Savour the natural riches of Madagascar, relish the salt tang of an ocean breeze, revel in the night air of summer festivals… These fantasies are all the more alluring in the throes of the current stay-at-home orders, allowing us to dream of faraway places. Like Proust’s madeleines, certain fragrances can magically transport us to distant destinations and momentarily inspire a fleeting sense of freedom.
CK One Summer 2020 by Calvin Klein
With the arrival of the fine weather, Calvin Klein has unveiled the new summer edition of CK One. This year, the brand has set a course for the ocean and its unique fragrances. Freshness is at the heart of this fragrance by Laurent Le Guernec, which opens with notes of mandarin orange, ginger root and sea salt, enriched with the scents of sage and dune grass, and followed by a trail of sandalwood, amber and benzoin.
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Eau de Rochas Escapade au Soleil by Rochas
The fifth limited summer edition of the iconic Eau de Rochas immediately brings to mind sunshine, holidays and lazy afternoons with scents that transport us to faraway destinations. This fresh, sun-drenched fragrance concocted by Juliette Karagueuzoglou invites you to get away from it all with a lemon-bergamot accord laced with black currant. This is followed by a floral bouquet dominated by jasmine and orange blossom, a note of basil, and a woody trail of cedar, ambergris and musk.
Amor Amor Love Festival by Cacharel
Coachella, Solidays, and Vieilles Charrues… This year’s summer music festivals may well be canceled, but Cacharel is still offering an olfactory adventure that takes you to the heart of a crowd entranced by rousing music. This limited edition, inspired by the original Amor Amor perfume, mingles notes of jasmine, lily of the valley, musk, vanila, cedar, grapefruit, blackcurrant buds and the feisty scent of cola.
Couleur Vanille by L’Artisan Parfumeur
Next stop Madagascar with L’Artisan Parfumeur and “Couleur Vanille,” a perfume inspired by the heady scent of the brown pods cultivated on the Indian Ocean island. Perfumer Aliénor Massenet has concocted this fragrance which opens with notes of bergamot, fleur de sel and freesia. These are followed by a heart of immortelle, orchid, and cashmere wood and a trail of vanilla mingled with notes of tolu balsam, benzoin and musk.