After a winter’s worth of bingeing Netflix and comfort eating, the time has (finally) come to leave hibernation. Summer has arrived and with it, the opportunity to dazzle your dormant senses with a lush new fragrance. No matter your go-to perfume family, there’s a sunny weather pick out there for you. First, consider the obvious. Breezy, luminous scents come into their own this time of year. From just-cut florals, juicy fruit and citrus notes to ocean-inspired accords that evoke the mineral freshness of the Mediterranean Sea, you’ve got options galore. Most guidelines suggest shelving heavy scents in favour of something lighter, but don’t let that stop you from embracing summery warmth – a cleverly balanced hit of spicy pink pepper or creamy sandalwood on sun-kissed skin is a beautiful thing. Not sure where to start? Try our edit below.
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FLORAL: FOREVER FLORENCE EAU DE PARFUM
A tantalising opening of Peach and pink Cherries provides an instant burst of juicy freshness. Exuberant notes of Jasmine and Peony meld with Musk to dial up the femininity. The result is just the thing for warm days.
gourmand: a tahaa affair devotion EAU DE PARFUM
Rich and decadent, it’s sugar-sweet with a tropical, floral flair courtesy of exotic White Blooms and Jasmine Sambac. Throw in creamy Salted Butterscotch and Cedarwood and you’ve got a delicious olfactive adventure.
chypre: midnight in milan EAU DE PARFUM
It’s luminous and sophisticated yet still playful – a perfect pick for sultry summer nights. Romantic notes of Rose, Jasmine and Saffron soften into an amber accord and Cedar blend that blooms on warm skin like a kiss.
amber: kyoto in bloom EAU DE PARFUM
This exquisite fragrance pays tribute to Japan’s opulent temples. Striking top notes – green Mandarin and Plum – combine with a diaphanous heart of Vanilla Orchid, prized Orris and Rose for seriously sensual vibes.
Glasshouse Fragrances Eau de Parfum is available online at glasshousefragrances.com