Words: Lauren Quinn
Bags packed? Yup. Sun cream on? Check. Got your fave scent? OBVS! But where should you go this summer? Well, we’re totally drooling over these trending holiday destinations…
Whether you’re looking for mountain ranges (aka The Andes), stunning World Heritage sites, turquoise lakes or deserts, Chile is the adventure traveller’s choice for 2018. And while you’re discovering the beauty of this incredible country, you’ll be able to enjoy typical Chilean dishes, too, like Pastel de Choclo (beef and corn casserole). You’ll be starry-eyed everywhere you go. Top tip: smell fresh while you explore with Calvin Klein CK One Summer 2018, a unisex scent that blends lime mojito with guava. How exotic!
Think Portugal is all about the beach? Wrong. This is the year you’ll crave a visit to Lisbon, with its dynamic art museums, buzzing nightlife, chic rooftop bars and a castle with a 360° view of the city. But what really sets Lisbon apart is the food. From almond cream pastries for breakfast to a succulent meat and veg stew for dinner, your taste buds will be in heaven. And if this is a bit of you, opt for a gourmand scent to take with you. We love the blend of roasted pistachios and vanilla in Elie Saab Girl Of Now Shine for her, while guys should try Paco Rabanne 1 Million Lucky, which oozes hazelnut and plum. Mmmm…
Paradise = found. Warning: if you’re not into idyllic sandy beaches with sparkling blue waters and coral reefs against a backdrop of mountains, maybe you should stop reading. Yup, beach bums who love a bit of a thrill need to come here for its spectacular diving, surfing, kitesurfing and kayaking. The culture? Think dancing, drums and colourful costumes. Oh, and back in March the country celebrated 50 years of independence, so it’s well and truly in the spotlight for 2018. Our top tropical scent to pack? Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori for her (sandalwood and blackcurrant bud) and Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Summer 2018 for him (kiwi and pineapple).