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SUMMER SCENTS TO TAKE ON HOLIDAY

With just one spritz, these fragrances have the power to transport you to a beach for a day of sunbathing, to a Greek Island for sundowners or maybe to a sun-drenched city break.

While there’s a strong case to be made for having a signature scent that you wear year-round, there’s a whole world of fragrances out there waiting to be discovered so why limit yourself to just one scent? In the same way that you change out chunky knits for light floral dresses, curating a fragrance wardrobe for summer is a must.

Not only does summer present countless days spent in the sunshine, but the best summer fragrances also tend to be fresh, fruity and delicious. What’s more, smell can trigger such intense memories, reconnecting you to those moments when you first encountered a certain aroma whether it was the heady scent of jasmine that drifted over sundowners in Greece or the uplifting citrus groves you sat under during a long and lingering lunch in the south of Italy. What’s more, a scent even has the power to take us to a place we’ve never been.

So with that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best new summer perfumes for 2022 and the magical locations they can take you. Whether you’re looking for your new summer scent or inspiration for your next trip, scroll on…

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1. ITALY CALLING…

Vibrant, sparkling and transportive, Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino is an invitation into the idyllic azure waters of the Italian Riviera, with endless skies overhead and steep, verdant hillsides just within view. The neroli, bergamot, lavender and amber blend conjures summer memories from dawn swims and boat trips at sea to candlelit dinners and sunset strolls in one simple spritz. What's more, this fragrance is now refillable; making it not only better for the planet but it means its travel-friendly too.

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Neroli Portofino Atomizer

TOM FORD

€70.00

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2. STAYCATION AT HOME

If you’re choosing to holiday in Ireland this year, expect at least one (if not your full holiday) day to be drenched in rain. Rather than let it get you down, get inspired with the Baie 19 fragrance from Le Labo. Embodying the magical feeling of heavy rain after a long dry spell, this fragrance has a crisp, light scent.

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BAIE 19 EDP RM 100ML

LE LABO

€80.00 - €265.00

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3. BEACH BREAK

One spritz of Straight to Heaven by Kilian and you’ll be able to hear the waves gently lapping on the shore, the distant tinkle of music at the beach bar and feel the warm dush air enveloping your skin. Inspired by The Caribbean's picture-perfect beaches, this fragrance features a splash of rich dark rum which is softened by creamy vanilla and dried fruit. What's more, this fragrance is now refillable; making it not only better for the planet but it means its travel-friendly too.

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Straight To Heaven, White Cristal - 50Ml Refill

KILIAN

€170.00

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4. ROMANTIC ESCAPE

We’ve all dreamt of a weekend spent in Paris, wandering the Seine, sipping espresso and perusing the shops along Champs-Élysées. Keep in check with the city’s chicness with a bottle of Lancôme’s Idôle. So sleek is its bottle that it almost serves as the perfect accessory. With an alluring scent of rose, this fragrance embodies the true romance of Paris.

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Idôle EDP

LANCÔME

€120.00

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