It looks like the dark days are indeed over, with the temperatures rising and the sun showing its glowing face frequently.
That means its time to consider updating your dark and moody winter fragrances for something to awaken your senses and reflect the season: bright, light and full of life that will transition seamlessly into your arsenal of fragrances.
With an over-saturated market it can be tricky to know where to begin in the quest to choosing the right scent for you.
Below are my top tried and tested picks to help you on your way to finding the perfect new addition:
Buly 1803 are renowned for their incredible history in the perfume industry – combining this rich history with the desires of the modern day man they present ‘Eau Triple Calabrian Bergamot‘ It is a wonderfully uplifting scent that transports you to the sun-kissed coast of Greece. With notes of Damask Rose, Berkane Orange Blossom and English Honey, this perfume is both warm and uplifting at the same time. Seriously one to invest in for those special late-afternoon/evening occasions where you really want to shine.
There is something familiar about this fragrance – not in the ‘it reminds me me another scent’ kind of way, but rather it evokes a feeling of familiarity and comfort. It’s a gentle transition if you are used to quite rich, woody scents and don’t want to jump into the zesty, solar zone straight away. With Lemon & Pink Pepper as the top notes there is a crispness whilst Sandalwood and Vetiver pare it down.
I have taken to wearing this as my every day fragrance and get questioned on what I am wearing quite frequently by both men and women!
This special edition of Eight & Bob’s original fragrance celebrates the unique story of how Robert F Kennedy came to be a fan of the brand and will collaborate with the Robert F Kennedy foundation by donating part of the revenue received from this special edition as a tribute to his dream of a more fair and peaceful world.
L’eau Magnetic from Miller Harris is an extraordinary blend which is a hypnotising and envigorating scent that is perfect for those looking for something a little different.
It evokes the feeling of being on a deserted cove, sea crashing against your legs whilst the sun gently beats down, glimmering off of the nearby rock pools. Airy pink pepper, delicate baies roses and accord tabac combine to make a truly sensational scent – perfect for everyday wear but not the everyday man!
Whilst mint and tonic is a refreshing soft drink option for those summer days, consider this as the main notes in Atkinson’s offering. Believing mint to be a herbaceous godsend, Atkinsons dedicates this eau de parfum to its fragrant freshness. Evoking the optimism of summer, a just-crushed mint note disperses into the surge of floral and herbal-citrus accords. Sparkling notes of mandarin, lime and ginger illuminate the scent as they intertwine with earthy musk and cedar wood.
The inimitable energy of New York city, its unique blend of brightness, freshness and allure inspired this slick unisex fragrance. Masterfully blended with notes of citrus, florals and musk it is bright, airy and at the same time complex – much like the feeling of wandering around Central Park amongst the hustle and bustle of New York city!
How do you change up your fragrances when the seasons change? Do you find yourself swapping to reflect the feel of the season or do you keep to your normal scent? Let me know by leaving a comment or tweeting me @boyinbreton