Scents are a great way to remind you about some of your favourite memories, but finding a perfume that smells like a holiday is always an amazing feeling. From floral to fruity, sweet to musky, perfumes are, of course, down to personal preference but here’s some of our favourite ‘holiday in a bottle’ scents to suit all budgets.
Next – Candied Flowers
£14 for 100ml
Next has some fantastic perfumes, and many smell just like some more expensive, branded versions, meaning you can save some pennies and still smell amazing! Candied Flowers reminds us of summer and holidays, thanks to its fresh and fruity notes of peach and sparkling grapefruit.
With base notes of smooth vanilla and musk, there’s a hint of rich sweetness to this luxurious smelling scent. And, at £14 for a 100ml bottle, it’s an absolute bargain!
Spritz this all over yourself before stepping out to dinner and evening drinks with your family during your perfect getaway to Majorca.
BOSS – Orange
£30 for 75ml
For a well-known brand, BOSS’s Orange perfume is well priced yet still feels luxurious. The scent is described as clean, fresh and completely timeless – the perfect summery fragrance to take abroad with you.
This perfume’s top and middle notes are red apple, African orange flower and white flowers, creating a delicious fresh and fruity scent. A richness is added to the perfume thanks to its base notes of vanilla, sandalwood and olive tree.
More suited to daytime, this is a great choice of perfume to wear when exploring the exciting markets in Turkey.
Dolce & Gabbana – Light Blue Eau de Toilette
£56 for 100ml
Another one for the fruity perfume lovers is Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Eau de Toilette. Though the bottle is simple and minimalistic, it’s certainly an icon with its frosted glass and blue lid, and will make the perfect addition to anyone’s perfume collection.
Described as a scent that evokes the spirit of the Sicilian summer, the perfume’s top notes are Sicilian lemon, apple, cedar and bellflower, giving it the beautifully fruity main scent. The middle notes are bamboo, jasmine and white rose, bringing in the florals for a perfect summer blend.
As the inspiration of this fragrance, ensure it is packed for your summer break to Sicily and enjoy a chilled glass of white wine while wearing this iconic scent.
Givenchy – Live Irrésistible
£59.95 for 75ml
Part of the Very Irrésistible collection, Live Irrésistible by Givenchy is a blend of fruity, floral and spiced notes. Recommended as a great daytime scent for spring and summer, this is a must-have for any upcoming holiday.
This fragrance’s top notes are pineapple, tangerine and grapefruit bringing in the fruity side with a touch of rose petal adding the floral tones. To add a richness and sweetness to the perfume, the base notes include praline, vanilla, patchouli, amber, musk and orris.
This is a perfect daytime perfume which will take you from the sandy beaches of Mexico to a pool party fiesta.
Estee Lauder – Bronze Goddess
£85 for 100ml
Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder is the ideal holiday scent – with vanilla, coconut and tropical main accords to name but a few. For a versatile day to night scent, this is a great choice!
Along with vanilla and coconut, Bronze Goddess’ notes include amber, sandalwood and tiare flower, helping to make that beautiful tropical blend which makes this scent so unique. Some other notable accords are that the perfume is woody, sweet and powdery.
To suit this perfume’s tropical scent, this is best worn on the sunny isles of Jamaica with a rum punch in hand while lounging on a soft, sandy beach – bliss!
Chanel – Coco Mademoiselle
£120 for 100ml
As we explore some more luxury scents, it’s only right that Chanel makes the list! With an extensive range of scents to suit all women, it was difficult to choose just one, but Coco Mademoiselle embodies a wonderful summery fragrance.
Coco Mademoiselle’s top notes are orange, mandarin, bergamot and orange blossom, with middle notes of Turkish rose, jasmine, mimosa and ylang-ylang all helping to create a beautifully citrus and floral perfume. Base notes of patchouli, white musk, vanilla, vetiver, tonka bean and opoponax bring in the sultry and high-end feel you expect from a Chanel perfume.
As a luxury day to night perfume, Greece and its islands are the perfect holiday destination to go hand in hand with Coco Mademoiselle. Explore the quaint cliffside town of Santorini or enjoy cocktails in Mykonos with a bottle of this scent in your bag.
Tom Ford – Soleil Blanc
£130 for 100ml
Another front-runner in luxury perfumes is Tom Ford, boasting a long list of scents from sweet and sexy to light and floral, and everything in between. Soleil Blanc has all the accords you’d expect from a ‘summer in a bottle’ scent – coconut, florals, sweet and a hint of spice.
A beautifully fresh scent comes from top notes of pistachio, bergamot, cardamom and pink pepper with help from middle notes tuberose, ylang-ylang and jasmine. Then the sweet, tropical hit comes from base notes of coconut, amber and tonka bean.
Described as being a scent that embodies ‘private islands where it’s summer all year round’ we’re sure it will be the perfect addition to your luggage ready to take to the Maldives.
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