Nothing says summer has arrived like a new fragrance. From Carolina Herrera’s celebration of Oud to Creed’s fresh new floral scent, just one spritz of these beautiful new summer fragrances will make sure you stand out from the crowd.
Eau de Parfum 75ml, £260
Inspired by the flowing movements of a dancer, Master Perfumer Olivier Creed has created a new summer fragrance that is equal parts delicate and strong. The floral scent opens with sweet jasmine, zesty Tunisian orange blossom and peach, which is layered over delicate jasmine flowers and rose petals. This is emboldened by rich, woody undertones of sandalwood and musk, offsetting the sweetness and creating a surprisingly complex pink scent.
Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £100
The French luxury house celebrates women embracing their wild side for its latest addition to the Soleil family. The fragrance – a new formula that utilises sustainable, natural ingredients – takes inspiration from animal prints. And so you have a woody accord at its base, lifted by a heart of jasmine sambac and saffron while top notes of bergamot, juicy pear and ginger combine for a warm, sensuous finish.
Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £235
Inspired by Carolina Herrera’s adventures in the heart of the Middle East, this new unisex fragrance, encapsulates the essence of evocative Oud. Exploring the often overlooked floral qualities of oud, this scent combines sustainably grown versions of the ingredient with sandalwood, apricot-like Osmanthus blossom, saffron and freesia. The result is a woody and spicy fragrance that is lifted with a hint of floral lightness, capturing an incense-like aroma.
Spray 125 ml, £114
The latest edition to Chanel’s Les Eaux de Chanel fragrance collection, inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite places, is Paris-Paris. Composed by master perfumer Olivier Polge, the chic style of Paris is perfectly bottled with this new fragrance, a woody-floral blend built around the sweet notes of Damascena rose. Designed to capture a carefree spring morning on the terrace of a Parisian café, the rosy core is inspired by the glistening stone of the city’s Haussmann buildings in early morning sunlight, while the freshness of lemon and mandarin, spicy notes of pink peppercorn and woody heart of patchouli picks up the various smells of Parisian life.
De Los Santos Eau de Parfum
Eau de Parfum, 50ml, £127
Continuing the Swedish brand’s practice of creating perfumes inspired by travels, memories and experiences, Byredo’s latest release focuses on the traditions of Día de los Muertos and All Saints’ Day. Capturing the fleeting essence of these celebrations, the scent balances soft musks, amber and incense with iris root and mirabelle. These are pierced by notes of crisp sage, a cleansing herb traditionally burnt to help unwanted spirits move on.
Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £195
Celine’s newest fragrance is an ode to Arthur Rimbaud – the visionary poet discovered by creative director Hedi Slimane as a teenager – as well as a generation of young people photographed by the designer over the past thirty years. The genderless scent captures the chapter between childhood and adulthood by mixing nostalgic lavender and musk with contemporary notes of neroli, orris butter, wheat and vanilla.
Acqua di Parma
Eau de Cologne, 50ml, £84
This light and bright cologne is intended to inspire confidence, joy and energy. A burst of botanical freshness, thanks to citrusy top notes of lemon and bergamot, is layered with spicy pink berries and black pepper and an aromatic heart of cedarwood, rosemary and shiso, the earthy and slightly spicy herb native to the mountains of China.
Eau de Parfum, 50ml, £178
One of the three fragrances in the Private Rose Garden Collection, Rose D’Amalfi channels the sunlit sensuality of Italy’s Amalfi Coast through a seductive blend of bergamot, spicy baies roses, delicate heliotrope and aromas of bergamot. Together, they create a soft, alluring scent destined to make you dream of Italian adventures.
Replica When The Rain Stops
Eau de Toilette, 100ml, £49
This joyful scent is designed to capture the feeling of the sun bursting through rain clouds – a symbol for happier times ahead. The fresh smell of springtime rain is captured with a combination of aquatic accord and patchouli essence, while the warmth of the rays is echoed in the sweetness of rose and the slight spice of pink pepper. Pine needle, jasmine and a hint of moss give the scent its earthy, deep undertones.
Cologne, 100ml, £112
For this limited edition collection, British perfume house Jo Malone has sought to capture the scent of a Sardinian summer with two new fragrances, Sea Daffodil and Bitter Mandarin, and a reissue of 2014’s Silk Blossom. Sea Daffodil evokes the scent of sea-washed pebbles, with the natural vanilla scent of the flower combined with bright yellow mandarin and warmed up with ylang ylang and sandalwood.
Eau de Toilette, 125ml, £111
Calabrian Neroli takes centre stage in the latest addition to Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria fragrance collection, its floral green aroma balanced with the slight smokiness of vetiver, the freshness of basil and rounded off with a fig accord, all designed to encapsulate the natural beauty of the sun-drenched island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples.
Eau de Parfum, 90ml, £190
Carine Roitfeld’s Carine is a portrait-perfume, from the khaki packaging (the French fashion editor’s favourite colour) to its woody floral fragrance designed to imbue a bold, sensual aura. For this, Master Perfumer Dominique Ropion has taken the powerful bouquet of rose and jasmine, combining it with top notes of pink pepper and a spicy base of patchouli and cashmeran.
Rose Goldea Blossom Delight
Eau de Parfum, 50ml, £99
Building on the success of the original Rose Goldea Eau de Parfum, Bulgari’s Rose Goldea Blossom Delight is a softer, sweeter iteration, its floral scent centring around infused rose petals, rosebuds and lily of the valley tempered by papaya and jasmine and a base of white musk and amber. The result is a fragrance that’s light, sparkling and feminine.
Art de Parfum
Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £114
This, the eighth fragrance from Art de Parfum, is the house’s most floral fragrance to date. Drawing on the symbolism of the number 8 – which means balance and harmony – the freshness of bergamot and eucalyptus is softened by a heart of iris, magnolia and geranium and rounded off with a woody base, while oils of cedarwood engender a sense of calm.
Mediterranean Honeysuckle Mimosa
Eau de Parfum, 50ml, £99
Taking inspiration from summer holidays on the Mediterranean coast, Aerin Lauder’s light, effervescent fragrance has the sweet-scented mimosa, honeysuckle and rose at its heart. Citrusy top notes of grapefruit, bergamot and black currant bud, and a base of tuberose, vetiver and moss, imbue the essence of a lush, fragrant garden on the French Riviera.
City Of Stars
Available exclusively via Louis Vuitton, this twinkling new perfume is the brand’s ode to the magic of Los Angeles. Crafted by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud and housed in a twilight ombre bottle, the perfume is designed to capture the excitement of the city and all its sparkles, from the twinkling lights to the constellations in the sky. Dazzling citrus scents of lemon, blood orange, red mandarin, bergamot and lime echo the flashing of cameras, while Tiaré flower, sandalwood and powdery musk capture the passion and heat of the city.
Love at Your Darkest
Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £240
The newest addition to Gucci’s haute perfumery line The Alchemist’s Garden, this is a deep woody, spicy fragrance. Created by Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele and Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas, here the top note is black pepper, its dry spiciness and richness tempered by the slight sweetness of incense and rounded off with cedarwood for a soft finish.