Okay, the weather is v unpredictable here in the U.K. but we are buckling down and hoping for the best (as ever) so have set our sights on perfumes we could wear to a pool party. Now, we realise that it might be more likely a paddling pool set up than a Miami poolside scene, but these are also perfect for taking on holiday (or for wearing during drizzle to perk up your spirits!)
So, with the cocktail trend for scents in mind, let’s get those inflatable pool toys ready and pool party perfumes on…
‘Make a splash with Lime Mojito, a vibrant scent from the DKNY Be Delicious Pool Party collection. Inspired by the trendy summer cocktail, this refreshing, fruity floral fragrance invigorates and energises the senses with a dance of zesty bergamot, Italian lemon and mandarin. Dewy honeysuckle transitions the scent into an addictive mix of modern musk and blonde woods warmed by the summer sun.’
DKNY Be Delicious Lime Mojito £36.99 for 50ml eau de parfum theperfumeshop.com
For fellow gin-lovers, this is now an absolute classic – a crisply refined cocktail on a pleasingly debauched base of black cherry, soft leather, crytalised brown sugar and exotic amber. To be splashed with abandon and relished at leisure. Penhaligon’s say: ‘This eau de toilette is a complex cocktail. Better make it a double.’ We totally agree, and always have a bottle to hand during the warmer months!
Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling from £80 for 30ml eau de toilette penhaligons.com
Alive with Asian aromatics, tingling like a ginger martini, the sun-kissed mandarin squeezes sweetness onto ginger’s vibrantly quenching, just-grated spiciness. Wrapped in the golden glow of amber, it has us dreaming of digging our toes into sand, sipping cocktails at sunset, and closing our eyes in the blissfully balmy air caressing our skin. We’re madly spritzing this until a pool party actually happens.
Goldfield & Banks Ingenious Ginger £138 for 100ml eau de parfum selfridges.com
Presented in the most whimsically joyous ‘cocktail glass’ bottle, you’ll certainly be the life and soul of the pool party wearing this unusual blend of sweet and savoury notes, designed to keep your senses alert, so we’re told! Popcorn, black pepper and chestnut smooth their way to a cheerful floral heart, the intriguing mix all underpinned by plumptiously creamy vanilla and a soft white woody base.
Pepe Jeans Celebrate For Her £39.95 for 80ml eau de toilette superdrug.com
Did you ever sip a Blue Moon, that cult beachside 90s party cocktail? Kilian Hennessy clearly feels it’s time the intoxicating blend of lemon, vodka and blue curaçao was revived; he recruited Sidonie Lancesseur to remix it in scent form, adding a whoosh of organic ginger essence from Madagascar for spice, a swirl of Ambroxan, which laces the limited edition blend with a warm yet mineralic feel.
KILIAN Paris Blue Moon Ginger Dash £185 for 50ml eau de parfum libertylondon.com
Written by Suzy Nightingale