Have you ever been on holiday and wished that you could bottle everything and take it home with you? Unfortunately that isn’t realistic. There really isn’t a way to cart sandy beaches and palm trees in your carry-on. Lucky there are lots of fragrances that have managed to capture the tropical scents. Even if you’re not able to get away on holiday, one spritz of any of these scents will transport you to tropical climates. Think of them as eternal summer in a bottle. We feature 10 fragrances that smell like a holiday in a bottle.
DKNY Be Desired
The iconic apple shaped fragrance us still going strong after ten years. DKNY Be Desired combines the energy and spirit of New York which is eclectic, fun and fast. This fragrance contains a new floral element, with top notes of orange oil, tart blackcurrant and violet leaves; leading to a heart of grapefruit, jasmine sambac and Turkish rose; and a base of cedarwood and amber wood. In other words, it is fruity and sexy and perfect for the lush summer.
Priced from £37.00.
Calvin Klein CK One Summer
The palm tree design on the bottle is a pretty good indicator that this scent is a holiday in a bottle. The unisex scent has exotic notes including lime mojito, guava, cedarwood and juicy greens. It’s cool and crisp, and just what you need.
Priced at £33.00
Bobbi Brown Beach Eau de Parfum
The name says it all with this one. The eau de parfum has all of the right notes that bring to mind your last beach holiday including sand jasmine, sea spray and mandarin. The best thing about it is you get the familiar beach scents minus the sand in all your clothes.
Priced at £50.00
Philosophy Pure Summer Grace Eau de Toilette
This fragrance is described as ‘the spirit of a summer day.’ With notes of coconut water, citron zest, bergamot and dune rose, it is hard to argue with that. It’s as good as a day at the beach. Almost.
Priced at £33.00
Marc Jacobs Daisy Deam Eau de Toilette
With notes of blackberry, grapefruit and pear, this invigorating floral fragrance is just a glass and some ice away from being the iced cocktail you had when you were on vacation.
Priced at £66.00
Paul Smith Sunshine Women Eau de Toilette
Just the bottle alone makes one think of a gorgeous sunset. The scent itself will also invoke feelings of tropical getaways. It is a zesty floral fragrance with notes of grapefruit, peach and Bulgarian rose on a sandalwood base.
Priced at £31.00
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk Eau de Toilette
Maison Martin Margiela succeeds in being able to turn anything into a fragrance. See any of the other Replica fragrances for proof. This one combines notes of lemon, bergamot, pink pepper and ylang ylang. It’s as close as a walk on the beach as you can get without actually leaving the house.
Priced at £85.00
Bond No.9 Shelter Island Eau de Parfum
New York’s Shelter Island may not be as an exotic destination as others, but one spray of this fragrance will put you into vacation mode. Even the blue and white stripes on the bottle make you think of your holiday-essential Breton top.
Priced at £155.00
The Library Of Fragrance Ocean Cologne Spray
The Library Of Fragrance has every kind of scent imaginable from Dirt to Play-Doh. The Ocean scent smells just like the real thing. Don’t ask us exactly how, but one whiff of it will make you think of sandy beaches, light breezes and tumbling blue waves.
Priced at £15.00
Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Summer Eau De Toilette
You can tell by the bottle that this is a cheerful fruity fragrance. The notes of guava, passion fruit, vanilla, sandalwood, pink grapefruit and lychee are just the right mix to recall sipping a drink on a sandy beach.
Priced at £41.00
Rain or shine, these scents are guaranteed to make your day a bit better so spray away.