Fragrance has the ability to transport you to a place in time in a single second, so we’ve combined an edit of the scents that take us to our favourite place – holiday.
From strolls on the beach at sunset, to al fresco dining in tropical gardens via sun-drenched days by the pool, they’re all here…
Smells like: sun-drenched skin
This fragrance doesn’t just evoke the the scents of summer, thanks to jasmine, Sicilian bergamot and coconut milk, it embodies the aromas of a five-star holiday. Think yacht-life, designer accessories and long-stemmed flutes of crisp, chilled pink champagne.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent, £50
Smells like: seaside strolls
The name says it all – a combination of heliotrope, bergamot, pink pepper and ylang ylang conjure the freshness of sea spray with the warmth of long summer evenings walking barefoot on the sand.
Maison Martin Margiela Beach Walk, £85
Smells like: blazing sunshine
There are two reasons to keep this luxurious oil close at hand during the summer months; it firms, tones and hydrates skin all the while drenching it in a veil of high summer scents. Think refreshing eucalyptus mixed with sweet orange and calendula – it’s holiday in a bottle.
Delarom Body Oil, £33.50
Smells like: a desert island
There’s a combination of textures and scents here that can’t help but make you think of holidays. The coconut scented body butter smells tropical and softens even the driest of skin to leave it looking and feeling supple and nourished.
The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter, £6
Smells like: summer in the South of France
If you want your bolthole in the City to smell like a holiday home in the South of France, then this waxy marvel can help. White jasmine and gardenia mix to give the ambience of a late summer garden, without any need for pruning or watering.
Cochine White Jasmine and Gardenia Candle, £45.95
Smells like: tropical resorts
This is summer skin in a bottle, thanks to the tiny shimmer particles that add lustre, not sparkle, to skin. But the thick, sweet scent of Tahitian Monoi and flower-steeped coconut oil blended with frangipani and vanilla are pure sunshine scents.
NARS Monoi Body Glow, £44
Smells like: a sunny country retreat
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a blend of geranium and rose oils, this summery candle is actually made from the leaves of the rose geranium plant. The effect is a fresh, green scent with a hint of citrus in the mix.
Diptyque Geranium Rose Candle, £42
Smells like: floral-filled gardens
Now here’s a mix that can’t fail but make you think of hot summer days – the ripeness of nectarine with a touch of sweet honey. Accents of peach, cassis and spring flowers make this utterly wearable.
Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom and Honey, £43