The best new summer scents for women
by Zoe Dickens
Whether you prefer something fruity, floral or sea-inspired, the Mediterranean season presents plenty of opportunities to experiment with new additions to your on board fragrance wardrobe. From something light and fresh for long days on deck to a spicy, sensual scent for evening events, here’s our edit of the best new summer fragrances for women to try out this season.
Creed Love In White For Summer
A romance-inspired update to Creed’s classic Love In White fragrance, Love In White For Summer is an elegant feminine scent with woody undertones and top notes of Bulgarian rose, bergamot and magnolia.
Love In White For Summer, £180 for 75ml, Creed
Jo Loves Orange Butterflies
The latest scent from Jo Loves, the new fragrance line created by perfume master Jo Malone, Orange Butterflies takes it cues from warm summer days in the South of France. A core note of orange blossom is enhanced by a supporting case of petitgrain, mandarin and neroli in this light, wearable scent.
Orange Butterflies, £115 for 100ml, Jo Loves
Art de Parfum Sea Foam
Art de Parfum specialises in high-end fragrances in understated travel-size bottles making them perfect for those frequently on the move. Sea Foam, as the name suggests, takes sea salt, driftwood and Haitian vetiver as it base with middle notes of seaweed absolute and fig leaf and top notes of bergamot and laurel creating the olfactory impression of a day by the ocean.
Sea Foam, £114 for 50ml, Art de Parfum
Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Summer Edition
Issey Miyake has produced a special summer edition of its classic scents every year since 1995 with a new artist invited to offer their interpretation for the bottle each time. For 2018, L’Eau D’Issey Summer Edition takes its inspiration from nature with a fruity scent featuring grapefruit, passion fruit, guava and vanilla with an eye-catching bottle designed by young French artists Tyrsa and Alice Auboiron.
L’Eau d’Issey Summer Edition, £44 for 100ml, Issey Miyake at Escentual
Armani/Prive Rouge Malachite
This unisex fragrance from Giorgio Armani offers a spicy, energetic scent inspired by Russian culture. A core of opulent tuberos is fused with cashmere wood, benzoin resinoid, pink pepper, sage and ylang ylang for a fiery fragrance that imbues passion.
Rouge Malachite, £230 for 100ml, Armani/Prive at Harrods