By Erin Fox
The memory of a Greek summer at Mount Pelion where, to get to the sea, there was a natural grove of wild sun-soaked fig trees to cross. Philosykos is an ode to the entire fig tree: the green freshness of the leaves, the milky flavour of the figs, the density of the white wood.
diptyque Philosykos Eau de Toilette 100ml, £98
Flora Cherrysia evokes an escape along the Sakura River shaded by blossoming cherry trees. A nap on the banks of a stream strewn with pink petals. Flora Cherrysia is the spirit of cherry blossoms sprinkled with water.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia Eau de Toilette 75ml, £63
Vibrant. Sparkling. Transportive. To Tom Ford, this scent perfectly captures the cool breezes, sparkling clear water and lush foliage of the Italian Riviera. His reinvention of a classic Eau de Cologne features crisp citrus oils, surprising floral notes and amber undertones to leave a splashy yet substantive impression.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum 50ml, £164
Each Moresque fragrance is crafted after a time and place – Soul Batik is no exception. Soul Batik is a dreamy and oriental fragrance, as rich and descriptive as the famous Indonesian fabrics. A liquid narrative enclosed, drop by drop, in a refined bottle which evokes – with its hot stamped geometries – the latticework of the Arab palaces, surmounted by the sumptuous and distinctive Moresque’s golden cap.
Moresque Soul Batik Eau de Parfum 75ml, £115
Transport the senses to languid mornings on an idyllic island with this fragrance. Solar notes of bitter almond soften into neroli and tiare absolute, culminating in a creamy trail of sandalwood and musk. Escape to an otherworldly atoll in the French Polynesia Islands.
Molton Brown Flora Luminare Eau de Parfum 100ml, £110