Mint is having a moment. While it may not be the first note we turn to when picking out a new scent, the dash of refreshment it adds to fragrances has caused a re-shuffle in our preferences.
The cooling green accord is decidedly subtle and gives fragrances a little hint of spice and a natural lift, distracting from the sweetness of florals and adding a slightly masculine edge to otherwise overtly feminine compositions.
Here are a few scents you can smell it in…
With vetiver, warming amber and mossy caladium leaf blended alongside carnation and mint, Balenciaga Florabotanica distils the scent of an exotic botanical garden.
£41.50 for 30ml at The Perfume Shop
Jo Loves Shards of Cedar and Thyme
Intertwining masculine notes of mint, bergamot, lavendar and vetiver, this unisex fragrance is sharp, sophisticated and spicy.
£45 for 30ml at Jo Loves
Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Fine Edition
Inspired by the countryside, this bright and uplifting green floral layers floral oils from the Mitchell Estate with basil, mint and coriander for a classic and fresh aroma.
£55 at Mitchell and Peach