Counting down the days until you check into paradise? Go you! Not booked your private beach retreat to Bora Bora? No problem. We’ve found the most-wanted perfumes this summer that smell of the beach (for real). And we challenge you not to drift off on your imaginary sun lounger after just one spritz…
Hollister Wave For Her
Smells like: the sun
This perfume was made for those of you who live for the summer. Inspired by the sun itself, Hollister Wave takes you to the beach as soon as you see the label. And the combo of blackberries, starfruit, sandalwood and sunlight accord (you read the right) will remind you of a sunset on a Californian beach. If you spritz this all summer, you’re officially winning at life.
Tom Ford Orchid Soleil for her
Smells like: ice cream
The gourmand trend is everywhere, and it’s not backing down anytime soon. Say hello to Tom Ford Orchid Soleil (soleil means sun in French, just in case you were wondering), which smells like ice cream thanks to its notes of chestnut cream and vanilla. And did you know milky notes are SO on trend this year? So smother yourself in this pre-holiday to get yourself psyched – or just pre-office to give your colleagues a summer treat. OBSESSED. We’re salivating over it…
Armani Acqua di Gioia for her
Smells like: mojito
What do you get when you mix crushed mint leaves, aquatic accord, brown sugar and lemon? Acqua di Gioia – as delicious as a mojito. Just picture yourself lying on a beach, where you’re only one step away from happy hour about to start at the beach bar. What more could you possibly want to smell of? This is summer in a bottle.
Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Eau Fraiche for him
Smells like: the sea
Two reasons why you need this scent now: it’s the only thing that will keep you fresh in the sun and it ACTUALLY smells like the sea. Natural elements are a recurring theme in fragrance this year, with fresh air accord and water notes popping up everywhere. And L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Eau Fraiche followed the trend when it launched last year, mixing marine accord (the smell of the sea) with grapefruit. Now if that doesn’t remind you of the beach, nothing will. Mmmm!