Meet the Most Exciting Scents of Summer 2012: Which Will You Wear?

10 July 2012 by



GALLERY >> Summer scents

In this week’s sparkling [a href="/LatestIssue/archive/2012/07/10/in-this-weeks-issue--katie-holmes-and-tom-cruise--its-war-plus-the-hottest-new-l.htm">new issue of Grazia[/a] (out now!) we bring you some of the most head-line grabbing fragrance buys landing this month, from a sensual Scandi scent to Clarins’ sparking 80th birthday edition of their famous Eau Dynamiste, £29. Be sure to check it out!

Anyway – all of this spritzing and spraying is has got us in a seriously scentual (sorry it was too tempting), mood this morning, so here on the beauty desk we’ve decided to round up a few more of our fabulous new favorites which we’ll be adding to our summer scent wardrobe.

Check them all out in the gorge gallery above!

Valentino Valentina Assoluto Eau de Parfum, £61

Great for: Sunny summer evenings

Stronger, sexier and more sultry and intense than the Valentina EDP which landed this time last year, we’ve fallen hard and fast for this beauty.  With its sexy blend of jasmine and tuberose it fits quite perfectly with a balmy summer evening and a glass of cold white wine - if you don’t mind so very much.

Available at Harvey Nichols from 26th July

CH Carolina Herrera EDT, from £49

Great for: Accessorizing eveningwear

Designed to be the perfect invisible accessory, this rose, orange blossom and praline blend adds a flawless finish to any evening wear.  We suggest leaving your jewels at home and giving it a go for your next glamorous outing!

Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule, £83 at Harrods

Great for: summer sophisticates

If you’re a cultural kind of creature who spends time effortlessly oozing cool (don’t be shy now), then this one’s for you.  Guarenteed to take you from your book club, to Columbia Road Flower Market, to the latest exhibition and back again – it’s grown up, delicious and daring.  Plus none of your friends will have it.  Bonus.

Jo Loves Mango Nectar, from £45

Great for: Cocktail Queens

We love that Jo Malone decided to make this scent while sitting at the Four Seasons Bar in New York! It subsequently took her two whole years to perfect the Mango Nectar note and it’s every bit worth the wait. Lovers of fragrance layering will be thrilled to hear that there are also two shot additions in the collection which mean you can accessorize your scent with a zesty shot of Thai Lime over Mango, £45 or a smoky shot of Oud over Mango, £45 to suit your mood.

Kiehl’s Orange Flower & Lychee, £48 for 100ml

Great for: Adding understated chic

Not a fan of an overwhelming whiff? Then this beauty might be just the thing – designed to smell like a warm afternoon in a Maroccan garden ( and trust us – it really does) it’s soft, sweet and supremely calming.

From August 2012

Armani Prive Figuier Eden, £82

Great for: First Time Fig-ers!

Those who haven’t yet fallen for fig should give this lighter, brighter version of a fig scent a go. And trust us, you will be transformed to a fig fan in one fell spritz.  Fresh, fruity and supremely wearable, it’s already accompanied us to New York, Turkey and France so far this summer.  We love!


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