There's something about summer that calls for a complete fragrance overhaul, inspiring you to move away from warm woody notes and spicy undertones of winters to embrace fresh florals and zesty citrus scents for summers. From Chanel's masculine-meets-feminine Boy to Dior's ultra feminine Poison Girl discover five new summer scents to put you in the mood for lazy sunny days and long, balmy nights.
Chanel's first gender-neutral fragrance, Boy, is a tribute to Gabrielle Chanel’s lover Arthur Capel. Built around a masculine fougère accord and blending lavender, rose geranium, moss and citrus notes amongst others, it is the ultimate borrowed-from-my-boyfriend scent. This will be launched today i.e 17 June.
A sweet, ultra-feminine and youthful floral, Dior's Poison Girl combines bitter orange, rose, tonka bean, sandalwood, tolu balm, almond and vanilla. Christian Dior Poison Girl Eau de Parfum, Rs 4399 for 30ml and rs 7790 for 50ml.
Bottega Veneta has launched not one, not two, but six new fragrances this summer, all inspired by the Palladian gardens of the Veneto region of Italy. Parco Palladiano is the morning sunlight shining through the woods. At the fragrance's heart are soft floral notes of magnolia. Bark serves as counterpoint, adding woody accords that confer a long-lasting quality. Its light yellow hue complements the delicate scent. A fresh feminine fragrance with distinct masculine notes. The glass bottle with silver cap is embossed with the Intrecciato pattern and expertly hand-finished. Available on www.bottegaveneta.com
Yves Saint Laurent
A fruity chypre that's as feminine as they come, Mon Paris has top notes of bergamot, strawberry, raspberry and pear, a heart of datura flower peony, jasmine and orange blossom and a base that blends crystal white musk, ambroxan and patchouli.
An elegant olfactory interpretation of magnolia trees in full bloom, Tom Daxon's Magnolia Heights uses gardenia, jasmine sambac, ylang ylang, cedarwood, green violet leaf and musks alongside the magnolia notes to truly evoke its creamy green-floral aroma.