The Scents of Summer – Our round up of the Top Summer Fragrances

Ahhhhh the smell of barbecuing, suncream, cut grass and of course the accompanying hay fever, well all but the last are those distinct aromas of the long Summer months. However, these unique fragrances are not the only ones to conjure up warm, hazy, Summery memories and we have sort the advice of all our favourite perfume houses to see what delights they have to tempt us with over the coming Summer season.

First up we have the latest fragrance from Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo, share the unmistakable spirit of the Mediterranean. Igniting your senses in nature, which creates the special allure of this magical Italian region. Quite simply: fragrances that lighten your life as they fill the air with Italian wonder.

Chinotto di Liguria is the breath of Ligurian nature, which grows luxuriantly on rocks that tumble steeply down into the sea. The top notes of the fragrance are like a breeze: a charge of pure energy enhanced by the bittersweet notes of the chinotto fruit and the sparkling crispness of mandarin. At its heart, jasmine and geranium bloom with the dynamic and refreshing notes of cardamom and rosemary. It is rounded off with the peace and tranquillity afforded by the base notes of musk and patchouli. A fragrance reminiscent of an early morning stroll along the rocky coastlines of western Liguria.

Now, Mr David Beckham, who introduces us to his Classic Touch, his New Limited Edition Fragrance For Men. What you wear says who you are; your style reflects your mood and personality. For David Beckham, that means twisting-up classic looks with a vibrant, modern touch. In 2013, David introduced his fragrance Classic, now, the international icon introduces a new, limited edition interpretation of his celebrated scent. Classic Touch is a masculine fragrance with an unexpected floral edge. It is a woody fruity fragrance with a surprising floral touch that creates a stunning, contemporary feel. Designed by the well-known ‘nose’ Nathalie Lorson, the scent balances confident masculinity with bold originality to create an unforgettable modern classic.

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA PARFUMS introduces Acqua Di Neroli for the Zegna man who is both modern and confidently stylish with a touch of indulgence. The original Acqua di Bergamotto was inspired by cool breezes and lush green fields. Acqua Di Neroli presents a new, fresh interpretation of this Zegna classic. With prismatic, fresh ingredients steeped in the heritage of the Mediterranean Coast, the blend is made with Ermenegildo Zegna’s own Italian Bergamot that is exclusively harvested in Calabria, Italy, to produce an exceptional quality scent befitting the Zegna man.

Michael Kors unveils its newest men’s fragrance, Michael Kors Extreme Speed, designed for the man who lives life with sleek style and explosive energy. Coriander and spices are layered with distinctive woods and classic patchouli for a modern, dynamic masculinity. This scent opens with invigorating cardamom, sleek cypress and an exhilarating dose of aromatic sage. Cinnamon anchors the heart of the fragrance while violet wood delivers a smooth, woody hook. From the back, a trio of cedarwoods collide for a lasting impression of refined masculinity. Together, they create facets of spice, wood and warmth. Patchouli lends enigmatic depth, together with the dark seduction of resinous tolu balm.

Every year since 1995 Issey Miyake celebrates Summer by inviting artists to reinvent his pioneering fragrances. In 2018 the designer weaves two of the major themes that drives his aesthetic,  typography and nature by showcasing the collaboration with two young French artists with very different approaches and sensibilities. Alberto Morillas eases L’eau d’Issey pour Homme into sunny summer nose with a dash of tropical fruit juice with Kiwi adds zest to the bracing top notes bracing grapefruit highlighted by aromatic coriander. The heart reveals fragrant pineapple sprinkled with sweet nutmeg the perfumer added depth and structure to the scent with a vibrant Woody accord of vetiver and cypress.

This new scent in, footwear genius, Jimmy Choo’s masculine fragrance franchise is a play on contrasts. The multi-facetted scent has an instinctive woody aromatic leathery scent in Jimmy Choo Man Blue. 

The woody aromatic leathery fragrance was designed for Jimmy Choo by Nathalie Lorson, master perfumer. On top, clary sage’s aromatic imprint strikes a balance between freshness and refined texture. The tonic transparency of bergamot brings a breath of fresh air and contrasts with the spicy warmth of black pepper. The intense texture of leather reveals itself in the heart of the fragrance, assuming an extreme masculinity enhanced by the urban elegance of grey amber and the vegetal woody facets of cypress. The creamy sensuality of sandalwood provides a distinctive and addictive drydown, supported by magnetic vanilla and sophisticated vetiver.

Last, but by no means least, as we know great things come from tiny details: the colourful stitching on the inside of a jacket, a delicate flower on a Hawaiian print shirt, or the drawing of a pin-up model hidden inside a wallet. Classic on the outside, playful on the inside.

The joy of discovering a hidden detail that only you know about. This is the essence of the world created by Paul Smith.

Paul Smith Hello You! is no exception. Never obvious, but always present, the fragrance discreetly plays with the British designer’s iconic codes, while keeping a contemporary edge.

For Hello You!, perfumers Fanny Bal and Dominique Ropion were inspired by Paul Smith’s celebrated use of colour. The fresh, sparkling citrus opening is followed by a very British aromatic lavender heart, blended with a fruity apple accord. The base notes underline the strong masculinity of patchouli and vetiver, magnified with the sensuality of ciste absolute. Paul Smith Hello You! plays with traditional British themes with a light and irreverent touch


1 Comment

  1. 11/05/2018 / 11:18

    Nice list, I’d personally throw in some classics like Dior Eau Sauvage, Acqua di Parma Colonia and Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino.

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