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The new fragrances that will make summer last forever

Discover the freshest scents of the season

Our favourite new fragrances and perfumes from summer 2019, from the delicate aroma of a Venetian walled garden to citrus notes as invigorating as the sea.  

In a season punctuated by free-spirited adventure, new experiences combine with nostalgic undertones – much like a few of our favourite fragrance launches of the summer. While we cling to the memories of vacations just gone, the latest launches from our most-loved perfumers can make those summer feelings last longer, evoking warm, sunny days. Reminisce about the sandy shores of Sardinia or a balmy evening in Tuscany with these sunny scents.

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The Best New Fragrances
Bana Banana
by L’artisan Parfumeur
Eau de parfum, 100ml, £115
The best new fragrances and perfumes for summer 2019

A reimagining of an unreleased Jean Laporte fragrance from the 1970s, this distinctive scent combines extracts of nutmeg, jasmine, tonka bean and banana flower.
artisanparfumeur.com

Bois d’Hadrien
by Goutal Paris
Eau de parfum, 100ml, £132
The best new fragrances and perfumes for summer 2019

A modern interpretation of Goutal’s classic Eau d’Hadrien fragrance recalls a Tuscan sunset, with notes of Siberian pine, cypress, lime and musk.
libertylondon.com

Grain de Poudre
by Yves Saint Laurent
Eau de parfum, 125ml, £210
The best new fragrances and perfumes for summer 2019

An ode to the grain de poudre fabric used in the fashion house’s tuxedo jackets, this spicy leather scent blends black pepper, coriander, violet and sage.
yslbeauty.co.uk

Notorious Oud
by D.S. & Durga
Eau de parfum, 100ml, £220
The best new fragrances and perfumes for summer 2019

Inspired by Notorious B.I.G. (yes, really), this is a “Brooklyn take on the most coveted ingredient in fragrance”, enhanced with saffron, Bulgarian rose and lavender.
harrods.com

Afternoon Swim
by Louis Vuitton
Eau de parfum, 100ml, £200
The best new fragrances and perfumes for summer 2019

An invigorating blend of orange, bergamot and mandarin that perfectly encapsulates plunging into an azure ocean on a hot summer’s day.
louisvuitton.com

Gentle Fluidity
by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Eau de parfum, 70ml, £150
The best new fragrances and perfumes for summer 2019

One of a pair of fragrances that examine gender identity by using the same ingredients in different ways: here, the focus is on musky, oriental notes.
johnlewis.com

 

Cipresso di Toscana
by Acqua di Parma
Eau de toilette, 150ml, £112
The best new fragrances and perfumes for summer 2019

The latest Blu Mediterraneo fragrance is a fresh mix of pine needles, star anise, orange and lavender, designed to emulate a Tuscan cypress tree.
selfridges.com

Rising Sun
by Shiseido
Eau de toilette, 100ml, £52
The best new fragrances and perfumes for summer 2019

An energising blend of lemon, ylang ylang and coconut, this fresh scent is free from photo-sensitive ingredients so is safe to wear in the sun.
johnlewis.com

Un Jardin sur la Lagune
by Hermes
Eau de toilette, 50ml, £63
The best new fragrances and perfumes for summer 2019

Inspired by a Venetian walled garden, this vibrant fragrance blends floral notes of magnolia and lily with the salty, woody notes of the sea.
hermes.com

Elixir Parfum
by Roja Parfums
Eau de parfum, 50ml, £375
Elixir Parfum by Roja Parfums

This bewitching scent from master perfumer Roja Dove has a lily of the valley heart, warmed up with notes of bergamot, cinnamon and vanilla.
rojaparfums.com

Costa Azzurra Acqua
by Tom Ford
Eau de Toilette, 50ml, £83
The best new fragrances and perfumes for summer 2019

A lighter update of 2014’s Costa Azzura parfum evokes holidays on Sardinian beaches with citrusy lemon and aquatic salty hints mixed with warm oak woody notes for an earthy base.
harrods.com

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