…And breathe. Springtime is here. Days are lengthening and suddenly the impending arrival of summer is spreading happiness – everywhere!
The new season will herald the return of your lighter wardrobe, fresh colour palettes and hopefully a fragrance to take cue from the awakening world. So, it’s time to move your smoky, woody, leathery scents to the back of the que, in favour of something lighter and brighter. Not prepared? Try one of these…
1). Amyris Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian is a perfect cocktail for warmer conditions with enough kick to see you through the day.
Led by Jamaican amyris and the scent of Florentine iris, Amyris Homme is sure to become a summer washbag staple. Possessing a masculine edge with notes of agarwood, rosemary and coffee the scent evolves into a light blast that will glimmer in tandem with the sun. As with many of your style choices, you’ll find yourself becoming a faithful devotee of certain fragrances for many years. We’ve found you a new one in Amyris Homme.
£130 for 70ml Eau de Toilette, Libertylondon.com
2). Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto di Liguria from Acqua di Parma is brand new for 2018 and reminiscent of the vivid and beautiful landscape of Italy. This latest edition for the blue line, is made from citrus juices, fresh mandarine organces and a special citrus (Chinotto). It’s the type of fragrance that will keep pace with spring and take you nicely into the summer season. It’s fresh, bright and perfect for any forthcoming trips abroad you have planned.
£66 for 70ml Eau de toilette, acquadiparma.com
3). Faithful to the sophistication of Montblanc, Legend Night proves that fresh, warm and spicy scents can work during spring too. Maintaining the elegance and purity of the original, Legend Night is a new twist featuring notes of clary sage and peppermint, cedar wood blend, vetiver and vanilla which together create this classic seductive evening scent. You won’t want to run out of this anytime soon.
£67 for 100ml eau de parfum, Boots.com
4). An ode to the old Parisian Parliament and French aristocracy, Cire Trudon‘s Olim (Latin for once) is a combination of spicy notes; Anise and Myrrh combined with zesty Bergamot, before being anchored with Patchouli, Benzoin and Musk. It’s housed in a glass bottle that’s a nod to the label’s iconic candles which it has been making since 1643 – a modern classic that dares you to be different!
£165 for 100ml eau de parfum, Selfridges.com
5). Viking by Creed is a fiery men’s fragrance inspired by the crafted longships which were a centrepiece of the Viking era and one of the biggest design feats. Featuring 80% natural ingredients such as peppercorn, Indian Sandalwood and Haitian vetiver, Viking is a bold fresh scent and the brand’s first major men’s release since the cult classic Aventus in 2010.
£185 for 50ml eau de parfum, Harrods.com