While we’d all love to slip away to Europe for a few weeks, unfortunately, life (read: a job, car repayments, children) can get in the way. No matter. This season’s new scents are a holiday in a bottle; one quick spritz will transport you to a deserted beach on the Isle of Capri.
Don’t be fooled by its cute-as-a-button appearance; this fragrance by Hermès is a daring combination of sugar and spice. Twilly d’Hermès Eau Poivrée contains a perfect balance of vibrant pink peppercorn, tender rose and elegant patchouli. The result? A scent that is spicy, floral, woody and just as complex as you are.
Bright. Sunlit. Inviting. Tom Ford’s new Sole Di Positano Acqua is almost as good as a hit of vitamin D. This frosty blue bottle contains an exhilarating blend of Italian bergamot, petitgrain bigarade, lemon and mandarin, along with shiso leaf for contrast. If it’s sunshine you’re after, this easy-breezy fragrance will transport you to the Amalfi coast faster than you can say ‘summer’.
Juliette Has A Gun
Salty hair, don’t care. For an Australian, nothing says summer quite like a dip in the ocean. With a fusion of two quintessential summery scents – sea salt and natural vanilla – Juliette Has A Gun Vanilla Vibes effectively captures the spirit of an afternoon at the beach. Not only is sea salt atmospheric, it also elevates the fragrance, giving the sweet note of vanilla a more elegant twist.
They say a change (of fragrance) is as good as a holiday. Bottega Veneta Illusione For Her was wholly inspired by the allure of Italy: think warm skin, long days and fresh ocean water. Top notes of bergamot and blackcurrant mingle seamlessly with orange blossom, green fig and olive wood. This sophisticated mix of citrus, floral and wood is housed in a timeless glass bottle with a water drop design. Just close your eyes and think of Italy. Could somebody pass us an Aperol Spritz?
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Gritty Pretty Magazine. For more spring scents, hit the link below.