Here are the fragrances you need to make memories this season — seven bright and sophisticated scents that were made for summer.
Gentlemen Only Parisian Break
You are dressed rapaciously on point, walking down a summer street, looking famous and cinematic: this is the fragrance for that moment. Sage and citrus mingling with cool mint and an aura of casual elegance.
With sweet, spicy notes of green mandarin, cardamom, and apple mixed with rugged hints of leather and amber, Armani’s new fragrance is the scent of your nights, both this summer and when the air turns cooler.
If one could bottle blue skies and the desert sun, along with hints of the open road, it would smell something like this. Noble, raw, and surprisingly fresh, Sauvage is an aromatic blend of amber, musk, and spice.
A warm body, rounded out by woody sweetness and hints of citrus. Let the bottle’s dapper design give you a hint on how to wear this distin- guished scent. While it’s mellow enough for everyday use, it deserves to be reserved for something, or someone, special.
The best vices, bottled. Dark Rebel opens with hints of tobacco and rum before unleashing notes of vanilla, leather, and wood. Nothing makes memories like getting into a little trouble.
Clean, refreshing, and perfect for adventure. Carven’s new fragrance is a classic example of a summer scent, all mint, cedar, citrus, and lavender. Light enough so that when you start to sweat, you’ll give off a clean musk that will frankly be irresistible.
$120, at Holt Renfrew
Polo Blue Eau de Parfum
Fresh enough to inspire visions of cool lakes and cottages in the woods, but with enough weight to carry you through the most formal summer engagement, when you want some regality in your corner.