Update your fragrance wardrobe for summer

 Just like you update your fashion wardrobe when the warmer weather finally rears its head, your fragrance stash can adapt too, thanks to perfume’s unique ability to alter your mood. 

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Whether you opt for something light and floral, a fruit-based scent that sends you to the tropics, or a sensual choice for hot summer nights, we've rounded up the best new-in and classic smells of the season to help you take your fragrance wardrobe into the sunshine. From Tom Ford's Amalfi Coast-inspired favourites to the sun-drenched scents of Guerlain and Estée Lauder, scroll down to see our top picks.

Summer calls for a floral scent, and this offering from Acqua Di Parma is an elegant take on the peony blossom. Black pepper blends with raspberry to start, followed by notes of peony and geranium followed by base notes of velvety amber and patchouli.

Acqua Di Parma Peonia Nobile, £110 for 100ml; Available at Fenwick Colchester,  Bond StreetBrent CrossCanterburyKingstonNewcastleTunbridge WellsWindsorYork

Tom Ford strikes again with another unisex citrus sent that will send you to the Amalfi Coast (whether you're able to visit Italy this summer or not). The blend is made up of Italian bergamot, petitgrain bigarade, lemon, mandarin, and shiso leaf.

Tom Ford Private Blends Sole di Positano, £155 for 50ml; Available at Fenwick of Bond Street, Newcastle & Colchester

Express your adventurous side this summer with Jimmy Choo's L'EAU - designed for a woman who is both defiant and delicate, strong and free-spirited yet feminine. Its pure, subtle notes are heightened by hibiscus flower, combining floral, fresh, and musky notes.

Jimmy Choo L'eau Parfum, £63 for 90ml; Available at Fenwick Colchester,  Bond StreetBracknellBrent CrossCanterburyKingstonNewcastleTunbridge WellsWindsorYork

 

Molecule 4 is the latest offering from cult fragrance brand Escentric Molecules. The eau de toilette contains a single odorant, known as Javanol, which is a sandalwood molecule that has been stripped of its heaviness – leaving a delicate freshness synonymous with zesty grapefruit. 

Escentric Molecules Molecule 04 Eau de Toilette, £79 for 100ml; Available at Fenwick Kingston,  Brent CrossCanterburyTunbridge Wells

Be high on love this summer with the addictive and sensual updated release of YSL Mon Paris. The new eau de toilette version opens with intriguing bergamot, raspberry, and blackberry with a heart of white flower jasmine absolute, tuberose, and white accord of peony flowers, accented with fragrant and gresh orange blossom. Base notes of Datura flower combined with woody patchouli and white musk keep things beautifully balanced.

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Toilette, £71 for 50ml; Available from June 22 at Fenwick  Bond StreetBracknellBrent CrossCanterburyColchesterKingstonNewcastleTunbridge Wells & Windsor

This 30th anniversary tribute to Terracotta from Guerlain's in-house perfumer, Thierry Wasser, will transport you to a sunny, exotic holiday. The fragrance opens with bergamot and warming ylang ylang with a sweet, sensual hit of vanilla that reveals itself in the dry down. 

Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum, £50 for 100ml; Available at Fenwick Newcastle,  Brent CrossCanterburyColchesterKingstonTunbridge WellsWindsorYork

The popular Les Infusions de Prada range unveiled their latest addition to the family this spring with their Infusion de Rose EDP. The new floral scent  is mixed with ancient garden roses and neroli, mandarin, and galbanum.

Prada Les Infusions de Prada Rose Eau de Parfum, £94 for 100ml; Available at Fenwick Colchester,  Bond StreetBracknellBrent CrossCanterburyKingstonNewcastleTunbridge WellsWindsor

Le Cèdre is a unique fragrance that combines spicy cedarwood and rare black orchid with pink pepper and pure mimosa for a rich, timeless scent that provides a more sensual, woody offering to your fragrance wardrobe this summer.  

 

Miller Harris Le Cèdre, £155 for 100ml; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells, CanterburyKingstonYork

Channel the busy summer spirit of New York City streets with Coach's Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum. The EDP is a sensual and feminine scent which opens with sparkling raspberry, pear, and pink pepper, with a heart of Turkish roses and gardenia that finishes with base notes of suede musk and sandalwood. Or, opt for the EDT, which opens with fresh juicy pear and pink grapefruit that gives way to white Alba roses, and dries down to a white cedarwood base note.

Coach Eau de Parfum, £69 for 90ml, and Eau de Toilette, £63 for 90ml; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells , Bond StreetBrent CrossCanterburyColchesterKingstonNewcastleWindsorYork

Glow like a goddess this summer with the new Eau de Parfum from the classic Bronze Goddess line. Think of a Piña Colada in a fragrance; this gorgeous scent screams summer thanks to sun-drenched bergamot, amber, tiare blossom, vanilla, and creamy coconut. 

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum, £57 for 50ml; Available at Fenwick  Bond StreetBracknellBrent CrossCanterburyColchesterKingstonNewcastleTunbridge WellsWindsorYork

The iconic Flowerbomb scent is back with a fresh, fruity fragrance in the form of Flowerbomb Bloom. The new scent is packed full of juicy top notes of pomegranate, bergamot, and mandarin with a floral bouquet at the heart, and a base of musk, vanilla, and patchouli.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Bloom, £58 for 50ml; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells,  Brent CrossCanterburyColchesterNewcastleYork

This sophisticated scent has top notes of damask rose mixed with honey and spices with a woody base of patchouli and vanilla. The bottle in itself is a work of art.

Montblanc Lady Emblem Elixir, £54 for 50ml; Available at Fenwick  BracknellCanterburyColchesterKingstonNewcastleYork

By Alison Millington