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Scents to Savour

Summer’s Savour 
In summer balmy aromas surround us with gardenias, jasmine, frangipani and magnolias blossoming in abundance. Hazy siesta’s spent under palm trees and long sun soaked beach days evoke summery redolence that we would all love to somehow capture. 
Summer scents are created from these warm and inviting inspirations. Some perfume tales take you along the Italian coast or through an English garden in full bloom; others into woody forests and orchards bursting with ripe fruits - exotic mixes of ingredients that are reminisce of sweet summertime bliss. 
Take an olfactory adventure through our top ten summer scents to find what suits you.
  • 1

    A Costa Profumo

    Tom Ford Mandarino Di Amalfi EDP 50ml $295
    The unisex private blend harnesses the essence of the iconic Italian coastline. Fresh and fruity with a floral heart the sophistication of Tom Ford’s creation. A mix a mint, blackcurrant, grapefruit, lemon and basil cocktail, spiced with black pepper, coriander, clary sage and vetiver leaving a warm aroma of uplifting citruses and lofty layers of discreet floral and fruits.

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  • 2

    Exquisite Explosion

    Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum 50ml $159
    Explodes into a Full-bodied and opulent bouquet of floral notes that leave a distinct trail, like a whirlwind. A millefleurs of freesia, Centifolia rose, osmanthus and Sambac jasmine, with a background of patchouli.

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  • 3

    Nose Knows Best

    Dior Addict Eau Fraiche by Christian Dior 50ml $125
    ‘A woman’s perfume tells me more about her than her handwriting.’ So said Christian Dior. In agreement is the in-house nose, Francois Demachy whose up-bringing in Grasse, France, the heartland of perfumery, explains his olfactory appreciation. Addict Eau Fraiche is a sensual spray of fruity floral notes with a dash of enticing musk and wood.

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  • 4

    A Rare Original

    Almond Cucumber by Shay & Blue London 100ml $105
    Handcrafted in England, unique and refined, this is a unisex scent blended with a distinctive ingredient - the famous winter golden Mimosa; a rich honeyed bright yellow flower that blossoms along the French Riviera. Almonds also feature as the almond tree, native to Asia, bears fragrant pink and white flowers as well as fruit whose seeds result in the almond nut. And the refreshing creeping vine Cucumber adds the green, aquatic characteristics to this sweet aroma.

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  • 5

    Pretty Orchard

    Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette 100ml $120
    A new variation of the original Daisy scent, Dream is a pretty fruit combination of blackberries and pear with the flower power of blue wisteria and jasmine and a hint of refreshing coconut water. As much as you will adore the perfume the bottle creation is yet another decorative daisy delight symbolising innocence, loyal love and beauty and forms a great beauty table icon.

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  • 6

    Flower Fantasy

    Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum 50ml $125
    Inspired by the 18th Century botanical garden in which the most exotic and rarest plants were displayed. Florabotanica is a flowery and bewitching fragrance with twists of Turkish rose with hemp and vetiver roots for a narcotic and addictive scent.

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  • 7

    Island Aromas

    Aqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Ginepro di Sardegna 75ml $90
    Once again the Italian coast is inspirational only this time evoking Sardinian ingredients of red juniper, spicy peppery notes and balsamic woods. This Island in the Mediterranean Sea surrounded by crystal blue ocean and white sandy beaches is a summery paradise and joins the collection of previous fragrant island influences from the luxurious Capri to the Amalfi.

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  • Estee Lauder

    Inspired Senses

    Estee Lauder Modern Muse Chic 50ml $115
    Estee Lauder once said, “The best way to apply fragrance is to spray it into the air and walk through it.” Now the muse of many modern women, Estee’s latest fragrance is the next instalment to the award winning original Modern Muse. A heady mix of two distinctive accords, the floral and ebony woods combining jasmine sambac, Tuberose, Madagascar vanilla and juicy plum with cashmere woods, agarwood and suede musks.

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  • Jo Malone

    Nature’s Blend

    Jo Malone Wood, Sage & Sea Salt 100ml $180
    From a quaint English garden to a British windswept shore, Jo Malone’s patriotic inspirations produce the latest summery offering. A salty sea spray mixed with zesty grapefruit and earthy woody sage. Photographs for the campaign were taken in Northumberland in the North East of England where rolling green hills meet a rugged coastline. Creator Christine Nagel suggests layering this aromatic essence with another signature smell, Lime Basil & Mandarin to create an individual aroma.

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  • 10

    Unapologetically Feminine

    Guerlain, Insolence Eau de Toilette 30ml $69.00
    Insolence is the sparkle in the eye of a carefree spirit that fears nothing and no one. With a vibrant punch of violets, representing the bold and daring side of women. Fruity bursts of red berries and floral iris notes give a beautiful, sensual feel. Base notes of sandalwood and tonka bean finish this distinct fragrance.

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