The best sea-inspired scents for women
by Zoe Dickens
Warm skin, salty air and sun lotion - nothing smells as good as a great holiday. If your Caribbean vacation already feels likes a distant memory recreate the magic at home with these ocean-inspired scents...
Inspired by the summer Trade Winds dancing over the ocean, this tropical scent from Creed is the perfect recreation of your Caribbean superyacht vacation. A gentle core of coconut and ylang ylang is brightened with notes of crisp lime juice for a refreshing, light fragrance ideal for hot days.
Virgin Island Water, £215 for 100ml, Creed
Maison Francis Kurkdjian's fine fragrances have long been a cult favourite among olfactory obsessives. Taking its cues from the blues of sea and sky, Aqua Celestia's heady blend of mimosa blossoms, cool mint, blackcurrant and lime are tempered with a hint of musk creating an inviting scent ideal for cocktail hour.
Aqua Celestia Eau de Toilette, €140 for 70ml, Maison Francis Kurkdjian
American fashion designer Tom Ford offers a whole range of scents inspired by the heady beauty of the Italian Riviera. With its vibrant citrus and amber signature, this perfume dedicated to the blue skies and azure waters of the Portofino coastline is guaranteed to please.
Neroli Portofino Acqua Eau de Parfum, $171 for 100ml, Tom Ford at Barneys
Whether you find peace in the sea or sky, Bleu Paradis by French perfumer Terry de Gunzburg is designed to take you there. Fresh, light and timeless, aquatic notes of Mauritian litchi are combined with smoky cedar, rose, amber and musk for an elegant fragrance ideal for all day wear.
Bleu Paradis Eau du Parfum, £180 for 100ml, Terry de Gunzburg at Harrods
Directly translated from French as ‘sea salt’, this unisex scent by Heeley has top notes evoking white sands and salty breezes while heart notes of golden lemon conjure cool green Mediterranean waters. Finally base notes of vetiver, cedar and birch develop into a long-lasting scent of sun baked shores and abundant gardens.
Sel Marin Eau de Parfum, £125 for 100ml, Heeley at Les Senteurs