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Humans are creatures of habit: something that can easily extend to your choice of fragrance. But as with all things in life, sometimes it pays to shake it up a bit. After all, scents, like clothes, fall in and out of fashion.
So, to keep you in the nose, we've rounded up 8 of the best scents that you need for the summer, from the big-brand releases that are really worth trying to the new and niche offerings with strong signature-scent potential.
TOM FORD Bitter Peach
Tom Ford Bitter Peach is a part of the collection Private Blend, officially released in early October 2020. Inspired by fresh, ripe fruits filled with sweet nectar, Tom Ford blends intoxicating Pêche de Vigne with Sicilian Blood Orange Oil to create the Bitter Peach Eau de parfum.
Dubbed by the house’s eponymous founder as “explicitly sweet and dangerously voluptuous”, it marries rum-infused Davana Oil, Cognac Oil and Jasmin Absolute Sambac at the heart while the base smoulders with notes of sandalwood, Cashmeran, Vanilla, Tonka Bean and Indonesian Patchouli.
TOM FORD Neroli Portofino
Inspired by the dramatic landscape and jet-set sophistication of the classic Italian Riviera town, the Neroli Portofino private blend from TOM FORD is a contemporary reinvention of a classic Eau de Cologne. Blended with aromatic Tunisian neroli, Italian bergamot and zesty Sicilian lemon, this intoxicating and seductive scent is a romantic summertime staple.
Le Labo Another 13
The haute couture of the fragrance industry, Le Labo’s beguiling range of perfume, home fragrance and botanical body care has become iconic for its unconventional yet luxurious handmade olfactory offerings.
Created in collaboration with Another Magazine’s editor-in-chief Jefferson Hack IN 2010, Another 13 Eau de Parfum is an utterly hypnotizing unisex scent composed of ambroxan (an addictive heady musk) alongside 12 other ingredients including jasmine, moss and ambrette seeds absolute, this clean, fresh fragrance is easy to wear but hard to forget. Originally intended to be limited edition, this addictive scent has become a Le Labo classic.
Gucci, A Song for the Rose
Gucci fragrances opens a new story of magic and imagination in Luxury Collection: The Alchemist’s Garden.
Inspired by the science of alchemy, Alessandro Michele reimagines the path of transformation from lead into gold with the art of fragrance making to create seven eau de parfum, four oils, three acque profumate and a candle.
Alberto Morillas worked with Alessandro Michele’s vision on a collection using pure natural plants and flowers layered with modern molecules. Blended through rediscovery, a hero ingredient is magnified for each scent: Oud, Amber, Violet, Iris, Mimosa, Rose and Woods. Every fragrance and every formula are created as a unicum, telling the story of a place, a moment, a season, and a smell of memory.
Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum Maison Francis
Born from the encounter between Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Baccarat, as a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the iconic crystal house, Baccarat Rouge 540 is a unique oriental floral fragrance suitable for both men and women.
The Baccarat Rouge 540 extrait de parfum augments the strength and radiance of the fragrance’s amber woody floral aura. Top notes of jasmine grandiflorum and saffron from Egypt delicately accentuate the powdery, gourmand facets of bitter almond from Morocco, extracted as an essential oil using an ancestral process. Lastly, the breath of minerals built around ambergris softens on contact with a woody musk accord. A profusion and fusion of the elements that can only be tamed by the art of the perfumer and time-tested wisdom.
BYREDO Gypsy Water
Inspiring freedom and harmony, Gypsy Water was created as an ode to the beauty of the roaming Romani culture, its unique customs, intimate beliefs and distinguished way of living. The scent wakens a dream of a colourful lifestyle made of innate nomadism. This alluring fragrance blends the woody notes of sandalwood and amber with fresh lemon and juniper berry.
Top notes are Juniper, Lemon, Bergamot and Pepper; middle notes are Pine needles, Incense and Orris Root; base notes are Sandalwood, Vanilla and Amber.
Creed Royales Exclusives Pure White Cologne Splash
A luxurious take on classic colognes, Pure White Cologne is the effervescence of champagne. Blending classic and contemporary chords, this uplifting gentlemen’s fragrance opens with citrus accents of lemon, bergamot and grapefruit. Leading into crisp and fresh notes of pear, petitgrain and galbanum, this Royale Exclusive closes with the masculine scent of ambergris and warm white musk.
Inspired by the legendary colognes of the Regency and Victorian era, Pure White Cologne is a scintillating fragrance of glittering freshness and stylish panache.
Giorgio Armani Prive Pivoine
With Pivoine Suzhou, Giorgio Armani has reinterpreted the Eau de Toilette, combining elegance and freshness with a soft, lingering sensuality. Part of the haute couture Armani Privé fragrance collection, Pivoine Suzhou eau de toilette is a celebration of harmony and elegance.
A tribute to the classical gardens of Suzhou considered "the Venice of the East", this scent opens with notes of juicy mandarin, pink pepper and raspberry, with floral base notes of peony enhanced with essences of rose, amber, musk and patchouli.