Top 10 fresh summer scents

Stay fresh with these summer fragrances inspired by tropical destinations, the sea and floral gardens

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Monday, 25 June, 2012 by Sally Ashley-Cound

  • Biotherm Eau Océane (100ml eau de toilette, €41.95; Parfümerie Douglas)

    With notes of bergamot, lemon and fruit, this fragrance captures the power and freshness of the ocean as it nourishes and hydrates the skin

  • Jil Sander Sport Water for Woman (50ml eau de toilette, €42.95; Parfümerie Douglas)

    With top notes of yuzu fruit over tea, jasmine and rose with a base of amber and ambrette this floral fragrance is clean and fresh

  • Marc Jacobs Splash collection Rain (100ml eau de toilette, €44.95; Parfümerie Douglas)

    This aquatic and floral fragrance has top notes of clementine, cypress and wild strawberry laid over sunflower, passion flower and orchid with base notes of teak, amber and oakmoss

  • Mexx Fresh Woman (30ml eau de toilette, €32.95; Parfümerie Douglas)

    Inspired by nature and the sea with refreshing notes of green mandarin, water lily and cedar, Mexx Fresh Woman provides energy and optimism to help you start your day in a good mood

  • Dior Escale à Parati (75ml eau de toilette, €69.90; Parfümerie Douglas)

    Escale à Parati takes its name from an historical town on the Costa Verde near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Citrus and woody notes of bitter orange, lemon, rosewood, red berries and tonka bean aim to capture Parati’s exotic landscape, sea and samba

  • Esprit Urban Nature Women (15ml eau de toilette, €15.95; Parfümerie Douglas)

    A floral and fruity fragrance, Esprit Urban Nature Woman combines the energy of urban life with the calm of the country, featuring top notes of violet leaves, apple and cassis over lily of the valley, magnolia and frangipani on a base of vanilla, amber and cedar

  • Flora by Gucci Garden Collection Glamorous Magnolia (30ml eau de toilette, €53.90; Parfümerie Douglas)

    Inspired by one of the five blossoms which appear on the Gucci scarf designed for Princess Grace of Monaco, the former Grace Kelly, this scent represents the princess’s glamorous side with top notes of freesia and citrus zest on a base of sandalwood and warm chocolate

  • Hermès Un Jardin sur le Toit (50ml eau de toilette, €65.90; Parfümerie Douglas)

    This fragrance takes its name from the luxurious garden on the roof of the Hermès headquarters in Paris and features many of the scents found within the sweet-smelling sanctuary, including apple, pear, rose, green grass, basil and magnolia

  • Chloé L’Eau de Chloé (30ml eau de toilette, €42.95; Parfümerie Douglas)

    A new, light and refreshing version of the original Chloé eau de parfum, this fragrance has citrus notes reminiscent of cooling lemonade, while natural rose water creates a dewy character over a warm base of patchouli

  • Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir L’Eau Exquise (50ml eau de toilette, €64.90; Parfümerie Douglas)

    This fragrance is a fresh and airy update of Bulgari’s Mon Jasmin Noir with top notes of almond and citrus pomelo over jasmine and white tea

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