Take in our pick of the best summer fragrance
The House of Creed has reinvented its cult Viking fragrance into a refreshing and masculine cologne created by Olivier Creed and his son Erwin. Embodying the fighting spirit of its original counterpart, Viking Cologne is a sun-filled burst of freshness perfectly suited to both the avid Creed connoisseur and those in search of a stylish citrusy scent for summer alike. Top notes of zingy bergamot, lemon and petitgrain are fused with a heart of lavender, patchouli, and vetiver with a woody base of frankincense, nutmeg and sandalwood.
Borrowing its name from the nocturnal Tuberose flower, TOM FORD’s Tubéreuse Nue sees the potent floral fused with the supple accord of suede in this mystical fragrance. Evoking the distinctiveness of the tuberose under the moonlight, this heady olfactory creation comes in a matte ivory edition of the signature Private Blend flacon and is finished with a pinkish name-bearing plaque. Sensual notes of tuberose and jasmine are intertwined with suede accord and an enveloping blend of woody patchouli and agarwood musk.
Part of the Crown Collection dedicated to the Crown Perfumery Company, Matsukita by Clive Christian is a reworked take on the celebrated fragrance which has a heritage dating back as far as 1892. Taking its inspiration from an elegant Japanese princess who graced the Victorian Royal Court, Matsukita is a refined scent with a fresh burst of green bergamot, pink pepper and nutmeg, a floral heart of Chinese imperial jasmine and smokey black tea with a warm and sensual base of ambers and musks.
Acqua di Parma
A homage to the fulness of nature, Bergamotto de Calabria La is a limited-edition ray of sunshine from the Maison and captures the bergamot fields of Calabria in fragrant form. Created using bergamot essence which is manually extracted by artisans, this unique fragrance is housed in a porcelain bottle marking a first for Acqua di Parma and reflects the preciousness of this timeless scent. Vivid as it is colourful, notes surrounding the heart of bergamot include fruity accents of mandarin, grapefruit and orange with the sweetness of geranium.
Guerlain’s iconic Mon Guerlain has been reimagined in a feminine and fruity fragrance, Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet. As delicate as it is timeless, this fresh oriental scent is housed in the emblematic bottle of the namesake favourite and gives off a welcome sense of radiance. With core notes of lavender, sambac jasmine and vanilla tahitensis, this powerful fragrance opens with a pear accord, a heart of florals and a base of creamy sandalwood.
Working with perfumer Calice Becker once again to recreate one of his most iconic fragrances, Kilian’s coveted Love, don’t be shy has been realised as an EXTREME which explores a deeper and even more seductive and gourmand take on the original. As sweet as it is daring, this addictive scent opens with essences of bergamot and orange blossoms which unfold onto a fresh burst of rose essence before closing with sensual notes of amber and vanillin along with the signature note of the scent, marshmallow accord.