Fragrances for festivals & getaways – travel sizes & samples a-go-go!

When summer hits, thoughts turn to fun – but festival season, staycations or travelling aboard can okay havoc when thinking about which fragrances to take with you. Whether you’re looking for perfume to pack in a rucksack, scents to stash in a suitcase, or simply pocket-friendly fragrances to have either you wherever you go – we’ve got you covered. And even if you’ve nowhere planned to escape to yet this summer, they’re a brilliant way to try a new scent for the warmer (we hope!) weeks ahead…

 

 

Escentric Molecules M+ Mandarin

Molecule 01 + Mandarin consists of the original (utterly iconic) Iso E Super + mandarin. Iso E Super is an abstract synthetic molecule characterised as a skin-like cedarwood note with a warm, velvety cocooning sensation. Squeezed with citrus, it’s a summer dream.

(Why not get the travel spray as part of The Platinum Discovery Box for only £25 / £21 for VIPs plus, you’ll be getting to try TWELVE other fragrances & a scented soap!)

 

 

 

Montblanc Explorer

A fragrant invitation for adventurers, this calls to taking the path less travelled via a cool breeze of citrus-tinged vetiver blowing through a supple, rugged leather, with ripples of rich patchouli evoking bohemian spirits.

£38 for 30ml eau de parfum theperfumeshop.com

 

 

 

 

Jeroboam GOZO

Inspired by the Maltese Island of the same name, this is a bestseller for the house, and it’s easy to smell why. A huge scent in a small bottle, the saffron-sizzled white floral notes are swelled with the super long-lasting amber of the base. Like wearing a sunset that lasts for aeons.

£110 for 30ml jovoyparis.uk

 

 

 

Juliette Has a Gun Sunny Side Up

An immediate blast of sparkling jasmine escapes like a suppressed giggle, followed swiftly by a fluffy white towel snuggle of sandalwood and the delectable creaminess of iris butter. It’s retro suntan oil with a waft of vanilla ice-cream on the breeze as the sun dips its toes in the ocean.

£25 for 7.5ml eau de parfum selfridges.com

 

 

 

Versace Dylan Turquoise

Conjuring summer in the Med, the shimmering lemon and mandarin conjure sunshine-dappled azure waters, glittering with juicy fruits and fragrant flowers. A woody dry-down beckons balmy summer nights and this truly is a scent to transport the senses. A holiday wherever you wear it.

£55 for 30ml eau de toilette versace.com

 

 

 

 

Adscenture Onward to Seville

A perfumed passport to happiness, this fragrant ticket invites you to ‘bathe in the intoxicating scent of Seville. Experience the serenity of tranquil orange tree courtyards. Wandering through a haze of cassis and white jasmine with hints of vanilla.‘ Borne aloft on sunlit neroli, it’s bliss, bottled.

£60 for 30ml eau de parfum in our shop

 

 

Coach Floral

The dinkiest bottle brimming with pink peppercorn, an icy splash of pineapple sorbet and a radiant heart revealing a bouquet of fragrant flowers. Tea rose, jasmine sambac and gardeni swathe with sunlit warmth, drying down to smooth woods, patchouli and a sheer, musky trail.

£45 for 30ml eau de parfum uk.coach.com

 

 

 

 

Written by Suzy Nightingale

 

Did someone say summer? 2nd-8th June: Acqua di Parma gelato at Harvey Nichols!

When the words ‘luxury gelato’ and ‘Acqua di Parma’ are combined in an email’s subject line, you can be sure we’re clicking on that within a nanosecond – and of course we couldn’t wait to share the news with you…

At Harvey Nichols, a brand new pop-up space is being created in order to celebrate the launch of the Acqua di Parma La Collezione travel set. Surely one of the fragrance houses we most associate with summer, Acqua di Parma have gone full-steam ahead with the sunshine vibes by commissioning luxury gelato brand Snowflake to invent three unique flavours –Bergamotto di Calabria, Arancia di Capri & Fico di Amalfi – all of which have been inspired by their Blu Mediterraneo range of easy-breezy scents to see you through the sultriest of days in the city.

As if the ice-cream wasn’t enough of a draw, On 2nd & 8th June Acqua di Parma’s in-house artist will also be on hand for on-site bottle painting and personalisation, and customers will be offered complementary customisation of their bottle with any Blu Mediterraneo purchase. What’s more, all customers purchasing Blu Meditteraneo between 2nd & 8th June will receive a Majolica tile of their choice scented with their favourite fragrance. 

We’re just in love with these beautifully evocative drawings by Michalis Christodoulou, also specially commissioned for their pop-up shop, and we don’t know about you, but we’ve definitely been inspired to hot-foot it down the Harvey Nichols to cool off in style…

Acqua di Parma La Collezione travel set: Bergamotto di Calabria, Arancia di Capri & Fico di Amalfi £99 for 3 x 30ml

Buy it at Harvey Nichols

 
Written by Suzy Nightingale