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SCENTS OF PLACE: DESTINATION INSPIRED FRAGRANCES
Summer travel is around the corner, which means it's time to start dreaming of your next trip. Whether you're jetting to Mexico, exploring the Sicilian coast or sailing the Med, trying a new scent inspired by a destination will transport you like nothing else can – that is until you arrive at your dream destination. Come let us bring you around the world in 8 incredible scents.
THE SCENT: Under the Lemon Trees by Maison Martin Margiela
INSPIRED BY: The Mediterranean - Maison Martin Margiela’s Under the Lemon Trees is a combination of invigorating citruses complemented by the earthy freshness of green tea extract, coriander and woody extracts from both cedarwood and white musks.
WEAR THIS... on a lemon tree-shaded courtyard in Spain allowing the balmy warmth to let the citrus notes rise.
THE SCENT: Pacific Lime by Atelier Cologne
INSPIRED BY: Mexico – Pacific Lime is Atelier Cologne’s latest creation inspired by lime from Mexico, lemon from Italy, coconut from the Philippines, spearmint from America and eucalyptus from China. This mixture of fresh, sweet, soft, amber and woody notes combine for an unforgettable fragrance.
WEAR THIS... on the beach, spritz your hair (the ultimate diffuser) and let the exotic scents combine with the salty air.
THE SCENT: Colonia Eau De Cologne by Acqua di Parma
INSPIRED BY: Sicily - A fresh, refined, and timeless fragrance born from sunny Sicilian citrus fruits and a harmonious blend of floral essences such as lavender and damask rose that merge with woody notes of vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli.
WEAR THIS... on a bright summer day picnicking by the sea and taking a dip in turquoise waters.
THE SCENT: French Lover by Frederic Malle
INSPIRED BY: The Côte d'Azur – Frederic Malle’s French Lover is inspired by the Picasso and Hemingway generation who made the Riveria their playground. It works spices, cedarwood, vetiver and incense, while retaining the mesmerising scent of pine needles mixed with salty sea air.
WEAR THIS... sailing along the coast of the French Riviera and taking in the azure blue seas with your French lover (of course).
THE SCENT: Irish Leather by Memo
INSPIRED BY: Ireland and the Irish country air, the greenness emanating from the verdant fields, and the salty breeze whipped up from the Atlantic Ocean, were smells embalm memories.
WEAR THIS... after a brisk yet exhilarating walk along one of Ireland’s most beautiful coastlines followed by oysters and a pint of Guinness in a cosy pub with the roar of the ocean below.
THE SCENT: Santal Blush by Tom Ford
INSPIRED BY: Asia - Tom Ford’s Santal Blush is a mesmerizing oriental inspired fragrance. With a textured fusion of creamy sandalwood and exotic eastern spices enhanced with intoxicating florals and sumptuous woods to create soft, naked glamour with a mysterious spirit of modern earthiness.
WEAR THIS... on a boat ride discovering the riot of colour and vibrancy at Vietnam’s floating markets.
THE SCENT: Bleu Lazuli by Armani Prive
INSPIRED BY: India - Bleu Lazuli, captures the designer’s love of India’s deep spiritual connection to blue. Representative of power and strength, and also of the universe - the colour of both water and the vast horizon. It is represented by two precious stones indigenous to India; turquoise, representing the meeting of sea and sky; and lapis lazuli. Infused with key notes drawn from the scent of incense and Indian spice markets, evocative of the country’s fusion of the spiritual with every aspect of life.
WEAR THIS... exploring the decorative and evocative palaces of Rajasthan in India.
THE SCENT: Le Vestiaire Des Parfums Caftan by Yves Saint Laurent
INSPIRED BY: Morocco - Close your eyes, and there it is, perfectly brought to life: the spice market souk in the Marrakech medina, with its mingling scents. Saint Laurent was inspired by this and the seductive loose fit and floating cut of the Moroccan caftan, his eau de parfum is a floating veil of incense embroidered with an opulent, warming benzoin.
WEAR THIS... watching the sun go down over the minarets and the Atlas mountains from the rooftop of your Riad in Morocco.
Now is the time to stock up on a new fragrance for your next trip. But rather than just pack a travel-sized version of your go-to scent, allow our guide to inspire you, trying a new scent for the adventure will take you back again with a single spray.