According to Coco Chanel, “a woman who doesn’t wear perfume, has no future” now she might merely have been trying to push a little No. 5 but I think we can all agree that Coco knew what she was doing when it came to creating a lasting legacy. Scent, probably more than any of our other senses, is strongly tried to memory and emotion. We all know those women whose ‘signature scent’ lingers long after they’ve left the room, those women who can make you think of them with just a slightest hint of a particular scent (for me it’s my grandmother and lilies of the valley).
Now, don’t shoot me, but I strongly believe that perfume is seasonal, situational and should be changed up often.
So, whether you’re a woman who has been wearing her ‘signature scent’ so long that it’s become a part of you, or someone who only dabs a little on for really special occasions, why not try something romantic and floral this summer? With an abundance of new scents out there right now, it’s worth checking out what’s in store, you never know – you might just fall for something new.
Ellipsis by DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY
An anything-is-possible blend of warm sandalwood and jasmine that results in something entirely modern and feminine.
Australian Sandalwood, Jasmine.
Modern. Feminine. Romantic.
Available at Sephora $120* for a 1.7 oz bottle
Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette from The Body Shop
Gently scent your skin with the sweet, floral fragrance of Japanese cherry blossoms. Adored in Japan for their faint scent and fleeting beauty, their essence is perfectly captured in this delicate bottle.
Cherry Blossoms, Magnolia, Apple.
Delicate. Sweet. Floral
Available at The Body Shop $25* for a 1.7 oz bottle
Jasmin Angelique Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume by Atelier Cologne
Jasmin Angelique tells a new story of a mysterious path to a secret garden where two lovers meet surrounded by fresh, airy, and sensual jasmine in bloom.
Sicilian Lemon, Sichuan Pepper, Angelique, Egyptian Jasmine, Galbanum, Fig, Incense, White Amber, Tonka Bean.
Airy. Floral. Fresh.
Available at Sephora $95* for a 1 oz bottle
REPLICA Flower Market by Maison Margiela
Flower Market combines a sophisticated floral accord of rose petals, Sambac jasmine, and tuberose with cedar and moss notes to evoke a familiar but forgotten moment—a visit to a bustling flower market.
Crushed Leaves, Freesia, Sambac Jasmine, Jasmine Infusion, Tuberose Infusion, Rose from Grasse, Peach, Cedarwood, Oak Moss.
Sophisticated. Abundant. Feminine.
Available at Sephora $135* for a 3.4 oz bottle
CHANCE Eau de Toilette by CHANEL
An unexpected fragrance, expressed in a romantic harmony of grapefruit, jasmine and white musk notes. At once delicate and radiant, with an intoxicatingly light, floral trail.
Grapefruit, Quince, Jasmine, White Musk.
Fruity. Floral. Delicate.
Available at Hudson's Bay $95* for a 1.7 oz bottle
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.