From Louis Vuitton's 'On the Beach', to 'Dolce Shine' by Dolce & Gabbana, here are summer fragrances that'll lift your mood

From evoking the Mediterranean to long stretches of beach, these fragrances are perfect mood-boosters for sun-filled days

Published: May 27, 2021 12:52:31 PM IST
Updated: May 27, 2021 06:33:58 PM IST

Louis Vuitton’s On the Beach

It’s yet another locked down summer, but one can still bring in some sunshine and the outdoors home. Light-weight, breezy fragrances of citrus, fruits, spices and flowers can instantly lift one’s mood and keep you going.

Here is a list of some new (and a couple of classics) summer fragrances, for men, women and unisex, which you might want to add to your perfume collection.

Louis Vuitton’s On the Beach
Courtesy: Louis Vuitton

On the Beach is a new cologne perfume by Louis Vuitton. It recounts the delights of the coastline and the desire for wide, open spaces, a blissful long stretch of beach, and the calm of the ocean.

The latest creation by perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud has Yuzu, rare citrus from Japan that has a complex scent, like a cross between grapefruit, mandarin and orange. It’s a cardinal, lively note that sweeps into an explosion of freshness. Then comes calming neroli, the sun-drenched essence of orange blossom. A delicate and joyful punctuation of aromatic herbs thyme, rosemary, pink pepper and cloves and a veil of cypress that evokes a generous woody shade help create a summer ambience.

200 ml unisex perfume, approximately Rs30,000

Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori
Courtesy: Gucci

Bloom Profumo di Fiori eau de parfum is conceived by Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele and created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas. Profumo di Fiori has a tuberose essence blended with Jasmine sambac closed buds and Jasmine sambac absolute. The scent is enriched by Ylang ylang's intense floral warmth and sweetness and extended by sandalwood and woody notes. Driving an elegant and distinctive trail, the Orris Concrete blends with benzoin’s resinous warmth, softened by musky notes.

100 ml women’s perfume, approximately Rs10,000

Crab Apple Blossom by Clive Christian
Courtesy: Crab Apple

Fresh and energising, this floral-citrusy scent captures the signature spring flower Apple Blossom and exotic Marine Bergamot in its top note. A fruity floral character is revealed in the heart offset against modern notes of sharp green rhubarb and a fresh mint and sugar accord, before settling into a base of creamy sandalwood and aquatically aromatic driftwood. A potent concentration that trails on the skin like blossoming branches in the spring sunshine.

50ml unisex perfume, Rs34,000

Naso Profumi Tamarind Infused in Bergamot
Courtesy: Naso Profumi

Italian and Indian scents come together in this fruity fragrance. Combining diverse bouquets ranging from mildly spicy elements and rich and succulent smells to bittersweet aromas, this nuanced layering of aromas makes an indelible statement.

50 ml unisex, Rs9,000

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Shine
Courtesy: Dolce & Gabbana

Cheerful and irresistibly fresh, this fruity floral scent bursts with the glorious Italian joy of life. The combination of juicy mango contrasted by the zesty tartness of natural grapefruit essence, bright airy jasmine and orange blossom, and sundrenched blond woods creates a sunny fruity floral fragrance.

50 ml Eau du Parfum for women, Rs5,400

Creed Aventus 
Courtesy: Creed

The Aventus, inspired by the dramatic life of Napolean Bonaparte, celebrates strength, power, and success. Crafted by sixth-generation master perfumer Olivier Creed in collaboration with his son Erwin, this scent’s name means ‘from the wind’, illustrating the Aventus man as destined to live a driven life, ever galloping with the wind at his back toward success. This classic fruity perfume has top notes of pineapple, bergamot, black currant and apple; middle notes are birch, patchouli, Moroccan jasmine and rose; base notes are musk, oak moss, ambergris and vanilla.

50 ml men’s perfume, approximately Rs24,000

Diaghilev by ROJA Parfums

Courtesy: ROJA Parfums

Named after and inspired by Sergei Diaghilev, founder of a Parisian ballet company, Ballets Russes, Diaghilev is a reminiscing tale of someone who even drenched the curtains in his bedroom and theatres with Guerlain’s Mitsouko (a 1919 perfume) as a part of his artistic vision.

It has a fizzy citrusy opening evolving into an extremely refined floral middle phase to then turn into a fresh and rich mossy vetiver drydown.

100ml unisex parfum, Rs77,900

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