10 of the best summer scents

Usually we’d have planned our summer holidays by now. Alas, those jaunts are looking increasingly unlikely. So, let scent whisk you away. Byredo’s Open Sky, a pomelo, pepper and woody offering, pays homage to travel that “exists neither here nor there” – which sounds about right. And Escentric Molecules’s cult scent won’t transport you to a specific location, but is so magnetic that everyone will find you irresistible. Not ideal for socially distancing, but utterly joyous. If you fancy the Mediteranean, take a ride with Aerin’s Honeysuckle in Bloom. Paris? Diptyque’s sexy, smoky fragrance is inspired by a bar in the city. For a leisurely stroll through a French garden, Lancôme’s Rose Peonia is spot on. Dior’s Eden-Roc will send you to the iconic namesake hotel on the French Riviera. Prefer a sunny spell in Calabria? Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Miller Harris’s bergamot-rich scents are just the ticket. Tom Ford also uses bergamot, but the addition of white flowers and black honey invokes faraway island vibes. Jo Malone’s Tangy Rhubarb is reminiscent of a glorious English summer. And, best-case scenario, that’s exactly what we’ll have.

  1. Dior Eden-Roc 125ml £220, dior.com
  2. Miller Harris Rêverie de Bergamote Eau de Parfum 100ml £115, millerharris.com
  3. Diptyque Orphéon Eau de Parfum £125, diptyqueparis.com
  4. Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle in Bloom Limited Edition £99, esteelauder.co.uk
  5. Jo Malone Tangy Rhubarb 30ml £55, jomalone.co.uk
  6. Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 + Mandarin £95, libertylondon.com
  7. Tom Ford Soleil Brûlant 50ml £228, tomford.co.uk
  8. Maison Lancôme Les Fleurs Rose Peonia £162, lancome.co.uk
  9. Byredo Open Sky 100ml £178, byredo.com
  10. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia Cologne Forte £165, selfridges.com