With summer just around the corner, there are many weddings, parties and holidays to look forward to. We will list seven fragrances that will help you to get into the mood for warm weather, socialising and relaxation.
Text: Martin Johansson
ILLUSTRATION: Ebba Lundberg
It is often said that our ability to recognise fragrances has the strongest connection to our memories. Sometimes you just have to catch a hint of a specific fragrance for the brain to throw one back to the people, places or moments you associate it with. With this in mind, then it’s clear not to wear the same fragrance all year long, but instead, vary your fragrance depending on the time of year and the activity. For the upcoming summer, we have selected seven fragrances perfect for warmth, socialising and relaxation. Wear them when you feel best and thus create new fragrance memories to return to.
Komorebi - FramaKomorebi
is a Japanese term, when translated, it suggests the sight of sunshine shining down through dense treetops and filling the surroundings with a soft, yellow light. To find this in the perfume can sound impossible, but, Copenhagen based Frama have tried to do just that. The fragrance is floral but fresh, with notes of jasmine, cypress and yuzu. Perfect for lazy holidays.
Cowboy Grass - D.S. & DurgaCowboy Grass
is a fragrance for late nights, empty glasses and long conversations. With herbal top notes of thyme and bergamot, the fragrance attracts that attention towards you, to then open up notes of basil, vetiver, grass and amber. The fragrance becomes a smoky and earthy fragrance which is perfect once the sun has begun to set.
Acqua Originale Zeste Mandarine - Creed
The perfume brand Creed needs no introduction. With one hundred years of experience, they create artisanal fragrances of the absolute best raw materials. Zeste Mandarine is, like the name suggests, a citrus based fragrance. The fragrance combines fresh top notes of orange and lemon with calmer heart notes of mandarin, to end with base notes of Indian patchouli. An energising fragrance that makes the energy flow throughout the body.
Void Cologne Concentrée - Colekt
Colekt is a relatively newly started fragrance and skin care specialist which collects its inspiration from the Scandinavian nature and culture. Void Cologne
is a joyful mix of fruity, earthy and soft fragrances such as rhubarb, basil, juniper berries and balsam fir. A fragrance that manages to surprise with something new every time it reaches the nose.
Casablanca Lily - Byredo
Byredo’s well-named Night Veil
collection is the perfect example for how evening perfumes should be. The collection's fragrances include Casablanca Lily
, inspired by the bubbling cultural, modern and traditional life of the Moroccan city. A scent that, like the city's markets, envelops the wearer with notes of honey, cloves and plums. To get the greatest effect, it should be worn after dark.
Capri - 19-69
The perfumery 19-69 has through its unique and playful fragrances reached somewhat of a cult status in relatively short time in the perfume world. The fragrance Capri
collects its inspiration from Italy’s holiday island, with the same name. Tobacco, coriander, citrus and agarwood are combined in a cocktail of fragrances which make the thoughts wander to sparkling water surfaces, marble bar counters and evenings that never end.
Sicilian Leather - Memo ParisSicilian Leather
is another fragrance which collects its inspiration from Italy’s islands. This time it’s the island of Sicily which is the model for a unique fragrance which, like the island, possesses a primordial force. Soft notes of cedar wood, leather and bergamot meets the nose with a hint of citrus and patchouli which lingers in the background. A fragrance for those who want to make an impression on their surroundings and in this way perhaps create someone else's fragrance based memory.