Whether it’s that olfactory hit of sea salt as the waves sweep across the shore, the glorious aroma of balmy sunshine or the scent of floral gardens in full bloom, scent has a (famously) unrivalled power to conjure up happy holiday memories.
Luckily for us, come rain or shine, we can be reminded of sunny memories via some of our favourite beauty products: by incorporating ingredients such as coconut, frangipani and citrussy fruits into their luxurious concoctions, these ultra-nourishing lotions and potions virtually have the ability to take you on an olfactory trip to tropical beaches on a daily basis. (Even if you’re still stuck in the office.)
So here are some of our favourite beauty products for conjuring up the scents of summer (shut your eyes, breath in, and you might just be able to feel the golden sand between your toes…) No boarding pass required.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, £28 for 100ml
Buy it at: SpaceNK
The scent of summer, bottled. Nuxe‘s dry oil is made up of 97.8% natural ingredients including sweet almond, macadamia and hazelnut, all of which work to soften and nourish your skin – on top of smelling divine, of course.
Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco Conditioner, £20.50 for 250ml
Buy it at: Boots
Give your locks that hit of hydration they deserve. Featuring ingredients like coconut oil, coconut extract and palm tree butter, you simply work through your hair, rinse out and you’ll be sensuously jetting off to a deserted island in your mind’s eye, before you know it.
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Cream, £24 for 200ml
Buy it at: Time to Spa
With its nourishing blend of luxurious oils, this indulgent body cream melts into the skin leaving it silky soft, hydrated and delicately smelling like frangipani flowers.
The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus Shower Gel, £6.50 for 100ml
Buy it at: The Body Shop
This refreshing body wash from a brand new Body Shop fragrance collection combines notes of water lotus and frangipani to create a fresh aquatic-floral composition.
Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil, £25 for 100 ml
Buy it at: John Lewis
Always one of summer’s hottest sellers, this nails the scent of sun-drenched days at the seaside with a sinks-in-fast nourishing blend of oils scented with seaspray, neroli and driftwood.
And if you’d love to explore some more sublime summer scents, do have a look at our Summer Scentsations Discovery Box…
Written by Alice Jones