Beauty: Summer scents to transport you




While journeying to far flung places is unlikely this summer, fragrances abundant with aromatics will whisk you away

L’Occitane Verbena eau de toilette, £52 (100ml), L’Occitane, Rose Crescent, Cambridge, and uk.loccitane.com

L’Occitane Verbena eau de toilette, £52 (100ml), L’Occitane, Rose Crescent, Cambridge, and uk.loccitane.com (46687760)
L’Occitane Verbena eau de toilette, £52 (100ml), L’Occitane, Rose Crescent, Cambridge, and uk.loccitane.com (46687760)

Invigorating and refreshing with top notes of citrus, a middle of verbena and base of rose and geranium, a single spritz will instantly transport you to Provence where the mistral brings a medley of soft pine, earthy herbs and sweet flowers. Bon voyage

Beauty Pie Brazilian Lime, Fig Leaves and Tea eau de parfum, members price £21.68 (100ml), beautypie.com

Beauty Pie Brazilian Lime, Fig Leaves and Tea eau de parfum, members price £21.68 (100ml), beautypie.com (46687756)
Beauty Pie Brazilian Lime, Fig Leaves and Tea eau de parfum, members price £21.68 (100ml), beautypie.com (46687756)

A happy blend of lemony limes and Brazilian orange cosies up with velvety fig leaves and smooth black tea before being grounded by cedarwood and amber. Splash on sun-kissed shoulders while wearing a sun dress

Laboratory Perfumes, Amber, £79.95, Cuckoo, Burwash Manor, Barton, Cambridge and cuckooclothing.co.uk

Laboratory Perfumes, Amber, £79.95, Cuckoo, Burwash Manor, Barton, Cambridge and cuckooclothing.co.uk (46687763)
Laboratory Perfumes, Amber, £79.95, Cuckoo, Burwash Manor, Barton, Cambridge and cuckooclothing.co.uk (46687763)

An instant blast of bright, spicy and fresh soon mellows into a heathland walk with a burst of pebble beach. A beguiling blend that is more woody than floral, this British-made and environmentally-friendly perfume is for smouldering summer nights and good company

Shiro Perfume Marvellous Star, £135 (100ml), shiro-shiro.uk

Shiro Perfume Marvellous Star, £135 (100ml), shiro-shiro.uk (46687783)
Shiro Perfume Marvellous Star, £135 (100ml), shiro-shiro.uk (46687783)

A Japanese perfume house that celebrates the beauty of nature, Shiro’s Marvellous Star brings together anise, coconut, chocolate, vanilla, cedarwood and sandalwood beautifully. An early sweetness drifts into a warmer woody embrace, dusk in a forest under a blanket of stars

Medeau No. 1 Original eau de parfum, £85 (50ml), medaufragrances.com

Medeau No. 1 Original eau de parfum, £85 (50ml), medaufragrances.com (46687767)
Medeau No. 1 Original eau de parfum, £85 (50ml), medaufragrances.com (46687767)

An English perfume house that is vegan, non-toxic (does not dye the perfume), sustainable (recyclable packaging) and rather beautiful. The debut fragrance is breezy and uplifting leading to a meadow of blousy florals and a kiss of cashmere musk. Love at first sniff

Ostens Patchouli Heart No. 2, £135 (50ml), ostens.com (includes preparation oil)

Ostens Patchouli Heart No. 2, £135 (50ml), ostens.com (includes preparation oil) (46687775)
Ostens Patchouli Heart No. 2, £135 (50ml), ostens.com (includes preparation oil) (46687775)

Don’t be alarmed – this is patchouli like you have never smelt before, bright, clean, and beautiful. Top notes of Cypress oil, ginger and black pepper are heartened with violet leaf, Iris and patchouli then gently wrapped in musks. Intense and memorable, layer with the oil for maximum effect

Ruth Mastenbroek Dagian eau de perfum, £70 (30ml), Boudoir Femme, King Street, Cambridge, and boudoirfemme.co.uk

Ruth Mastenbroek Dagian eau de perfum, £70 (30ml), Boudoir Femme, King Street, Cambridge, and boudoirfemme.co.uk (46687780)
Ruth Mastenbroek Dagian eau de perfum, £70 (30ml), Boudoir Femme, King Street, Cambridge, and boudoirfemme.co.uk (46687780)

Inspired by a holiday in Corfu, Dagian is a sun-filled fragrance chiming with citrus and orange blossom; while warmed by a hint of rum and cooled by lime and mint. Utterly charming and elegantly wearable, Dagian brings bright and light-filled days to cherish

Penhaligon’s Babylon Eau de Parfum, £178 (100ml), Penhaligon’s, Grand Arcade, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, and penhaligons.com

Penhaligon’s Babylon Eau de Parfum, £178 (100ml), Penhaligon’s, Grand Arcade, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, and penhaligons.com (46687785)
Penhaligon’s Babylon Eau de Parfum, £178 (100ml), Penhaligon’s, Grand Arcade, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, and penhaligons.com (46687785)

Part of the Trade Routes collection of fragrances, Babylon brings the scents and sounds of an ancient world of saffron and spice. Complex and compelling, this melting pot of warm vanilla and cedar transports you to a hanging garden of leafy trees, voluptuous vines and exotic flowers


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