Rome.
This sweet green floral perfume radiates joy to a dry down of honey and green apple.
Mémoire d’une Odeur envelopes chamomile and tender jasmine petals with musks and noble woods.
Accords are topped off with luminous sandalwood, cedar-wood and an irresistible vanilla note.
8. Libre EDP by Yves Saint Laurent
Libre is Yves Saint Laurent’s newest take on ever-evolving femininity.
Libre was created by Anne Flipo and Carlos Benaim who visualised a singular trail like a breath of freedom.
“A fragrance that revolves around masculine lavender and the feminine, burning notes of orange blossom. This unique clash creates an infinitely vibrating note” Anne Flipo.
Top notes in this lavender elixir are lavender, black currant and citrus fruits.
Middle notes are masculine lavender oil, sweet jasmine Sambac absolute and jasmine grandiflorum India absolute.
While base notes bring together vanilla extract Madagascar, cedar wood oil and a sweet ambergris accord.